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Chess Rally

Play chess over the Internet, against the computer, or by e-mail.

4 stars Editors' rating on Feb 27, 2009
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3D print your own chess set designed by Marcel Duchamp

A group of creators on Thingiverse have been 3D printing their own interpretations of a chess set designed by conceptual artist Marcel Duchamp.

By July 7, 2014

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Chess app lets you get whupped by a child prodigy

Pit yourself against chess prodigy Magnus Carlsen when he was just 5, or take him on in his current role as a grandmaster champion.

By February 26, 2014

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Football, soccer and...Super Smash Bros? E-sports becoming a big business

Competitive gameplay in video games has gone from niche to near-mainstream sport in just a decade.

By June 16, 2015

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Taxidermy chess: Play with rooks and dead rodents

The best-laid schemes of mice and... well, mice. Intimidating opponents is even easier when playing chess with dead mice. Artist Rachael Garcia explains why having a chess set you can pet is fun.

By December 10, 2013

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John Nash, 'Beautiful Mind' mathematician, and wife die in car crash

Their marriage, and Nash's Nobel-worthy work on game theory, were at the heart of the 2001 film. At the time of their deaths, John was 86 years old and Alicia was 82.

By May 24, 2015

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Dead 'Star Wars' squirrels duel with lightsabers

What hard-core "Star Wars" collector can resist two stuffed squirrels fighting with lit lightsabers? May the fur-ce be with you, indeed.

By March 11, 2015

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3D printing produces a perfect replica of a sixth-century sword

A damaged sixth-century sword in a museum in Norway has been perfectly reproduced as new through 3D printing.

By February 17, 2015

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Can burglars jam your wireless security system?

We examined claims that popular wireless security kits come with new vulnerabilities.

By February 11, 2015

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3D print your own ancient artefacts for a home museum

A selection of museum artefacts, starting from prehistoric times, can now be downloaded as 3D models to print at home.

By December 4, 2014

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Molecules app picks up where The Elements left off

The sequel to Theodore Gray's acclaimed chemistry iPad app The Elements leads you into the wonderful world of molecules.

By November 16, 2014