Darius Kasparaitis

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A House Built Around a Tree

A house that blends into the forest. The creator of the architectural firm A.Mason Architects and A.Masow Design Studio created the project “Tree in …

Architecture

Intel just put a quantum computer on a silicon chip

Dutch quantum computing company QuTech, in conjunction with chip-maker Intel, yesterday unveiled a programmable two-qubit quantum computer running on a silicon chip.<p>Quantum computers are supposed to be capable of doing things no “classical” computer could possibly accomplish, such as complex …

Quantum Computing

Encinos House / José Ricardo Yslas Gámez

<i>Text description provided by the architects.</i> The house is located in a private neighborhood 20 minutes from Mexico City. Surrounded by a wooded …

New research links human consciousness to a law that governs the universe

Human Entropy<p>Our species has long agonized over the concept of human consciousness. What exactly causes it, and why did we evolve to experience …

This supersonic plane can fly from London to NYC in 2.5 hours, lands like a helicopter -

The world isn’t new to the possibilities that supersonic planes could bring to high-speed travel. We’ve seen Virgin Galactic put in some serious …

Engineers Own the Future—and Maybe Even Us

Technology is at the heart of everything we do. But as mechanical, electrical and computational systems have become increasingly complex, the control …

Jupiter's Ocean Moon Europa May Be A Good Place To Swim, But Could We Live There?

Europa has a frozen crust and high radiation, but some scientists anticipate finding life there.<p>Jupiter's ocean moon Europa -- one of the planet's four main moons -- may be chemically balanced to spawn life similar to Earth's oceans, according to a new study.<p>There's been a lot of recent talk, …

Geek Out Over The Saab 900 Engineering Brochure

Learn more about the majestic creature that is the Saab 900 Turbo than you ever have.<p>May we find in the future the courage to pour one out for long, poor forgotten Saab, once the Continent's premiere snowplow and icon of the monied Eighties, now left to languish on Craigslist under the "Parts Car, …

The Famous Sonic Boom Photo That Doesn't Actually Show a Sonic Boom

How the most famous jet photo in the last few decades may have misrepresented the science behind it.<p>You have probably seen the photo above, and you've probably seen it described as a shot of a sonic boom. That's not quite the case. Atlas Obscura has a fantastic write-up on a 17 year old photo that …