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Atari taps Jeff Minter to resurrect classic coin-op ‘Tempest’

As seen in this 1981 commercial, Tempest was one of Atari's flagship coin-operated arcade games. But unlike Space Command or Centipede, Tempest sent players down geometrically fractal tunnels in an advanced -- and vibrantly psychedelic -- semi-3D adventure. Atari thinks it's high time this title …

Joe Scarborough criticized young people for choosing video games over war. It didn’t go over well.

Thanks to <i>Morning Joe</i> host Joe Scarborough, we finally found something millennials aren’t killing off — their own generation in foreign wars, …

How Ubisoft Became From One Of The Best Game Companies To Absolute Worst

Ubisoft is earning a lot of money but is it earning a lot of fans? No, In recent years Ubisoft reputation has gone way down in front of gamers eyes. …

View of Earth from Saturn -- In this rare image taken on July 19, 2013, the wide-angle camera on NASA's Cassini spacecraft has captured Saturn's rings and our planet Earth and its moon in the same frame. Earth, which is 898 million miles (1.44 billion kilometers) away in this image, appears as a blue dot at center right; the moon can be seen as a fainter protrusion off its right side. An arrow indicates their location. The other bright dots nearby are stars. This is only the third time ever that Earth has been imaged from the outer solar system. The acquisition of this image, along with the accompanying composite narrow- and wide-angle image of Earth and the moon and the full mosaic from which both are taken, marked the first time that inhabitants of Earth knew in advance that their planet was being imaged. #nasa #jpl #earth #space #saturn For more information about the Cassini-Huygens mission visit: www.nasa.gov/cassini Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute

A New Record: The Largest Baby Star, Ever?

Stellar birth cloud 500 times the mass of the sun, study says.<p><b>Astronomers announced this week that they may have discovered the largest baby star ever detected, nestled within a stellar nursery 10,000 light-years away.</b><p>The embryonic stellar monster, known as a protostar, sits at the center of a …

Astrophotographer Mike Dillinger sent in this beautiful photo of the planetary conjunction of Mercury, Venus and Jupiter, taken from Haleakala Summit on Maui, HI, May 26, 2013. See more photos of the 3 planet conjunction and May full moon: http://bit.ly/15lkQfk

Essential Guide: Ruins of Super Science

<i>The abandoned Teufelsberg in Berlin (via</i> <i>dasalte.ccc.de)</i><p>If science and research run into a problem too large or too difficult to solve in the lab, the …

36 Hazards You Can Expect To Encounter While Driving In Russia

Whoever is in charge of handing out driver's licenses in Russia is long overdue for a performance review.

Powerful winds on giant planets confined to a thin atmospheric layer

High winds on Uranus and Neptune confined to high, thin layer of atmosphere.<p>The icy giant worlds Uranus and Neptune are the least studied planets in …

New Image of Betelgeuse Shows An Arc of Gas Nearly As Big As Our Solar System

The famous star, marking the shoulder of Orion, is a red supergiant, a massive and massively swollen star. It’s <i>ridiculously</i> huge; if you replaced the …

Dust Complicates Determinations of the Distance to Galactic Center

Obtaining an accurate distance between the Sun and the center of our Galaxy remains one of the principal challenges facing astronomers. The ongoing …

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Endless oceans cover newly discovered, possibly habitable, planets

<img src="http://cdni.wired.co.uk/138x138/s_v/senlogo.jpg" alt="Sen" style="float: right;"/><p>Nasa scientists have discovered an alien solar system …

NASA's Kepler mission finds the most Earth-like planets yet

Scientists have found what they believe are the two most Earth-like exoplanets yet, shedding new light on the possibility of life outside our solar system. In a press conference, NASA announced a series of discoveries from its Kepler probe program, revealing the existence of three planets that …

NASA is giving Earth the royal treatment this April with a month of special videos and events designed to showcase the beauty and wonder of the solar system's blue marble. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/3xd1 Earth Day is celebrated annually on April 22.

"Earth-like Planets May Have Formed Early in Milky Way's History" --With Implications for Advanced Life

Earlier studies have shown that Jupiter-sized gas giants tend to form around stars containing more heavy elements than the Sun. However, research by …

The tip of the "wing" of the Small Magellanic Cloud dwarf galaxy is seen in this dazzling image from NASA's Great Observatories. http://oak.ctx.ly/r/3wzz Can you name the four powerful, space-based telescopes that made up the Great Observatories program? (Hint: Only one is no longer operating)

Ice Cloud Heralds Fall at Titan's South Pole

An ice cloud taking shape over Titan's south pole is the latest sign that the change of seasons is setting off a cascade of radical changes in the …

Astronomy

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013

PhysicsWhy Do You Feel Lighter at the Top of a Ferris Wheel?<p>Author: Rhett AllainRhett Allain<p>EcologyHow Plastic Straws Slip Through the Cracks of …

Edge-on Galaxy Hides Its Cannibalistic Past Wrapped up in a Ribbon

Spiral galaxies have an interesting property: They’re flat. When you see them face-on, you can take in their full spirally goodness. But if they …

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Hawking: Mankind has 1,000 years to escape Earth

Renowned British physicist Stephen Hawking warns human beings won’t survive “without escaping” from the “fragile” planet. His gloomy forecast is …

2013 April 11 - Darkened City

<b>Darkened City</b> <b><br>Image Credit & Copyright:</b> Photo Thierry Cohen / Courtesy Danziger Gallery, New York<p><b>Explanation:</b> In a haunting vista you can never see, …

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Unreal Engine 4 "Elemental" Demo

New space probe data gives us a 'high fidelity' simulation of how the Big Bang sounded

Though the Big Bang took place long before anyone was around to observe it, we've known for years what it might have sounded like. As the universe expanded, scientists believe it produced waves of sound that echoed through the dense plasma and hydrogen that then filled it. These waves are obviously …

'Game of Thrones' Season 4 confirmed for next year

<i>Game of Thrones</i> will be coming back for a fourth season, <i>Entertainment Weekly</i> confirms. HBO has renewed another 10 episodes to premiere in 2014 — given the series' success so far, that's completely unsurprising, though executive producer David Benioff did note last month that it hadn't been renewed …

Undersea cables are actually more vulnerable than you might think

The idea that saboteurs in wetsuits would dive to the bottom of the Mediterranean Sea and cut a fibre optic cable, though not impossible, is highly …