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Only You Can Lift This DIY Hammer Of Thor

Build an electromagnetic superhero hammer that responds to your touch<p>In comic books and blockbusters, only the worthy can lift Thor’s hammer. But you don’t have to be a hero to wield Allen Pan’s version of Mjolnir. While watching last year’s <i>Avengers: Age of Ultron</i>, the freelance engineer noticed “a …

Arduino

Neil deGrasse Tyson Defends Scientology—and the Bush Administration’s Science Record

The acclaimed astrophysicist and cosmologist also discusses his big bone to pick with Whiplash, why he’s intrigued by The Walking Dead, and Indiana’s …

The Walking Dead

These are the Star Wars characters you deserve

The Star Wars universe is an amazing source of inspiration for all sorts of tricks and stunts, whether they’re force shields patents or Imperial …

En français, s’il vous plaît?

<i>Patrick Lagacé is a columnist for Montreal's La Presse.</i><p>The band's name is Groenland and no, they don't actually sing in Kalaallisut, the most common language heard on that frozen island. Its members are francophones from Montreal who sing in English.<p>Groenland is one of those indie bands that I'm …

Here's what we know about Magic Leap so far

Google made a big splash when it threw its support behind Magic Leap with a $542 million investment last year. Immediately people began wondering what exactly Mountain View was so excited about that it was willing to drop half a billion dollars as pure investment -- not even an acquisition. …

Photographer Creates Hilarious Photo Series Using Marvel Characters in Unique Situations

Indonesian born photographer Edy Harjo has created a series unlike any other; complex in setup yet seemingly so simple in its comedic genius. Using …

Comics

nanoFlowcell Quantino is a saltwater-powered sports car that can drive up to 621 miles

Saltwater-powered cars may be the wave of the future. nanoFlowcell AG has announced plans to reveal a second concept car at the Geneva Motor Show …

Clean Energy

Portland is now powered by water pipes and flushing toilets

Portland residents can now generate green electricity simply by turning on their water taps and flushing their toilets. Fast Company reports that the …

Mumbling Isn’t a Sign of Laziness—It’s a Clever Data-Compression Trick - Facts So Romantic

Many of us have been taught that pronouncing vowels indistinctly and dropping consonants are symptoms of slovenly speech, if not outright disregard …

Trudeau calls Harper’s niqab comments ‘pandering to fears’ of Muslims: ‘It’s unworthy of someone who is prime minister’

OTTAWA — Justin Trudeau says Stephen Harper is pandering to fears about Muslims with his insistence that no one should be allowed to wear a veil …

Canada

Lenovo PCs ship with man-in-the-middle adware that breaks HTTPS connections [Updated]

Superfish may make it trivial for attackers to spoof any HTTPS website.<p>Lenovo is selling computers that come preinstalled with adware that hijacks …

Information Security

What is HTTP/2 and is it going to speed up the web?

Biggest change to how the web works since 1999 should make browsing on desktop and mobile faster<p>The web is about to get faster thanks to a new version of HTTP – the biggest change since 1999 to the protocol that underpins the world wide web as we know it today.<p>Hypertext Transfer Protocol is …

Google Chrome

Apple wins patent for virtual reality goggles

Apple has been granted a patent for an iPhone-compatible headset, sparking speculation the company might be looking to compete against Google and …

Augmented Reality

'I want to have the first BABY on Mars,' says Mars One candidate Maggie Lieu

'I want to have the first BABY on Mars,' says British candidate for one-way space mission - as TV company reveals plans for Big Brother-style show …

Durham University

Carnegie Mellon erroneously sends computer science admission letters to 800, because computers

More than 800 computer science applicants to Carnegie Mellon were told on Monday they'd been selected for admission--and later, those same applicants …

Yves Bolduc says teen strip search allowed in high schools

Quebec Education Minister Yves Bolduc says high school staff are permitted to strip-search students, as long as it's done "in a respectful …

Talks break up between Greece and creditors over Europe’s ‘absurd’ demands

The high-stakes showdown to keep Greece inside the euro zone reached a crisis point on Monday, when a second attempt to negotiate a new rescue program for the country broke down less than two weeks before the existing bailout expires.<p>Unless the impasse is overcome by Friday, the last day Greece can …

Sony Announces Pre-Orders Of SmartEyeglass Developer Edition, Starting Today In The UK And Germany For $840

Sony slipped the official SmartEyeglass app into the Play Store yesterday, and now here we are with an official announcement on availability (sort …

Batteries

Six Canadians on the shortlist for controversial Mars mission

A half-dozen Canadians remain in the running for a controversial plan by a Dutch-based organization to establish a colony on Mars by 2025.<p>Mars One, the non-profit organization spearheading the project, says the six Canadians include four people from Ontario and two from British Columbia.<p>A seventh …

Improving Your Site with a Font Loader

Developing websites or web applications is really complex work, today more than ever. Designers and developers have to take into account a lot of …

Web Development

Scanadu: The medical Tricorder from Star Trek is here

<b>(CNN) —</b> In 2013, an Illinois man convinced several investors to fund a revolutionary medical device, to the tune of over $25 million.<p>He called it the "McCoy Home Health Tablet", and promised it would instantly deliver patient data to doctors.<p>In other words, he was pitching the legendary Tricorder …

Star Trek

A Hilarious Collection of CSS Puns & Jokes

Most web design languages tend to be quite sober. We can’t help that; we’re very serious about what we do. HTML. PHP. JavaScript. Not even a little …

Scientists Have Figured Out a Way to Convert Solar Energy Into Liquid Fuel

Researchers at Harvard have discovered how to convert solar energy into liquid fuel, potentially accelerating our switch to the alternative-energy …

Build your own combined OpenVPN/WiKID server for a VPN with built-in two-factor authentication using Packer.

In this tutorial we create a combined OpenVPN/WiKID server using Packer. Packer allows us to create VMware, VirtualBox, EC2, GCE, Docker, etc images …

Linux