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Where the Swastika Was Found 12,000 Years Before Hitler Made Us Uncomfortable About It

The earliest known swastika was found in 10,000 B.C. in the Ukraine, carved on mammoth ivory.<p>Its meaning has been a good one for thousands of years. …

Put On This Virtual Reality Helmet, Then Swap Your Gender

Could virtual reality help us step into the shoes of someone else?<p>The virtual reality headset Oculus Rift is a marvel of interactive immersion for gaming: throw it on, and instead of using the medium of a controller or keyboard, it's actually _you _controlling the action. But, thought experiment: …

Is there life on Ceres? Dwarf planet spews water vapor into space

Infrared readings from a space telescope confirm that water vapor is rising from the surface of Ceres, and that discovery is likely to heat up interest in a strange world that's the biggest asteroid as well as the smallest known dwarf planet.<p>The find comes just in time. Next year, NASA's Dawn …

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Video: A Marine With A Prosthetic Hand Controlled By His Own Muscles

Staff Sergeant James Sides lost his right arm in an IED explosion in Afghanistan. Now he's the first patient in an FDA trial testing an implantable, muscle-connected controller for prosthetics.<p>Out on a routine reconnaissance mission in Afghanistan’s Helmand province, Marine Staff Sergeant James …

CES 2014: How to Experience Virtual Reality Without Tripping Over Furniture

Headsets are only one side of VR.<p>Virtual reality that meets our expectations is finally happening with the Oculus Rift, and there are a handful of other companies, including Sony, announcing VR headsets as well. With the amazingly immersive graphics and reaction times, it's easy to focus entirely …