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Visualize Your Emotions Based on Psychology and th

posted: 11 May 2016

Ever wondered how your emotions interact or what they give rise to? This visualization, called The Atlas of Emotions, combines experimental psychology and insight from the Dalai Lama to try and explain.

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This Trippy Image Shows How FastᅡᅠAntarctic Ice Fl

posted: 11 May 2016

As the world continues to warm up , the ice at our poles melts and moves faster than ever. This satellite image reveals just how quickly ice is moving on the Antarctic Peninsula.

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This Robot's Teaching Itself to Twirl a Stick

posted: 11 May 2016

If you’ve ever tried to learn how to spin a pencil in your hand, you’ll know it takes some concerted effort—but it’s even harder for a robot. Now, though, researchers have finally built a ‘bot that can learn to do it.

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These Planned New Emoji Were Designed to Empower W

posted: 11 May 2016

A team from Google has proposed a new set of emoji to represent occupations. But for a change they depict women as well as men—an idea that Google thinks will better reflect, you know, real life.

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WhatsApp Finally Has a Desktop App

posted: 11 May 2016

The future might be mobile, but for now plenty of us still use a computer. WhatsApp has finally conceded that point, releasing its very first desktop app.

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Here's What the First Full-Scale Test of the Hyper

posted: 11 May 2016

Wednesday morning, in the Nevada desert, one of the companies working to develop a hyperloop will deliver a proof of concept—the first full-scale demonstration of the transportation technology that will be able to travel at speeds over 300 mph in an open-air environment, potentially changing the future of transit along the way.

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Watch a Carnivorous Plant Wrap Itself Around a Bug

posted: 10 May 2016

Meet the Drosera Capensis, also known as the Cape sundew. It’s a deadly little thing that looks like some sort of alien finger trap but it’s actually a carnivorous plant with sticky tentacles that basically entomb bugs that come across its way. It’s crazy to see how it traps the bug, as if it were first hugging it to paralyze it and then folding vertically to trap it forever.

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Here's What Tomorrow's First Full-Scale Test of th

posted: 10 May 2016

Tomorrow, in the Nevada desert, one of the companies working to develop a hyperloop will deliver a proof of concept—the first full-scale demonstration of the transportation technology that will be able to travel at speeds over 300 mph, radically changing the future of transit along the way.

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Gorgeous Animation Shows a Spaceship Mysteriously

posted: 10 May 2016

I want to know more about the world in this short animation Entropy, by Tim Cahn. I want to know why the spaceship is leaving Earth. I want to know what the space station is doing all the way out there. I want to know who’s there. I want to know where the ship is headed. I want to live in this world. But in the stillness of the short, we only get to see the beautiful imagery of a spaceship leaving Earth, so we have to fill in the blanks ourselves.

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YahooMail Is So Bad That Congress Just Banned It

posted: 10 May 2016

Earlier today, reports surfaced about an email sent to House of Representatives staffers about ransomware. Gizmodo has obtained the email in full.

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Watch Patrick Stewart Watch James McAvoy Shave His

posted: 10 May 2016

After two movies of young Charles Xavier having a full head of luscious locks, James McAvoy has finally gone full Professor X in X-Men: Apocalypse. The actor shaved his head for the transformation, and thankfully, director Bryan Singer was smart enough to document the event for the fans.

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YahooMail is So Bad That Congress Just Banned It

posted: 10 May 2016

Earlier today, reports surfaced about an email sent to House of Representatives staffers about ransomware. Gizmodo has obtained the email in full.

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We Finally Know Why This El Niᅢᄆo Was Such a Monst

posted: 10 May 2016

The strongest El Niño ever seen is finally gone. But before it left it had plenty to throw at us: Storms , droughts , blackouts , thousands of pounds of dead fish . And we finally know just what it was that made El Niño so furious.

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Let Your Brain Take a Nap While This Guy Builds a

posted: 10 May 2016

What a day it has been. Time to go into an elective waking coma while this guy makes a crazy-looking knife with skill and precision.

