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Taking on TV: how Netflix is becoming an original programming powerhouse

Contributors:<p>Share Tweet<p><b>Share</b> Taking on TV: how Netflix is becoming an original programming powerhouse<p>share tweet Linkedin Reddit Pocket Flipboard Email<p>Back in 2011, Netflix took its first steps into a life beyond simply distributing content — it announced two original TV series, <i>Lilyhammer</i> and <i>House</i> …

The Stinky Gaming Footboard Hits Its Kickstarter Goal, Proving PC Gamers Are More Coordinated Than Previously Thought

Innovation FTW! The Stinky Gaming Footboard reached its Kickstarter goal. The novel gaming controller is headed to production.<p>I have a Stinky under my desk right now. Much to my surprise, the controller earned a place in my life. I reviewed the unit several weeks ago and doubted it was more than a …

Can expensive audio cables improve the sound of a hi-fi?

Some audiophiles swear that cables can make or break the sound of their hi-fis, while others poo-poo the idea and use the cheapest hardware store wires. The debates have raged for years, but the only way to really know for sure is to try a set of high-end cables in your system. When I sold hi-fis …

Audiophile

Dear triple-A game developers: Enough is enough

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>Last week, Japanese developer Hideki Kamiya sparked some controversy when he tweeted about the length of his upcoming Wii U game, The Wonderful …

Life on Venus? Scientists rethink the idea of 'habitable' planets

For years, astronomers have been hunting for other planets capable of supporting life. Those efforts have relied on ground-based telescopes and spacecraft, in an attempt to identify clues about the conditions of worlds thousands of light years away. But the entire search depends on one fundamental, …

Scientists Create Hybrid, Air-Transmissible Bird Flu Strains

Following a moratorium on "dangerous" flu research, new studies reshuffle the molecular mechanisms that allow bird flu to infect humans.<p>The most recent bird flu strain claimed another victim today, bringing the number of dead to 27, all in China. So far 127 people have fallen ill, and world health …

To Combat Rising Seas, Why Not Raise Up The Town?

When the Great Storm of 1900 battered Galveston, Texas, the town simply lifted itself up—in some places as much as 17 feet. Could a similar approach save cities today? Randy Behm of the US Army Corps of Engineers and Dwayne Jones of the Galveston Historical Foundation talk about the costs and …

Why Don't We Have Artificial Gravity?

"Why Don't We Have" is a PopMech series explaining just why some of the technologies promised by science fiction have yet to become fact. Today: artificial gravity.<p><b>One thing that nearly all spaceship-based</b> sci-fi movies have in common is their portrayal of an artificial gravity system. People walk …

Space Exploration

NASA: Warming Climate Likely Means More Floods, Droughts

The Earth's wettest regions are likely to get wetter while the most arid will get drier due to warming of the atmosphere caused by increased levels of carbon dioxide, according to a new NASA analysis of more than a dozen climate models.<p>Scientists ran simulations of 14 different models, starting …

What Makes Ebola So Deadly?

Ebola viruses prevent the body from mounting an immune response against them, but a new study finds that mutating just one gene makes the virus unable to suppress the immune system.<p>A new study has found, at a molecular level, what makes the Ebola virus so deadly.<p>The virus uses a combination of …

Henry Molaison: the amnesiac we'll never forget

In 1953, a young man named Henry Gustav Molaison, of Hartford, Connecticut, lost his memory and helped to invent neuroscience. Henry Molaison's …

CIA Official Breaks Silence on UFOs (+Video)

WASHINGTON—In a gripping testimonial, an ailing former member of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) has talked via video for the first time …

Babylon's hanging garden: ancient scripts give clue to missing wonder

The whereabouts of one of the seven wonders of the ancient world – the fabled Hanging Garden of Babylon – has been one of the great mysteries from …

Working gun made with 3D printer

http://vod-pro-ww-live.akamaized.net/mps_h264_hi/public/news/world/975000/975970_h264_1500k.mp4?__gda__=1524679897_32f6f62ad16a65ebaa05e0d7acc52d60<p><b>The world's first gun made with 3D printer technology has been successfully fired in the US.</b><p>The controversial group which created the firearm, Defense …