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NASA vet weighs in on 'Gravity': 'Spectacular realism'

Mark Uhran, a 28-year NASA veteran with the International Space Station, outlines his thoughts on "Gravity," the terrifyingly realistic new film about free drifting in space starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney.

By October 4, 2013

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Prosthetic 'smart' skin can feel all of the things

A stretchy synthetic skin is embedded with sensors to replicate a skin-like sense of touch for prosthetics.

By December 9, 2014

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Post-4K OLED TV: Where does picture quality go from here?

Now that there are 4K OLED televisions, can picture quality get any better? Have we achieved perfection? If so, where do we go from here? Here's a list of next steps.

By October 7, 2014

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Elon Musk thinks you could travel to Mars really soon

The SpaceX founder hopes to put humans on Mars in the mid-2020s, but that's just the first tiny baby step toward creating his vision of a Martian metropolis.

By October 3, 2014

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KFC fried-chicken keyboard: It's finger-clicking good

KFC Japan offers up a bizarre Twitter contest with the lucky winner taking home a keyboard decorated with fried chicken parts.

By September 5, 2014

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AI learns like a real toddler

An experiment to create a realistic artificial intelligence consists of a virtual child that interacts with humans and learns in real-time.

By August 24, 2014

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How to calibrate your TV for movies, sports, and games

One size or setting does not fit all. By adjusting the picture modes that your TV offers, you can improve the image quality for your various entertainment pursuits.

By August 8, 2014

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Lego reveals 'gamer' minifigure with tiny controller

Lego continues to branch out into new territory by teasing a minifig decked out in gamer gear with a "Player 1" T-shirt.

By July 28, 2014

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An Audiophiliac reader speaks out

David H.'s "Skin, Grass, and Sky; Or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love My Cassette Deck" is the winning entry from the recent Audiophiliac reader contest.

By July 9, 2014

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How do you type 'goal' in Spanish? Can you say 'repetitive stress injury'?

Facebook's data team reports that World Cup watching users are having quite the O-gasms when they post news of goals.

By July 2, 2014