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Monster Hunter Rise is already Capcom’s third best-selling game

Monster Hunter Rise is Capcom’s latest breakout success and underlines the company’s emphasis on platform diversification. VIEW GALLERY – 2 IMAGES Capcom’s latest sales charts show some surprising results. Monster Hunter Rise has reached 10.3 million units sold worldwide, officially making it Capcom’s #3 best-selling game of all time. This is quite a feat considering …

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Capcom digital game sales at highest point in the past six years

Capcom’s digital game unit sales have reached their highest quarterly peak in the past six years. VIEW GALLERY – 4 IMAGES Although Capcom’s converted earnings dropped 50% since last year the publisher is still doing very well. The Japanese publisher just broke a record on digital game unit sales volume in Q1’22 with 10.4 million …

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New NASA Webb photograph captures our universe’s most distant star

Astronomers have used NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) to perform observations on the furthest known star. VIEW GALLERY – 3 IMAGES Hubble’s image. The star is called Earendel, which was named after a character in J.R.R Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings” prequel book “The Silmarillion“. The half-elven character in the book carries a jewel …

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Artificial ‘blowhole’ completes year long test, exceeding expectations

The wave energy converter unit was created by Wave Swell Energy (WSE), and is called the UniWave200. The UniWave200 was constructed in Launceston in Tasmania, Australia, and costs AUD 12 million (US 8.3 million). It was then towed to the nearby King Island and left in the rough ocean off Grassy Harbour. The unit generates …

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Dark matter detected closer to the birth of the universe than ever

A study on the dark matter titled “First Identification of a CMB Lensing Signal Produced by 1.5 Million Galaxies at z∼4: Constraints on Matter Density Fluctuations at High Redshift” has been published in the journal Physical Review Letters. A collaboration led by researchers from Nagoya University have detected dark matter surrounding distants galaxies, so far …

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NASA’s Webb peers into the chaos of a deep space ‘cartwheel’

NASA has released a new image snapped by the now-operational James Webb Space Telescope, and it hones in on a beautiful distant galaxy. NASA explains on its website that Webb has looked into the chaos of the Cartwheel Galaxy that’s located about 500 million light years away from Earth within the constellation Sculptor. At the …

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MIT has created new AI ‘neurons’ 1 million times faster than the brain

A study on the neurons titled “Nanosecond protonic programmable resistors for analog deep learning” has been published in the journal Science. Researchers from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have created new artificial “neurons” and “synapses” that exist within a new field of artificial intelligence called analog deep learning. Instead of using transistors like in …

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This new flying car is street-legal and now approved for flight

California-based company Samson Sky has been developing its Samson Switchblade for 14 years. The Switchblade has now passed the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) inspection requirements to be classified as an Experimental Category aircraft. As such, the Switchblade has begun flight testing to see how the vehicle performs in the air. The Switchblade can fly up …

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New hyperloop train will almost break the speed of sound

TransPod, a Canadian-French startup, has unveiled the design for its new hyperloop vehicle. TransPod is building the TransPod Line, its “ultra-high-speed ground transportation system” that will utilize the newly revealed, fully electric FluxJet vehicle. According to TransPod, the FluxJet makes use of breakthroughs in contactless power transmission and a new field of physics known as …

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