Computer powered by a colony of blue-green algae for 6 months

There is “green energy” and then there is really GREEN energy, or rather blue-green energy. A colorful colony of photosynthetic cyanobacteria, known as blue-green algae, successfully powered a computer microprocessor for more than six months, according to a published study Thursday in the journal Energy & Environmental Science. The small bio-based battery alternative could serve … Read more

Scientists Powered Basic Computer Just Algae For Over 6 Months

In a dreadful vision of a future cut off from the sun, the machine overloads into the Matrix film series turned to sleeping human bodies as sources of electricity. Had they had sunlight, seaweed would undoubtedly have been the best choice. Engineers at the University of Cambridge in the UK ran a microprocessor for more … Read more

NASA releases ridiculously sharp images from the Webb Space Telescope

NASA held a press conference Monday morning to discuss the precise alignment of the Webb Space Telescope and the spacecraft’s upcoming science operations. The space agency also released images from the telescope that highlight Webb’s progress. “I am delighted to report that the telescope alignment has been completed with even better performance than we anticipated,” … Read more

NASA releases ridiculously sharp images from the Webb Space Telescope

NASA held a press conference Monday morning to discuss the precise alignment of the Webb Space Telescope and the spacecraft’s upcoming science operations. The space agency also released images from the telescope that highlight Webb’s progress. “I am delighted to report that the telescope alignment has been completed with even better performance than we anticipated,” … Read more

The Ingenuity Mars helicopter went silent, leaving the anxious NASA team in the dark

Late last week, NASA Ingenuity Helicopter succeeded in re-establishing its ties with the Rover of Perseverance following a brief interruption in communications. The space agency says impending winter is likely to blame and is making adjustments accordingly. On Thursday, Ingenuity – thankfully – sent a signal to Perseverance after the intrepid helicopter missed a scheduled … Read more

The Ingenuity Mars helicopter went silent, leaving the anxious NASA team in the dark

Late last week, NASA Ingenuity Helicopter succeeded in re-establishing its ties with the Rover of Perseverance following a brief interruption in communications. The space agency says impending winter is likely to blame and is making adjustments accordingly. On Thursday, Ingenuity – thankfully – sent a signal to Perseverance after the intrepid helicopter missed a scheduled … Read more

Website can track mechanical keystroke just by listening

Need another reason to skip upgrading to a clackety mechanical keyboard, besides a little sympathy for your colleagues who will no doubt be suffer from your furious strike? It turns out that all it takes to listen to what is typed on a noisy keyboard is a microphone and smart software. Clever hackers have found … Read more

Website can track mechanical keystroke just by listening

Need another reason to skip upgrading to a clackety mechanical keyboard, besides a little sympathy for your colleagues who will no doubt be suffer from your furious strike? It turns out that all it takes to listen to what is typed on a noisy keyboard is a microphone and smart software. Clever hackers have found … Read more

You can finally use VRR on PlayStation 5

Photo: Mohsen Vaziri (Shutterstock) Following a recent system update, the PlayStation 5 finally supports VRR (variable refresh rate). VRR is a video setting that dynamically adjusts the refresh rate of your TV or monitor to match the FPS (frames per second) of a game. This prevents annoying graphical issues such as dropped frames, glitching, and … Read more

GoldenEye 007 Gets Four-Screen Multiplayer With $10,000 Gear

As immensely satisfying as battling your friends in a Tourniquet 007 Deathmatch on the N64 was, all four players shared the same screen, making it impossible to sneak through a level. Twenty-five years after the game was released, it turns out there is a way to give each golden eye player their own private screen, … Read more