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Jupiter Is So Freaking Massive, It Doesn't Actually Orbit The Sun

Whoa!<p>Jupiter, the fifth planet from the Sun, gas giant, and subject of the Juno mission, is huge. <i>Huge</i>.<p>It's so huge, in fact, that it doesn't actually …

Astronomy

Explore Mars In 360 Degrees With Rover's New Interactive Photo

Curiosity captures the Red Planet in all its glory.<p>Experience what life could be like on Mars with this awe-inspiring 360 degree photograph.<p>NASA released the picture taken by its Curiosity Mars rover on Saturday, just a day after dazzling us with a stunning selfie beamed back from the Red …

This self-flying drone can carry you to work

Soon drones will be able to take off, fly, and land all on their own, and self-driving cars are just around the corner. The next step, naturally, is an autonomous drone that can fly you around, and Chinese company Ehang, has already built it.<p>The Ehang 184 is a single-seater, eight-rotor autonomous …

Drones

On Curaçao, Contemporary Design Meets Old-World Elegance

The art and architecture in Willemstad, Curaçao’s capital city, makes the island one of the most exciting destinations in the Caribbean.<p>It’s fitting …

Watch the Star Wars sketch from BBC Children in Need

Last night during Children in Need, the BBC aired astar-studded <b>Star Wars</b> sketch which saw R2-D2 and C-3PO helping Warwick Davis in his quest to find …

BBC

Watch all of Fallout 4's legendary foes fight to the death. Who wins?

Spoiler alert: Not the bloatflies.<p>Before you get too proud of yourself for taking down a Deathclaw on your first day in <i>Fallout 4</i>, realize that there is a bestiary of "legendary" class foes out there, Deathclaws among them. Bloatflies and mole rats, too. Just about any kind of adversary you can …

J.J. Abrams talks about Lupita Nyong'o's Force Awakens character, Maz Kanata

Lupita Nyong'o's character in <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i> is still shrouded in mystery, but the film's director has finally revealed some more information.<p>In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, J.J. Abrams elaborated on the rumors surrounding Maz Kanata, the alien creature with an incredible …

Star Wars

Princess Leia is no longer a princess - and 4 other things we now know about The Force Awakens

There are mere weeks before Star Wars: The Force Awakens opens in cinemas and all of those rumours feel like they've been swirling around in a galaxy far, far away. But Entertainment Weekly continue to publish more revelatory interviews and behind-the-scenes photographs.<p>Thanks to interviews with …

The future is here: mass-market hydrogen cars take to Britain's roads

Billed for the last decade as a clean alternative to petrol or electric vehicles, hydrogen cars are no longer a car show concept but a driving reality. The challenge for manufacturers now is widescale adoption<p>The first mass production hydrogen cars, billed for more than a decade as a clean …

Alternative Fuel

Top tips for binocular stargazing

Whether you’re a beginning stargazer or a veteran of thousands of starry nights, binoculars can be your best friend.<p>You’ve probably got a pair of …

Motorcycle-Riding Robot Has A Mission: To Surpass Humans

Robocop, is that you?<p>Robocop is real. Well, almost. Yamaha's new autonomous motorcycle-driving robot, Motobot, doesn't fight crime, but it can seriously ride a motorcycle.<p>Motobot is still very much in the research and development stage, so the technical details are scarce. In a promo video posted …

Is this the perfect spot for people on Mars?

Scientists have started thinking about the best places on Mars for human exploration and some say a spot called Deuteronilus Mensae may be just right.<p>…

Space Science

Kickstart This Sleek Drone Submarine

Unmanned, underwater, still not untethered<p>Call it the son of submarine. In 2012, the first OpenROV tethered unmanned underwater robot, also crowdfunded on Kickstarter, combined the utility of a cheap submarine with the form factor of an off-brand iMac. For their return to crowdfunding, OpenROV's …

Download every 'Tribes' game for free

Fancy yourself a fan of playing awesome PC shooters online? Boy howdy, do I have a story for you: Developer Hi-rez Studios has released every game in its <i>Tribes</i> series for free on its website as part of the franchise's 21st birthday celebration. That means everything from <i>Starseige: Tribes</i> to the …

J.J. Abrams Hilariously Answers Star Wars Questions

Star<p>Wars: The Force Awakens director J.J. Abrams has spent the past two years having to dodge questions from journalists about that movie, but it …

Star Wars

Watch the launch trailer for Star Wars Battlefront

With three weeks to go until its release, Electonic Arts has released a rather impressive launch trailer for Star Wars Battlefront, which features …

Star Wars Battlefront

Would It Be Crazy For Microsoft To Bring 'Halo 5' To PC?

