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This Incredible Time Lapse of the High Plains During the Eclipse Brought Me to Tears

Folks yak a lot of crap about the High Plains—mainly they complain about it being flat or boring as they drive down the infinitely straight highways. …

South Dakota

A Synthetic Human Fights to Survive in Visually Stunning Scifi Short Seam

In the not-too-distant future, a tenuous peace between humans and remarkably humanlike “machines”—some don’t even know they’re not real—is tested …

Tesla Is About to Unveil Something Elon Musk Called 'Seriously Next Level'

Tesla Inc next month plans to unveil an electric big-rig truck with a working range of 200 to 300 miles, Reuters has learned, a sign that the …

Goodbye petrol – scientists have found a new limitless energy source

A major scientific breakthrough has been made after scientists got one step closer to finding a limitless supply of clean energy.<p>A new way has been …

Yellowstone Earthquake Swarm: Tremors Trigger Fears Of Supervolcano Eruption

Yellowstone National Park has been hit with over 1,500 earthquakes in the last two months. The swarm of tremors has rocked the area almost daily …

This Crazy New Material Switches From Super Hydrophobic to Super Hydrophilic in an Instant

This has so many exciting applications.<p>Scientists have created a material that can switch between repelling and absorbing water droplets at the flick …

An SR-71 Blackbird Pilot Recounts His Infamous LA Speed Check Story

Air Force pilot Major Brian Shul reminisces about the infamous day he and his co-pilot Walter flew the world’s fastest jet, the SR-71 Blackbird, …

Military Aircraft

Tesla Model 3 aftermarket modifications are already being revealed

Tesla’s Model S and Model X already are popular cars to offer upgrades on from aftermarket car modifications companies.<p>Now they are already turning to Model 3 after the official reveal of the production version last week.<p>It’s not exactly surprising considering that Tesla has over 500,000 …

How a guy who injected PEDs to see the effects scored a Netflix deal and uncovered the biggest doping scandal in Olympics history

Struggling to get into the business as an actor, writer, or director, Fogel co-wrote the stage play "Jewtopia" with Sam Wolfson in 2003. It's a comedy about two friends navigating the Jewish and Gentile dating scenes. It became a surprise hit, with Fogel and Wolfson starring as the male leads …

Cycling

Reviewers of Tesla’s Newest Vehicle Are Unanimous: “The Model 3 Has No Competition”

A Peerless Ride<p>As the Tesla Model 3 launch was imminent, Jack Stewart of <i>Wired</i> wrote, “The arrival of Tesla’s Model 3 signals a new chapter in …

Alfa Romeo

The Tesla Model 3 interior doesn't look like any car you've ever seen

One 15-inch touchscreen panel — and that’s it<p>Tesla finally delivered the first 30 units of the Model 3 this past evening, and now that the production version of the company’s mass-market electric car is out in the wild, one key detail has finally been confirmed: the interior is going to look unlike …

Tesla Model 3

Tech Improvements So Dramatic, They're Depressing

If you're an energy company freaked out about increasingly efficient information technology, that is.<p>Fifteen years ago, Japan’s Earth Simulator was the most powerful supercomputer on Earth. It had more than 5,000 processors. It consumed 6,400 kilowatts of electricity. It cost nearly $400 million to …

Computer Science

How the US's futuristic new aircraft carrier will change naval warfare forever

The new USS Gerald R. Ford, the first new aircraft carrier design from the US Navy in four decades, boasts a slew of improved features that separate it from the previous Nimitz class carriers.