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Casting an Aluminum Skillet from Molten Metal Is T

posted: 10 May 2016

I’m not sure which is my favorite part in the making of this cast aluminum skillet. Is it the tight packing of the foundry sand around the original cast iron skillet? Is it the careful pour of the molten aluminum into the mold? Is it when the excess metal is sawed off? Is it the sanding to finish it off? Or maybe it’s just the egg cooking as the reward for casting your own skillet.

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Windows 10 Getting Much Needed Gaming Improvements

posted: 10 May 2016

Microsoft claims it wants to take PC gaming seriously with Windows 10, but the limitations of Windows 10-based games has undercut their message. They’re trying to address some of that today, with unlocked frame rates and support for AMD’s Freesync and NVIDIA’s G-SYNC.

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The Avengers Have Already Begun Hyping the Crap Ou

posted: 10 May 2016

Now that Civil War is out of the way, Marvel’s assortment of stars and the Russo brothers can now focus on their next big task at hand: spending the next few years talking about Infinity War. Here’s a sneak peak of what’s to come for the next few years of Marvel talking heads.

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What the Heck Makes Flying So Expensive?

posted: 10 May 2016

Is it the fuel? Not really. Even though giant passenger jets do guzzle down fuel at a ridiculous 0.67 miles per gallon—seriously, they need 1.5 gallons of jet fuel for every mile traveled—there are so many people on an airplane that the fuel cost gets split down to a much more reasonable price: a per-person fuel efficiency of 104.7 miles per gallon. That’s good! So why is flying so expensive? It’s everything else.

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Class Up Your Apple Watch With a $17 Stainless Ste

posted: 10 May 2016

I’m usually content to stick with the sports band that came with my Apple Watch, but you should keep something a little nicer in the bullpen for formal occasions, and this $17 stainless steel strap is a big step up in the looks department. Promo code E4WCLZYB should work on silver and space grey, in both 38mm and 42mm sizes.

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In Captain America: Civil WarᅡᅠTony Stark Uses a C

posted: 10 May 2016

Tony Stark, leader of the Marvel’s technological revolution and freaking Iron Man, uses a Vivo V3—a mid-range phone available exclusively in China. According to Geek, he uses it because Chinese audiences love Marvel movies (bullshit Dr. Strange casting aside ), and Marvel loves targeted product placement.

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Why Does Going to Space in Movies Always End Up Be

posted: 10 May 2016

It’s every kid’s dream to go to space. But why? If movies have taught us anything—and movies teach kids everything—going to space is totally miserable!

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Teen Discovers Lost Maya City Using Ancient Star M

posted: 10 May 2016

Using an unprecedented technique of matching stars to the locations of temples on Earth, a 15-year-old Canadian student says he’s discovered a forgotten Maya city in Mexico. Images from space suggest he may actually be onto something—but experts say it’s something much simpler.

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Kepler Has Nearly Doubled the Number of Confirmed

posted: 10 May 2016

Wait, you thought the Kepler Space Telescope was dead ? Think again. Today, NASA’s Kepler team announced the discovery of a whopping 1,284 new planets—the largest number of exoplanets ever reported at once. Kepler’s latest haul nearly doubles the number of confirmed planets beyond our solar system, bringing the total to roughly 3,200.

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Clinton Is Fighting the Troll Wars With a Million

posted: 10 May 2016

If we’ve learned anything from this election cycle it’s that American politics gets the messiest when it’s online. And the Clinton campaign has decided that it wants to fight fire with fire when it comes to online trolls. The Clinton camp has built their own troll army using roughly $1 million of super-PAC funds. The only question remaining: Is this open coordination of online campaigning even legal?

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Satellite Images Reveal the Horrific Scope of Albe

posted: 10 May 2016

Wildfires continue to ravage the Canadian province of Alberta, and experts say they could double in size and take months to extinguish . Here are the latest space-based images of this unprecedented natural disaster.

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Leaked Canon Lens Has Some Bright Ideas Built in

posted: 10 May 2016

Properly lighting a tiny subject when doing macro photography is tricky since your camera ends up so close to it. A ring light surrounding the lens is one solution to the problem, and it looks like Canon might soon be releasing a macro lens featuring an LED ring light built right in.

