Carli Velocci

Carli Velocci

Tech and Culture Journalist

The intersection of technology and culture, as well as pop culture analysis; news writing; editing; interviews; the full package.

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Gizmodo 8 Ways Virtual Reality Is For More Than Just Video Games ...

Gizmodo 8 Ways Virtual Reality Is For More Than Jus...

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Fluorescence Is Like A Rave At the Molecular Level

Ever wonder why your highlighters glow in the dark? How about glow sticks at a rave? Our world is full of glowing objects that awe us even into adulthood, and their existence is easily explained....

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New Research Shows That Opposites Attract, But Only Under One Condition

The saying “opposites attract” is a little too simple for my liking when it comes to relationships, but if two new studies are any indication, there might be some science behind that theory. Researchers at Charles University in the Czech Republic published a paper last month in Frontiers in Psychology...

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Hundreds of New Galaxies Detected in First Image From Super Telescope

The MeerKAT radio telescope isn’t even finished being built, but it’s already released its first image: a small patch of sky showcasing 1,300 galaxies....

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Has the Workplace Robot Uprising Already Begun?

A few years ago, a burrito joint near my college campus installed computers so that customers could place their orders without ever having to make eye contact with a cashier. It was meant as a convenience, but my friends and I felt oddly detached ordering food through a computer. And...

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What Are the Odds You'll Meet Your Evil Twin?

We’ve seen enough science fiction (and soap operas I suppose) over the years to know that your evil twin is just around the corner. But what if they’ve already taken over your life? What if you’re the evil twin??...

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Culture Plays a Major Role in the Kind of Music We Enjoy 

Scientists have been studying the origins of musical taste for years. There’s certainly evidence for biological influences, such as the idea that our taste in music changes with age. Now a new study in Nature has found that your taste in music could also be due to the makeup of...

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Experience One of the Darkest Places On the US Coast in This Timelapse

Dry Tortugas National Park is one of the darkest places on the east coast of the United States. So if you’re going to make a timelapse video of the night sky, that’s an ideal place to do so....

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Pokémon Go Servers Reportedly Hacked Because It Was Bound to Happen

If you had trouble logging into Pokémon Go on Saturday, you might’ve blamed it on server issues that have been common since the game’s launch. However, a hacking collective is claiming responsibility for this particular slowdown, saying that it brought the servers down with a DDoS attack....

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Are You Going To Read This Story, Or Just Share the Link?

Secret’s out, readers: we know you don’t read our stuff. You just look at our headlines and share our links, but you don’t click on our stories. You don’t read our words. Do you care about us at all?!...

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Scientists Are One Step Closer to an Invisibility Cloak, But Don't Get Out Your Wands Yet

Since the Harry Potter books first hit bookshelves, the world has been getting little pieces of J.K. Rowling’s universe. Universal Studios allows you to explore Diagon Alley, you can make your own butterbeer at home, and maybe, in your lifetime, you can experience a working invisibility cloak....

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Strawberry Moon Arriving Monday, Possibly Ushering In A Sweet Summer

The Summer Solstice is expected to be very sweet this year, thanks to the arrival of what is known as a Strawberry Moon....

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This Guy Used a Drone to Try to Catch Pokémon

Pokemon GO is a game that relies on its players going on long walks, meaning that some will eventually find any way to get around that system....

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Here's Where to Watch the SpaceX Launch and Landing Tonight

SpaceX’s work in reusable rockets will get another push as scientists prepare Sunday for a launch and subsequent landing of the Falcon 9 rocket tonight....

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CNN Turk Turns to Facebook Live as Military Take Over Studio

CNN Turk has been allegedly forced to halt their coverage of the coup in Turkey after soldiers vacated the studio....