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This Guy Turned A Ford Fiesta Into Optimus Prime

Albeit in a somewhat uncomfortable-looking pose<p>Artist Hetain Patel's first car was a 1988 Ford Fiesta. Now, together with his father, he's souped up a different Fiesta into a _Transformers-_style robot sculpture. It does not move or fight villains, unfortunately. Here's Patel's description of the …

Scientists discover Earth’s fiery doppelganger

Kepler-78b is the first known planet that's similar in size and composition to Earth<p>The sci-fi worlds of <i>Star Wars</i> and <i>Star Trek</i> have trained us to think there are rocky, solid planets orbiting far away stars that are so similar to Earth we could walk upright and breathe their atmosphere. In reality, …

Newly Found Exoplanet Is Earth-Like In Size And Composition

A recently discovered exoplanet is similar in density and size to Earth. Too bad the planet is also 5,000 degrees Fahrenheit on its surface.<p>Who's this little guy hanging out so close to its sun? It's an exoplanet, discovered just this past July, and before I call it "little" again—its radius is …

Discovery of Earth-like planet Kepler-78b raises hopes of more

Scientists have found the most similar planet to Earth so far discovered, which is only a little bigger and seems to be made of very similar materials.<p>Describing the results in Nature, two independent teams of scientists found the planet has a diameter of 9,200 miles (around 1.2 times that of …

Ozone hole 2013

The ozone hole over the South Pole on September 16, 2013. The ozone hole was slightly smaller in 2013 than the average for recent decades.<p>The ozone …

The more you know: PlayStation 4 doesn’t support external hard drives

Sony just updated the PlayStation Blog with a lengthy list of “frequently asked questions” for the PlayStation 4. We’re nearly two weeks away from that next-gen console’s Nov. 15 launch, which means it’s about time we got some of these answers.<p>The company revealed that gamers can expand the storage …

PlayStation 4 installs every game to its hard drive (even disc-based titles)

Sony’s PlayStation 4 can run many of its next-gen games in full 1080p high-definition and at 60 frames per second, but to achieve that, it installs every game to its hard drive.<p>In an extensive PlayStation Blog update today, Sony revealed a ton of information about its upcoming system, which debuts …