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Newfound Alien Planet 'Gliese 832c' May Be Able To Support Life

A newfound alien world might be able to support life — and it's just a stone's throw from Earth in the cosmic scheme of things.<p>An international team of astronomers has discovered an exoplanet in the star Gliese 832's "habitable zone" — the just-right range of distances that could allow liquid water …

Press Start: Sony announces Vita TV microconsole and Japanese PS4 release date, and more

Plus, Major Nelson on his dislike for the Xbone nickname, Kojima reacts to Quiet-gate controversy, and BioWare co-founder brings gaming to Amazon tribe<p>A selection of links, hand-picked by the Guardian games writers.<p>Sony announces PS Vita TV microconsole | CVG UK<p>The new Vita 2000 wasn't Sony's only …

Big Pic: A Soyuz Astronaut's Space Toilet

Imagine peeing in this.<p>In space, no one can hear you poop. Or at least, probably not, since you're trying really hard not to poop at all. Because this is what you have to go in.<p>Earlier today former ISS commander Chris Hadfield shared this terrifying picture of what the humble commode looks like on …

Anyone for a stem-cell burger?

At the unveiling of the world's first lab-grown burger, the crucial question is: how does it taste?<p>It felt more like a carefully choreographed television show than a press conference. But then we were in the cavernous, shiny-floored studio that, for several weeks before, had been the recording …

The first 3D-printed battery is as tiny as a grain of sand

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Harvard<p>Imagine a computer so small it could slip through the human bloodstream. At just a millimeter in width, a new …

Tube travel: New York to Los Angeles in 45 minutes | ZDNet

Workable or not, it's nice to dream.<p>We've seen an explosion in high-speed transport across the world. The Scramjet aims to go from London to New York …

Magnetism

Commercial Quantum Computer Actually Works, According To New Testing

Spooky stuff is really happening in the world's first commercially available quantum processor.<p>Since the Canadian company D-Wave began selling so-called quantum processors, experts have debated whether they're truly quantum. Now, according to an analysis by academic physicists they really do show …

New Nano Structure Is The Thinnest Light-Absorber Ever

Nanosize light-absorbers break records for size and efficiency and could lead to better solar cells.<p>Scientists at Stanford University have managed to build light-absorbers that are thousands of times thinner than a sheet of paper. The nanosize structures are capable of absorbing close to 100 …