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9 Crazy Body Hacks That Give You Superhuman Powers

But don't try these at home. Seriously.<p>Gamers often perform repetitive tasks to improve their character’s skill set, gain rewards, and advance to new levels. The process is known as grinding: Now, an underground movement has taken up that expression, calling themselves grinders, and they’re trying …

Your Fingerprints Are About to Reveal a Lot More About You

A new technology will allow authorities to tell whether you used drugs recently, if you're a smoker, even what sex you are—all from your fingerprints.<p>In 2010, a North Carolina woman was found on the side of a roadway, brutally murdered. At first the Guilford County Sheriff's Department had no …

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Yamaha YXZ1000R lets you shift for yourself

Yamaha is hoping to one-up the side-by-side world with the new YXZ1000R, which looks ready to partake in the next Mad Max movie in the clip above. Performance vehicles like this aren't new, but Yamaha is taking a different approach by equipping its latest model with a five-speed, sequential manual …

This is the Inside of Sphero's 'Star Wars' BB-8 Toy

No need to speculate on how it was built. Ubreakifix already ripped it apart.<p>The BB-8 ball droid is one of the most adorable new additions to the <i>Star Wars</i> universe, taking center stage in December with <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens.</i> There's been a lot of speculation on how the soccer ball shaped …

A Particle Collider Created Matter Not Seen Since the Big Bang

This is a recreation of some of the first states of matter.<p>When the Big Bang happened 13.8 billion years ago, all matter as we know it went from a single point of near-infinite energy to an ever expanding tapestry of matter, anti-matter, dark matter, photons, neutrinos, and more. In those early …

Team uses laser to de-spin a tiny ‘asteroid’

Imagine this science fiction scenario: We harness the sun’s immense power and convert it into a massive phased array of laser beams that have the …

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You Can Now Fly a Star Destroyer in Grand Theft Auto V

The force is strong with this mod.<p>As modders across the Internet have torn apart Grand Theft Auto V, they've built some impressive stuff: a working Iron Man suit, a mod that lets you live the life of a big-rig truck driver, and one that just makes every pedestrian absolutely flip out into a full-on …

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Falcons vs. Dolphins: Previewing Miami's Preseason Week 3 Matchup

The third preseason game is known as the "dress-rehersal" preseason game, and based off the first two weeks, the Miami Dolphins' starting unit (0-2) looks more than ready for the 2015 season to officially begin.<p>The Dolphins' first team has outscored its opponents 21-0 in the first two games, and in …

Microsoft releases Cortana for Android beta

An early version of Microsoft's Cortana app for Android leaked last month, but the software maker is now making it official. Microsoft is releasing a beta of Cortana for Android today for anyone to download and install. Microsoft has been gradually tweaking and improving Cortana for Android since …

Making Ocean Water Drinkable Is Much Harder Than You Think

California's Carlsbad Desalination Project, which will start operating later this year, will process more than 104 million gallons of seawater daily, turning about half that into drinking water.<p>When Dean Spatz began his introduction-to-engineering-design class as a sophomore at Dartmouth in 1963, …

Hackers Crack Key-Fob Encryption Used by More Than 25 Automakers

Another day, another car hack.<p>Modern transponder-equipped car keys are supposed to be ultrasafe: The chip-keys and key fobs communicate with readers inside the car, allowing the car to start only once a secret digital password has been transmitted. But a team of security researchers says they've …

Driving a Real-Life Tonka Truck

It may be a giant ad with wheels, but Tonka's Toyota 4Runner is a lot of fun.<p>We love Tonka (who doesn't?) and its new 4Runner is pretty damn great. Even better, they let us drive it!<p>In person as in photos, the mods are a little over the top—which seems entirely appropriate for Tonka. The 4Runner's …

Is This The Biggest Great White Shark Ever Filmed?

