Joonas Tamminen

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How online gamers are solving science's biggest problems

For all their virtual accomplishments, gamers aren't feted for their real-world usefulness. But that perception might be about to change, thanks to a new wave of games that let players with little or no scientific knowledge tackle some of science's biggest problems. And gamers are already proving …

CES 2014: A Portable Battery That Can Charge A Phone...And Jump Start A Car

Your new roadtrip companion<p>Amidst the never-ending phone accessories at CES, this one stood out: A portable battery that can charge your phone AND jumpstart your car. The PowerAll is a rechargeable 12000-mAh battery with two USB ports (it holds roughly six charges for a smartphone) and a built-in …

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Mirror's Edge Writer Isn't Working on Reboot

Rhianna Pratchett won't be returning to the franchise she helped bring to life.<p>Writer of the original Mirror's Edge Rhianna Pratchett will not be …

Why we need Skyrim on next-gen consoles

The dawn of a new generation is the most exciting time to be a gamer. It only happens once every seven-or-so years, and--regardless of your …

Video: Clever Spider Uses Its Web Like a Slingshot to Capture Insects

TAMBOPATA, Peru – A tiny spider in the Peruvian Amazon catches prey in a most marvelous way. From a spot near the center of its web, the spider …

Why First-Person Shooters Don't Feel Immersive

When I walk around in the world, I see things from a “first-person” perspective. Inside, looking out.<p>This is what first-person shooters (and other first-person games) are attempting to emulate: That feeling of actually being in the world, immersed in a digital reality.<p>And it never works. There’s …

HS-raportti: Lennokkilentäjän työ: tapa 10 000 kilometrin päässä

&nbps; Yhdysvalloissa Etelä-Dakotan tasangoilla 41-vuotias everstiluutnantti Matt Martin ajaa töihin kuin kuka tahansa toimistotyöntekijä. Ennen …

Antarctic penguins forced up 100-foot ice walls, study shows

Emperor penguins are having to struggle up 100-foot walls of ice as warmer temperatures force them out of their traditional breeding grounds, a study has shown.<p>The gravity-defying march of the penguins was spotted by British Antarctic Survey (BAS) scientists in satellite images of four colonies.<p>The …

RT @AngryBirds: Today's Toon is called "The Butterfly Effect", but unfortunately doesn't feature Ashton Kutcher :( @aplusk  http://t.co/tm6oJJts2p