Duncan McLennan

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Imposing, Eye-Catching And Mysterious: The Running Wall Residence

The <b>Running Wall residence</b> in Kerala, India by <b>LIJO RENY Architects</b> is built more as a fort house that reminds us of the Great Wall of China. The …

The Insanity Of Bitcoin, Explained

There’s no better way to appreciate the trippiness of the digital currency Bitcoin than this hallucinatory animated video.<p>If you’ve been paying attention to the news, you might have heard that digital currency Bitcoin is currently the talk of Wall Street after skyrocketing in value to trade at over …

Bitcoin

Watch this: A spellbinding tour of watery Mars during the planet's early days

By now, we've all got a pretty good idea of what we'd see on a tour of Mars: a barren, dusty, exceedingly dry landscape punctuated by the odd crater. But back in the good old days — around 4 billion years ago — the Red Planet may very well have looked much, much different.<p>In a dramatic new video …

Space probe Gaia searches for galaxy's dark energy

European scientists are preparing to launch a probe that will transform our understanding of our galaxy. The spacecraft, called Gaia, will carry the world's biggest, most accurate camera which it will use to pinpoint more than a billion stars with unprecedented precision and create a 3D map of the …

Budget decay kills NASA plutonium drive project

Budget cuts have forced NASA to mothball its Advanced Stirling Radioisotope Generator (ASRG), a power plant designed to help the agency run projects …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

'FELSIC materials' find on MARS could rewrite Red Planet's history

A group of researchers have found evidence of large granite deposits on the surface of Mars, an indication that the Red Planet may be more …

Infant galaxies merging near cosmic dawn

“Exceedingly rare triple system, seen when universe was 800 million years old, provides insights into the earliest stages of galaxy formation.” – …

Mars Science Lab | Rover engineers studying 'soft short' on Curiosity

<b>Mission Reports</b><p>For 12 years, Spaceflight Now has been providing unrivaled coverage of U.S. space launches. Comprehensive reports and voluminous …

Venus orbits sun within huge band of dust, say scientists

Scientists have discovered that Venus circles the sun embedded within a huge band of dust that is 10-15 million kilometres high and stretches all the way around its orbit. The finding will help astronomers better understand the dust clouds within planetary systems so that they can be taken into …

April 2013 gamma-ray burst may call for rewrite of theories

Observations of the powerful gamma-ray burst of April 2013 didn’t match energy levels predicted by the standard models, say astronomers at Stanford …

Want to add a skinny wireless charger to your iPhone? iQi is it

Apple iPhones(s aapl) don’t support wireless charging unless you want to put a somewhat bulky case on them. That, of course, takes away from the …

PlayStation 4 or Xbox One: Which game console to buy this holiday

Today is the day: Xbox One is available in at least 13 territories. The PlayStation 4 launched last Friday to massive sales. The next-gen is officially on, having kicked off last year with Nintendo's Wii U. Don't believe us? We even reviewed all three!<p>Nintendo Wii U review<br>• PlayStation 4 review<br>• Xbox …

14 Things You Didn't Know About JFK

Fifty years after his death, John F. Kennedy continues to captivate and intrigue the American psyche. While thousands of books have been written …

Charles Manson Today: The Final Confessions of a Psychopath

In California’s San Joaquin Valley, about halfway between Bakersfield and Fresno, on the outskirts of the fly-infested, windblown, stink-soaked, …

Crime

Watch this 18-rotor electric helicopter take its maiden voyage (video)

If you've ever wondered what would happen if someone made one of Parrot's AR.Drones big enough to sit in, then heads-up, E-Volo's Volocopter VC200 is, broadly speaking, just that. The craft, which the company hopes you won't call a helicopter, packs 18 electrically driven rotors on a circular …

More weird things about Japan

Did Life on Earth Come From Mars?

Two scientists present new data on great cosmic questions.<p><b>Did life begin on Mars and then travel to Earth for its blossoming?</b><p><b>A long-debated and often-dismissed theory known as "panspermia" got new life in the past week, as two scientists separately proposed that early Earth lacked some chemicals</b> …