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See the 50 Best Images Taken by Hubble

Pillars of Creation: Originally taken on April 1, 1995, this image has become one of the most iconic to come from the Hu<p>... VIEW MORE<p>NASA/ESA/Hubble …

Universe

Ancient Genetic Switch Gives Mouse A Sex-Change

Yup, still works<p>Before the Y chromosome evolved, the gene <i>Dmrt1</i> determined an animal’s sex. The gene is still active in a number of vertebrates, such as lizards and birds, but mammals no longer used <i>Dmrt1</i> for sex determinacy. But according to a study published in the journal <i>Development</i>, a team of …

What Cockroaches With Backpacks Can Do. Ah-mazing

Cockroaches are widely despised. They're attracted to filth. They frighten people, even give them nightmares.<p>But for a team of scientists at Texas A&M University, the roach is a hero: the first animal that humans might successfully transform into a robot, a hybrid of insect and machine that we can …

SXSW 2015: AeroMobil Says It Will Put Its Flying Car On The Market In 2017

And once that's done? A self-flying car<p><i>Updated 3/16/2015, 4:33 p.m. ET.</i><p>In October 2014, Slovakian company AeroMobil unveiled a prototype vehicle that exhilarated <i>Back To The Future</i> fans, as well as pretty much everyone else: the long fantasized flying car. Dubbed AeroMobil 3.0, the car/plane hybrid …

A Turkish Flag Draws Parallels to Iconic Iwo Jima Photo

Seventy years ago, Associated Press photographer Joe Rosenthal captured the historic photograph of five U.S. Marines and a Navy officer raising the …

Middle East

A Butterfly Wing-Inspired Sensor May Save Your Life

Engineers in GE labs have been studying the Morph butterfly to understand what gives it, at least in part, its iridescent coat. The result is an advance in radio frequency sensors – this one the size of a penny – that will allow the detection of explosives and other chemicals.<p>Radislav Potyrailo, a …

Road Trips

$4M should buy the most gorgeous Jaguar you'll see today

This 1955 D-Type has a colorful past and a shape that just won't quit. As one of the most beautiful race cars ever, and one with a legendary record in competition, it's the perfect storm of collector money. $4M should take it home.<p>This 1955 D-Type has a colorful past and a shape that just won't …

Classic Cars

Drones could be used to seek out arteries to prevent heart attacks

New trials suggest microscopic stealth drones could be used to seek and repair damaged arteries and prevent heart attacks<p>Scientists have carried out trials using microscopic drones that could be used to seek and repair damaged arteries, preventing heart attacks and strokes.<p>Researchers have …

This self-building chair could be the future of furniture

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Headphones

6 Important Things To Know About How Your Brain Learns

<i>This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>Whether you want to learn a new language, learn to cook, take up a musical instrument, or just get more out of the books you read, it helps to know how your brain learns.<p>While everyone learns slightly differently, we do have similarities in the way our …

Up close with the HoloLens, Microsoft's most intriguing product in years

<b>by Dieter Bohn</b><p>By far, the most impressive demo for my money was the <i>Minecraft</i> demo — though Microsoft called it something like "Building Blocks" or some such, presumably so as not to fully commit to releasing a full holograph version of <i>Minecraft</i>. But before we could enter this virtual world — …

Augmented Reality

Forget Amazon Delivery–The Future Is Massive, House-Moving Drones And “Air Towns”

Drones are SO hot right now. Photography, film, and package delivery are just a few of the pursuits these unmanned airborne devices are revolutionizing. And if this new Ericsson marketing film is on the right track, it’s only going to get bigger. Much bigger.<p>The Drone Boss 3000 is basically an …

First Ride In Local Motors' 3D-Printed Car – Auto Shows

When Local Motors invited us to take a ride in its first-generation Strati at the Detroit auto show, we figured it would be a short, very low-speed jaunt and there would probably be little to glean about the car’s viability. The car, which was first shown in September, was largely constructed via …

Soviet Aerosledge: 1978 Tupolev A-3 Ground Effect Vehicle

This 1978 Tupolev A-3 Aerosledge (chassis N007) is one of 800 or so amphibious ground effect vehicles built in Ukraine between 1964 through the early …

Classic Cars

Super-dense pulsing star ducks behind invisibility cloak

The pulsar is now all but invisible to even the largest telescopes on Earth.<p>Joeri van Leeuwen, astrophysicist

Gadgets and gizmos aplenty: CES 2015 was biggest in history

It was a big year for new tech gadgets at the 2015 International CES, and the attendance numbers matched the hype.<p>According to the Consumer …

‘Where is my flying car?’

