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Scientists Dash Jurassic Park Hopes with DNA Half-Life Study Scientists Dash Jurassic Park Hopes with DNA Half-Life Study

Dinosaurs bit the dust around 65 million years ago, but pop-science has held that maybe, just maybe, some sort of DNA recovery could lead to a Jurassic Park-like scenario where dinos could once again roam the Earth. Whether or not …

Meet Popinator, the Popcorn Launching Machine You Didn’t Know You Needed (But Totally Do) Meet Popinator, the Popcorn Launching Machine You Didn’t Know You Needed (But Totally Do)
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Although throwing popcorn in the air and catching it in my mouth has always been an integral part of my popcorn-eating experience, I never thought that I needed a device that launches it at me with the sound of my …

This Artist’s iPhone Oil Paintings Utilize Face Grease This Artist’s iPhone Oil Paintings Utilize Face Grease
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For smartphones users, keeping the touchscreen clean and free of fingerprints, debris, grease, and smears of inexplicable origin is one of the hardest battles. As a glasses-wearer with an iPhone, I always feel like I’m looking at everything on my …

Watch the Curiosity Rover’s Descent at 30 FPS Watch the Curiosity Rover’s Descent at 30 FPS
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NASA’s original video of the Curiosity rover’s descent was amazing, fascinating, incredible, awe-inspiring, and worthy of every other superlative you can think of. But the video was on rendered at 4 FPS. Last month, one YouTube user uploaded an amazing …

This Is Probably the Most Amazing K’NEX Machine You’ve Ever Seen This Is Probably the Most Amazing K’NEX Machine You’ve Ever Seen

So, what have you done with the last eight months of your life? Whatever it is, it’s unlikely that it’s more impressive than what this guy’s done, in terms of sheer dedication. Anyone who’s ever built any working machine or …

Have You Seen IMDb’s 404 Error Pages? Have You Seen IMDb’s 404 Error Pages?

Blast! You’ve requested a URL that doesn’t exist! On many sites, the only thing you’re likely to get from that is a giant 404 message and a frustration headache. But you’ve gotta love it when a website takes the time …

These Animated Optical Illusions Are Your “Oh, No Way” Moment of the Day These Animated Optical Illusions Are Your “Oh, No Way” Moment of the Day

God, I love optical illusions – the mind-screwier the better. Anything that can trick me into seeing something out of the ordinary is a-OK in my book. If you feel the same way, these animated illusions are right up your …

Ms. Pac-Man Goes 3D with This Immersive Gaming Experience Ms. Pac-Man Goes 3D with This Immersive Gaming Experience

Growing up in the last couple of decades, it’s a safe assumption that you’ve played Ms. Pac-Man at some point in your life. But I bet you’ve never played it like this. In a feat of immersive gaming, some true …

Four-Armed Robot Channels Tommy Ramone, Rocks Out on Blitzkrieg Bop Four-Armed Robot Channels Tommy Ramone, Rocks Out on Blitzkrieg Bop
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It’s refreshing to see a robot in action and have no immediate fears of a hostile, violent takeover. While scientists and engineers are out there slowly contributing to the inevitable demise of the human race with their thinking, learning, morphing, …

Mars Rover Beams a Human Voice Back to Earth Mars Rover Beams a Human Voice Back to Earth
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The current Curiosity rover mission to Mars just keeps getting cooler by the day, as NASA continues to release new images from the rover’s main cameras. Looking at the surface of Mars is awe-inspiring in its own right, but now …

The Curiosity Rover Descent Video Gets a 25 FPS Makeover The Curiosity Rover Descent Video Gets a 25 FPS Makeover

Last week, NASA finally released the full-res video of the Curiosity rover descent – and it was incredible. Watching the nearly one-ton machine parachute down to the Martian surface is awe-inspiring at 4 frames per second, albeit a bit choppy. …

Mashup Pays Tribute to Bill Ghostbustin’-ass Murray Mashup Pays Tribute to Bill Ghostbustin’-ass Murray
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This isn’t the first Bill Murray mashup to hit the internet, and it won’t be the last. Why is it important, then? Because Bill Murray needs as many tributes as the internet will allow, that’s why. This tribute to the …

Watch 5th-Graders Describe the Internet with Mind-Blowing Precision…in 1995 Watch 5th-Graders Describe the Internet with Mind-Blowing Precision…in 1995

The internet is our telephone, our TV, shopping center, and workplace – this is all true. And a 1995 Public Service Announcement featuring a class of 5th-graders accurately predicted these things about the internet – back in 1995. The PSA …

This Amazing Time-Lapse Takes Us Through 30 Days and 30 Nights in New Zealand This Amazing Time-Lapse Takes Us Through 30 Days and 30 Nights in New Zealand

Many of my travel-savvy friends have told me that New Zealand is one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Having never been myself, I can only take their word on it. But the fact that the Lord of the …

Curiosity Beams Back First Color Panorama of Mars Curiosity Beams Back First Color Panorama of Mars
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Well, this is cool. Earlier in the week, NASA promised us bigger, color photos from the surface of Mars. And what do you know, mark them good on their word. That’s because the Curiosity rover has just sent the first …

Look! Another Angry Birds USB Slingshot Controller Look! Another Angry Birds USB Slingshot Controller

Back in May, Rovio announced that downloads for the Angry Birds series had topped 1 billion. Simply put, that’s a hell of a lot of Angry Birds, Rio, Seasons, and the new Angry Birds Space being played. So it’s clear …

These Glasses Let You See the World Through the Blinks of Others These Glasses Let You See the World Through the Blinks of Others

Imagine that you’re sitting in a room with a few other people, and suddenly the lights flicker for just a brief second. Everyone looks around and then eventually turns to one another. What’s the first thing that everyone says? “Whoa, …

Watch 138 People Break The World Skydiving Record Watch 138 People Break The World Skydiving Record

Michael Phelps, Usain Bolt, and Gabby Douglas aren’t the only people setting records through amazing physical achievements. In an effort that took over three days, nearly a gross of skydivers took to the skies over Ottawa, Illinois to break the …

Curiosity Rover Descends To The Martian Surface [VIDEO] Curiosity Rover Descends To The Martian Surface [VIDEO]

Like many people who dreamed of being an astronaut when they were kids, I’m pretty awestruck when it comes to anything NASA (and space in general). Because of that, I’ve been anxiously awaiting any updates from NASA concerning the Curiosity …

New Mars Photos Coming Later This Week; Bigger, and in Color New Mars Photos Coming Later This Week; Bigger, and in Color
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UPDATE: NASA has released the first video of the descent. Since the Curiosity rover landed safely on the surface of Mars earlier today, we’ve only been treated to a few black and white photos from the rover’s rear Hazcam. Of …

Curiosity Rover Photographed Parachuting To Mars Curiosity Rover Photographed Parachuting To Mars
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Earlier this morning, NASA’s Mars rover Curiosity made a safe and intact landing onto the surface of Mars, inside the Gale crater next to a three-mile high mountain. The nearly one-ton rover completed a nine-month journey by acing the landing, …