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Why Frame Rate Matters

We all know the motion picture is a lie. That movement on screen? It's just a bunch of still images. Still images that seem more like believable, realistic, lifelike motion the faster they flicker along. Faster is better, and that 48 frame-per-second version of The Hobbit was just the beginning. Read More >>

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Say Hello to China’s New 11-Barrel Hypersonic Missile Killer

The future of naval warfare will likely include auto-cannons, and hypersonic missiles launched from the other side of the horizon. But while it may not have a defence against powerful lasers, China's newly unveiled Type 1130 close-in weapon system can make short work of inbound warheads travelling at four times the speed of sound. Read More >>

The Indica Review: A Vaporiser Stuck in a Zippo’s Body

Even as certain countries, such as Uruguay, and a handful of US state have legalised cannabis, the plant is still illegal across most of the world. But if you have to get high on the down-low, or just want to throw exotic tobaccos into something, you might find yourself drawn to this sneaky Zippo lookalike. Read More >>

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GE’s “Point and Shoot” Microscope Snaps Spectacular Cellular Shots

The microscopic worlds contained within a droplet of water are just as fascinating—and just as inaccessible to humans—as the farthest reaches of space. But the universe of the very small is now a little closer thanks to a highly-automated, cell counting microscope-camera hybrid from GE. Read More >>

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Korea’s Black Panther Battle Tank Shoots Parachute Bombs

When your neighbours are Kim Jung-Un-level crazy, you'd better make sure your defences are bigger and badder than anything they can throw at you. Or at least just as crazy, like the K2 Black Panther's parachute munitions. Read More >>

Arizer Air Review: A Breath of Fresh Vapour

For the last year or so, a vape by the name of Firefly has been my portable vaporiser of choice. It's blown the competition away in terms of efficiency, portability, ease of use, and vapour quality. But with the release of Arizer's latest porta-vape, the Firefly's reign could be coming to an end. Read More >>

This Spinal Implant is Letting Paralysed Rats Walk Again

The ability to internally bridge the gap between two ends of severed spinal cord—not just rely on the support of an external carapace like the Ekso-Suitwould be nothing short of revolutionary for the neurosurgical field. Oh wait, looks like a team from the EPFL has just invented a way to do just that—in mice. Read More >>

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The US Army’s Biggest Tug Boat Can Haul an Entire Aircraft Carrier

Parking a 567-foot guided missile cruiser is tougher than it sounds. So when theUS Army's largest ocean-going vessels need a helping hand squeezing into foreign ports, they call on the biggest and baddest tugboats in the armed forces: the MGen. Nathanael Greene-class large coastal tugs. Read More >>