A diver recently captured footage of what he claims is a 20-foot (6-meter) long great white shark dubbed Deep Blue.<p>Deep Blue (The biggest shark ever filmed) second partAnother DEEP BLUE VIDEO!!!!(Please read below about our fundraising campaign)Otro video de DEEP BLUE!!!!(Por favor lean el enlace …

Watch This Slick, Working Paper Model of a V6 Engine Go

Paper power.<p>It doesn't exactly have the same kind of revving sound, but hey, it's not exactly the same kind of engine.<p>YouTube user Al Zh uploaded a video back in 2014 that showcases a rather impressive working model of a V6 engine, pistons and all, made out of paper and tape. Shoot some compressed …

The Design Behind Nerf's New 70 MPH Guns

Switching from darts to balls makes all the difference.<p>http://i.imgur.com/GyONiFD.gif<p>Nerf's new Rival blasters are not just some puny dart guns. Revealed back in February, this new line of guns fires tiny, dimpled balls that exit the barrel at speeds of up to 70 MPH. The first pair of Rival …

MIT team gets us one step closer to robot bartenders

Sure, we've seen machines that can mix drinks with the help of an app and robot bartenders that can create cocktails out of Keurig-esque pods, but they all require you to actually push the control buttons and carry your own beverages. The horror! Fortunately for lazy drinkers everywhere, members of …

2016 Bentley Mulsanne Speed: We Go Camping with a $400,000 Mega-Sedan

Hello Mother, Hello Father, Greetings from Camp Miles-Per-Hour.<p>Lest you leap to the conclusion that we’ve gone soft, joining up with some sort of New Gilded Age glamping caravan, understand that taking the 2016 Bentley Mulsanne Speed camping was in no way premeditated. A site had been reserved at …

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8 Bad Habits That Could Burn Your House Down

Don't let it all go up in flames.<p>Fire safety is a hot-button topic (pun intended) — and rightly so. During a recent five-year study by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), U.S. fire departments responded to 1,000 home fires every day, on average. That's 42 every hour, causing roughly …

How a Skyscraper Stays Upright in a Typhoon

Taipei 101's epic mass damper has never swung so far.<p>When it was finished in 2004, the 1,667-foot tall Taipei 101 was the tallest building in the world. Even though it's since given up that title to the Burj Khalifa, the iconic Taiwanese supertall is still damned impressive, and this past weekend …

In a Downsized Turbocharged World, the Lexus RC-F Is the V8 Beast We Need

Lexus' V8-powered RC-F proves that there are passionate car people within the Toyota empire.<p>Everyone's going turbocharged. Small displacement and turbochargers are the way to the high-performance future. The BMW M3 ditched its V8 for a turbo six. The new Cadillac ATS-V has room under the hood for a …

This LEGO Large Hadron Collider Needs to Become Real

Out on LEGO Ideas right now: a science lesson in plastic brick form.<p>The world's most powerful particle accelerator could become a nifty little LEGO toy. The Large Hadron Collider set, currently up on LEGO Ideas, recreates the inner workings of the giant collider. It includes each component of the …

Lego

Check Out the Lexus Hoverboard in Action

Watch this hoverboard take to the air.<p>Lexus has been drip-feeding us information about its fancy new hoverboard for months, now but the main event is finally here. In a video released today, we finally get to see the hoverboard in action, with a rider on top, cruising around in its specially-built …

Hoverboards

Neil deGrasse Tyson: curiosity about science is 'an ember that must be fanned'

On the eve of his Australian live shows, the renowned astrophysicist and Star Talk podcast host says he wants to empower audiences to think for themselves<p>Dr Neil DeGrasse Tyson, an astrophysicist and director of New York’s Hayden planetarium, researches some of the most complex areas of the cosmos. …

Science Fiction

'LEGO Brickumentary' Is An Adoring Film That Doesn't Quite Snap Together

If you already adore LEGO, you'll like this documentary. If not, get ready to sit through a full-length LEGO love-fest.<p>More than 80 years after the company derived its name from an abbreviation of two Danish words that mean "play well," LEGO has been called the world's most powerful brand. It's a …

Lego

10 Amazing LEGO Cars That Need to Become Official Kits

We can make it happen.<p>While the sets that come straight from Lego are already amazing, there are a number of people out there who take it upon themselves to make their own designs from the bricks Lego provides. Instead of ignoring the designs, Lego has an entire website dedicated to fostering them, …

Watch This Slinky Climb Down a DIY Wooden Escalator, Forever

We are all this slinky.<p>Slinky is being health-conscious. Slinky needs to lose a few pounds. Slinky has been having trouble with his diet. Slinky is trying to turn over a new leaf. Slinky is taking the stairs.<p>Slinky has had a long week and he's ready to go home. Slinky has been working for the …

The F-35 Is (Finally) Cleared For Take-Off

The $400 billion Marine jet is flight ready after more than a decade.<p>The Marine Corps' long delayed F-35B jet is ready to fly. Somewhere. Sometime. The Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 121 is the first unit with the F-35 variant in its fleet, and the military branch ordered 10 of the jets.<p>Of course, …

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