Ben Pickering

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Go Inside The Workshop Where McLaren P1 GTRs Are Kept And Maintained

In a small corner of McLaren’s sprawling headquarters in Woking, England is a small shed set up for the P1 GTR. In case you’re not familiar with the …

This Bedside Gadget Will Completely Change How You Sleep

It’s no secret that sleep plays a critical role in your health and happiness. Little to no sleep can lead to the telltale signs of burnout that impact your productivity, and can even lead to you napping at work. Yikes! Whether you suffer from insomnia, work the graveyard shift or are just generally …

The WW2 flying wing decades ahead of its time

In the last months of World War Two, Nazi Germany tested an experimental fighter more spaceship than aircraft. Only now are we realising how inspired it was. BBC Future looks at the Horten Ho 229, one of aviation’s most futuristic designs.<p>In December, US aircraft maker Northrop Grumman unveiled a …

Aviation

Vaginal Concert: Unborn Babies 'Listen' To Music Through Devices Inside Mums' Vaginas

A group of unborn babies were treated to a very special gig, during which their mums wore devices inside their vaginas to enable them to 'hear' the …

Discovery of '800-year-old mobile phone' sends conspiracy theorists into overdrive

Conspiracy theorists have become excited following the posting of a video claiming to show an 800-year-old mobile phone with a keypad with cuneiform …

A powerful cyclone has pushed the North Pole 50 degrees above normal to melting point

From Tuesday evening to Wednesday morning, a mind-boggling pressure drop was recorded in Iceland: 54 millibars in just 18 hours. This triples the criteria for "bomb" cyclogenesis, which meteorologists use to describe a rapidly intensifying mid-latitude storm. A "bomb" cyclone is defined as dropping …

Weather

Bugatti’s Chiron will conquer the world with a 290 mph top speed, 2.2-second sprint to 60

The rumor mill has churned up details on Bugatti’s upcoming Veyron-replacement, the Chiron. Ahead of its debut at the Geneva Motor Show in March, a …

The Honda Project 2&4 Is A Motorcycle Like No Other

It's like a supercharged go-cart<p>What happens when you combine a car and a motorcycle? Honda decided to find out when it pitted more than 80 of its brightest engineers against each other in its annual Global Design Project, an internal competition to foster exchanges among its global network of …

Motorcycles

11 incredible spy gadgets from CIA history

CIA operatives may not use jetpacks or laser-powered watches, but they do have a few tricks up their sleeves.<p>At the CIA Museum in Washington, DC, you can get a glimpse of the gadgets used in past spy missions.<p>The agency has declassified 600 out of some 20,000 objects used by CIA operatives …

Gear & Gadgets

Guy on 207 MPH Bicycle Drag Races a Ferrari, Destroys It

Rocket-powered bike sets speed record after 4.8 seconds.<p>Which is the more amazing feat: Switzerland's Francois Gissy leaving a Ferrari 430 Scuderia sitting still at the dragstrip as he recorded 3.1gs of inline acceleration on his way to a top speed of 207 mph, or that he did this on a BICYCLE? That …

Honda Neowing unveiled at Tokyo Motor Show

Is Honda joining Harley-Davidson, Polaris, T-Rex and Can-Am in the tricycle market?<p>Maybe so. The Japanese giant, by some measures the world's largest motorcycle company, will be showing showing off a three-wheeled motorcycle at the Tokyo Motor Show, as part of an exhibit that will include several …

Auto Shows

Bentley Bentayga’s Optional Breitling Clock Is Worth More Than the Car Itself

As if Bentley’s Bentayga wasn’t already expensive enough – carrying the distinction of being the priciest SUV offered in the U.S. – prospective …

Take a Ride in the First Airplane That Anyone Can Fly

Aircraft startup Icon has begun selling the A5, its eight-years-in-the-making amphibious sports plane.<p>After almost a decade of anticipation, research and development, rigorous test flights, and $100 million in costs, Icon Aircraft, a consumer plane manufacturer based in Vacaville, California, has …