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Samsung Just Made It Easier Than Ever to Misplace

posted: 10 May 2016

Besting Sandisk’s (or is it Western Digital’s?) 200GB microSD card announced last year , Samsung just announced a $250 256GB microSD card boasting read and write speeds of up to 95MB/s and 90MB/s, respectively. Which means that when it’s officially available come June, you’ll be able to now cram over 39 terabytes into a Rubik’s Cube .

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Uber Is Doing Something Halfway Decent For Its Dri

posted: 10 May 2016

After angry protests and several lawsuits, Uber is finally letting its drivers have representation from a union. Uber’s 35,000 New York City-based drivers will be represented by a special arm of the International Association of Machinists (IAM). But it doesn’t mean they’re unionized, exactly.

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A Quick Refresher on How Computer Memory Works

posted: 10 May 2016

RAM, DRAM, SRAM, SSD, HDD. The language of computer memory, like most other components of computers and smartphones, is a collection of alphabet soup. So it can be difficult to wrap your brain around what exactly those collection of letters mean, and more importantly, what the hell they do.

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The Movpak Is Like Having a Very Convenient Car on

posted: 10 May 2016

We wrote about the Movpak back in May 2014 when the backpack/electric skateboard first launched as a Kickstarter project, sadly the project didn’t quite make enough to be funded. Now the company has added even more features ahead of a second attempt at funding via Indiegogo. The new design is sort of like having a car you wear on your back...that also requires some fantastic balance.

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Even Tiny Apartments Have Room For This Collapsabl

posted: 10 May 2016

Living in a tiny urban apartment means you have to learn to live without certain amenities. Thanks to a German company called Klafs, a sauna doesn’t have to be one of them. Its new Sauna S1 folds away like a telescoping camera lens, so it’s no bigger than a bookshelf when not in use.

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Kepler Just Doubled the Number of Confirmed Exopla

posted: 10 May 2016

Wait, you thought the Kepler Space Telescope was dead ? Think again. Today, NASA’s Kepler team announced the discovery of a whopping 1,284 new planets—the largest number of exoplanets ever reported at once. Kepler’s latest haul more than doubles the number of confirmed planets beyond our solar system.

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Blue Origin Rocket Landing Looks Very Sci-Fi When

posted: 10 May 2016

Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos’ private spaceflight company, recently released some amazing footage filmed during the third successful landing of its New Shepard suborbital rocket. The video shows the flight of the reusable booster from just ahead of reentry through descent and landing. The landing sequence was recorded by a vent camera located just below the booster’s ring fin.

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Amazon Is Trying to Reinvent YouTube

posted: 10 May 2016

If you have Amazon Prime—and why wouldn’t you—then starting today you’ll have free access to Amazon Video Direct. Which is... what exactly? According to the landing page, Direct will be “helping content creators and visual storytellers reach millions of Amazon Video customers.” Uh huh.

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Today's Best Deals: Logitech Gear, HDR TV, Philips

posted: 10 May 2016

Hue bulbs, an HDR-compatible TV, and Logitech computing peripherals lead off today’s best deals.

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Why theᅡᅠCaptain America: Civil War MovieᅡᅠWorked

posted: 10 May 2016

Captain America: Civil War isn’t a perfect movie, but it is vastly superior to the comics that inspired it. We’ve discussed the many problems with Marvel’s Civil War miniseries in the past, but they’re issues that Cap’s latest cinematic outing deftly avoided while still remaining recognizably Civil War—and here’s how.

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One of the Most Convincing Climate Change Visualiz

posted: 10 May 2016

But we had so much snow this winter! But it’s only a couple degrees ! But the temperature in my hometown feels fine! We’ve heard it all from climate change deniers. This elegant visualization sets the record straight.

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There's an Epic Space Battle Happening Inside This

posted: 10 May 2016

Staring at a lava lamp is a mesmerizing experience, even for those who haven’t taken anything to free their minds. But this Star Wars-themed lava lamp replaces those floating blobs of goo with glitter shaped like tiny X-wings and TIE Fighters, creating a never-ending space battle you can stare at forever.

