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After 20 Years, A Research Organization Has Discovered Largest Prime Number In Existence

A computer at the University of Central Missouri has discovered the world's longest prime number — and it's 22 million characters long.

January 20, 2016

This Full-Body Swimsuit Comes With A Fin

Startup company WaveWrecker has designed a wetsuit that includes fins.

Wearable Tech January 20, 2016

Roli Rolls Out Its Four-Octave Seaboard Rise 49 MIDI Controller For Preorder

It looks like Roli's MIDI controller just got a massive upgrade.

Apps/Software January 20, 2016

There Might Be Another Planet In Our Solar System

The scientist who lead the charge for Pluto's demise as an official planet in our solar system is now on the hunt for its de facto successor - a planet appropriately named 'Planet X.'

Space January 20, 2016

This Custom 'Counter-Strike' Map Is The 'Mad Max' Tribute We've Been Waiting For

The Academy Award-nominated 'Mad Max: Fury Road' gets the 'Counter-Strike: Global Offensive' tribute we never knew it needed.

Geek January 19, 2016

Science Says That Spider-Man Shouldn't Exist

A team of researchers at the University of Cambridge's zoology department has concluded that, even in the most fictive of universes, Spider-Man's powers would be scientifically-impossible.

January 19, 2016

Apple Convinces US Courts To Ban Old Samsung Smartphones

Apple has won its lawsuit against Samsung over patent infringements, which include kerfuffles over the 'slide and lock' screen feature and autocorrect mode.

Legal January 19, 2016

'Star Wars'-Themed And Hacker-Friendly Passwords Are On The Rise

SplashData has released its fifth annual list for the worst passwords on the Internet, and it looks like 2015 saw a popularity uptick with Star Wars-themed PWs — ones that also happen to be the most hackable.

Internet Culture January 19, 2016

Amnesty International Links Samsung, Apple, And Sony To Child Labor In Africa

Amnesty International and African Resources Watch charge that companies like Samsung, Apple, and Sony are guilty of human rights violations in relation to their global trade agreements.

Society January 19, 2016

The Pitfalls Of Making A Young Han Solo 'Star Wars' Movie

While movies like 'The Force Awakens' look toward the future of the 'Star Wars' franchise, films like the untitled Han Solo anthology one-off look to the past — and if the failure of the prequel trilogy proves anything, this could prove to be a bad move for the series.

Movies/TV Shows January 19, 2016

Penthouse Folds Its Print Edition After 50 Years of Publishing

While the print magazine is out of commission for the first time since 1965, the publication will keep its online site updated daily.

Business January 18, 2016

Cosmic Particles Can Give Us Insight As To How The Egyptians Built The Pyramids

A team of scientists is investigating particles it collected from a 4,600-year-old pyramid to figure out if the cosmic matter had anything — or everything — to do with some of the greatest wonders of antiquity.

Space January 18, 2016

Get Around This Year's Sundance Film Festival In An Uber Helicopter

This week at Sundance, the way to get around won't be by limo or cross-country skiis, but by a helicopter you can request on-demand with the ride-sharing service Uber.

Apps/Software January 18, 2016

The Fukushima Nuclear Plant Will Be Dismantled By A Toshiba Wrecking Robot

To clean up the most lethal radiation pool at the old Fukushima-Daiichi power plant site, Japanese government officials turned to Toshiba, which unveiled a special bot on Monday, Jan. 18 to assist with radioactive cleanup.

FUTURE TECH January 18, 2016

Original Space Oddity David Bowie Might Get His Own Constellation

The iconic 'Space Oddity' glam rocker might have a constellation to call his own, if an observatory and a radio station in Belgium get their way.

Space January 18, 2016

Scientists Reanimated A Micro-Animal That Was Frozen For More Than Three Decades

Don't call the defrosting of a micro-animal called a tardigate a 'comeback' — just call it 'being cyrogenically unfrozen.'

Animals January 18, 2016

British Astronaut Tim Peake Snapped A Selfie During His Historic Spacewalk

Astronaut Tim Peake became the first Brit to walk in space on Jan. 15, and he decided to commemorate the event with a selfie taken outside the International Space Station.

Apps/Software January 18, 2016

Someone Recut 1987's 'Masters Of The Universe' Trailer To Look Like 'The Force Awakens'

Someone recut the 'Masters of the Universe' to fit the 'Force Awakens' trailer model, because who needs Kylo Ren when you have Skeletor?

Movies/TV Shows January 18, 2016

The US Government Will Invest $4 Billion In Autonomous Car Research Over The Next 10 Years

Taking a cue from POTUS' autonomous car plan, the Transportation Department and the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration announced their plan to invest $4 billion in autonomous car research over the next 10 years.

FUTURE TECH January 15, 2016

An Unearthed Woolly Mammoth Places Humans In The Arctic 45,000 Years Ago

Remains of a woolly mammoth thousands of years old and how it was killed indicates that humans were around earlier than previously thought — and in an area that was though to be uninhabited.

Animals January 14, 2016

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