Thursday, June 9, 2016

Experiment 'turns waste CO2 to stone'

Scientists think they have found a smart way to constrain carbon dioxide emissions - just turn them to stone.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Economic losses from disasters counted

Natural disasters around the globe have resulted in economic losses of roughly $7 trillion since 1900, according to a new calculation from scientists.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

New detail in Ceres' bright spots

The US space agency's Dawn satellite continues to return remarkable images from the dwarf planet Ceres, in particular from its collection of bright spots in Occator Crater.

Saturday, March 12, 2016

The Division's apocalyptic New York City is insanely realistic


The Division, Ubisoft's newest game, takes place in a near-future New York City that is in the middle of coping with a viral outbreak. You play as an covert government agent who has been activated to help beat back the vigilante factions that have taken control of Manhattan amidst the chaos of the contagion killing countless people.

After spending a couple of hours running around Ubisoft's version of Manhattan, it's clear the developers painstakingly recreated a rather large swath of the city. Though the city wasn't designed at a one-for-one scale, the scope and detail put into the game would make any New Yorker feel eerily at home Read more...

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Saturday, January 30, 2016

This gun can stop small rogue drones without destroying them


We've seen a couple of brute force anti-drone devices designed to snatch the tiny machines out of the sky, but Battelle's DroneDefender is one of the first to do it with an invisible beam delivered in an ultraportable, gun-like form

The device uses radio control frequency disruption to halt and bring down drones in a way that keeps the drone intact while preventing it from setting off any kind of self-destruct sequence

That last point is important because small drones are increasingly being used for aerial surveillance. In the case of industrial espionage, the ability to snag a drone intact in order to investigate its source could be vital Read more...

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This punderful game will replace Cards Against Humanity at your next party


Prepare to enter the Punderdome. 

A new card game set for release in July is bound to become your new go-to party game. 

Appropriately called Punderdome, the game is designed to entertain groups of friends by making them groan at bad jokes as they all pun the night away.

"One part game, one part conversation starter, you don't need to be a pun master to master Punderdome: the goal is to make bad jokes and have fun in the process," according to the Amazon description of the game.

To play, one player draws two prompt cards and reads them to the group. The rest of the players then have 90 seconds to figure out one "groan-worthy pun that combines the two prompts," the description reads. Read more...

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Sunday, November 8, 2015

Star Wars animal helmets show off alternate universe stormtroopers


In an alternate galaxy, far, far away, the character actors in Star Wars aren't made up of a human cast but a horde of animals, wielding lightsabers and donning stormtrooper gear made for their various shapes and sizes

That appears to be the vision of New York-based designer Blank William who came up with an amazing series of Star Wars-themed helmets shaped like animal heads

Titled "The New Order," the series of helmets perfectly replicate the look and feel of the iconic black and white helmets from the Star Wars franchise, just with a whimsical, yet no less badass twist Read more...

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