People who read about cars tend to like everything about them – and car designers are no different.<p>A car affords great freedom of movement, and that is partly why I like automotive design – for the sense of liberation the finished product affords. Mind, the majority of drivers just want to get to …

CES 2015: The year cars got truly smart

CES 2015, like last year's event, had a very large auto presence, perhaps even a banner year for CES. Expect it to grow again next year; in fact we wouldn't be surprised to see it start to run over into other halls. Not only did the likes of Ford, GM, BMW, Audi and Hyundai have a presence, but we …

2 Tuskegee Airmen die in Los Angeles at 91 on the same day

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Two members of the Tuskegee Airmen — the famed all-black squadron that flew in World War II — died on the same day. The men, …

A man named Doom helped create the first atomic bomb and we spoke to him

We first learned about Mr. Doom thanks to a tweet from nuclear historian Alex Wellerstein, who found a document signed by "L.G. Doom," and concluded that Doctor Doom helped the US become a nuclear power.<p>Like <i>Verge</i> reporter Arielle Duhaime-Ross, who became obsessed with a mystery woman at Los Alamos …

Fight Club

Tech in 2015: Get ready for a Jetsons world

As the calendar flipped to 2015, the trend of mobile tech also turned eight years old. Though that might seem mature in today’s age of rapid technological advancement, we forget that the PC was the primary consumer device for 26 years (1981-2007). Placed in that context, mobile seems young, very …

CES 2015: The Wildest Things We Saw 3-D-Printed

And it's not just doodads<p>CES was chock-full of 3-D printers—some big, some small, some for food, and some for prototyping outdoor gear. More exciting to the casual passer-by, the booths were chock-full of printed wares. Take a look at some of our favorites in this gallery.<p>Popular Science <i>is covering</i> …

Darryl Sutter and Peter Laviolette will coach the 2015 All-Star Game

Los Angeles Kings coach Darryl Sutter and Nashville Predators coach Peter Laviolette will coach the 2015 All-Star Game in Columbus, Ohio.<p>The NHL …

12 Best and Worst Things We Saw at CES 2015

BEST: Phillips Fidelio B5 Surround-On-Demand Soundbar<p>This ingenious soundbar is for anyone who wants surround sound, but isn't ready to commit to a …

Gear & Gadgets

CES 2015: 25 new products and technologies worth talking about

From battery-swapping scooters and people-sensing drones to action cams, virtual reality headsets and smart beds for kids<p>In many ways, this year’s CES technology show in Las Vegas is business as usual. Devices are getting thinner, a new acronym is spawned every minute, and every company is …

CES

Presenting the Best of CES 2015 winners!

One week in Vegas, several halls filled with tech, but only one official Best of CES Awards. After a few tortuous nights of shouting at each other, debating the merits of each of our finalists, we eventually decided on our winners. Congratulations to all our finalists and winners, and to anyone …

Nissan and NASA are helping each other develop self-driving cars

NASA and automaker Nissan have inked a five-year deal to work with each other on automated driving tech, <i>Wired</i> reports. That might not seem like a natural fit — Nissans don't traditionally go into space, after all — but there's the whole matter of rovers that need to be able to navigate …

Einstein's miracle year - Larry Lagerstrom

Flexible Spinal Implants Put Paralyzed Rats Back on Their Feet

Researchers have created an ultra-flexible brain implant that may help restore injured spinal cords and nervous systems without inflammation or infection. "E-dura," named after the <i>dura mater</i> protective layer of the brain and spinal cord, is composed of soft silicone, with gold wiring laid down in a …