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Watch An Engine Powered By Evaporation Drive A Car

Using bacteria to create power<p>Evaporation is one of the givens here on Earth, right up there with death and taxes. At any given moment, water is evaporating from the ground or oceans and entering the air in massive quantities.<p>Now, some researchers think they may have figured out a way to harness …

Nature Communications

Robots Can Now 3D-Print Steel Bridges

Coming soon to a park near you ... if you live in Amsterdam<p>You know that saying "we'll cross that bridge when we come to it"? There's a group in Amsterdam that has decided that's not good enough. Instead, they're planning to 3D print a steel bridge in mid-air.<p>3D printers are additive technologies …

Google's New AI Plays Atari Games As Well As You Can, Or Better

Conquering the world, one videogame at a time<p>Researchers at Google's DeepMind team have developed an artificial intelligence that's loosely inspired by how the human brain works… and that's able to play 49 classic Atari 2600 games, including Space Invaders and Pong.<p>The AI doesn't need to know the …

Artificial Intelligence

The first virtual reality rock opera's Kickstarter launches today

All right, it's <i>possible</i> that <i>Nuren</i> isn't technically the first VR rock opera. But it's highly likely. The (eventually) seven-part "feature-length virtual reality music experience" is composed by Jake Kaufman, who's also behind the chiptunes <i>Shovel Knight</i> soundtrack, and it looks like a weird …

Virtual Reality

Weird Object: The Boomerang Nebula

The universe is a vast icebox punctuated by far-flung islands of unbearable heat. Places that could be considered comfortable — neither hot nor cold …

A brief survey of NASA's space imaging technology

Visitors to the Smithsonian's National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC, will soon have a chance to see those items Neil Armstrong kept from the Apollo 11 moon landing. This week's news about Armstrong's memorabilia got us thinking: What are some the other notable bits of tech NASA used to …

More Powerful Raspberry Pi 2 Will Run Windows 10

Microsoft's giving away its OS for free to interested makers<p>Pretty soon, all of your things will have Internet: your car, your refrigerator, perhaps even your desk. That proposition is getting even easier with a pair of announcements from the Raspberry Pi Foundation and Microsoft that encourage the …

The Best DIY Projects Of 2014

From hacked beer cans to drivable fish tanks, these are the coolest, craziest projects of the year<p>Makers enjoyed a particularly fruitful year in 2014. They created projects ranging from the simple to the complex, the small to the large, and the useful to the bat$&*t crazy. In celebration of that …

Alcohol

Movie theaters ban Google Glass and other camera-toting wearables

Many individual American movie theaters are already hostile to guests who use wearables like Google Glass, and they've now made that opposition official on a national level. Both the Motion Picture Association of America and the National Association of Theater Owners have instituted a …

If you missed the Gemenid meteor shower last weekend, you can relive it here with photos from your fellow stargazers: http://oak.ctx.ly/r/k9bw

Google's Ingress augmented reality game exits beta December 14

It's been just over a year since Google's Niantic Labs launched Ingress, an alternate and augmented reality turf war game, as a closed beta. Last Friday, the game ditched its invitation requirement, and today Niantic announced that Ingress will lose its beta tag on December 14. So, in just over a …

Google's Eric Schmidt slams NSA over 'outrageous' data center snooping and privacy invasion

Google's Executive Chairman and former CEO Eric Schmidt isn't a huge fan of the NSA or its surveillance methods, it seems. Speaking to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>, Schmidt declared: "It's really outrageous that the National Security Agency was looking between the Google data centers, if true." His …

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Epic Chicken Fight | Season 10 | FAMILY GUY

Big Pic: Dwarf Galaxy Collides With Big Spiral Galaxy KABOOM Ha Ha Ha!

NASA noticed a cloud of six-million-degree gas and was like, what? (We're paraphrasing.)<p>NASA's Chandra x-ray observatory picked up something odd and powerful in a galaxy far, far away: an event almost like a sonic boom that triggered an enormous release of superheated gas. NASA thinks the boom was …

2013 August 6 - In the Vicinity of the Cone Nebula

<b>In the Vicinity of the Cone Nebula</b> <b><br>Image Credit:</b> Subaru Telescope (NAOJ) & DSS; <i><br>Assembly and Processing:</i> Robert Gendler<p><b>Explanation:</b> Strange shapes and …

First Red Dragon 6K footage shown, boasts three more stops DR (video)

After a considerable delay from its slated late 2012 release date, the 6K Red Dragon sensor is finally ready -- and it seems to have been worth the wait. The first test footage (after the break) has come from cinematographer and Red booster Mark Toia, who stress-tested it in difficult conditions …

The many faces of Italy's Silvio Berlusconi

Silvio Berlusconi gestures 18 times in various situations in this compilation photo released by AFP - Getty Images on Aug. 2. Italy's top court upheld a jail sentence against Berlusconi for tax fraud in a devastating blow to the former prime minister that could throw the country's fragile coalition …

The Observer's 20 photographs of the week

The best news and culture images from around the world over the past seven days<p>First published on Sat 3 Aug 2013 07.59 EDT

Superbrothers: more than 1.5 million copies sold

<b>Capybara Games has released sales statistics for its hit game Superbrothers: Sword & Sworcery EP, showing a cross-platform breakdown of popularity</b> …

Angry Birds

Capcom Essentials pack offers 5 games bundled for $60

A listing on EB Games Canada's online store features a Capcom Essentials bundle that consists of five Capcom titles for PlayStation 3 for $59.99.<p>The bundle, which includes <i>Devil May Cry 4,</i> <i>Dead Rising 2,</i> <i>Super Street Fighter 4,</i> <i>Resident Evil 6 (c</i>heck out ourreview here) and<i>MegaMan 10,</i> will ship Oct. 8, …

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New Theory: The Universe Isn't Expanding, It's Just Gaining Mass

But you'd never know, because everyone is getting more massive at the same time.<p>Whoa. One cosmologist is proposing that the universe isn't actually expanding, as the standard theory goes. Instead, the redshift effects astronomers see could mean that everything is just gaining more mass, while …

Mother nature is coming down HARD on the Tomorrowland Mainstage. Timelapseframe taken during Avicii's set for Epic Cinema's Official Aftermovie. #timelapse #tjoez #lightning Copyright: Matthew Vandeputte

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