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The View From the Observatory at One World Trade Center

Observatories

The US Navy wants to protect its drones against hacks

Cyberwarfare is bad enough by itself, but it's especially dangerous when military drones are involved. The last thing you want is a hijacked UAV that can give away your position or, worse, fire on your own troops. To that end, the US Navy is asking private companies for help with developing …

BMW revives legendary ZHP edition for 2016 435i

The ZHP package turned the E46 330i into a sportier beast. Now it's back, and the 4 Series gets the treatment inside and out (and underhood).<p>Say you'd like a higher-zoot BMW—something exclusive—but can't hang with the full-steam M badge, and for whatever reason, the wonderful B6 Alpina is either …

BMW

Inside Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh's radical management experiment that prompted 14% of employees to quit

On March 24, Zappos' 1,500 or so employees got a memo from CEO Tony Hsieh.<p>"This is a long email," it began. "Please take 30 minutes to read through the email in its entirety."<p>It concerned the retailer's transition to "Holacracy," a manager-free operating structure that is composed, in theory, of …

Team Building

2016 BMW 3-Series benefits from significant updates under the skin

Forty years on since the launch of the original 3-Series, the E21, BMW has unveiled its most advanced version of its bread-and-butter sedan and wagon …

Engines

Tomorrow, Microsoft will make a bunch of announcements that are vital to the company's future

CEO Satya Nadella will kick off the conference with a keynote in which he's expected to make a whole bunch of announcements.<p>Here's what we expect to hear more about:<p><b>Windows 10, Windows 10, Windows 10!</b> We expect Microsoft to give us an official release date. Earlier this month, the date was leaked …

Apps

Lost Russian Spaceship Will No Longer Dock With Space Station

Lost in space<p>Update: Looks like the Progress 59 spacecraft will never make it to the International Space Station. NASA says any future rendezvous has been canceled:<p>Docking has been called off for the Progress 59 spacecraft. Russian flight controllers are continuing to assess the vehicle and what …

The $5 Billion Race to Build a Better Battery

Professor Donald Sadoway remembers chuckling at an e-mail in August 2009 from a woman claiming to represent Bill Gates. The world’s richest man had …

Clean Energy

Tesla's home batteries may be leased, rather than sold

Tesla's not-so-secret plan to fill the world's homes with giant batteries could involve leasing them, according to a report from <i>The Guardian</i>. The batteries have apparently already been leased to customers of SolarCity, a renewable energy firm chaired by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, as part of a small pilot …

Fortune.com

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Print Media

Here's the Apple Watch torn apart for your pleasure

You likely won't be able to repair the Apple Watch on your own -- <i>shocking</i>, we know. The gadget eviscerators over at iFixit put the Apple Watch under the knife today, just as people who've preordered the Watch have begun receiving their shipments. After a complete dissection, iFixit ended up giving …

Famous Logos Look Better Lettered By Hand

Burger King has never looked so classy.<p>In the age of Adobe Illustrator, a sincere, hand-lettered sign or logo is a rare artifact of the past.<p>But as a student at Auckland University of Technology, designer Sara Marshall redrew 10 famous logos with paintbrushes, markers, and pilot pens. It wasn’t …

Burger King

18th-century clockmaker John Harrison vindicated by 'perfect clock'

Three centuries after he claimed his clock could solve the problem of longitude, proof John Harrison's design is accurate to the second for 100 days<p>A clock based on an 18th-century design has stunned experts by keeping accurate to a second after 100 days – just as its maker promised 300 years …

Nosebleed territory: Apple gets its second $1 trillion valuation

The last time we got a price target for Apple from FBR Capital, a Washington-based investment management company, was September 2013, and the target …

Investing

Bomb Squad Robot Delivers Pizza, Saves A Man's Life

Disarming the situation<p>Sometimes, a kind hand holding out a pizza is enough, even if that hand is attached to the mechanical arm of a bomb squad robot. On Monday, California Highway Patrol responded to a man standing with a knife on a San Jose highway overpass. After a five-hour standoff, the man …

The Last Oil Filter You’ll Ever Have To Buy

The Hubb Lifetime Oil Filter solves a problem as old as automobiles themselves, and it’ll save you money, too.<p>Strapped to the bottom of your car like a colostomy bag full of dinosaur goo, oil filters are disgusting. Worse? They’re biohazards. Because they’re disposable, Americans go through …

