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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, …

Someone Thought a Robot that Swims Like a Human Was a Good Idea Someone Thought a Robot that Swims Like a Human Was a Good Idea

I no longer feel the need to preface anything about robots with the phrase “it’s my belief that,” because it’s now a mathematical certainty that humans are slowly but surely engineering our violent and imminent overthrow by continuing to make …

This LEGO Wheelchair Can Transport A 200-Lb Guy This LEGO Wheelchair Can Transport A 200-Lb Guy

I’m sure you’re well-versed in the amazing things that can be built using everyone’s favorite childhood (and adulthood, for that matter) toy, LEGO. So, it’s probably not surprising to hear that someone has managed to make another awesome machine using …

Short Film “Sight” Shows Us The Dark Side Of Project Glass-Like Technology Short Film “Sight” Shows Us The Dark Side Of Project Glass-Like Technology
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Much of the talk around the tech world recently has been focused on Project Glass – aka Google Glasses – the wearable heads of display that many think could revolutionize the way we interact with apps, photos, video, and really …

This Robot Trashcan Will Catch Your Inaccurately-Tossed Empty Beer Can This Robot Trashcan Will Catch Your Inaccurately-Tossed Empty Beer Can

Is it necessary? No. Wildly inventive? Yes. Do you wish that you had one? Absolutely. That Q&A session is indicative of many products we see that are created in the minds of the Japanese. And now, those crazy innovators have …

Neil deGrasse Tyson Live-Tweets The MLB All-Star Game With Predictably Awesome Results Neil deGrasse Tyson Live-Tweets The MLB All-Star Game With Predictably Awesome Results
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Neil deGrasse Tyson is about the only truly famous astrophysicist we have these days, but boy has he taken off like a rocket (pun most definitely intended). Through countless televisions appearances and a strong online presence, the Hayden Planetarium director …

Aaand…Here’s How You Go Out With A Japanese Virtual Pop Star Aaand…Here’s How You Go Out With A Japanese Virtual Pop Star
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Hatsune Miku is an incredibly popular “singing synthesizer application with a female persona,” or, virtual pop star for short. The Japanese creation is voiced by a popular voice actress and actually performs concerts, live, as a projection. So, I guess …

Confirmed: Chatting With Yourself At Age 12 Would Be Fairly Annoying Confirmed: Chatting With Yourself At Age 12 Would Be Fairly Annoying
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In what must be the coolest version of a time capsule to hit the interwebs in quite some time, one actor and filmmaker has completed an interview with himself that he begun back in 1992, when he was 12 years …

This Guy and His Beard Explain the Higgs Boson to You Like You’re a Dumb Child This Guy and His Beard Explain the Higgs Boson to You Like You’re a Dumb Child
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Over the past couple of days, you may have read that scientists have found the Higgs boson. You may have even heard some people refer to it as the “God Particle.” You also may have just glossed over that headline …

If You Ever Wanted To See An MRI Of Childbirth, Here’s Your Chance If You Ever Wanted To See An MRI Of Childbirth, Here’s Your Chance

Back in December, 2010, German scientists captured the first-ever MRI of live childbirth. It went down exactly how you think – a woman delivered a baby whilst encapsulated by an MRI machine. She was 24-years-old and was admitted to the …

Let’s Pizza Vending Machines Coming To US Shores Let’s Pizza Vending Machines Coming To US Shores
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When you take a quick glance at some of the factoids on Pizza.com, it’s pretty clear Americans love to eat pizza. Lots of it. The question is, will we love it if comes out of a vending machine, even if …

The Dangers Of An IRL Portal Gun On Display In POrtal: Terminal Velocity The Dangers Of An IRL Portal Gun On Display In POrtal: Terminal Velocity

It’s clear that having a Portal gun would be pretty useful in a variety of scenarios. Need to catapult yourself over a high wall? Simple, just climb up high, blast one portal on a wall behind you and one on …

Survive The Zombie Apocalypse IRL In New Real Life First Person Shooter Survive The Zombie Apocalypse IRL In New Real Life First Person Shooter
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“If you’re a little crybaby bitch, it could be too much for you. I.R.L Shooter presents patient zero…you will shit yourself.” In what is without a doubt the most badass laser tag experience in the history of ever, Australian company …

Mister Rogers Remix Explores The “Garden Of Your Mind” Mister Rogers Remix Explores The “Garden Of Your Mind”

There are very few television personalities that have achieved icon status in the way that Fred Rogers has. For 895 episodes spanning a few decades, Mister Rogers taught kids to love and respect themselves and their neighbors in his trademarked …

The Game Of Thrones Theme Gets A Floppy Drive Remake The Game Of Thrones Theme Gets A Floppy Drive Remake
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With only two episodes left in the killer second season of HBO’s Game of Thrones, excitement for the best show on television is hitting a fever pitch. And while we all wait patiently for the coming of winter in Westeros, …

Oldest Human Blood Found In Arrow Wound Of “Iceman” Oldest Human Blood Found In Arrow Wound Of “Iceman”
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Meet Otzi – the 45-year-old prehistoric man who was killed by an arrow some five millennia ago. Ever since mountain climbers found him sticking out of a glacier in the Austrian Alps back in 1991, scientists have been studying him, …

Microsoft Patents a Human-Computer Interface Microsoft Patents a Human-Computer Interface

This week Microsoft patented a device designed to capture a person’s movements – and it’s wearable. Microsoft already has the Kinect, which can pick up and mimic broad movements, but this newly patented technology would be able to pick up …

The Discovery Channel Tests Jet Disasters With 727 The Discovery Channel Tests Jet Disasters With 727

What happens when an airliner makes a crash-landing on solid ground, like, in a desert, for instance? Is it a survivable outcome? These are the kinds of questions the creative team from The Discovery Channel asked when they crashed a …

Meet KegDroid, Your Android-Powered Beer Dispenser Meet KegDroid, Your Android-Powered Beer Dispenser
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Paul Carff was bored with drinking beer (lolwut?), so he decided to take on a project to make the whole experience more enjoyable. What he came up with is KegDroid, which is pretty much what it sounds like: an Android-powered …

Awesome Urban Hack Turns Spinning Ad Into Carousel Awesome Urban Hack Turns Spinning Ad Into Carousel
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Walking the tightrope between art and activism, Florian Riviere fashions himself an “urban hacktivist.” Inspired by the hacker culture, Riviere has filled his portfolio with projects across various urban landscapes, including a “don’t pay, play” campaign that saw him make …