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Pi Day Hits a Milestone That Comes Only Once a Century: 3/14/15

Pi Day was dreamed up 27 years ago to celebrate 3.14 on 3/14, but this year the geek dial is being turned up to 15 — as in 3/14/15. And this'll be the only year until 2115 that you can turn the dial up to the max, at 3/14/15, 9:26:53, an exact match for pi's first 10 digits.<p>As a matter of fact, …

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'Evangelion' Inspired Animation Short Looks Simply Astounding

As part of Studio Khara’s ongoing Japanese Animator Expo, with unique animation shorts released each week, we have now been graced with an Evangelion inspired entry that looks simply amazing.<p>Handled by Sola Digital Arts, who recently created the CG Captain Harlock film, the short was directed by …

Anime

Latest 'Final Fantasy Type-0' Trailers Show This Is No Basic Remake

Two new trailers for the upcoming Final Fantasy Type-0 show how much more this game offers over the PSP original.<p>The first of the two trailers covers the combat system, this goes into a nice amount of detail explaining how the party setup works as well as the differing attacks available.<p>As with all …

Meet Dying Light's Destiny-styled loot cave

Techland's zombie-heavy release <i>Dying Light</i> contains a reference to the infamous loot cave in <i>Destiny</i>, it was discovered by some keen gaming explorers.<p>According to one Reddit poster, the loot cave can be found in the top right of <i>Dying Light'</i>s map. Heading inside the cave, you'll find a pile of …

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Without Drugs, What's the Point of Bitcoin?

The trial of the Silk Road founder reveals enormous flaws in the decentralized currency.<p>The trial of Ross Ulbricht, which began last week in Manhattan, doesn't lack for entertainment value. The 30-year-old is accused of founding and administering Silk Road, an online market that allowed users to …

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Anonymous declares war over Charlie Hebdo attack

Anonymous declared war on Islamic extremists Friday and promised to take revenge for the attack on French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.<p>In a video posted on YouTube, the group of hackers said they would track down websites and social media networks linked to terrorists, and take them down.<p>"We, …

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These Are the Most Ingenious Gadgets From CES 2015

Aya Brackett—Nest<p>DJI<p>Apple<p>Osmo<p>Tesla<p>Jawbone<p>Square<p>Hasbro<p>Oculus VR<p>Qualcomm

Video: How to make really yummy eggnog - Futurity

David Tomov-Strock of Boston University Metropolitan College's Food & Wine Experiential Programs demonstrates how to make tasty eggnog.

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Multiple award-winning director Mike Nichols dies at 83

Mike Nichols, the award-winning director and pioneering comedian who was one of the few people to win an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony award, died Wednesday evening, according to a note from ABC News' president to its staff.<p>Nichols, 83, who directed "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf" and "The …

Experimental Particle Accelerator Boosts Electrons On A Wave

Surf's up at the SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory in California.<p>The SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory's linear accelerator cuts through the grass and trees just west of Stanford University in California, running for two miles, its path clearly visible from the air. Now, in a lab on the same …

Final Fantasy Type-0 is the bloodiest, darkest game in the series yet

I don't remember the last Final Fantasy game I played that featured blood as prominently as <i>Final Fantasy Type-0.</i><p><i>Type-0 —</i> originally named <i>Final Fantasy Agito 13 —</i> is, at its core, a game about sending children to war. The game was released for PlayStation Portable in Japan in 2011 and never brought …

How 3D Printing Will Impact Your Future

<i>Rudy de Waele is a Technology Innovation Strategist and Author/Curator of Shift 2020.</i><p>The first time I saw a 3D-printer in action was when I participated to the Singularity University Executive Program in the spring of 2011. It was a place that offered corporate executives and entrepreneurs the …

Why Uber must be stopped

The touted start-up is proving to be the embodiment of unrestrained hyper-capitalism. What happens when it wins?<p>What is Uber? A paragon of free market efficiency and technological innovation serving the greater convenience and comfort of the general public? Or living proof for why capitalist …

Richard Attenborough obituary

Richard Attenborough, who has died aged 90, had three distinct personas for those who followed his career in the entertainment world: the baby-faced, pint-sized actor, at turns, cocky and cowardly, later rotund in mostly creepy character roles; the film director of epics such as Gandhi, and …

DARPA wants future tanks to use technology in place of armor

Tanks and other land-based fighting vehicles are typically fitted with layers upon layers of armor for protection, but they move <i>real</i> slow as a result. Since more advanced weapons are being developed to punch holes through thick plating anyway, DARPA wants to find a way to develop faster, more agile …

A Professor Created A Single Tree That Can Produce 40 Types Of Fruit

"The idea is that I could collapse a whole orchard and put it into one tree," he told Business Insider.<p>Each of the colors in the photo above represents a variety of flowering tree. Collectively, as one plant, they produce 40 different edible stone fruits (ones with pits, like peaches and plums). …

Peter Williams obituary

The Wellcome Trust used to be a small, little-known charity providing limited support for medical research – about £1m a year in 1959. It was entirely dependent on the profits of one pharmaceutical company for its income. Peter Williams, who has died aged 88, joined the trust that year as an …

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1,024 Robots Self-Assemble Into Any Shape You Want

Hi, guys! There sure are a lot of you.<p>How does one charge 1,000 robots? It would be a pain to plug them all in individually. Luckily, there's an easier way with Kilobots. These little robots have round bodies about the diameter of a quarter, with a metal spring on top and three thin metal legs. To …

This Pill Can Stop HIV

So why is no one taking it?<p>The drug that could end the HIV pandemic is already here. Branded Truvada, this pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) prevents HIV infection by blocking the virus’s ability to replicate. “It’s a big deal,” says Robert Grant, a leading HIV/AIDS investigator at the University of …

Parasitic Amoeba Eats People Alive, Bite By Bite

These amoebae eat human cells while they are still alive, and then move on. Terrifying.<p>It used to be thought that the parasite <i>Entamoeba histolytica</i> killed human cells with toxins and only ate them once they were dead--and that during its meals, it would eat cells by engulfing them whole, like other …

Robin Williams is dead

In a shocking development, Oscar-winning actor/comic Robin Williams was found dead in his California home Monday, a possible suicide, according to investigators. He was 63.<p>The Marin County Sheriff's Office said Williams was found unconscious and not breathing inside his home in Tiburon, Calif., …

9 Skyrim Secrets You Probably Didn't Find

Sneaky secrets.<p>Skyrim is a game so massive that you can explore the tundras for days and still not see everything. Even if you’ve slain every dragon, …

Robotic exosuit gives shipbuilders a strength boost

It seems like it's only a matter of time until the industrial robotic exosuit appears, with first Panasonic and now Daewoo prototypes in development. In fact, Daewoo looks to be a step ahead, having already tested its prototype suits at its Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering facility in Okpo-dong, …

Robotics

These Tiny Robots Are Powered by Living Tissue

Creeping machines use real skeletal muscle to power their movements.<p><b>Famed sci-fi author Arthur C. Clarke called</b> them biots—biological robots that use real muscle tissue to walk or crawl. While they've been created in the lab, today's biobots are currently little more than strips of muscle that inch …

University of Illinois

This University Is Adding The Video Game 'League Of Legends' To Its Athletics Program

And now Robert Morris University Illinois wants to prep students on their journey to becoming video game playing superstars.<p>The school announced today that it's adding eSports to its athletic program. And more specifically, the school is building a varsity team to play "League of Legends" as part …

In-eye sensor to keep a watch on changes in intraocular pressure

The fluid pressure inside the eye, known as intraocular pressure (IOP), is an important metric for evaluating a person's risk of glaucoma. There are …