<i>Halo 5: Guardians</i> is poised to be not just the Xbox One’s biggest launch game of the year, but quite possibly the biggest game of the console’s lifespan, depending on how the next few years play out. After recovering from the disastrous launch of <i>Halo: The Master Chief Collection</i>, 343 is poised to …

Journey to Mars: An international effort on This Week @NASA – October 16, 2015

Charming Illustrations Reimagine Disney Animal Characters as Humans

What would animal characters from animated Disney films look like if they were human? Art student Alaina Bastian has imagined some of these scenarios in her charming series of illustrations called <i>Humanized</i>. Taking into consideration the visual style of each animated film, she replaces the creatures …

In Japan, Drones Guide Robot Trucks At Construction Sites

More machines, fewer humans<p>Japan’s Komatsu makes construction equipment, and has for almost a century. Construction vehicles are nothing without people to drive them--or at least they used to be. As either an alternative to rising labor costs or simply a solution when workers aren’t available, …

The lightest metal ever has been developed by Boeing - it's lighter than Styrofoam

Microlattice is the lightest metal ever to be invented - the structure is 99.99% air<p>Aerospace Boeing has invented the lightest metal ever, called microlattice. The product is 99.99 per cent air and will be used as a primary component in aerospace engineering - it'll be used to make space rockets.<p>By …

Engineering

Tips For Playing The 'Star Wars: Battlefront Beta'

I’ve spent my time in the frozen wastes of Hoth. The <i>Star Wars: Battlefront Beta</i> went live yesterday, and the consensus is good: this is a true imagining of the Star Wars universe, in all its epic scope and orchestral flourish. But it’s still a competitive shooter, and you’ll find yourself flailing …

Images of Pluto and Charon continue to captivate Nasa: 'This world is alive'

Photograph: Nasa/JHUAPL/SWRI<p>A high-resolution image of Pluto taken by New Horizons shows small features, from craters to faulted mountain blocks, to the texted surface of the vast basin informally called Sputnik …

Solar System

Elon Musk explains how he would bomb Mars

<i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>To my naive mind, it's like turning on the heating with your Nest controller before you get home.<p>At heart, though, blowing up Mars is a little more complicated than that.<p>During a recent appearance on …

Elon Musk

Home On the Moon: How to Build a Lunar Colony (Infographic)

An outpost on the Earth’s moon has been a staple of science fiction since the 20th century. One of the earliest practical proposals was the U.S. …

Space Exploration

Turing's 'Dark Wyvern' up for preoder, comes with Armor case enabling 60GHz data transfers

If you have been following the Turing Phone you know the regular version of the device will begin shipping on December 11. We have given the Turing Phone the hands-on treatment and know what to expect from it, but Turing Robotic Industries is throwing in a little something extra for those of you …

Alan Turing

Hajj stampede kills 310 in Saudi Arabia

How could it have happened again?<p>Anguished relatives and stunned pilgrims demanded answers after at least 717 people were killed and 805 injured Thursday in a crushing crowd outside the holy city of Mecca, according to Saudi Arabia's civil defense directorate.<p>The stampede occurred in Mina, close to …

Clever Illustrations Unmask the "True" Identities of Pop Culture Icons

In his amusing series titled <i>Icons Unmasked</i>, Chicago-based illustrator Alex Solis reveals the surprising identities of famous characters in pop culture. These cartoon-style portraits feature a series of costumed figures who unmask themselves, exposing who really lurks beneath the facade. The alter …

New video showcases the Batmobile from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice

A new video has arrived online courtesy of the Warner Bros. Studio Tour Hollywood, which showcases the new Batmobile from next year’s …