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NASA Is Funding A Concept To Turn Asteroids Into Spaceships

So we can mine them<p>American companies are itching to get their hands on the gold, platinum, and other minerals that asteroids are thought to contain. But although the U.S. has laid the legal groundwork for asteroid mining, the technological challenges are still significant.<p>One of those challenges …

Space Exploration

SpaceX Just Landed a Rocket on a Drone Ship

Minutes after a smooth launch of its Dragon spacecraft this afternoon, SpaceX hit a long-standing, elusive goal: It neatly landed the Falcon 9 rocket …

Lamborghini Centenario: This Sure Looks Like It (UPDATE: It Isn't)

The $1.2 million Lamborghini Centenario is supposed to be a 100-year birthday present to the company’s founder. I don’t know how happy Ferruccio …

An ultra-rare Ferrari-beating 1960's Ford is for sale and it could fetch millions

The estimated sale price is $3.2 million to $3.4 million.<p>Consider it a bargain — a 1968 GT40 with some serious racing and Steve McQueen film heritage sold in 2012 for $11 million, making it the most expensive American car ever sold at auction.<p>One of only 31 original road cars, and with just 3,200 …

Special Report: Gravity’s Century

In 1915, the universe was small and static. Space was smooth. Gravity pulled things to the ground. At least that’s the way it was in the minds of all …

Bugatti Chiron: 1500 Horsepower and a Limited Top Speed of 261 MPH

A leak from Geneva gives us an early look at Chiron specs.<p>The Bugatti Chiron promises to be incredibly fast, but the rumors of a 288 mph top speed might have been exaggerated: It has a top speed that is limited to 261 mph.<p>Quattroruote is at Geneva and just tweeted out this shot of a spec sheet from …

Scientists are closer to solving the mystery of how Mars' moon Phobos formed: Phobos in the mid- and far-ultraviolet

In late November and early December 2015, NASA's Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution (MAVEN) mission made a series of close approaches to the …

Astronomy

Porsche faces risks repositioning the Cayman and Boxster

CHRISTIAAN HETZNER<p>The Boxster will no longer be the cheapest Porsche. The roadster gets a new name, the 718 Boxster, and a new engines with …

Roadsters

Hubble captures star's stunning blue bubble

The Hubble space telescope has captured an incredible image of a blue bubble around a distant star.<p>The image shows a Wolf–Rayet star known as WR 31a, which is located about 30,000 light-years away in the constellation of Carina (The Keel), according to the European Space Agency, in a statement on …

General relativity caught in action around black hole

<b>GENEVA</b> — An effect of general relativity that is barely measurable on Earth has been spotted in full force around a black hole.<p>Physicists detected …

The Turbo Porsche 911 Carrera Starts a New Tradition

The least expensive 911 goes turbo.<p><i>(This story appeared in the 2016 March-April issue of</i> Road & Track<i>.)</i><p>New 911s make peopleunhappy.<p>Not most people. Most people who buy a new Porsche 911 are probably thrilled. Stereotype says the car makes junior lawyers feel like senior lawyers. Or that it lets …

Porsche 911 R - 'manual GT3 RS' gets leaked early

Leaks appear to be a common theme for this year’s Geneva Motor Show. The next car to be revealed ahead of schedule (unintentionally) is the new …

Porsche

Crazy Lamborghini Centenario makes video debut

Lamborghini unveiled its exciting anniversary creation earlier this year, and the Centenario can now be seen lapping the Nardo circuit on video. The …

Sports Cars

Legendary Race Cars You Need to Know

These are some of the cars that wrote motorsports history.<p>Some race cars are so advanced, they change motorsport forever. Here are some of the most important competition cars, according to you.

Le Mans

NASA’s New X-Planes Will Be Seriously Cool

NASA will reportedly soon request money to build a new line of efficient and environmentally friendly X-planes.<p>NASA will ask for a $3.7 billion budget increase over the next decade. The planes are part of a 10-year plan called the New Aviation Horizons Initiative, reports <i>Ars Technica</i>.<p>One of the …

NASA unveils supersonic airliner of the future

Its astronauts already travel fast enough, so now NASA wants to bring the ultimate in speedy flight to the masses.<p>NASA officials on Monday unveiled the design of a supersonic aircraft that would boast speeds comparable to the Concorde - but without that jet’s sonic boom. The weird-looking new …

Aviation

Watch: SpaceX Rocket Lands, Breaks a Leg, and Explodes

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket successfully placed an ocean-monitoring satellite into orbit on Sunday, but its attempted landing of the first rocket stage …

NASA created a new office to handle it if there's an asteroid plummeting toward Earth

The Planetary Defense Coordination Office (PDCO) will help to track near-Earth asteroids, develop asteroid deflection strategies, and plan response efforts in case a threat arises.<p>"While there are no known impact threats at this time," John Grunsfeld from NASA's Science Mission Directorate said in …

ISIS’ new weapon is Alrawi: A new android app

Terrorist organisation ISIS is declining to back down from leveraging technology to spread terror.<p>According to reports, the terrorist organisation is …

2016 January 18 - Proxima Centauri: The Closest Star

<b>Proxima Centauri: The Closest Star</b> <b><br>Image Credit:</b> ESA/Hubble & NASA<p><b>Explanation:</b> Does the closest star to our Sun have planets? No one is sure -- but …

Universe

Tokyo Auto Salon 2016 Highlights

If you are looking for tuning inspiration, there is no better place to go than the Tokyo Auto Salon 2016. The annual event is held at the Makuhari …

SubPac M2 Wearable Bass System

Price: $400Immerse yourself in the virtual world to experience the action in real time with the SubPac M2 Wearable Bass System. Designed to be worn …

Wearable Tech

SpaceX Fails to Land at Sea for the Third Time

“Even if there is a little fire, it’s not a big deal.”<p>For the third time, SpaceX has failed to stick the landing of the Falcon 9 first stage on an autonomous barge.<p>SpaceX just successfully deployed the Jason-3 satellite into polar orbit, but it was not able to stick the landing of the Falcon 9 …

Watch: SpaceX got even closer to landing a rocket on a drone ship—but it still ended in a giant fireball

SpaceX’s quest for reusable rockets—specifically, to land them on sea-going drone ships—is all about steady improvement.<p>Today (Jan. 17), the company successfully launched an ocean-measuring satellite for NASA, and attempted to return the first stage of the rocket safely back to earth and land it on …

Space Travel

Top Gear host Chris Evans ‘suffers from car sickness’ whilst filming Top Gear

<b>Top Gear presenter Chris Evans was seemingly taken ill whilst filming scenes for the long awaited comeback of the motoring show – after suffering</b> …

5 amazing things that happen to your body in space

The former Army Air Corps officer has spent a month in space, after blasting off on a Russian Soyuz rocket to the International Space Station on December 15 last year, but the spacewalk will doubtless be his most gruelling test.<p>But what exactly will he be going through, during his remarkable spell …

Nissan Has A Dumb Idea For The Next GT-R Supercar

We haven’t heard much about the inevitable next-generation GT-R supercar, but we can expect it’s going to offer ballistic abilities to those lucky …

Top Gear