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Jon Davis's answer to What would happen if gravity disappeared for five minutes? Please specify as much as you can, and don't be afraid to go too far with your imagination.

<b>Gravitation</b>, or <b>gravity</b>, is the natural phenomenon by which physical bodies appear to attract each other with a force proportional to theirmasses. It …

'Designer babies' debate should start, scientists say

<b>Rapid progress in genetics is making "designer babies" more likely and society needs to be prepared, leading scientists have told the BBC.</b><p>Dr Tony Perry, a pioneer in cloning, has announced precise DNA editing at the moment of conception in mice.<p>He said huge advances in the past two years meant …

Genetics

This video shows how important film colorists are to making a finished movie

We’re currently in the thick of awards season, and the coming weeks are sure to be packed with discussions over which actors, directors, and …

Filmmaking

Engineers are working for free to make Elon Musk's Hyperloop a reality

Nobody laughs much at Elon Musk anymore, but plenty of people snickered at his Hyperloop idea (okay, also the killer robot thing). To remind you, the Hyperloop is a series of underground trains powered by compressed air that transport folks between cities in tubes at around Mach I. While that may …

Warning: A computer science degree may be a waste of your time and money

When he was 15, Shlomo Zippel got his first job programming. And that was pretty much the end of his academic career.<p>"I had an arrangement with the …

Scientists “upload” a roundworm brain to a LEGO robot

It sounds like a scene from a sci-fi flick. Or a horror film. Take your pick. Scientists of the future have finally found a way to digitize our …

Lego

The Big Future: Will cars ever drive themselves?

Self-driving cars still feel like a sci-fi technology, decades away from reality — but you'd be surprised. A lot of the things we need to put them on the road already exist, and the rest is just around the corner. In this week's <i>Big Future</i>, we look at just how close we are to a computer-controlled …

Husqvarna motorcycles: a taste of the future with retro inspiration

If you liked the recent futuristic Ronin motorcycle concept and the design direction its maker took, you will love Husqvarna’s two most recent bikes. …

Motorcycles

10 Awesome Indie Games of PAX Australia 2014

10 indies from Down Under to get on your radar.<p>This year’s PAX Australia was much bigger and bolder than last year’s, filling out Melbourne’s …

New renders of Apple’s Spaceship HQ provide the most detailed view yet

New renders released by the City of Cupertino from Apple’s planning documents provide the most detailed view yet of what life inside the company’s new spaceship headquarters will be like.<p>Illustrating everything from cafes to car-parks, the renders are intended to provide a feel for what the …

The cars we’ll be driving in the world of 2050

What will the cars of 2050 look like? What will power them? Will they even have a steering wheel? Sven Beiker peers under the bonnet of tomorrow’s autos.<p>Car companies have recently been telling us what the car of 2020 will be like: autonomous is one word used, electric is another, and it will be …

Spooky Action In Threes: Physicists Entangle Three Particles Of Light

The entangled triplets are unusually stable.<p>As if it weren't hard enough already to imagine it in twos, physicists have entangled three photons with each other. Entanglement is a counterintuitive quantum physics phenomenon, in which a particle influences all the others with which it's entangled -- …

Quantum Physics

How Benedict Cumberbatch Became A Dragon [Video]

The surprisingly difficult art of cross-species motion capture<p><i>Courtesy MGM</i><p>A delightful clip of Benedict Cumberbatch playing Smaug for <i>The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug</i> made the rounds last week, showcasing the weirdness of motion-capture performance. In the video, he wears a full body suit, and …

Motion Capture