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Astronomers want to create an artificial solar eclipse to study the sun

Astronomers at the European Space Agency want to induce an artificial solar eclipse, using tandem satellites to block out the sun and study its elusive outer atmosphere for hours on end.
Movies & TV

It’s a giant space creature in ‘Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2’ concept art

Star Lord, Groot, and the rest of the Guardians of the Galaxy take on a gigantic space monster in a new piece of concept art for Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 2 revealed by writer and director James Gunn.
Movies & TV

Maisie Williams: 'Nothing will prepare you' for season 7 of 'Game of Thrones'

Game of Thrones star Maisie Williams has promised an intense season 7 after reading its scripts. She shared her reaction in a series of tweets that teased a wild ride ahead for fans of the HBO series.
Cool Tech

Virtual reality obstacle course could help seniors avoid falls

A third of adults aged 65 or older takes a tumble at least once per year, but researchers have been investigating whether a virtual reality obstacle course could help vulnerable seniors better avoid potentially nasty falls.
Computing

Researchers discover alternative to data center routers with hard-coded internals

Data center hardware must be fast, and that often means its functionality is hard-wired in. Now, MIT researchers have unveiled two new papers which could make routing hardware programmable -- without sacrificing speed.
Mobile

Report: Three 2017 iPhone models planned, including one with Edge-like display

Apple's iPhone 7 isn't out yet, but iPhone 7S and even iPhone 8 rumors are already heating up the internet. Here's everything you need to know about the iPhone 7S and what we have heard so far about the iPhone 8.
Gaming

Survival horror game 'Allison Road' returns from the dead, resumes development

Indie survival horror game and Silent Hills spiritual successor Allison Road is back on track after a split with its former publishing partner, and creator Christian Kesler confirmed that development will continue.
Gaming

Sony may unveil the PS4 Neo September 7: Here's what you need to know

Sony is working on a new console, but it's not the PlayStation 5. The new device, codenamed "Neo," is a more powerful version of the PlayStation 4. Details about Neo are still sparse, but here is everything we've heard thus far.
Cars

Two top autonomous car tech companies join forces

Mobileye and Delphi Automotive formed a partnership to speed up total driverless vehicle systems. The team plans full production systems by 2019. The two companies plan to develop fully capable systems so automakers won't have to create…
Movies & TV

‘Halt and Catch Fire’ creators are ready to explore the history of Silicon Valley

As the show kicks off its 3rd season, we caught up with the creators of Halt and Catch Fire -- AMC’s lesser-known (and totally awesome) series, which chronicles the untold history of Silicon Valley in the 1980s.
Computing

WTF is FTP? The file transfer protocol, explained

FTP stands for "File Transfer Protocol," and it's used to transfer files online. Most internet users don't need it, but web developers use it constantly. Here's what FTP is, how it works, and how you can get started using it.
Cars

With its new battery, Tesla’s Model S is now the third-fastest car on Earth

Tesla has officially announced a larger 100kWh battery option for the Model S and Model X. 0 to 60 times drop to 2.5 seconds and 2.9 seconds, respectively, while total range figures increase to 315 miles and 289 miles.