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13 Everyday Phrases That Actually Came From Shakespeare

Whether a fan or not though, you probably use many of Shakespeare's phrases on a regular basis.<p>Here's a list of 13 popular, albeit strange, sayings The Bard coined. In fact, we say or write some of these so often, they've become clichés.<p><b>1. "Green-eyed monster"</b><p>Meaning: jealousy.<p>In "Othello," Iago …

Literature

Leap Motion

Leap Motion’s technology is literally reminiscent of the computer interface portrayed in the 2002 science fiction movie Minority Report. The company’s $80 sensor and software package allows users to control computers with their hand motions, tracking the movements of all ten fingers down to one …

Inked

Google Glass now available by invitation

Google is relying on a little social networking to put its internet-connected glasses on the heads of more people.<p>The expanded sales of the device …

THOR: THE DARK WORLD "Beyond the Realms" Official Featurette

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Big nanotech: an unexpected future | Eric Drexler

How we deal with atomically precise manufacturing will reframe the future for human life and global society<p>In my initial post in this series, I asked, "What if nanotechnology could deliver on its original promise, not only new, useful, nanoscale products, but a new, transformative production …

Why the age of the jetpack may finally be here

After decades of dreams, the idea of flying around on your own machine could soon be upon us, and the first adopters may well use them to save your life.<p>Inside a warehouse in Christchurch, New Zealand, a man is fulfilling a fantasy many of us have had. He is levitating, a few metres above the …

Remote Controls

Christopher Walkenthrough - Franklin's Sh!tty Vacation With Morgan Freeman (GTA 5)

On Gender And 'GTA 5'

Ever since I heard the first whispers of sexism-related controversy pertaining to GTA 5, this was a post I knew I was going to be writing eventually. It wouldn’t be Grand Theft Auto without some sort of drama, and as the initial “GTA has you torture” issue has been covered here already, it’s time …

Watch The Teaser Trailer For 'Avengers' Sequel 'Age Of Ultron' That Debuted At Comic-Con

When the title to the "Avengers" sequel ("Age of Ultron") was announced this summer at San Diego Comic-Con, audience members got to witness a cool flashy teaser trailer presented by director Joss Whedon.<p>If you were wondering what it looked like, someone finally uploaded a low-resolution version of …

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These tiny manmade structures are amazingly strong

Engineers have built super small structures with hollow ceramic scaffolds that mimic the lightweight—and very strong—skeletons of organisms such as …

Royal Canadian Mint unveils Superman collector coins to celebrate 75th anniversary http://natpo.st/19BUfvY via Financial Post

The Bed That Uses Robotic Arms to Make Itself

After a full day of operating mill machinery in Spain's Basque country, Ascensio Zubeldia used to fall into bed drained. Each morning he mulled over the perfect bed—one that makes itself—and then he finally built it. Sensors under the mattress detect when the sleeper rises, and three seconds later, …

Mysterious mummy found in German attic by 10-year-old boy

A mummy that would seemingly be of Egyptian origin has been discovered a long way from its apparent home. A 10-year-old boy found the sarcophagus along with a mummified body in the attic of his house in Diepholz, Germany last month, reports the AFP. But while the sarcophagus is inscribed with …

Japan's Robot Astronaut Speaks His First Words From Space

Kirobo says good morning!<p>In a first for robot kind, Kirobo, the Japanese robot astronaut that arrived at the International Space Station last month, has spoken to Earth. Kirobo, a 13-inch-tall android, will be at the ISS for about 18 months.<p>"On August 21, 2013, a robot took one small step toward a …

These Spiky Shoes Literally Put A Spring In Your Step

The Adidas Springblade uses springs to give athletes better verticality<p>Cushioned sneakers can help athletes jump higher—a compressed sole returns energy vertically. Adidas has now developed a shoe that could also help runners go faster. Sixteen slanted plastic springs on the sole of the Springblade …

See how Elon Musk is building the 'Iron Man' lab with tech you can buy

The workspace of the future is in Elon Musk’s lab. Using a variety of virtual reality and gesture-sensing tools, Musk has set up a system that allows himself and his engineers to design and manipulate models of rocket parts using just their hands. He's compared it to the <i>Iron Man</i> laboratory, and in …

Crowdfund A $65 Robot That Runs Like A Maniac Cockroach

This insect-inspired robot, made of cardboard and plastic, can sprint off a table and just keep on runnin'.<p>The Dash, created by Dash Robotics, is an insect-inspired simple robot kit that runs like the fastest, most rectangular cockroach ever. There's a crowdfunding campaign and beta test, with 27 …

Drones Are Now Delivering Packages In One Chinese City

Like robot courier pigeons, with about the same carrying capacity<p>After a user on the Chinese social media site Weibo posted about seeing flying robots with the SF Express logo, the delivery company admitted that it has begun trials of package-delivery drones in the city of Dongguan in southeast …

Jennifer Lawrence Is Gonna Be All Sorts Of Naked In ‘X-Men: Days Of Future Past’

Jennifer Lawrence recently chatted with SciFi Now about the character development and storylines involving her character Mystique in the upcoming <i>X-Men: Days of Future Past</i>. In <i>X-Men: First Class</i>, J-Law’s Mystique was just a confused orphan girl who was lucky enough to be befriended by a really rich …

There’s a new Sherlock in town, and his name is Gandalf.

Years from now, future historians will describe the second decade of the 21st century as the era of Sherlock fever (sorry, Syria). That’s right, there’s a <i>new</i> take on Sherlock on the horizon, to go with the Cumberbatch and Robert Downey versions. This time with the famous detective being played by …

Sir Ian McKellen to Play a Retired Sherlock Holmes

New Trailer for Marvel's AGENTS OF S.H.I.E.L.D.

Superhero Bits: X-Men: Days of Future Past, Ant-Man, Thor: The Dark World, Iron Man 3, Batwoman – /Film

Want to see the honest trailer for <b>Iron Man 3</b>? What’s the latest comic book-centric social controversy? How does <b>Jennifer Lawrence</b> describe her …

Marvel Universe

Marvel Wants Female Superhero Film; Katee Sackhoff Has Been Contacted – /Film

After several male dominated films in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, more attention is turning to women. Besides the inclusion of Scarlet Witch in</i> …

Day Zero: How the Oculus Rift dev community is collaborating to change the world

The software development environment for the Oculus Rift is the Wild West, and Teddy Lipowitz is as clever a prospector as they come.<p>Maybe that analogy is a bit off; the violence and competitiveness that characterized the 19th century gold rush doesn't exist among Oculus Rift game developers. …

Sexiest parts of the body revealed by neuroscientists

The mind, said Raquel Welch, is an erogenous zone. And it is the brain, and how it organises our erogenous zones, that has intrigued scientists for decades. Why is a nuzzled neck sexy when few would be turned on by a nuzzled nose? And why do men seem to have fewer erogenous zones than women? A new …

How to live longer – the experts' guide to ageing

<b>JERRALD RECTOR, 26: Lift weights for better immunity</b><p><b>By the time we reach 80, most of us will be infected with a type of herpes virus which erodes the immune system and takes years off your life without you even knowing it. PhD student Jerrald Rector, at the University of Birmingham, knows he has</b> …

Gut microbes from slim people could prevent obesity, study finds

Altering the bacteria in your gut could lead to major changes in your weight. A study from Washington University in St. Louis is among the latest looking into the increasingly popular subject of how gut microbes can affect the body at large, and it found that weight gain may be preventable by …