Category: Sci/Tech

Martian Spheres Puzzle Experts

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The discovery of a collection of strange spherical objects on Mars has caused a stir over at NASA. Despite all the fuss made over the Curiosity rover in recent months, the discovery has actually come from earlier rover Opportunity.   The strange spheres […]

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Mac OS X Battery Life Boost

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I’ve recently bought a new MacBook Air, and despite promises of colossal battery life – it really doesn’t last that long when I’m sitting browsing Safari on Wi-Fi. To quote Aldous Snow: I thought, that ain’t right.  And I made […]

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HD Curiosity Descent (30 FPS)

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Someone with apparently too much time on their hands has spent four weeks putting together an HD video of NASA’s Curiosity rover’s descent.  He’s retouched the original footage, upping the quality considerably, and adding in some fake sound effects for […]

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The Asteroid That Saved Christianity

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The year is 312AD. Constantine, Emperor of the Western Roman Empire, has launched a pre-emptive attack on rival emperor Maxentius, with the two meeting in battle at Milvian Bridge. Constantine, by this stage, was likely a Christian.  Christianity in the […]

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TARDIS Trash Can

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Got $90 to spare?  Who does these days?  But if you do, here’s the perfect item to spend it on! ThinkGeek have come up with a TARDIS Trash Can, complete with lighting and sound effects! It’s foot-pedal operated, but despite […]

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Robot Learns To Be Self-Aware

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“Only humans can be self-aware.” Another myth bites the dust. Yale roboticists have programmed Nico, a robot, to be able to recognize itself in a mirror. Why is this important? Because robots will need to learn about themeselves and how […]

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