Intricately Folded Pages Transform Hardcover Books into Standing Sculptures

Japanese artist Yuto Yamaguchi transforms hardcover books into sculptures by simply folding their pages. Without using scissors, he crafts the bold designs by intricately creasing each page so that together, they appear as one cohesive form. Yamaguchi's excellent craftsmanship produces smooth …

20 awesome photos of extreme latte art

Recent surveys have even shown that some people are willing to pay more for an especially creative latte.<p>In August, the Journal of Sensory Studies published the findings of an online survey whose respondents were willing to pay up to 13% more for a cup of coffee with latte art than for a cup that …

Coffee

Ten Safety Features That Car Engineers Haven't Even Thought Of Yet

We’ve seen what adaptive cruise control and other crazy safety technologies are capable of, so why stop there? Come on auto engineers, let’s get on …

Shipping container skyscrapers proposed for Mumbai

Here is the winner of an international ideas competition for housing in the slums of Mumbai, designed by Ganti + Asociates (GA) Design. The …

Ride This One-Wheeled Gyro Skate They Call A “Hoverboard”

The mad scientist who started Hoverboard Technologies calls his vehicle an “earned experience.” That means it’s hard to ride. Despite the name, this hoverboard* doesn’t levitate. Instead, it uses gyroscopes like a Segway to help you balance with your feet on either side of one giant …

Extreme Sports

Radical new Lambo coming to steal McLaren P1 and LaFerrari thunder

According to French TV network TF1, Lamborghini’s upcoming model will be known as the Centenario LP770-4, honouring the centenary of the birth of the …

Sports Cars

Tesla Model X Electric SUV: Ultimate Guide To Electric Luxury SUV

The first Tesla Model S electric sedans hadn't even been delivered when the company announced its Model X electric crossover utility vehicle in …

OLD ’72 CHEVELLE BIG BLOCK VS. NEW 2010 CAMARO SS/RS! Chevrolet Muscle Cars In An Epic Drag Race

At the end of the day everything comes to who is more powerful. And when we have two powerful muscle cars battling each other in a drag race we know …

Sports Cars

Lamborghini honors its founder’s birth with a new halo hypercar: the Centenario LP 770-4

It’s time for a new hypercar from Lamborghini, and French media have uncovered the model’s name and specs.<p>The Centenario LP 770-4 will celebrate 100 …

Prepare yourselves: A rare “supermoon lunar eclipse” is coming

If you missed Jupiter’s collision with Venus back in June, now’s your chance to see another spectacular celestial sight—and this one should be much easier to spot. On Sept. 27, Earthlings will be treated to a “supermoon lunar eclipse,” a rare confluence of events that last occurred in 1982 and has …

Supermoon

Toyota’s hydrogen-powered Mirai exposes the promise and pitfalls of fuel cells

Last fall, Digital Trends had our first crack at the Toyota Mirai, the first hydrogen fuel-cell car that will actually be sold to customers — earlier …

Rumor: New Samsung Watch?

<b>Samsung</b> is expected to unveil their new smart watch, codenamed Orbis, at their press event.<p>Samsung hasn’t had much luck with their current line of …

Microsoft Xbox 720 console enters production, says report

By Chris Smith<p>Reports from gaming site IGN claim that the Xbox 720 has entered production. With no launch in 2012, isn't this a bit early?<p>The …

up: 2017 F1 car design revealed

In the round-up: The plans for an overhaul of F1’s aerodynamic regulations have been revealed.<p>The 2017 cars will be wider than the current designs …

3-time world champ fights off shark during South Africa comp

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Knocked off his board by an attacking shark, three-time world champion Mick Fanning punched the creature before escaping unharmed …

Aquatic Sports

See the Moving Photo of a Black Cop Helping a Man at KKK Rally

The most memorable image of a Ku Klux Klan rally in South Carolina Saturday undercut the group’s mission.<p>When the North Carolina-based Loyal White …