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Super-Strong Material Inspired By Squid Teeth Is Self-Healing

To repair, just add water<p>A team of researchers led by engineers from Penn State University has created the first material that heals itself in the presence of water, according to a study published yesterday in <i>Scientific Reports</i>. The material, inspired by squid teeth, could be used to repair devices …

Aliens Helped Stop The Third World War Says Apollo 14 Astronaut Edgar Mitchell

Apollo 14 astronaut Edgar Mitchell has made the astonishing claim that it was aliens, not diplomacy, which prevented the Cold War from descending …

Paranormal

Mysterious, woman-shaped figure spotted on Mars

Well this is surely definitive proof that there is life on Mars. (<i>Editor's Note: THIS IS A JOKE. WE ARE JOKING.</i>)<p>NASA's Curiosity Rover took an image …

NASA Has Trialled an Engine That Would Take Us to Mars in 10 Weeks

And may have inadvertently created a warp drive in the process.<p>NASA scientists have reported that they've successfully tested an engine called the …

Scientists Plan to Hunt for Alien Life on Europa

Jupiter's icy moon is a candidate for harboring alien life—but would we know life if we found it?<p>Are we truly alone in the universe? Or is Earth just one of many inhabited worlds? These are some of the most fascinating questions facing humanity, and soon, thanks to a 2016 federal budget allocation …

The Coming Boom In Brain Medicines

TONY COLES COULD have had any job he wanted in the drug industry. In five years at the helm of cancer drug developer Onyx Pharmaceuticals he increased its market cap eightfold by purchasing an experimental blood cancer drug for $800 million, developing it into a big seller and flipping the whole …

Biotechnology

What Sounds Can Be Heard In Space? NASA’s Soundcloud Channel Proves The Universe Is Terrifying [Audio]

If you have ever wondered what outer space sounds like, now you can listen for yourself thanks to NASA. NASA’s Soundcloud channel features a …

Music Production

Mirrors could replace air conditioning by beaming heat into space

Researchers have created a mirror that not only reflects 97% of light but also radiates heat into the cold depths of the universe<p>A mirror that sends heat into the frigid expanse of space has been designed by scientists to replace air-conditioning units that keep buildings cool on Earth.<p>Researchers …

City of the future sinks into the ocean

Japanese firm devises plan for an Ocean Spiral community that descends nine miles to the seabed<p>With dry land increasingly at a premium, a Japanese construction company has come up with a plan to sink a spiralling city into the depths of our oceans.<p>Each Ocean Spiral will be home to about 5,000 …

What does $150 get you in Destiny's Ghost Edition?

We're still a few days away from the release of Bungie's new online-focused shooter <i>Destiny</i>, but Activision shipped out copies to press yesterday. One of the copies we received was the Ghost Edition, which costs a steep $149.99 and is currently sold out at GameStop, Amazon and Best Buy, among other …

Brain-to-brain 'telepathic' communication achieved for first time

Team of US-led researchers successfully achieves brain-to-brain communication between humans from India to France<p>For the first time, scientists have been able to send a simple mental message from one person to another without any contact between the two, thousands of miles apart in India and France.<p>…

Sony challenges Google Glass with its new 'Smart EyeGlass'

Sony’s prototype smartglasses use a built-in projector to display text and images in both eyes, and includes cooking and maps apps<p>Sony is developing a pair of smartglasses to rival Google Glass product, and has produced a slimmed-down pair of glasses with an integrated screen in the lens.<p>The Sony …

China's Future Submarine Could Go The Speed Of Sound

Thanks to a gas bubble and a liquid lubricant<p>The submarine of the future may come to America in a super fast bubble, traveling under water. Researchers at China's Harbin Institute of Technology developed a new concept for submarine “supercavitation,” where an underwater vessel creates a pocket of …

