This is the best way to put a microscope in your pocket

Using a microscope to get a closer look at the world around you has never been easier — especially when you have your phone to help. There are quite a few clip- and stick-on lenses that turn your smartphone’s camera into a basic microscope, and they all let you make …

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Skate 3 is a perfect respite from the horrors of 2016

Between elections and earthquakes, the end of 2016 has started to feel a bit like the end of the world. But there’s been a solitary light in the darkness of November: Microsoft finally saw fit to make superlative skateboarding game Skate 3 playable on its Xbox One console. That meant …

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Meet ALVINN, the self-driving car from 1989

In 1989, the Berlin Wall began to fall, the World Wide Web made its debut, Madonna’s “Like a Prayer” topped the charts, and in Pittsburgh, a retrofitted Army ambulance called ALVINN was driving around Carnegie Mellon University without any human intervention. Self-driving cars may seem like a very recent technological …

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