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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

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

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]

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
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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
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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

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
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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
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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

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
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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

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
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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”

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
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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, …