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Infiniti's Variable Compression Gasoline Engine Is Almost Brilliant

Apparently, Nissan is pursuing variable compression because electric drivetrains are just too expensive.<p>Since I didn't set up an interview with anybody at Infiniti, I wasn't supposed to learn much more about their revolutionary VC-T beyond what we already know. But then, I pretty much just stood …

Find Out How Much Power You'd Get From Solar Panels on Your Roof

Or from a wind turbine in your backyard.<p>One of the problems with setting up renewable power sources—like solar panels or wind turbines—is that it can be difficult to predict just how much power they will generate once they're built.<p>Say you're considering installing some solar panels on the roof of …

Renewable Energy

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solar powered pipe desalinates seawater into drinkable fluid

<b>this massive solar powered pipe proposed for the 2016 land art generator initiative by khalili engineers intends to desalinate seawater into</b> …

Electromagnetism

Boeing patented a jet engine powered by lasers and nuclear explosions

With airplane makers constantly on the lookout for new and more efficient ways to power their products, this laser engine is the latest idea cooked up by the engineers at Boeing.<p>Modern airliners such as the Boeing Dreamliner are powered by multiple turbofan engines. These engines deploy a series of …

8 Anime to Watch if You Love Video Games

A lot of anime fans are also video game fans, so it’s a lot of fun when the two worlds overlap. Here are eight awesome anime to watch if you love …

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PS4, Xbox One Getting Dungeons & Dragons RPG Sword Coast Legends

Dungeons & Dragons RPG Sword Coast Legends won't be exclusive to PC for much longer. Developers n-Space and Digital Extremes have announced that the game is coming to PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It arrives on consoles this spring, offering an "all-new way" to play, the studios said.<p>The console …

The Aston Martin Vanquish is a $300,000 angry piece of art that you can't stop looking at

At the top of the Aston Martin hierarchy is their flagship grand tourer, the Vanquish. The multimillion-dollar Vulcan is a limited-edition, track-only offering to 23 customers, and the Lagonda Taraf is, well, a Lagonda. The Vanquish is a car we've had our eye on. Last year, we named the Aston one …

Hackers could throw off our power grid by manipulating our AC units

Ingenuity isn't exactly a quality you want in hackers, unless of course, they're on your side. In a rather terrifying discovery, researchers have found an alarming vulnerability in our security system, and it's one that can be found in most American homes and offices -- the air conditioner.<p>Power …

Morocco Unveils A Massive Solar Power Plant In The Sahara

Morocco has officially turned on a massive solar power plant in the Sahara Desert, kicking off the first phase of a planned project to provide renewable energy to more than a million Moroccans.<p>The Noor I power plant is located near the town of Ouarzazate, on the edge of the Sahara. It's capable of …

Renewable Energy

Russia Is Working on Sending Astronauts to the Moon Again

For the first time since the end of the Moon Race, Russian engineers have quietly begun working on a lunar lander capable of carrying cosmonauts to the Moon.<p>Although any future human trip to the Moon is still at least a decade away, behind the scenes, the next-generation lunar lander has already …

Morocco to switch on first phase of world's largest solar plant

Morocco’s king will switch on the first phase of a concentrated solar power plant on Thursday that will become the world’s largest when completed.<p>The power station on the edge of the Saharan desert will be the size of the country’s capital city by the time it is finished in 2018, and provide …

Renewable Energy

Scientists Have Found a Way to Help You Learn New Skills Twice as Fast

Yes please.<p>The key to learning a new motor skill - such as playing the piano or mastering a new sport - isn't necessarily how many hours you spend …

Close call? Asteroid could pass Earth by 11k miles, 95% closer than the moon

A recently discovered asteroid is scheduled to fly by Earth in March, but NASA can’t quite tell how far away it will be when that happens. One …

Nuclear Fusion Hit a Massive Milestone in Germany

A brand-new reactor, an experimental stellarator design called Wendelstein 7-X, was successfully booted up to an extent where it created hydrogen plasma.<p><i>This story was translated from the original published by Motherboard Germany.</i><p>The Max Planck Institute in Greifswald reached a true milestone in …

NASA's Next Big Telescope Draws One Step Closer to the Stars

The James Webb Space Telescope is three stories tall and as wide as a tennis court. And now, it's primary mirror is finished.<p>The James Webb Space Telescope is going to be big in every conceivable way. The mirror section, comprising the main optics of the telescope, is about three stories tall, …

Telescopes

10 warm and wild destinations for families this winter

It’s February, and we’re fed up with winter. Whether your kids are nuts for animals or just love the great outdoors, here are some great adventure-filled escapes for your family to get warm again.<p>1. Cayman Islands<p>Explore caves, scuba dive for wrecks and make friends with stingrays in the …