Engineering

Articles about light filled cabin netherlands completely made hand on Dwell.com - Dwell

Zecc Architects and Roel van Norel show just what can happen when great minds work together.<p>Method Homes’ compact Element 1 prefab model rises to the challenge of a difficult building site.<p>Recently I've been on a kick of watching behind-the-scenes videos.<p>Each week, we tap into Dwell's Instagram …

Architecture

The X-47B's first aerial refueling test will also be its last

The Navy's X-47B combat UAV demonstrator successfully paired with an an Omega Air KC-707 airtanker earlier this week. This marks the first time in aviation history for a UAV to demonstrate aerial refueling capabilities. Unfortunately, these tests also likely mark the end of the X-47B program. …

Why Does an Octopus Walk Funny? Scientists Are Amazed

Octopuses move with a simple elegance, but they have no rhythm, according to new research.<p>Each of an octopus's eight arms is soft, flexible and muscular, and acts as if it has an infinite number of joints, said the study's lead author, Guy Levy, a postdoctoral researcher of neurobiology at the …

Zoology

This video camera is powered by light

No, you haven't stumbled across an internet video from 1997 -- that's the output of one of the cleverest cameras you'll see in a while. Columbia University researchers have developed a self-powered camera whose pixels both record light and turn it into electricity. The trick is the use of …

Embed Flipboard Magazines On Your Website or Blog

Sharing magazines to your social networks is a great exercise in promotion, but if you want an attention-grabbing visual—a preview that pops—embed your magazine on your Website.<p>The easiest way to get started is to visit your magazine on the Web.<p>Hover you mouse over “Share” below the bottom right …

Widgets

Surface 3 review: Finally, a cheap Surface you'd actually want

Once again, the third time's the charm for Microsoft's Surface lineup -- for the most part. Last year's Surface Pro 3 was the software giant's most compelling implementation yet of its hybrid laptop/tablet concept. Now we have the Surface 3, the third entry in its cheaper Surface lineup. And while …

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 …

Apple's extra-slim MacBook is near impossible to fix yourself

It's already evident that most Apple computers aren't designed with do-it-yourself repairs in mind, but the new MacBook takes that inaccessibility to a new level. The crew at iFixit has torn down the ultra-slim machine, and it's clear that Apple took away a lot of repair options in its quest to …

Scientists Figure Out Why Your Knuckles Crack

Short answer: gas bubbles<p>Whether it’s a nervous habit or done just by accident, most people crack their knuckles every once in a while. But the reason why joints crack at all (and the long-term effects of cracking) has been the subject of much debate in the scientific community. With the help of a …

Report: BMW will take on Tesla with plug-in i5 sedan

A report claims it will use a plug-in-hybrid powertrain that cranks out a total of 640 horsepower.<p>BMW's i strategy has been only a partial success. It was launched to great fanfare with the i3 in the summer of 2013, with CEO Norbert Reithofer proclaiming: "what the mobile phone did for …

Tesla

A 3D-Printed, Battery-Powered Rocket Engine

Space travel is going electric<p>Nothing demonstrates engineering prowess and technical knowhow quite like rocket science. There’s also nothing quite as expensive either. To launch even a lightweight rocket into space, the cost is easily upwards of $100 million--and that mostly has to do with the …

How It Works: Project Loon's Global Internet

Google wants to bring 4G signals to even the most remote locales<p>Pervasive as the Internet seems, less than half of the world’s population has access to it, leaving some four billion people unconnected. This spring, engineers at Google’s Project Loon will shift to the next phase in a grand plan to …

Apple is about to kickstart an arms race in music streaming

An updated music app might not seem like a big deal, but it's the first tangible sign that Apple is preparing to dramatically shake up iTunes, changing the platform to focus on streaming rather than downloads.<p>Apple's warning shot<p>The redesigned music app places iTunes Radio in a far more prominent …

Jack White

Watch a Porsche 918 hit 217 mph in the Outback

On a stretch of the Stuart Highway near Alice Springs, Australia has declared an open speed zone. Porsche took full advantage. Watch it go flat out.<p>For one year, Australia is conducting a little experiment. There's a 45 mile stretch of highway out near Alice Springs (which is the same thing as …

Dangerous Driving