Jake Goodman

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Brain-inspired chip fits 1m 'neurons' on postage stamp

<b>Scientists have produced a new computer chip that mimics the organisation of the brain, and squeezed in one million computational units called "neurons".</b><p>They describe it as a supercomputer the size of a postage stamp.<p>Each neuron on the chip connects to 256 others, and together they can pick out the …

Stanford University

Curved smartphones from LG and Samsung are just around the corner

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: Wikipedia user: MOldar<p>Television tech is coming to new smartphones in the form of curved screens from two top TV …

Intern Reproduces 86,000 Square Miles Of British Geography In Minecraft

Joseph Braybrook had a very nerdy summer.<p>Anglophile nerd alert: You can now download a geographically accurate, scaled terrain model of Great Britain for Minecraft, thanks to one hardworking summer intern at Ordnance Survey, the country's national mapping authority.<p>It took Minecraft-loving intern …

3D Printing and the Northern Walking Stick Insect: SciShow Talk Show #18

Snowshoe hares become easy prey as they struggle to keep up with climate change

Twice each year, the snowshoe hare undergoes a change in its fur color; it turns brown in the spring, and white in fall. It's a crucial characteristic that helps camouflage snowshoe hares from predators, and as NPR points out, the small rabbits have to contend with <i>many</i> of them. But climate change …

New shark species found casually walking across the seabed

Such is the scale of our oceans that it should come as no surprise when new species are discovered. That didn't stop scientists in Indonesia getting very excited about a new type of shark, hemiscyllium halmahera. Belonging to the family hemiscylliidae, the 28-inch long halmahera is a type of bamboo …

Google Glass: Surgery Tool Of The Future?

A surgeon transmitted the first Google Glass video of a live surgery to colleagues and med students across town.<p>We've been waiting for a while to figure out what practical uses will come out of Google Glass, besides, of course, making dudes look silly. And aha! A surgeon at The Ohio State …

This Is What An Urban Heat Island Looks Like

Summertime in the city. Ugh, New York City, you sweaty mess.<p>Summer in New York City, bless its big, appley urban heart, can be miserable. The city is basically a floating oven. Urban heat islands, New York among them, are metropolitan areas that--due to fewer trees and more dark, heat-holding …

Hidden in Paradise: Fascinating, Rare Dolphins and Whales You’ve Never Seen Before | WIRED

Sometimes, it seems, large whales and talking dolphins get all the attention. Yes, we love these animals, too – how can you not? A humpback whale …

Infinity Blade: Redemption novella coming in September

<i>Infinity Blade: Redemption</i>, a novella by Brandon Sanderson, is set for a Sept. 3 release exclusively through iBooks, video game developer Chair Entertainment announced this week.<p>It is available for pre-order now for $2.99 through iBooks, where pre-orderers will receive a preview chapter. <i>Infinity</i> …

The Elder Scrolls Online will have a $15 monthly subscription fee

Pay-to-play massively multiplayer online games are not dead. Sure, most MMOs are free-to-play or are turning to free-to-play, but that’s not the case with The Elder Scrolls Online.<p>Developer Zenimax Online Studios revealed during the Gamescom industry event in Cologne, Germany that it will charge a …

Opinion: How the unlikeliest fan found himself in Gone Home

My family moved around a lot when I was younger. We weren't in the military; we were just strange.<p>When I was a child of seven or eight, sometime in the early '80s, we moved into the house that my father had lived in when he had been a teenager. It had been recently vacated by my suddenly deceased …

Arcade version of Donkey Kong recreated in stop-motion

In homage to the original <i>Donkey Kong</i> arcade title, YouTube user guizdp created a stop-motion version of several levels on his apartment floor.<p>The video features a handmade Mario as he makes his way past Donkey Kong's barrels and other obstacles. You can watch it above to see Mario breeze through …

Runic Games 'still pursuing' Torchlight 2 for Mac

Torchlight developer Runic Games still plans to release a Mac port of <i>Torchlight 2</i>, though the developer has no release date, Kotaku reports.<p>In a statement given to the website, a Runic representative said the team ran into "unexpected complexities" when porting the game, in combination with an …

Meet the robot dancer and the mechanical portrait artist

A human-like robot that can dance, another that can paint portraits and others that behave like animals such as shrews and fish have been unveiled.<p>Engineers are creating robots that mimic biological organisms including fish, mammals and even plants in an attempt to produce machines that can operate …

Crop circles demystified: how the patterns are created

The most intricate crop circles, which have baffled experts and fuelled rumours of alien visitors, have relied upon careful planning and execution.<p>Numbers of the destructive crop designs have fallen dramatically this year, with just 15 being counted in July compared to 50 the previous year.<p>In the …

Could There Be A Planet Hidden On The Opposite Side Of Our Sun?

We ask a scientist who has peered around it.<p>The sun might seem like a pretty huge galactic blind spot, but we've already managed to glimpse behind it, and there's nothing there in the way of another Earth, says NASA scientist Michael Kaiser, "unless it's <i>awfully</i> tiny."<p>Kaiser is the project scientist …

10 Biggest Asteroid Craters on Earth

Although it’s fortunately extremely rare for Earth to be hit by large objects from outer space—rare from the point of view of the span of mankind’s …

Earth Science

What's Inside: Play-Doh — It's Like Bread, But With More Amylopectin

On this week's <i>What's Inside</i>, let's get nostalgic for Play-Doh! Learn the magic formula inside that classic yellow tub. Hint: There’s more to it than …

The physics of Spain

Even at the seaside, science is all around you<p>I went to Spain for a short holiday last week. I was hoping to get a break from science but I failed.<p>The weather was beautifully sunny and I spent many an hour in or near the water at the little coastal village of Cadaqués. I read, swam, strolled, …

The Goods: August 2013's Hottest Gadgets

What Happens When Stars Collide?

In this case, you get a newly observed kind of pulsating star.<p>It sure would be interesting to watch two stars run into each other — from a safe distance, of course. One can imagine there would be quite the titanic battle going on between their competing gravitational forces, throwing off gas and …

Voyager 1 Entered Weird Region In Space Last Summer

New papers describe an unexpected boundary region at the edge of the influence of the Sun.<p>Voyager 1 entered a strange and unexpected part of space within the solar system last August, scientists announced in three papers published yesterday.<p>A few different effects mark the area, which astronomers …

Microsoft releases E3 2013 livestream schedule

In preparation for E3 2013, Microsoft released a schedule of events that can be livestreamed at home, beginning with media briefing "Xbox: A New Generation of Games Revealed."<p>Microsoft's main event, which kicks off its E3 announcements, will be live through a 90-minute global stream at 12:30 ET on …

Why Sony might join Microsoft and ban used games

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>It’s no secret that upon Microsoft’s announcement of the Xbox One earlier this month, the majority of console gamers were beyond disappointed and rather …

Nintendo’s E3 website now live, will feature announcements, interviews

Nintendo's website for E3 2013 is now live and features a countdown to the company's first event taking place June 11.<p>The company will host Nintendo Direct during E3 at 10 a.m. ET. According to the site, coverage will continue throughout the week with trailers, interviews and more. The website will …

Dust 514 launches May 14 for PS3

<i>Dust 514</i>, CCP's free-to-play first-person shooter set within the <i>Eve Online</i> universe, will launch for PlayStation 3 on May 14, the company announced via the game's official Twitter account.<p>In <i>Dust 514</i>, players assume the role of mercenaries on different planets from the <i>Eve Online</i> universe. The game …