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Anki Drive, the artificial intelligence-assistanted toy car game that debuted last fall, is back with new cars, new tracks, and new ways to play.

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  You’re sailing from the Spice Islands across the open ocean to the South American port of Guayaquil, your financial motives rooted somewhere along a broad spectrum of morality and lawfulness. Several months have passed, and food stores and morale are low. Fortunately, you know a spot that will save the day, a cluster of […]

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Missing a bus is so much more frustrating if you’re late by a fraction of second, than by half an hour, even though the outcome is the same in both cases. It’s most frustrating of all if you first run all the way to the bus, and then only just miss it by a whisker. […]

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I’m not the only one that has fun combining physics and comic books (or comic book movies). Check out this awesome post contemplating the physics of Captain America’s Shield by Matt Shipman (@ShipLives). You should read the article, but let me highlight a few points to consider. Collisions and Momentum. Things hit the shield. Really, […]

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Now that FX has turned a Coen Brothers cult hit into a TV series with Fargo, here are a few other flicks that deserve their time on the small screen.

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Katsu pilots the craft remotely, but every movement is translated through the machine's need to keep itself aloft.

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Though Muji served as a muse for this initial series, its ambition is much broader.

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BlackBerry has had its fair share of missteps over the years, but investing in the health tech startup NantHealth isn't one of them.

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In the Safari version of iOS 7, when you want to go back a page, just swipe from the left edge of the screen instead of hitting that back button.

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There are a lot of online resources for information about space history, but none can rival the combination of thorough and adorable you’ll find at Historic Spacecraft. The site is full of information about recent and past launches, old space programs, and much more, but it owes its unique charm to the drawings of spacecraft that […]

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YouTube wants to be treated with the respect of a full-fledged television network. So it's advertising on real television. Here's why that's good news for everyone.

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Google's Project Ara could reinvent the way we buy and upgrade our smartphones.

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It used to be simple to weigh myself. I'd climb on my bathroom scale and my current weight would appear in an inch-wide window. But times have changed.

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If U.S. citizens knew how it felt to be in the sights of killer aerial robots, would it shape their attitudes toward drones? This is the question Tomas Van Houtryve is asking with his series, Blue Sky Days.

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Dr. Pierre Mégevand was in the middle of a somewhat-routine epilepsy test when his patient, a 22-year old man, said Mégevand and his medical team looked like they had transformed into Italians working at a pizzeria — aprons and all. It wasn’t long, the patient said, before the doctors morphed back into their exam room […]

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Tennessee lawmakers have approved a bill banning the construction of bus rapid transit anywhere in the state.

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Today, for one day only, Google Glass goes on sale to everyone in the U.S. Everyone, that is, with an extra $1,500 to spare and a desire to become a guinea pig in a hotly contested social experiment. It's not a stretch to say that this little test, the first that hasn't been geared to the already converted, could steer what Google ultimately decides to do with the entire project.

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The upcoming movie has kicked its marketing campaign into high gear: Clickbait ahoy!

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Maggots can generate their own heat. How does that affect determination of time of death in forensics?

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In Western Tanzania tribes of wandering foragers called Hadza eat a diet of roots, berries, and game. According to a new study, their guts are home to a microbial community unlike anything that's been seen before in a modern human population -- providing, perhaps, a snapshot of what the human gut microbiome looked like before our ancestors figured out how to farm about 12,000 years ago.

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Hard to believe that April is half over. For me, it is equally hard to believe that we got ~1 inch of snow overnight here in central Ohio when it was 77F on Sunday. Updates on some volcanic activity (and one eruption that isn’t happening): Perú Explosive activity continues at Perú’s Ubinas as well. A state of emergency […]

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Here's an innovative use for your 3D printer: moviemaking.

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Twitter just agreed to buy its long-time partner Gnip, a data company that anaylizes and sells Twitter data to a host of third parties companies. Gnip is the largest provider of social data in the world. In its announcement, Twitter’s VP of Global Business Development and Platform Jana Messerschmidt writes: Public Tweets can reveal a […]

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Don’t get me wrong. I love Car Talk. Who doesn’t love this show? I think this is the only podcast I listen to in the car that doesn’t make my kids complain. Ok, now for the complaint. It’s about the burning rope puzzler. You might think I would instead be complaining about their mostly (entirely) […]

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How a team of roboticists built the band of droids used to make Squarepusher's new record.

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