Shadow of Mordor's Wraith is the ring forger himself, Celebrimbor

The mysterious wraith character in Monolith Productions<i>' Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordo</i>r was revealed today to be Celebrimbor, an elf who originally helped Sauron forged the Rings of Power, according to the game's director of design Michael de Plater.<p>The action adventure role-playing game, which …

Researchers fully 'delete' HIV from human cells for the first time

So far, HIV has eluded a cure because it installs its genome into human DNA so insidiously that it's impossible for our immune system to clear it out. While current treatments are effective, a lifetime of toxic drugs is required to prevent its recurrence. But researchers from Temple University may …

First Electric Harley Goes Zero to 60 in 4 Seconds

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A Jetliner For A Fuel-Starved Future

Slimming down the classic passenger jet<p>An MIT team has turned a multi- million-dollar NASA contract into the most advanced rethink to date of the classic passenger jet. The design, nicknamed the Double Bubble, calls for an extra-wide fuselage and rear-mounted turbo­fan engines. The configuration …

Watch_Dogs: Here's What Happens When Online Invasions Go Horribly Wrong - Xbox One Footage

With <i>Watch_Dogs</i> already in the hands of many, we’re finally seeing a few videos of the online portion of the game. One feature, hacking, prompts …

Turn Your Smartphone Into A Mobile Gaming Console With PhoneJoy's Controller

With the gaming scene delivering ever more complex games to the smartphone, the limitations of having just a touchscreen for the user controls can hamper the efforts of the best developers, and lead to frustration for many players. That’s the problem that PhoneJoy how to address with their …

Watch_Dogs on PS4: 12 Minutes of Leaked Gameplay Show Driving, Hacking, Minigames and More (UPDATED)

Yesterday a sizable chunk of <i>Watch_Dogs</i> gameplay footage was leaked via a livestream, and today two more videos from the same source surfaced, showing …

Google Dives Deeper Into 'Smart' Contact Lenses

Google (GOOG) may be investing in big brands like Ray-Bans ahead of the upcoming Google Glass launch, but new patent filings show the tech giant might one day look to ditch glasses altogether.<p>According to an amendment to an earlier U.S. Patent & Trademark Office application – first spotted by …

Second baby possibly 'cured' of HIV

The first time, it happened almost by accident.<p>Just hours after delivery, a baby born with HIV in Mississippi was given high doses of three antiretroviral drugs. More than three years later, doctors say the little girl has no evidence of the life-threatening disease in her blood, despite being off …

The K5 security robot will begin patrolling one Silicon Valley campus this year

Advertisement<p>5 Comments<p>Credit: Knightscope<p>The Knightscope K5 robot’s 5-foot-tall bullet-shaped frame is impressive. Studded with cameras and sensors …

Shadow of Mordor's Nemesis system pared down for PS3, Xbox 360

Monolith is focusing development for action title <i>Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor</i> on the PlayStation 4 and Xbox One versions, necessitating some scaling back for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 games, design director Michael de Plater told IGN.<p>"We're very focused on the PS4 and Xbox One," de Plater …

Sony Waterproof mp3 Player Sold Inside Bottle of Water

What <i>does</i> a company do to convince potential customers that its product is genuinely waterproof? Well, aside from saying so on the packaging, it can sell the product already immersed inside a bottle of water.<p>Though the device itself was launched a while ago, Sony turned to Auckland-based ad agency …

Luxury Submarine Hotel Offers Romantic Undersea Getaway

Lovers Deep is a luxury submarine offered by Oliver's Travels for couples to go on a romantic getaway, deep in the ocean, and perhaps join what they're coining as the “Mile Low Club” (an undersea alternative to the Mile High Club that so many have participated in on airplanes). Each watercraft in …

Luxury

Video: Will this go faster than light?

Light speed is the ultimate speed in our universe. Why we haven’t been able to build – or even conceive of – a contraption that goes faster than …

Universe

Top 10 PS4 Exclusives Of 2014

A new video marking out the top 10 upcoming exclusives for the PlayStation 4 has gone live, courtesy of our friends over at GamesHQMedia.<p>The video is …