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The northern lights illuminate the UK – in pictures

The aurora borealis could be seen across skies in Scotland, Northumberland and as far south as Essex on Thursday night<p>• Did you spot the northern lights? Share your images via GuardianWitness

Behind the scenes with Gravity's special effects

The film Gravity starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney has already won a host of awards for its awe-inspiring special effects.<p>BBC Click spoke to the film's director Alfonso Cuaron and some of the team at Bafta award-winning effects house Framestore about why recreating zero gravity on Earth …

Sheathing Cupid’s arrow

THEY have been made of tortoiseshell and horn. They have been made of the finest silk and the coarsest leather. They have been made of pigs’ bladders …

BigRep's ONE can 3D print full-sized pieces of furniture

While consumer 3D printers are cheaper and more efficient than ever before, their small size often means designers are limited to creating hand-sized models and figurines. With the launch of its open-source ONE printer, German studio BigRep is looking to expand things quite significantly, by …

Articles about top 10 houses dwell week 17 on Dwell.com - Dwell

Small but mighty, these compact dwellings prove that limited square footage doesn't preclude great design.<p>From a home designed by David Chipperfield in London to WORKac's New York duplex, here is what caught our eye over the last few...<p>From floating student dorms to concrete homes, catch up from …

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My quest to fix a broken iPad

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/technology/1053000/1053116_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524688111_3771674b71bcf636a4ffc21fe290eae3<p><b>Considering our reliance on smartphones and tablets, and their susceptibility to being cracked, it's surprising there hasn't been more of an</b> …

Neanderthal DNA lives on in modern humans, research shows

The ancestors of most modern humans mated with Neanderthals and made off with important swaths of DNA that helped them adapt to new environments, scientists reported Wednesday.<p>Some of the genes gained from these trysts linger in people of European and East Asian descent, though many others were …

12 Beautiful Options For Your Next Desktop Wallpaper

Joanne Harper is a screenshot artist, risking life and (her graphics card's) limb to bring you pictures of video games so pretty you'll want to stick …

Why Norwegian students are playing The Walking Dead in class

Students at Nordahl Grieg high school in Norway are playing Telltale Games' <i>The Walking Dead</i> in class, on purpose and with their teacher's permission.<p>According to a report in the Norwegian publication NRK.no, instructor Tobias Staaby assigned the adventure game to his students to study ethical …

Who is Elon Musk? Tech billionaire, SpaceX cowboy, Tesla pioneer – and real life Iron Man

By the time Elon Musk founded the company that would become PayPal, in 1999, he had already built and sold one internet business. But this time he hit the jackpot.<p>Already wealthier than most of us will ever dream of being, he netted close to $180 million from PayPal’s sale to eBay, enough to retire …

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5 features desktop 3D printer companies should focus on in 2014

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Credit: 3D Systems<p>The year 2013 is over. Everyone has heard of a 3D printer, and maybe even seen one at a friend’s house or …

Startup bringing FPS-like features to real-world paintball games

Startup Innovis Labs is looking to bring technology used in many first-person shooters to the paintball and airsoft fields with <i>Project Overwatch</i>, a mobile app that will integrate GPS tracking features and voice chat into real world games.<p><i>Project Overwatch</i> is currently seeking funding through …

Sakurai describes the challenge of balancing Super Smash Bros.

In a recent column published in <i>Famitsu</i> magazine, <i>Super Smash Bros.</i> lead Masahiro Sakurai explained that he is focused on capturing the "great feeling" of sending opponents flying and dealing high damage as balance adjustments are made to the in-development Wii U and 3DS installments, reports …

Love Sick: An Incredibly Creative Medical-Themed Pre-Wedding Shoot

“Don’t be afraid to be different.” That is the moral of this video. Usually you save the moral for the end, but it is stated, restated and …

Samsung's 110-inch Ultra HDTV is the world's largest, and it goes on sale Monday

Samsung promised at CES last January that it would deliver a 110-inch UHDTV this year, and with just a couple of days left to spare here it is. Apparently rolling out in China, the Middle East and a few European countries first, there's no word on price (the 85-inch version that launched earlier …

Interns: all work, no pay

Too many young people are still doing real jobs for no money, as unpaid interns. But not for much longer. Around the world, young workers expected to toil for months at a time for little or no pay are battling to be rewarded fairly.<p>For those of us who have been campaigning on this issue for years, …

Police officer offers activist money for information on political meetings

According to NASA, the sun is about to flip upside down and it could happen any day now... Full story: http://fw.to/eHQUUQm Photo: NASA

Why Apple Bought $578M Worth Of Sapphire In Advance

Apple is building a manufacturing plant in Arizona that will be used by GT Advanced Technologies to make sapphire crystals for use in its products. Apple currently uses sapphire in its home buttons and camera lens covers, but several details about the material itself and the nature of its deal with …