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Get Ready For Low-Cost Jet Engines That Reach Space Without Burning Fossil Fuels

Plasma Jet Engines<p>Imagine a jet engine that could propel an aircraft faster than a traditional engine, taking all the way to the edge of the …

A "World First" Fusion Reactor Just Created Its First Plasma

Achieving First Plasma<p>After being turned on for the first time, the UK’s newest fusion reactor has achieved first plasma. This simply means that the …

Nuclear Energy

11 Remarkable Health Advances From 2014

From groundbreaking new drugs to doctor-assisted suicide, 2o14 was full of historic moments that are bound to play on in a big way throughout 2015 …

Sidecar Tests A New “Commute” Service, With Discounts When You Pay For A Week Of Morning Rides

Ridesharing service Sidecar just invited me to beta test a new feature called Sidecar Commute.<p>Here’s how it works, as explained on the tester signup page: You pay $35 for a one-week Sidecar Commute Pack, then you can request a ride every morning that week, and you’ll get a $15 credit for that …

Nest owns Revolv's home automation tech now, too

Google's adding another member to its household family that includes Nest and Dropcam, and this time its home automation outfit Revolv. The firm's website lists it as "a Nest company" now, and goes on to to assure existing customers that they're still taken care of and that their year-long …

Motorola Patent Points To Electronic Neck “Tattoos” That Double As Microphones

You’ve got to give Motorola credit these days: it’s certainly not your average smartphone player any more. The company is trying to upend the traditional notion of a smartphone with Project Ara, and behind closed doors it’s building a new group devoted to designing and developing “world-class” …

The 25 Best Inventions of the Year 2013

WATCH LIVE: TIME talks best inventions in Washington, D.C. today.<p>What makes an invention great? Sometimes it solves a problem you didn’t think could …

Forget devices; the future of technology is seeded in biology

A lot of you, dear readers, may remember a time when mobile phones didn't exist, let alone smartphones with touchscreens, apps and pro-grade cameras. Some may even recall a childhood completely devoid of TV, when the phrase "playing in a sandbox" meant literally that. Not content with books that …

The cars we’ll be driving in the world of 2050

What will the cars of 2050 look like? What will power them? Will they even have a steering wheel? Sven Beiker peers under the bonnet of tomorrow’s autos.<p>Car companies have recently been telling us what the car of 2020 will be like: autonomous is one word used, electric is another, and it will be …

General Motors

Toyota Fun-Vii concept is a display and a car rolled into one

The Toyota Fun-Vii is a car covered with a display both inside and out. A network connection lets it update software, or connect with other drivers for both safety and social networking.<p>The Toyota Fun-Vii isn't like any concept car (or display) we've ever seen — the interior and exterior are …

Print Your Own Revolutionary War Boat, In 3-D

Have you ever wanted to see a woolly mammoth skeleton? How about Amelia Earhart's flight suit (one worn <i>before</i> her fateful last flight, mind you)?<p>To see them in person, you can visit the Smithsonian's Natural History and Postal museums, respectively, in Washington, D.C. But now you can take a closer …

Is Resveratrol The Magic Bullet Against Aging?

The search for the mythical fountain of youth may have ended with Ponce de Leon, but millions of us hold out hope that science will discover the secret to beat aging, the special formula that will keep our skin, and our insides, from displaying the wear and tear of our years.<p>So we scour the media …

How TapTap is turning the wearable into a new gesture-based user interface

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Woodenshark<p>A new wave of wearables is putting a lot of power on our wrists. Smart watches like the Galaxy Gear and …

The Day the Marines Met Their Robotic Mule

Popular Mechanics watches the first time a squad of Marines uses the LS3, a robot built to deploy with the Corps.<p>Last week a handful of Marines from the 1st Battalion, 5th Regiment, including Beedle, came across country from Camp Pendleton, Calif. to Fort Devens, Mass. After attending training …

Robotics

Manned Mission to Largest Known Asteroid Designed

Sending people to Ceres is no harder than sending them to Mars, study says.<p><b>Rocket scientists who have plotted a course for a human mission to the largest known asteroid, Ceres, say that such a voyage may not be much more challenging than sending people to Mars, according to a new study.</b><p>Research …

Scientists Discover New Biological Clock With Age-Measuring Potential

A team of scientists from UCLA have discovered a new biological clock with the potential to measure the age of human tissue. While preliminary, the research has fascinating implications for anti-aging - if it holds up in further testing.<p>Steve Horvath, a professor of human genetics at the David …

Autoblog: New Cars, Used Cars for Sale, Car Reviews and News

This real life Iron Man jet suit can fly up to 74 MPH<p>We drove them back-to-back and picked our favorites<p>It's not just about flapping your arms really …

Car Reviews

Can a toy robot teach kids computer programming?

Veterans from Apple and Google launch a crowdfunding campaign to find out<p>In late 2012, Vikas Gupta left his job as head of the consumer payments division at Google and set out to discover what he would do with the rest of his life. He'd recently had a daughter, and he knew his next venture would …

community

The Best Long Reads From Around The Internet

Technology Long Reads Science Donald Trump News Entertainment Digg Features Originals<p>WE BOTH STILL EXIST<p>4 diggs Digg Original Comics Culture Internet …

Jack White

The Plans to Use Nuclear Weapons to Blow Up Incoming Asteroids

For real.<p>When planetary scientist H. Jay Melosh attended a meeting between nuclear weapons designers from the United States and the former Soviet Union in May 1995, he was surprised by how eagerly the ex-Cold Warriors sought to work together against an unlikely but dangerous extraterrestrial …

Why the wallet-free world is closer than you think

In the near future, we could be paying for everything – from a movie ticket to our morning coffee – with phones and apps, if plans by PayPal are successful.<p>Imagine a world where you could leave home without a wallet – and still spend money. You would be able to go shopping, catch a movie or grab …

Get Organized with Evernote on Flipboard

By Raul Mesquita De Freitas | Tricks, use examples and a few extras<p>4️⃣ ways to stop forgetting stuff https://t.co/FpVkY2hkls<p>3 Things Super Organized …

Tesla: At The Tipping Point, Keep Your Eyes On The Big Picture

Tesla Motors, Inc. (NASDAQ:TSLA) describes itself as a designer, developer, manufacturer and seller of electronic vehicles (EVs), advanced electric …

How today’s touchscreen tech put the world at our fingertips

The technology grew up, then fundamentally changed how we interact with devices.<p>Welcome back to our three-part series on touchscreen technology. Last …

We Live in the Future on Flipboard

By Tim Bradshaw | Mindboggling technology is already all around us.<p>US start-up to launch record number of satellites<p>A small start-up based in San …

Asteroid Miners Will Launch World's First Crowdfunded Space Telescope

Planetary Resources – the people behind the recently announced asteroid-mining venture – has just announced a brand new project: the world's first …

Space Exploration

This Bionic 'Exoskeleton' Can Give You Superhuman Strength

Looking around his company's warehouse tucked into the furthest, most industrial corner of San Francisco —the same warehouse that 75 years ago produced many of the tanks and Jeeps used in the Pacific theater—it's hard not to take him seriously.<p>The bionic suits, which look closer to those worn by …