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New Chinese Laser Weapon Stars On TV

An extreme solution to paparazzi drones<p>Laser weapons are not just the stuff of <i>Star Wars: The Force Awakens</i>, but also now a real technology of growing importance to war. On November 7, 2015, a CCTV newscast showed that China is making great progress in this new weapons area, showing images of a …

A nearby dark matter galaxy?

Measurements of the velocities of just six stars in a galaxy of only 1,000 visible stars suggest the highest concentration of dark matter of any …

China prepares to rank its citizens on 'social credit'

Internet users in America voiced outrage this fall over the imminent launch of a Yelp-style app intended to let anyone post public reviews of their friends, acquaintances and yes, enemies — with no opt-out option.<p>The outbursts prompted the creators of the app, Peeple, to reconsider. But in China, …

Hardcore Zenos E10 Could Get Focus RS 350hp Engine

It has emerged that an even more powerful variant of the impressive British Zenos E10 sports car is in the works.<p>As it stands, the E10 range includes …

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Wild Rumor: Ford Could Be Planning An Even Faster Focus RS

Oh, a 345-hp, all-wheel-drive muscle hatch wasn't enough for you? Rumor has it Ford wants to make one that's even crazier. Like, 0-60 in four seconds crazy.<p>We haven't even gotten behind the wheel of the Ford Focus RS yet, and already the rumor mill's churning out whispers of a faster one. British …

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Ford Never Considered an Automatic Gearbox for the New Focus RS

We rode in the Focus RS with Ford Performance engineers. We learned many things. Here are those things.<p>We were able to join Ford in a 2016 Focus RS ride along at Willow Springs International Raceway this week. That's right, ride. Not drive. There isn't too much you can learn from just riding in the …

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Lighter and Faster Ford Focus RS Possible

With 350 hp on tap and a claimed 0-100 km/h time of 4.7 seconds, the 2015 Ford Focus RS is undeniably quick. According to new reports however, a …

Ford Motor Company

Under the skin of the new Ford Focus RS

Engine<p>When it was first announced, Ford was expecting the Focus RS' 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine to produce about 315 hp (235 kW) and 475 Nm. The engine …

2018 Mercedes S-Class, 2017 Jaguar F-Type, Hotter Focus RS: Today's Car News

Mercedes-Benz has started work on an updated version of its S-Class sedan. From our spy shots, we can see that the car is adopting new lights and …

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The Ford Focus RS lets you drift with the push of a button

Ford's new all-wheel drive hot hatch, the Ford Focus RS, lets you drift to the grocery store in style.

Riding hot laps in Ford's incredible new Focus RS

The new RS is a turbocharged monster, kicking out 350 horsepower and an identical amount of torque through a new all-wheel-drive system developed in-house at Ford. It’s bred for the track, meant to deliver killer lap times on dry pavement, though it’ll still be able to handle the white stuff if …

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Ford's tire-burning Focus RS 'Drift' mode will make you forget you're in a hatchback

From the exterior, the squealing of tires and billowing of smoke created when drifting a car sideways looks like the opposite of technological …

How To Make Homemade Mozzarella, Because It Trumps The Store-Bought Kind

Mozzarella is a beautiful thing. What's even more beautiful than mozzarella is fresh mozzarella. So soft that it melts in your mouth, it's an entirely different ballgame than the stretchy stuff you buy in stores. Once you try just-made mozzarella , you'll never want to go back. This is why it's …

Why It Feels Like Your Phone Is Vibrating In Your Pocket When It Isn't

*bzzzzzzzzzzzzz*<p>How many times have you pulled your phone out of your pocket, thinking you felt a vibration that could mean any number of treats (Twitter replies, emails, phone calls, text messages, a turn in whatever game you're playing)? A a study found that 80 percent of respondents felt that …

Introducing the new profession of extreme-weather architect

Daniel Horn, a fresh New York architecture graduate, has launched a global competition around a tricky design question—what is the most aesthetic way to raise the elevation of an entire neighborhood block by eight to 10 feet?<p>Call it extreme weather architecture. Horn, a 23-year-old graduate of the …

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Voyager 1 Entered Weird Region In Space Last Summer

New papers describe an unexpected boundary region at the edge of the influence of the Sun.<p>Voyager 1 entered a strange and unexpected part of space within the solar system last August, scientists announced in three papers published yesterday.<p>A few different effects mark the area, which astronomers …

A Motorized, Super-Detailed Robot Villain Made By A Doctor Who Fan

A DIY version of the sci-fi series' ultimate alien: the Dalek.<p>Despite his devotion to Daleks—those cruel, armor-clad extraterrestrials from the TV show Doctor Who, now in its 50th year—Jim Rossiter has no interest in annihilating other civilizations. The 57-year-old Australian just likes how the …

From DARPA, A Virtual Tool To Revolutionize Robotics

The DARPA-funded Gazebo simulation software could make robotics accessible to everyone.<p>The DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC), the most ambitious robot competition in history, cleared a key milestone yesterday. The Pentagon's research wing announced the results of the Virtual Robotics Challenge, a …

World's First 3-D Printed Battery Is The Size Of A Grain Of Sand

A team of scientists have used a custom-made 3-D printer to create high-power microbatteries.<p>Scientists at Harvard University and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have 3-D printed lithium-ion batteries as small as a grain of sand. The batteries could be used to power …

King of the Peak 2013 : Premiers tests / First testing

The Most Amazing Map You'll See Today (No Matter What Day It Is) - Out There

By Corey S. Powell | June 16, 2013 4:27 pm<p>There are many way to celebrate your 70th birthday. You could sit down in front of a cake packed tight with …

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Robotic insects make first controlled flight

In culmination of a decade's work, RoboBees achieve vertical takeoff, hovering, and steering<p>Cambridge, Mass. — In the very early hours of the …

Scientist Using Viruses to Improve Batteries, Solar Cells and Biofuels Wins Major Prize

MIT Materials Scientist Angela Belcher has been doing amazing things for a while now. She was winner of a McArthur fellowship (2004), Time Magazine …

Microsoft's Windows XP is still kickin' -- do you use it?

Microsoft's XP operating system is still used on more than a third of the installations out there, according to figures from Net Applications. Is it really still that popular?<p>XP was released in August of 2001, more than a decade ago. It got a new lease on life when its successor, Vista, was …

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The Two Ways to Drink

<i>Published in the June/July 2013 issue</i><p><b>PLUS: More from this year's Best Bars in America >></b><p><b>For as long as I can remember,</b> I have been binary in my outlook — either you share my feelings and beliefs and therefore are correct, or you do not share them and therefore are wrong. I'm trying to fix this. I'm …

Top 5 investigative videos of the week: “Poverty is what makes the rich rich”

<b>Scene still from "Poor Us"</b><p>From New York’s crack epidemic to Stockton’s Great Depression, a look at the finest docs YouTube has to offer<p>Amanda Pike<p>June 2, 2013 1:00pm (UTC)<p>Some questions prompted by this week’s videos:<p>• Are your personal finances in better shape than your city’s?<br>• Why does the media …

'Enormous' repercussions as court weighs DNA sampling during arrests

The Supreme Court is about to decide what one justice says may be its most important criminal procedure case in decades — whether the police have the right to take a DNA sample after they make an arrest.<p>The question before the justices is whether taking DNA, often with the quick swab of a cheek, is …

Oklahoma Twisters' Deadly Lesson: You Can't Run, So Hide

Like thousands of people when they heard that tornadoes were headed their way, Beverly Allam jumped in her car thinking she could get out of the …