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Love That Ship: Mass Effect's Normandy SR2 In LEGO

This is the LEGO Normandy SR2 built by Mass Effect fan Ben Caulkins over the last seven months. I, for one, would be honored to serve aboard that …

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Writers Announced for STAR TREK 3

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Deus Ex movie will be a cyberpunk film, not video game film

Deus Ex film aspires to be like Blade Runner<p>The live-action film adaptation of the Deus Ex video game series will be a cyberpunk movie, not a video game movie, according to co-writer Robert Cargill.<p>Films based on video game universes have in the past left a lot to be desired — many have been …

Precinct, Police Quest and the Sierra renaissance

In 1984, Jim Walls, a California highway patrol officer, was injured in a gunfight while working his beat. It was an injury that would push him out of that career and into one in the games industry; a career he is trying to rekindle with the recently launched Kickstarter campaign for a police …

Feds tell Web firms to turn over user account passwords

Secret demands mark escalation in Internet surveillance by the federal government through gaining access to user passwords, which are typically stored in encrypted form.<p>The U.S. government has demanded that major Internet companies divulge users' stored passwords, according to two industry sources …

DICE 'well into development' on Star Wars: Battlefront

DICE is "well into development" on next-gen multiplayer shooter Star Wars: Battlefront, EA Games Label president Frank Gibeau has revealed.<p>Gibeau …

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Food or Fuel?

<i>by Lester R. Brown, Earth Policy Institute</i><p>At the time of the Arab oil export embargo in the 1970s, the importing countries were beginning to ask …

Lessons From The NBN Rollout For Major IT Projects

Whatever final form it takes, the National Broadband Network (NBN) is a massive exercise in project management and technology deployment. What …

NBN barely on radar as IT managers lament strategic skills deficit

Preparing for the NBN is far and away the last priority for Australian IT managers, according to survey findings that suggest they're more concerned …

Yet more bad news on Australian broadband speeds

Australia is fighting it out with Mexico in offering one of the worst broadband performances in the OECD. Each new set of statistics proves the point.<p>…

MIT Computer Software Makes The Internet 3 Times Faster

By generating algorithms that prioritize where to send data, the computer outwits human solutions to network congestion.<p>If you're reading this, you're probably using a version of the transmission control protocol, or TCP, a system that regulates internet traffic to prevent congestion. It works, and …

How To Design Aircraft Carriers For Drone Warfare

Defense Tech has an intriguing story about the next generation of aircraft carriers. One of the bigger innovations in the upcoming Ford-class of carriers: They're designed to carry drones, with a new, electricity-intensive launch system replacing the steam catapults that sent carrier-borne fighters …

A Space Laser Designed To Vaporize Dangerous Asteroids

DE-STAR could vaporize asteroids that threaten Earth in less than an hour.<p>DE-STAR is designed to vaporize or divert asteroids that threaten Earth. This isn't science fiction—I build things that have to work in practice. DE-STAR stands for Directed Energy Solar Targeting of Asteroids and …

How the Marines Capture a Target in 5 Steps

Future amphibious invasions won't need beachheads to serve as staging areas. Instead, aircraft and weapons will enable Marines to strike deep inland from nearby bases or ships. Here's how modern Marines would use new tech to take Objective X.

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Scientists Say Dolphins Respond to Individual Names

Scientists at the University of St Andrews say bottlenose dolphins can use signature whistles like humans use names. The research was carried out by …

This Is The Molecule Responsible For Stress

Now scientists can create drugs to fit inside its structure precisely.<p>This little molecule is what stress looks like.<p>Researchers from Heptares Therapeutics, a drug company, have discovered the 3-D structure of a protein receptor that mediates our response to stress, according to a new study in …

Trailer for Cosmos Series Narrated by Neil deGrasse Tyson Revealed at Comic-Con

The trailer for the new Cosmos series, narrated by astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson, was revealed at Comic-Con in San Diego. <i>Cosmos: A SpaceTime</i> …

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Dolphins parallel human communication with use of distinct names

Dolphins are known to use complex, human-like communication, and new research has pushed our understanding of that even further with the finding that some can even respond to individual names. Biologists at the University of St Andrews found that bottlenose dolphins create "signature whistles" for …

Disney Research Develops Algorithm to Build 3D Scenes from Regular 2D Photographs

Disney researchers have developed a computer algorithm that can analyze patterns of light and darkness in regular photographs and use them to create …

Humble iodized salt gave US a 10-year IQ boost, say researchers

The "iodized" emblazoned on the vast majority of salt sold in the US might go by largely unnoticed by the populace, but it turns out that it may have had such a profound effect on public health that it raised the national IQ.<p>Iodine deficiency is the number one cause of preventable mental …

New Theory: The Universe Isn't Expanding, It's Just Gaining Mass

But you'd never know, because everyone is getting more massive at the same time.<p>Whoa. One cosmologist is proposing that the universe isn't actually expanding, as the standard theory goes. Instead, the redshift effects astronomers see could mean that everything is just gaining more mass, while …

The Future Of Flight: A Congestion-Killing Aircraft

Meet the 100-passenger plane that'll keep your flight running on time.<p>Aircraft design is often overlooked in discussions of the FAA's multibillion-dollar NextGen initiative, the elaborate mélange of satellite-based guidance, arrival, and departure technologies intended to modernize the outdated and …

Google Algorithm Busts Chinese Car Theft Ring Entirely by Accident

Every sci-fi movie about inventions rising up to take over the world is built upon one unchangeable seed crystal: the moment when the technology does …

With The ASUS G750JX, Is The Hunt For The Perfect Gaming Laptop Finally Over?

There is one common, unfortunate theme when it comes to laptops — something I’ve dubbed “almost perfect” syndrome. Whether it’s genius design marred by a sub-par display or a powerful desktop replacement dragged down by unappealing aesthetics, that one niggling problem consistently rears its ugly …

Telstra agreed to retain data for US authorities

Telstra signed an agreement in 2001 to retain data for US authorities, a document leaked to several media outlets has revealed.<p>Telstra signed an …

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Direct fibre could make NBN cheaper: Hackett

Removing the so-called NBN connection boxes are one of the many ways Internode founder Simon Hackett believes the NBN could be rolled out cheaper.<p>NBN …