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Koenigsegg’s Camshaftless Engine Explained; Watch It in Action

Suck, squeeze, bang, blow. These are the four strokes of the reciprocating, internal-combustion engine (ICE) that Nikolaus Otto patented in the 19th century. The action of the intake valves that allow an engine to breathe and the exhaust valves that let it expel spent gases were, until very …

Facebook and Google are becoming too big to be governed, French president Macron warns

Emmanuel Macron, the French president, has warned that Google and Facebook are becoming too big to be governed and could face being …

Anker’s Nebula Capsule portable projector is a pocket powerhouse

Anker is a device maker that’s rapidly become a go-to brand for affordable, quality accessories include cables, chargers and backup batteries. More recently, it’s started to branch out into additional areas, including projectors through its Nebula brand. The Nebula Capsule is the latest product …

The secret to making $115 an hour in the gig economy

10 highest-paying fields — with lots of growth — for gig workers<p>This is one hell of a gig.<p>Millions of workers now participate in the gig economy — …

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Professor Stephen Hawking's greatest wish

The physicist, who has died aged 76, had motor neurone disease and was told he would live for three years when he was first diagnosed when he was 21.<p>He spoke to the BBC's Science Correspondent Pallab Ghosh in 2017 about what he wanted most to celebrate his 75th birthday.

'Mind over matter': Stephen Hawking – obituary by Roger Penrose

The image of Stephen Hawking – who has died aged 76 – in his motorised wheelchair, with head contorted slightly to one side and hands crossed over to work the controls, caught the public imagination, as a true symbol of the triumph of mind over matter. As with the Delphic oracle of ancient Greece, …

Physics

Sense of humor 'as vast as the universe': Tributes flood in as world remembers Stephen Hawking

<b>(CNN) —</b> Figures from the scientific community and beyond came together to mark the passing of famed physicist Stephen Hawking, who died at age 76 on Wednesday, the same day as Albert Einstein's birthday, also known as "Pi day."<p>The academic, author and noted scientist brought his complex theories to …

Stephen Hawking: China's love for the late physicist

<b>As the world mourns Prof Stephen Hawking, who has died aged 76, there has been a particular outpouring of emotion in China, where the visionary physicist was revered by scientists, students, the state and even boy band stars.</b><p>"He will roam across the universe and its galaxies, and in the end will …

Stephen Hawking death: Tributes pour in from Neil deGrasse Tyson, Brian Cox and Katy Perry as physicist passes away

Tributes to the great theoretical physicist Professor Stephen Hawking are pouring in after it was announced that the celebrated scientist has died …

17 Stephen Hawking Quotes That Will Inspire You (and Leave You Dreaming of the Stars)

Sadly, Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76. But his words are timeless.<p>Stephen Hawking was one of the most famous and influential scientists of our time. Sadly, Hawking has passed away at the age of 76 -- fully 55 years after doctors gave him just two years to live with a diagnosis of …

Stephen Hawking death: The equation the professor asked to be put on his tombstone

Stephen Hawking, who has died at 76, said he knew what he wanted on his gravestone.<p>The Cambridge professor made clear that he would like what is …

Stephen Hawking

Must-read list: The best stories on Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking, who died on Wednesday morning aged 76, contributed so much to our understanding of the universe that it's hard to sum up in just a few hundred words.<p>So Business Insider has pulled together its most popular, and important, articles on Hawking into this can't-miss list which covers …

Professor Brian Cox on the legacy and wonder of Hawking's work

World renowned physicist Stephen Hawking has died at the age of 76.<p>Professor Brian Cox has called him a "truly brilliant communicator".<p>When asked on the Today programme if being in a wheelchair meant other scientists "cut him some slack", Professor Brian Cox said: 'No, absolutely not. His illness …

'Rare genius': Stephen Hawking remembered across the world

From astronauts to world leaders, tributes have poured in for Stephen Hawking, the British physicist and author who has died aged 76.<p>Theresa May praised his “brilliance” and contribution to our understanding of the universe during prime minister’s questions.<p>She told MPs: “Prof Hawking’s exceptional …

Stephen Hawking

Eddie Redmayne has paid a moving tribute to Stephen Hawking

The news that legendary physicist Stephen Hawking passed away on Wednesday morning brought a flood of tributes.<p>Everyone from scientists who admired …

Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking's troubled love life from marriage breakdown with university sweetheart Jane Wilde to "passionate" relationship with nurse Elaine Mason

He once dubbed women a "complete mystery". And in the years before his death, Professor Stephen Hawking's troubled love life was well-documented.<p>The …

Here’s Why Stephen Hawking Never Won the Nobel Prize in Physics

Professor Stephen Hawking, who died on Wednesday at the age of 76 at his home in Cambridge, England, was considered by many to be a …

The Latest: Clinton saddened by Hawking's death

LONDON (AP) — The Latest on the death of Stephen Hawking (all times local):<p>9 p.m.<p>Former President Bill Clinton says that he and wife Hillary are saddened by the death of physicist Stephen Hawking, who died at age 76.<p>Clinton says that Hawking “gave us profound insights into the nature of space and …

Stephen Hawking

'Be curious': Stephen Hawking's remarkable life in his own words

My work on black holes began with a eureka moment, shortly after the birth of my daughter, Lucy, while getting into bed. I realised the area theorem. …

"I have so much I want to do first:" Stephen Hawking was an inspiration for atheists

Stephen Hawking was one of the greatest minds on earth. After dying at the age 76, as fellow physicist Neil deGrasse Tyson said, “his passing has left an intellectual vacuum in his wake.”<p>His most famous work was across the study of black holes and relativity, where he wrote several popular science …

2019 Volvo V60: Five Things You Need to Know

Other than the fact that it's a gorgeous wagon<p>We generally like the current V60, especially in Polestar form. Even with a dated infotainment system and confusing center console, it pairs wagon practicality with some of the most comfortable seats on the market. But after Volvo showed off the larger, …

December 2017 Design Day

Dec. 7, 2017<b>The innovations of Design Day on display at MSU Engineering Friday, Dec. 8</b>Engineering students at Michigan State University have created …

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, …

Prehistory

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 …

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 …

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>FILE PHOTO - Germany's Social Democratic Party candidate for …

Elon Musk Wants You to Know That One of the Most Famous Leadership Stories About Him Isn't True

And it sounded so good. At least, to some people.<p><i>Absurdly Driven</i> <i>looks at the world of business with a skeptical eye and a firmly rooted tongue in cheek.</i><p>If you don't have an Elon Musk leadership story tattooed on your chest, or at least animated as your screensaver, you have little chance of …

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 …

Strapped UN health agency spends big on travel

LONDON (AP) — The World Health Organization routinely spends about $200 million a year on travel — far more than what it doles out to fight some of …