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7 games worth studying for their excellent sound design

Our hearing is our most powerful sense. We respond to auditory stimuli more acutely than we do to things we see or touch or taste.<p>Sound is crucial, …

Game Design

These 8 books are required reading for anyone who wants to change the world with tech

"Changing the world," the rallying cry of the technology industry, sounds like a concept bursting with optimism. But in reality, it's …

With space missions in 2018 set to boldly go further than ever before, here is a look back at some of biggest breakthroughs and most breathtaking views offered by 2017

Space

10 Space Facts Guaranteed to Make You Sound Smart at Parties

Hurray for having something to talk about!<p>Do you, like me, suck at interacting with human beings? Do you find yourself darting off to the nearest dog …

NASA’s 24 Most Stunning Photos Of The Solar System

The Planets contains the best and most significant NASA photos of our solar system neighbors.<p>I love the Solar System, the little neighborhood of our tiny pale blue dot. I dream about how human exploration might shape it–from floating colonies on Venus to magnificent cities under the surface of Mars …

Designing Artificial Intelligence for Games (Part 1)

Over the course of the last few decades, the gaming industry has seen great strides. Beginning with simple games like Pong* and Pac-Man* which offered players a short escape from reality and growing into such involved games like World of Warcraft* and Call of Duty 4* which are serious hobbies to …

PHOTOS: NASA's Juno Mission Just Stared Right Into Jupiter's Angry Red Eye

Take a look at that monster.<p>On Monday, NASA's Juno spacecraft came within 9,000 kilometres (5,600 miles) of one of Jupiter's most iconic features and …

A new quantum theory predicts that the future could be influencing the past

Quantum physics has spawned its share of strange ideas and hard-to-grasp concepts - from Einstein’s “spooky action at a distance” to the adventures …

Quantum Physics

Ask Ethan: What Does The Edge Of The Universe Look Like?

13.8 billion years ago, the Universe as we know it began with the hot Big Bang. Over that time, space itself has expanded, the matter has undergone gravitational attraction, and the result is the Universe we see today. But as vast as it all is, there’s a limit to what we can see. Beyond a certain …

Galaxies

Why String Theory Could Be The Key to Uncovering The 'Theory of Everything'

Life, the Universe, and everything.<p>A central goal that modern physicists share is finding a single theory that can explain the entire Universe and …

Our solar system could be about to get 100 new planets

Our solar system could be about to get 100 new planets, under a new proposal by a top NASA scientist.<p>But don’t worry – there’s not a whole bunch of …

Astronomy

Pioneer the next gaming hit with 26 hours of Unity3D training

From <i>Call of Duty</i> to <i>World of Warcraft</i>, multiplayer games have become the bread and butter for many of the industry's biggest developers. So, if you …

Mark Zuckerberg explains how he wrote his home AI

Ever since Mark Zuckerberg revealed his intention to create his own AI helper, some questions have loomed large: just how would he go about it? And can one man write an effective artificial intelligence when it frequently requires whole teams? At last, the Facebook CEO has provided some answers. …

Artificial Intelligence

All the NASA space gifs you never knew you needed

The agency's new GIPHY page is a delight<p>In addition to all of that research it does and stuff, NASA serves as the Internet's primary provider of pretty space pictures. Now, the space agency is making its offerings a little more dynamic: On Thursday NASA launched its official page on GIPHY, a …

What Mobile App Design Looks like in 2017

They say ‘move with the time or the time will leave you behind’. Being a startup it is important for you that you understand the trends, and …

10 Interview Questions Every JavaScript Developer Should Know

AKA: The Keys to JavaScript Mastery<p>At most companies, management must trust the developers to give technical interviews in order to assess candidate …

Photonic Propulsion Could Be Our Ticket To The Stars

Right now, the Voyager I spacecraft is hurtling through space at 35,000 miles per hour. That sounds fast, until you consider that it only recently …

$89 Linux laptop? Check out the new Pinebook from Raspberry Pi rival Pine

The Pinebook is a low-cost Linux laptop with an ARM CPU that undercuts the cheapest Chromebooks.<p>The makers of a popular Raspberry Pi challenger, the …

Firebase Tutorial: Getting Started

Learn the fundamentals in the Firebase tutorial.<i>Update note:</i> This tutorial has been updated for iOS 10 and Swift 3 by Attila Hegedüs. The original …

NASA Puts its 3D Models Up on GitHub

NASA has a bunch of its 3D models up on GitHub, and if you didn’t know about it before, you do now. It’s a ridiculously large download, at over one …

Blast Off! 11 Novels of Space Exploration

<b>Before You Join Elon Musk in Space, Read These Eleven Amazing Books</b><p>Space exploration has been in the news recently in a way it hasn’t in a number of …

Science Fiction

Pokémon Go Moves - Fast TMs, Charge TMs, and the highest DPS, best Fast Attacks and Charge Moves listed

<b>Pokémon moves</b> have been an integral part of the franchise since its inception, from the damage counters of the Trading Card Game through to the …

Pokémon

Eve Online’s world war, explained | Polygon

Gaming’s best stories are written by the people who play, and World War Bee is no exception<p>Over the last several months tens of thousands of players in <i>Eve Online</i> banded together to wage war against the largest ruling faction in the game. The result was the single most deadly engagement in the …

Scientists Have Recorded This Eerie 'Music' From 13-Billion-Year-Old Stars

Weird.<p>The technology we use to peer out into deep space is becoming amazingly more powerful all the time, which means scientists are tapping into a …

The Best 'Fallout 4' Mod On Xbox One Is Wonderfully Simple

Bethesda released mods for <i>Fallout 4</i> on Xbox One earlier in the week, and the eager legions of console gamers are rushing to break their games. There are hundreds of the things to try, ranging from foliage,to quests, to new weapons and copyright-safe light based sword weapons that are definitely not …

This Resume For Elon Musk Proves You Never Need to Use More Than One Page

If it works for him...<p>Let’s say you are Elon Musk, one of the most influential entrepreneurs in tech history whose career spans two decades of …

Tesla

How EVE Online's greatest military leader once fooled the entire galaxy

andrew groen<p>On March 30, 2007, 1,300 pilots logged into EVE Online—an online science fiction virtual world—to participate in what was to be the …

This Is What The Centre Of Our Galaxy Looks Like

Simply stunning.<p>NASA's Hubble Space Telescope has peered into the heart of the Milky Way to unveil a breathtaking view of more than half a million …

Inside Apple CEO Tim Cook’s Fight With the FBI

The day after the massacre in San Bernardino, Calif., where Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik shot to death 14 people and wounded 22 others at a …

Quantum Computer May Crack Public-Key Encryption

LAKE WALES, Fla.—No shortage of encryption and decryption schemes exists, but for those schemes that merely depend on the difficulty of finding the …