Military

Scientists are creating a cell-phone battery that charges instantly

Researchers at Drexel University’s College of Engineering are working on a special material that will one day provide the capacity for instant battery charging. This is made possible by super-conductive two-dimensional MXene material.<p>The quest for a better battery has been ongoing since Alessandro …

Nanotech

Trump Takes His Contempt for the Law to New Heights

'New York Times' interview makes clear Trump aspires to be accountable to no one<p>Donald Trump gave a wide-ranging and revealing interview to <i>The New</i> …

Donald Trump

Don’t expect President Trump’s relationship with the media to get much better after staff shake-up

Newly named White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci said Friday that he wants to “de-escalate” tensions between the Trump administration and the media, but he offered little evidence to suggest that relations will improve.<p>Though he struck a softer tone than other White House …

Donald Trump

Russian "lighthouse" satellite enters orbit

Look upwards tonight and you might just see a new "star" streaking across the sky. A Russian CubeSat called Mayak (meaning "lighthouse") was …

7 major US cities could be underwater within 80 years — here are the disturbing 'after' images

If the worst climate-change predictions come true, hundreds of coastal US towns and cities — from Atlantic City, New Jersey, to Galveston, Texas — could disappear underwater by 2100.<p>The National Oceanic and Atmosphere Agency released a report in January that hinted at the possibility of an …

Climate Change

A $2 billion energy-focused private equity fund just collapsed to almost zero

Fund raising and investing started in 2013. Houston-based EnerVest manages the fund. This could be the first time ever that a PE fund larger than $1 billion lost nearly all of its value.<p>The lenders to the fund are now negotiating to take control of the fund's assets, these "people familiar with the …

Venture Capital

A Mysterious Underwater Forest Warns of Earth's Rapidly Changing Climate

"Like entering a fairy world."<p>The discovery began with a rumour about a fishing "honey hole" somewhere off the Alabama coast where the red snapper …

This is the best 3-minute startup pitch you’ll ever see

The video doesn’t even do it justice. I wish you could have seen it in person. A recording can’t quite capture what everyone in the room felt: the need to pay attention for three minutes straight.<p>Every time I get back from a tech conference, my friends and colleagues want to know what the highlight …

Food Trucks

Porsche installs its first high-speed electric car chargers

Porsche knows that electric vehicles are the future, and it just took a big step to prepare for that future. The performance car brand just opened a new office in Berlin, and the new facility includes the company's first two ultra-fast 800-volt chargers (one is pictured below). They can 'only' …

Be extremely afraid: Elon Musk has a grim warning for US governors

<b>Providence, Rhode Island:</b> Tesla chief executive Elon Musk has warned a bipartisan gathering of US governors that government regulation of artificial …

National Governors Association

Five Zen Principles to Live By

Practical wisdom that instantly improves your life<p>I love practical advice that you can immediately apply to your life. And Zen, a school of Mahayana …

Meditation

Meet KJ-600, the aircraft that could help China's navy rival America's

The airborne early warning and control plane fills a gap in China's arsenal.<p>China's aircraft carriers are getting plenty of press lately. China's shiny new carrier, Liaoning, visited Hong Kong last week, and the nation launched the Type 001A aircraft carrier in the spring.<p>There's been less talk, …

Explore America's Epic Railroad-Turned-Trail System

Historic bridges, tunnels and small towns are dotted along America's 31,000-mile trail system created from a web of rail lines.<p>The Rails-to-Trails …

Donald Trump Jr.'s emails undermine what the White House has been saying

<b>(CNN) —</b> Donald Trump's defenders have always argued that the entire notion his campaign colluded with Russia was all smoke and no fire.<p>That may not cut it anymore.<p>The President's son and namesake, in a sensational revelation that significantly escalated the drama over alleged Russian election …

Donald Trump

Bondic’s new Liquid Plastic Welder reinvents glue for the 3D-printing age

3D printers are normally pretty sizeable things, even when they are made to have a small “desktop” footprint. No one can accuse Bondic’s new …

Nextgen

This battery-free cellphone sucks power out of thin air

Researchers from the University of Washington have developed the very first battery-free phone. Its sound quality is pretty shitty, but imagine not having to charge your phone because it harvests light and radio waves from your surroundings. Sweet.<p>“We’ve built what we believe is the first …

Clean Energy