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Prehistoric spider-like arachnid found preserved in amber, and it even has a tail

If you’re one of the many people who have a fear of spiders, going back in time 100 million years apparently wouldn’t have done you any good. A new, …

Paleontology

100-million-year-old spider with a tail longer than its body discovered

A brand new species of arachnid that looks like a spider with a tail has been discovered in Myanmar.<p>The eight-legged creepy crawly is estimated to have scuttled along the forest floors as far back as 100 million years ago.<p>Scientists found the creature trapped in a piece of amber from the …

Zoology

How Google's Potential Acquisition Could Topple Apple

Google's rumored acquisition of HTC and Apple's iPhone pricing concerns could signal a power shift in the smartphone industry.<p>Today, Apple will be holding its yearly and oft-anticipated Special Event, when it announces new product lines and innovations for the coming year.<p>Many have speculated an …

Mobile

Rare lizards delay flagship German rail project

Two rare breeds of lizard are delaying a prestige £5.9 billion rail project in southern Germany.<p>The high-speed line between Ulm and Stuttgart was set to be the latest jewel in the crown of an already impressive rail network.<p>That was until it was discovered that the land earmarked for the project …

Nature

Merkel's rival insists he can win German election, attacks Trump

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel’s main challenger, Martin Schulz, labeled U.S. President Donald Trump “irresponsible” on Sunday and insisted he could still win Germany’s Sept. 24 election despite languishing in polls.<p>Schulz, leader of the left-leaning Social Democratic Party (SPD), said …

North Africa
Elon Musk

Professor John Hart Tells Us About MIT's Upcoming Additive Manufacturing Course

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is well known for living up to its name as a center of technological education and research, and additive …

Disease

iPhone 8 might be the first mainstream phone to cross the $1,000 mark

Apple might be well on its way to drop its most expensive handset ever with the next-generation iPhone.<p>In a note obtained by MacRumors, UBS analyst Steve Milunovich predicts Apple could be gearing up to release a premium iPhone model that will come with a hefty price tag of between $950 and $1,000 …

Mobile Technology

Is this the world's best private jet? The Boeing 787 that's an airborne penthouse apartment

Ordinarily Boeing 787 Dreamliners serve as commercial aircraft that carry between 240 and 335 passengers, but in a world first one of the planes has been transformed into a 40-passenger private jet so spacious and well-equipped that it resembles an airborne penthouse apartment.<p>Developed by Kestrel …

Boeing

NASA tests Mars 2020 rover's landing camera

The Curiosity and NASA's other Mars rovers had to look for wide-open and flat landing locations to be on the safe side. Mars 2020, however, will have a camera-based navigation system capable of assessing terrains and reacting to potential hazards on the fly, allowing the rover to touch down on …

Reverse Engineering Rapid Prototyping for Classic Cars

<b>Classic cars always fascinate us; there’s nothing cooler than driving down the lane with a vintage American muscle with windows open and letting your</b> …

The World's Smallest 3D Printer Costs Less Than $300

The two biggest factors when it comes to choosing a printer are price and capacity. The bigger an item you want to print, the more expensive the …

Can a $600 3D Printer Beat a $20,000 Machine?

The internet is such an incredible and beautiful place: Two strangers with amazing toys came together to give us a showdown that is sure to amuse and inform. In one corner, we have Scott Hanselman, armed with a $600 Printrbot simple metal he got two weeks ago. In the other corner, we have Brandon …

Startup launches first 3D-printed battery-powered rocket (update)

Rocket Lab is a Lockheed Martin-funded startup that dreams of taking small satellites to space for an affordable price -- but it wants to do so using technology quite different than usual. See, the company has revealed that its engine called the "Rutherford" is (1) composed mostly of 3D-printed …

Space Exploration

Tiko Could Be a $179 3D Printer For Everyone

$179. For the same amount one can buy a Moto 360 smartwatch, a budget smartphone, or an expensive clickety-clack mechanical keyboard. <i>Or</i> you could dip …

What is consumer 3D printing good for?

<i>By Laura Entis, Entrepreneur Staff</i><p>As the co-founder and CEO of SOLS, a startup that manufactures custom 3D printed orthotic insoles using scans of customers' feet, Kegan Schouwenburg is frustrated that consumer 3D printing's most popular application is turning Internet memes into printed …

The DM Technologies Blade could be the 3D-printed car of the future

Unveiling the DM Blade<p>The Blade unveiled<p>DM suspension node<p>DM Blade carbon tube coupler<p>DM Blade suspension node<p>Quick assembly<p>DM Technologies Blade<p>From supercars to sedans<p>Customizable by design<p>Low-cost manufacturing<p>Carbon fiber shell<p>700 horsepower<p>Integrated wing<p>Bi-fuel engine<p>Turbocharged<p>Tandem seating<p>…

Fully functional scale model of Boeing 787 Jet Engine made on household 3D printer

Sep 2, 2015 | By Tess<p>An impressive feat for household makers everywhere, a member of the RC Groups forum (a Radio Control model community) that goes …

3D Printing

Meet the guy who's reportedly running the secret Apple car project

Tim Cook reportedly gave the project the green light a year ago. It's called Project Titan and is led by Steve Zadesky, who oversaw the creation of the iPod and iPhone, according to the Wall Street Journal.<p>Here's what we know about him:<p>Zadesky has been given permission to assemble an 1,000-person …

Engineering