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Senate GOP Launches Inquiry Into Facebook¬タルs News

posted: 10 May 2016

The US Senate Commerce Committee—which has jurisdiction over media issues, consumer protection issues, and internet communication—has sent a letter to Mark Zuckerberg requesting answers to questions it has on its trending topics section. The letter comes after Gizmodo on Monday reported on allegations by one former news curator, who worked for Facebook as a contractor, that the curation team routinely suppressed or blacklisted topics of interest to conservatives. That report also included allegations from several former curators that they used a “injection tool” to add or bump stories onto the trending module.

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Netflix Wants to Screw Over an Indie Film Studio

posted: 10 May 2016

The future of direct-to-streaming entertainment seems inexplicably tied up with controversy. Our first taste came from The Interview (lol remember that?) after Sony’s massive hack in 2014. Now Netflix wants to stream two new films, starring Zack Galifianakis, Kristen Wiig, and Kate Beckinsale, before they come to theaters. The only problem is that it could financially ruin the studio that made them.

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Does Tom Hardy Have a Secret Role in Star Wars: Ep

posted: 10 May 2016

J.J. Abrams had a lot of fun filming Star Wars: The Force Awakens, putting friends and famous people all over the film in cameos. Some we noticed, others we didn’t, but it now sounds like director Rian Johnson may be continuing that tradition on Star Wars Episode VIII.

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10 Cool Special Effects Scenes in Movies That Didn

posted: 10 May 2016

It’s always nice to know that not everything in movies is done with computers and CG and green screens. Pretty much very nearly almost all of it is, of course. But! There are still some directors using practical effects in some action movies and those scenes always look awesome. Here’s ten of ‘em.

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Teen Discovers Lost Maya City Using Ancient Star M

posted: 10 May 2016

Using an unprecedented technique of matching stars to the locations of temples on Earth, a 15-year-old Canadian student says he’s discovered a forgotten Maya city in Central America. Images from space suggest he may actually be onto something.

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Weed Is Saving Startups

posted: 10 May 2016

HelloMD was initially an app that could connect the sick with doctors specializing in their particular ailment, Transcend Lighting provided LED for Canadian farmers trying to grow lettuce indoors, and Spare CS was a little known competitor to apps like Venmo and Chase Quick Pay.

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Genetic Analysis of 250 Burgers Reveals Some Unsav

posted: 10 May 2016

Last year, a biotech startup called Clear Labs performed DNA testing on a bunch of hot dogs and discovered that they often contain more than the label advertises. The same company has now used its arsenal of molecular technologies to break down America’s other favorite meat-on-a-bun product: burgers. Once again, there are some unsavory surprises.

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We're One Step Closer to Better Tabletop Particle

posted: 10 May 2016

A new generation of tabletop accelerators has the potential to accelerate electrons to near the speed of light, without the need for gigantic machines like the Large Hadron Collider. But that all-important energy beam is too spread out for optimal performance. An international team of physicists has figured out a way to address this shortcoming and described their method in a new paper in Physics of Plasmas.

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This DIY Graduation Cap Is a Brilliant Way to Show

posted: 10 May 2016

Students across America are coming up on graduation season, and Dan Barkus wanted to be sure his family could spot him in the crowd. Naturally, a little tinkering was necessary.

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Talented Lego Customizer Recreates Iron Man's Vast

posted: 10 May 2016

It’s hard to nail down an exact number, but based on the comics and movies, Tony Stark has created somewhere between 46 to 52 different Iron Man suits. Lego customizer Minh Pham has flawlessly recreated 24 of them by painstakingly modifying and customizing Lego Minifigs.

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A British Museum Wants to Rebuild Eric, the Grandf

posted: 10 May 2016

In 1928, only 7 years after Czech writer Karel Capek first used the word “robot,” the United Kingdom built a working automaton of their own, unimaginatively named Eric. Now, almost 90 years later, a museum wants to rebuild him.

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Blue Origin Landing Looks Very Sci-Fi When Seen Fr

posted: 10 May 2016

Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos’ private spaceflight company, recently released some amazing footage filmed during the third successful landing of its New Shepard suborbital rocket. The video shows the flight of the reusable booster from just ahead of reentry through descent and landing. The landing sequence was recorded by a vent camera located just below the booster’s ring fin.

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