New Nova miniseries will explore puzzling science mysteries

The Boston public access station WGBH has partnered with PBS for another short series in its long-running Nova family of programs. Nova Wonder will follow three researchers exploring big scientific mysteries. The first of the miniseries’ six episodes…

Aereo-like NYC nonprofit Locast streams local TV for free

A nonprofit is bringing local broadcast television to the online masses for free, but who knows how long that will last. The organization, Sports Fans Coalition, launched the streaming site Locast.org on January 11th, letting anyone in New York City’…

‘Skullgirls’ relaunches on mobile as developer ditches publisher

Stylized fighting game Skullgirls came out for mobile in May of last year. It was developed by Autumn Games and initially published by Line. Now, the developer has decided to part ways with the publisher and go back to being independent. As a …

Crumble-proof concrete? Fungi could help it heal itself of cracks

Researchers have developed a new self-healing fungi-based concrete, which could one day be used for permanently repairing cracks in aging concrete, saving crumbling infrastructure.
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Twitter is notifying anyone who followed a Russian spam account

Last week, Twitter missed the deadline Congress set to turn over information on Russia-backed meddling in the 2016 election. Today, the social media company posted a public update on their internal investigation. First, they found thousands of…

This Harvard-designed miniature robot shows that size does matter

Researchers at Harvard University developed a miniature robot designed like the popular Delta robot, which is used for things like food packaging or welding thanks to their exceptional speed and precision.
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Logan Paul forced YouTube to admit humans are better than algorithms

YouTube is no stranger to controversy. Many of its top stars have been in hot water recently: From PewDiePie making racists remarks, to a “family” channel with abusive kid pranks, the company’s been under fire for not keeping a closer eye on the the…

This Nerf gun mod fires 20 rounds per second, destroys nieces and nephews

YouTuber Captain Xavier has built a kickass Nerf minigun that is capable of firing 20 balls per second and has a magazine that can hold 2,000 rounds of soft artillery so you pelt your entire family.
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TaylorMade’s new putter can analyze your golf stroke

Blast Motion is known for making sports sensors aimed at improving your golf, baseball or softball performance and now they’ve teamed up with TaylorMade on a putter that can analyze your putting strokes. The Spider Interactive Powered by Blast putter…

Facebook’s next news feed tweak: ranking ‘trusted’ sources

Last week Mark Zuckerberg kicked off his year of making sure your time on Facebook is “well spent” by announcing that feeds will refocus on items shared by friends, instead of news. Today the CEO followed up with an announcement that the site will tr…