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Nasa's Curiosity rover finds water in Martian soil

Dirt sample reveals two pints of liquid water per cubic feet, not freely accessible but bound to other minerals in the soil<p>Water has been discovered in the fine-grained soil on the surface of Mars, which could be a useful resource for future human missions to the red planet, according to …

Special Features – What Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Got Wrong

<i>Anthony Stokes on what Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. got wrong….</i><p>When <b>Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.</b> was announced last summer I thought it was the dumbest …

'GTA 5' Proves The Power Of Console Gaming

No console generation announcements have ever been as scrutinized as those for the Xbox One and the PS4. Not only is gaming more mainstream than it has ever been, living room consoles have more competition than ever before in the form of smartphones, tablets and now, “Steam Machines,” which are on …

These Contact Lenses Work Like Telescopes For Your Eyes

Researcher Eric Tremblay explains the invention.<p><i>What is it? A real contact lens that can switch between magnifying an image and standard vision. it could be useful for both military personnel and patients with retinal diseases.</i><p>We built a telescope into a contact lens. It is similar to a hard …

See the world's first mind-controlled prosthetic leg in action

Prosthetic legs have gotten smarter and smarter thanks to advanced sensors and lightweight motors, but this week they're getting their biggest overhaul yet: the latest bionic leg can be controlled entirely by its wearer's mind. Though the mind-controlled prosthetic leg has been in the works for …

Scientists accidentally create real-life lightsaber

It’s the news that Star Wars fans have been waiting for for years – scientists have created a lightsaber.<p>However, the weapon will be of little use if …