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Canada’s PM Shows Reporter He Knows Quantum Computing

When you go to a press talk at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in Waterloo, Canada, you expect there to be some smart remarks about what people may or may not know. Be warned, if…

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New Diet Scanner Gadget Could Be Fitted To Smartphones

The advancement of technology and gadgets have paved the way for some unique and interesting innovations; this is no different and could revolutionize the way we interact with the real world. The gadget in question is…

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How Many Laser Pointers Would You Need in Order to Kill a Human?

Scientists seem to have a lot of time on their hands if this is anything to go by, but hey ho, if you quite liked the idea of world domination while using a death ray, then…

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Project CARS Receives Substantial Patch

Project CARS crowd funding development model gave backers the opportunity to provide feedback and ask for changes to the handling model as well as other tweaks. The ability to work so closely with the development team…

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Watch This Amazing Journey From the Sun to Jupiter at the Speed of Light

Have you ever wondered how it’s like to travel through our solar system? Yeah, it may be boring and it may take years and years if you’re not travelling at the speed of light, but how…

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Interstellar Travel and Time Travel? Never! Says Killjoy Hawking

The major tropes upon which most science fiction is based, time travel and visiting other worlds, will never be achieved by humankind, according to professional bonfire urinator (and astrophysicists) Professor Stephen Hawking. In a BBC interview…

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How Hard did Iron Man Hit the Hulk in Age of Ultron?

The highest grossing movie of 2015, Avengers: Age of Ultron has been out around a week now; sorry USA, you get it tomorrow. In this time, the world has been given a cinematic master class in…

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Would You Play DOTA2 in Third-Person Shooter Mode?

Well, well… I’ve been thinking about a Dota 2 FPS-style mode for a long time now (but didn’t actually do anything about it). However, it looks like a modder out there created something similar and, if…

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Welcome to the Future – Boeing Patents Laser Forcefield!

Boeing just patented the technology for a “method and system for shockwave attenuation via electromagnetic arc,” which is a fancy was of saying force field. While we’re still a long was from having the kind of…

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NVIDIA Just Made Its PhysX Source Code Free

‘Free’ looks like the word everyone is using recently when it comes to technology. After we saw Epic make its Unreal Engine 4 available for free, it now looks like NVIDIA is taking the same approach…

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Battlefield 4 Winter Patch Rolls Out, Brings Helicopter Physics and Mantle Optimizations

The long-awaited winter patch for Battlefield 4 has just been released by DICE. The change log states that the patch brings AMD Mantle optimizations and a few graphical improvements aimed at PC users. Also, the patch brings…

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Disney Research Creates Impossible Spinning Tops

It isn’t easy to get an uneven object to spin, at least not for very long. We’ve all tried spinning our pen or what else is around us while on the phone or other down times.…

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Forget the T-800, MIT and Google’s Boston Dynamics Are Said To Work on T-1000 Robots

There have been talk of future robots resembling the T-800 model from the Terminator series for some time now. Yet, no company has even arrived close to a design, yet alone a prototype of such a…

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Domino’s Pizza Delivery, Now With Added Physics

Domino’s have been using some simple physics principles to ensure that your pizza doesn’t suffer any damage in transit. Using their Steady Pizza technology, the use a gyroscope mechanism to ensure that the pizza stays level,…

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Havok Physics To Power Up Latest Ubisoft Titles

The Havok Physics Engine has been announced to power a number of next-gen Ubisoft titles such as the new Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag. With the help of the Havok Physics, Ubisoft Montreal development team was…

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Nobel Prize In Physics For Higgs Boson Scientists

One of the greatest scientific experiments to have ever been undertaken has captured the imagination of millions around the world over the last few decades, the search for the Higgs Boson (often wrongly referred to as…

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Co-op Action RPG “Legends of Aethereus” Now Available On Steam

We don’t normally cover too much news about PC role playing games, but the latest release from the team at ThreeGates has grabbed my attention. Legends of Aethereus uses physics-based combat that is said to offer…

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Fighter Within Launching On Xbox One – Powered By Havok Physics

Havok, a leading provider of game technology, announced today that it has licensed its suite of middleware to power Fighter Within – the upcoming brawler game for the Xbox One. Developed for Kinect for Xbox One…

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Havok Unleashes Next Generation Physics Engine, In Development For Last 5 Years.

Havok announced this week the launch of a major new version of its industry-leading Havok Physics technology. The release is the culmination of more than 5 years of internal R&D effort. It features significant technical innovations…