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Last December, the Large Hadron Collider detected a massive spike of energy. The same blip has been observed several times since, making it far less likely that this is a fluke. It is possible we’re dealing with a particle the likes of which we have never seen. It is several times more powerful than the Higgs Boson. And it has the potential to shatter everything we know about the universe into tiny little pieces.
WWE set the stage to usher in a new era of wrestling with Payback. Instead, we got some sensational wrestling paired with underwhelming storylines, to make for an unfortunately mediocre show.
Smart mirrors are not a new thing, but they always seem like a glimpse into the future. Engineer Ryan Nelwan has unveiled his own project, and we kind of love it!
Science fiction and reality are basically the same thing these days. Space travel? Decades ago. Holograms? Coming on nicely. Electronic implants injected directly into your eyeballs? Google’s just filed a patent for it.
A team at Max Planck Institute for the Science of Light have managed to make two beams of light "touch" each other. Not only is this a breakthrough for physics, but it's a dream come true for many Star Wars fans out there...
For years, the collectible card game Magic: The Gathering has allowed players become powerful wizards. These mighty Planeswalkers have duelled one another throughout the decades for fame and glory. But now, they have turned against their own creator. Wizards of the Coast, the game’s publisher, is under attack from pro players and tournament judges alike. And like all wars, it all comes down to money.
On Sunday 24th April 2016, two HBO TV show seasons premiered. One is Game of Thrones and of course you've all heard about that. But there was another that very few people have actually heard of - Silicon Valley. Little do you know, dear reader, that you should actually be more excited for the latter, and here's why.
For as long as we’ve searched the stars for alien life, we’ve received strange radio signals of unknown origin. Researchers from the University of St Andrews have found the cause. The bad news: it’s probably not aliens. The good news: it’s still awesome. The cause of extraterrestrial radio signals may in fact be lightning storms on other planets - millions of times more powerful than those on Earth.
A new billboard has been created in Brazil to attract and kill mosquitoes by mimicking human sweat. Logically called the "Mosquito Killer," this has been launched by two advertising agencies to raise awareness about the Zika virus and help combat the spread.
Before plummeting beneath the clouds forever, the European Space Agency (ESA)’s Venus Express unearthed a few more secrets about our sister planet. Its final months in low orbit revealed the planet to be much colder and far less dense than expected.
Family relationships are enhanced by gaming, and there is no better story told to show this than short film 'Player Two.'
The smell of a rogue fart in an elevator is unbearable! Luckily this app and robot combination can help you find the culprit. Taking the popular science prize in China, this technology detects air dynamics to figure out who cut the cheese.
Playlists are created to match every tempo of our lives, but what if the pace of music could be directly controlled by our pulse? Jonathan "j.viewz" Dagan has been working on this with an interactive music video for his song Almost Forgot, which scans your heartbeat and matches the song's tempo to suit.
The UK government has backed the first ever eGames in Rio, which they hope will "shape the future of competitive gaming." Players, or eAthletes as they're called, will fly their respective country's flag and fight for supremacy. This is a huge move forward foreSports.
Humans do not find robots sexually attractive... That's what we thought until a recent study proved otherwise. Scientists from Stanford University found that people get physiologically aroused when touching the naughty bits of AI-controlled automatons.
A 3D version of The Legend of Zelda has been created as a 30th anniversary tribute to the original. Built by fans of the original, you can play it right now in your browser
Cause and effect in Marvel films is actually fascinating to look back on. We've reached the point at which most fans look at the Marvel Cinematic Universe like one single, sprawling, ongoing project. But going back and looking at individual movies, we see some pretty significant consequences of specific moments or outcomes in past movies.
When many people look back at the games of yesteryear that defined my childhood, SSX is at the top of that list. If you agree, we've made a petition for you to sign. If you're still skeptical, we've got a few reasons why.
Remember the awesome GIFs that reimagined history's greatest scientists as Street Fightercharacters? Interessante have kept their promise and turned it into a playable browser game, which goes by the name of Science Kombat.
Microsoft is developing "Holoportation". This new technology captures 3D models of people, compresses them and transmits them to other parts of the world in real time. This allows users to walk and talk in a room thousands of miles away without physically being there.
NASA have confirmed plans to establish an outpost on Mars. Before you get your hopes up too high, this will just be temporary accommodation for astronauts. According to agency officials, a permanent colony is “a long way down the road."
A man in North Carolina has been arrested for failing to return a VHS copy of the Tom Green movie Freddy Got Fingered, which he rented in 2002.
NASA has released an amazingly detailed gravity map of Mars, which shows forces around the red planet and huge amounts of physical properties. This was created using range tracking and Doppler data, collected from three different spacecraft orbiting Mars for over a decade: the Mars Global Surveyor (MGS), Mars Odyssey (ODY), and the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO).
Chances are you may not have heard of Port Of Est. But after receiving their new single 'Clash,' you need to listen to their brand of atmospheric electronic pop.
So Microsoft has revealed an artificial intelligent chat bot named 'Tay,' which is designed to be down with the kids. You can tell she's targeted toward 18-24-year-old people with a bio like the following: "A.I fam from the internet that's got zero chill."
Bento Lab is a portable DNA laboratory designed for anyone and everyone. It aims to bring molecular biology to the masses without the need for a full lab, or huge cash investment. Founded by Bethan Wolfenden and Philipp Boeing, Bento Lab is currently seeking funding on Kickstarter.
One of the key buzzwords flying around this year's Wearable Technology Show was "safety," which is why Visijax are seeing so much success! The premise is simple, but this CES innovation award-winning range of activewear brings a lot to the table for any cyclist.
NASA's Dawn satellite has sent back the most detailed images yet of the large, bright spots on the dwarf planet Ceres. Orbiting at just 385 km above the surface, pictures reveal a mini-world of complex land formations inside the region known as Occator Crater.
Researchers from Stanford University and the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg have worked with the Max Planck Institute for Informatics to create face-warping technology. Using a clever bit of kit, the team can manipulate the faces of people on YouTube in real-time.