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17 Ways to Spend a Summer Crafternoon

Begin with the very shoes on your feet! Add some DIY charm to the most necessary summer shoes.

Shoes

The Real Science Behind the Crazy Night Vision Eyedrops

When I called up the Columbia scientist whose mouse experiments inspired two biohackers to squirt chemicals in their eyes to induce “night vision,” I …

A $50m Drug And Gun Dark Web Market Just Disappeared And Millions In Bitcoin With It

It had become a bigger, badder version of the Silk Road drug bazaar in its short life, but Evolution, founded on 14 January last year, has apparently been closed and one staffer is claiming the admins have scammed its huge user base. The site, based on the anonymising Tor network, was home to …

N O D E

Star Wars: Episode VIII hits theaters May 2017

The eighth chapter in the Star Wars saga will hit movie theaters on May 26, 2017, Disney chairman and CEO Bob Iger announced today at a shareholder meeting. <i>Star Wars: Episode VIII</i> will be written and directed by Rian Johnson, the director of <i>Looper</i> and <i>Brick</i>.<p><i>Star Wars: Episode VIII</i> will hit theaters …

Netflix engineers got House of Cards to play on the original NES

Frank Underwood would love what these engineers are doing with video game systems<p>Netflix now runs on an unmodified NES. For Netflix's Hack Day, employees Guy Cirino, Alex Wolfe, and Carenina Motion created a version of the Netflix app that runs on the original Nintendo Entertainment System and …

Entertainment

A Battery-Powered Saw Rips Through A Car Door [Tested]

We try out the first cut-off saw that runs on batteries<p>Ask any stonecutter or fireman about the most important tool in their arsenal, and they’ll likely tell you it’s the cut-off saw. Designed to slice through steel and stone, cut-offs are the workhorse of many job sites—and they have an engine to …

TSA

Shinra Technologies gets a new developer to use its cloud-gaming inventions

<i>Click here for all of GameBeat’s 2015 Game Developers Conference coverage</i>.<p>Shinra grows stronger.<p>Hardsuit Labs has joined Shinra Technologie’s Prototype Accelerator Program, which is designed to foster innovation and freedom via Shinra’s cloud-gaming inventions. Hardsuit is a new company created by …

Inventions

To fight peanut allergy, it's better to eat peanuts than avoid them

It seemed like a good idea at the time: With the incidence of peanut allergy climbing among children, the American Academy of Pediatrics advised parents in 2000 to keep peanuts far away from infants and toddlers who might have a life-threatening reaction to them.<p>But a new study suggests that advice …

Biomedicine

Tesla's home battery research could lead to personal superchargers - ExtremeTech

Tesla’s home battery research could lead to personal superchargers<p>By on February 12, 2015 at 1:53 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the …

Tesla

New vanadium-flow battery delivers 250kW of liquid energy storage - ExtremeTech

By on February 18, 2015 at 1:14 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Imergy Power Systems announced a …

Male Mandarin Ducks Are Flashy Suitors But Poor Fathers

Weird & Wild<p>Females are left to rear ducklings while males get together for a molting party.<p>The mandarin drake "possesses an amazing and bizarre plumage which makes him one of the most beautiful and striking ducks—indeed one of the most beautiful birds—in the world." So says Christopher Lever, an …

Scientists use 20 billion fps camera to film a laser in flight - ExtremeTech

By on January 28, 2015 at 8:58 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>We’ve all been spoiled by the …

Physics

Wireless power system charges devices up to 20 feet away - ExtremeTech

By on January 6, 2015 at 5:16 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>A plethora of firms are racing to …

7 Glorious Times Scientists Got Animals Drunk

Our favorite medical moments when animals got sauced in the name of science, including some song-slurring birds and some very inebriated bees

Avegant's personal theater headset looks like a pair of premium headphones

At long last, Avegant unveiled the final design for its Glyph personal theater headset at CES 2015, and it looks even more like a pair of headphones than earlier prototypes suggested. Crafted out of high-grade plastic, it has a soft-touch exterior, shiny aluminum accents on the earpads and …

The Pirate Bay Could Return On February 1

The Pirate Bay, the world's largest file-sharing site, has been offline since police in Stockholm raided a web hosting company on Dec. 9.<p>Previously, that timer was counting up from the date that police shut down the site.<p>Another clue hidden on The Pirate Bay website hints at its possible return. …

Web Hosting

Leaked NSA Documents Reveal How To Hide From The NSA

If you want a truly anonymous life, then maybe it's time you learned about Tor, CSpace and ZRTP.<p>These three technologies could help people hide their activities from the National Security Agency, according to NSA documents newly obtained from the archive of former contractor Edward Snowden by the …

Inside The New Stealth Arsenal

A top secret class of autonomous drones is changing the way war is waged<p>On May 2, 2011, an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)—locked in a steady, predawn orbit above a residential compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan—transmitted live video of an unfolding military raid to a laptop in the White House …

Osama Bin Laden

US Navy's first laser weapon cleared for combat, blows up a boat, a small plane (video) - ExtremeTech

US Navy’s first laser weapon cleared for combat, blows up a boat, a small plane (video)<p>By on December 11, 2014 at 7:17 am<p>This site may earn affiliate …

Watch the Sexist PlayStation Ad Sony Quickly Pulled From YouTube

Sony quickly and quietly pulled a PlayStation ad from its European YouTube account this weekend that bears a greater resemblance to soft-core porn …

PlayStation

26 Pictures That Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Entire Existence

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GOG.com is giving away Mount & Blade for free as part of its big PC game sale

GOG.com is currently holding a big fall sale on more than 700 PC games, but the best deal may be the free copy of TaleWorlds Entertainment and Paradox Interactive's <i>Mount & Blade</i>, which the company is giving away until Friday.<p>To download a free copy of <i>Mount & Blade</i>, you'll just need to head to …

DARPA creates first 1THz computer chip, earns Guinness World Record - ExtremeTech

By on October 31, 2014 at 10:50 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>DARPA, the US military’s R&D …

DARPA

Everspin teams up with GlobalFoundries to build commercial MRAM - ExtremeTech

By on October 29, 2014 at 4:32 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>As research into high-end …

The future has arrived: the sci-fi inventions that have become reality

They are the inventions and happenings that were once only dreamt up in the pages of fantasy novels and the far-flung corners of the imagination.<p>But, in a week where the first man with a severed spine has walked again and scientists have created their own versions of a tractor beam, it seems that …

We rode a $10,000 hoverboard, and you can too

It's impossible to talk about hoverboards without invoking a particular movie title, so we're not even going to try: Remember that awesome scene from <i>Back to the Future Part II</i>? It's one step closer to reality: A California startup just built a real, working hoverboard. Arx Pax is attempting to …

Man In Japan Arrested For 3-D Printing Revolvers

Two years for six shooters.<p>When the first working gun was 3-D printed in the United States, the government responded not through the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, but instead through the State Department. Guns, it turns out, aren’t terribly hard to get in the United States, so a 3-D …