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Ruf’s RGT 4.2 adds a manual transmission (and more power) to the Porsche 911 GT3 RS

Porsche has just launched the online configurator for the 2016 911 GT3 RS, but there’s another car that might have you clicking elsewhere.<p>Ruf, a …

Autos

'Extinct' Bird Rediscovered in Myanmar, Surprising Scientists

Scientists found the Myanmar Jerdon's babbler alive and well during a recent expedition.<p>A bird thought to have gone the way of the dodo decades ago has been rediscovered in Myanmar (Burma), scientists reported Thursday.<p>A team led by the Wildlife Conservation Society stumbled upon the bird, a …

Birds

2015 Audi R18 e-tron quattro revealed at Sebring

The 2015 Audi R18 e-tron quattro made its debut this week down at Sebring, where Audi Sport put the latest version of the defending Le Mans champion through its paces.<p>The 2015 Audi R18 e-tron quattro made its debut this week down at Sebring, where Audi Sport put the latest version of the defending …

Sports Cars

RebelMouse vs. WordPress VIP

After building the product for Huffington Post, and owning the product and engineering groups at AOL after we were acquired, it was clear to me there …

Does The God Particle Decay Into Dark Matter?

The scientists who discovered the Higgs boson, the so-called God Particle, have set their sights on even bigger prey – dark matter.<p>The Atlas and CMS teams at Europe’s Large Hadron Collider (LHC) are investigating a hypothesis that the Higgs boson itself might decay into the mysterious particles …

Physics

Astronomers Find a Long-Lost Ocean on Mars

The ancient sea covered a fifth of the planet's surface, to a depth of at least a mile.<p>Astronomers using some of the world's most powerful telescopes have determined that an ocean at least a mile deep covered a significant fraction of the Martian surface four billion years ago.<p>The research, …

Harrison Ford Injured in Plane Crash

Harrison Ford was "battered but OK" Thursday after his vintage World War II training plane lost engine power and crash-landed on a California golf course, authorities and family members said.<p>The 72-year-old actor, who was conscious and breathing when rescue crews reached him, was stabilized and …

Airplanes

7 strange facts about dwarf planet Ceres

On Friday morning, NASA's Dawn spacecraft will arrive at Ceres, becoming the first probe ever to orbit a dwarf planet.<p>Ceres is the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, and the closest dwarf planet to Earth. Dawn is expected to provide a wealth of information about Ceres' …

Astronomy

You lucky dog: Black fur may be tied to better health

Animals with black skin or fur are not black by chance, suggests new research, but because the dark coloration helps them live longer. The finding …

Supernova 'kaleidoscope' seen for first time

Rare cosmic alignment produces images that could help to measure the expansion of the Universe.<p>Sometimes the stars really are aligned. A rare …

Universe

Mars: The Planet that Lost an Ocean’s Worth of Water

A primitive ocean on Mars held more water than Earth’s Arctic Ocean, and covered a greater portion of the planet’s surface than the Atlantic Ocean …

Universe
Robotics

GE's bestselling jet engine makes 3-D printing a core component

The bestselling aircraft engine General Electric ever conceived is one that doesn’t enter production until later this year and is considered the …

3D Printing

San Franciscans are lining up to eat this sushi-burrito hybrid

"Mutant foods" appear to be all the rage right now, from Dominique Ansel's cronut to Keizo Shimamoto's Ramen Burger. San Francisco-based Sushirrito, which serves a "sushi burrito," is a natural evolution of that trend — one born from necessity.<p>Years ago, founder Peter Yen worked downtown in San …

San Francisco
Disease

Mercedes-Benz self-driving concept car spotted on San Francisco roads

<i>Update 5:16 p.m. ET: It seems the car is not autonomous after all. A spokesman told Mashable: "The car is operating in San Francisco for running</i> …

Apple is working on a waterproof iPhone, but with a huge twist

Apple has been lagging behind when it comes to creating a waterproof smartphone like Samsung and Sony have done in the past. <i>9to5Mac</i> has flagged a new …

Electromagnetism

Last original Aston Martin DBS found in barn headed to auction

There's still big money in auctioning off barn finds. For example, the relatively tattered 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB California Spider from the Baillon Collection is now the highest priced 250 GT ever after its recent sale for $18.5 million. UK auction house Coys is hoping to hit a similar goldmine …

Aston Martin

Microsoft Launches Office 2016 for Mac Preview, Available for Free to Mac Users

Microsoft is today introducing a preview of the next iteration of its office software designed for Mac users, Office 2016. Office 2016 for Mac is the company's first major Mac release since Office 2011, and it brings new versions of <i>Word</i>, <i>Excel</i>, and <i>PowerPoint</i> with redesigned Retina-optimized …

Scientists Can Now Tell Where A Puff Of Methane Originated

Silent and deadly<p>Carbon dioxide emissions make the big headlines in climate change news, and with good reason--we've now seen the impact of carbon dioxide on global temperature. But carbon dioxide has a far more potent cousin lingering in her shadow. Methane comes in second to carbon dioxide in the …

Natural Gas

NASA spacecraft nears orbit with Ceres, mysterious bright spots - ExtremeTech

By on March 5, 2015 at 11:05 am<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>Ceres (pronounced “series”) is in …

Latest World News, Videos & Photos

New details on the death of a family from Iowa vacationing in Mexico<p>Toxic gases blamed for American family death in Mexico<p>French police officer …

Moon Jae-in

Magnificent Faucet Swirls Water into Elegant Patterns

A London student recently designed this conservation-friendly faucet that swirls your water into captivating geometric patterns as soon as you turn on the tap. The faucet weaves small jets of water into intricate, cross-hatched designs that look like they belong on delicate crystal glassware. The …

Industrial Design

Samsung Dream Doghouse includes hot tub

Some of us stuff a pillow in a box and make our cat’s day; others buy their dog a miniature doggy mansion and go to bed at night knowing their pet …

Nano-Coating Makes Self-Cleaning Surfaces That Are Tougher Than Knives [Video]

It's damage-resistant, cheap, and so much fun to watch<p>Hydrophobic clothing that won’t stain when you spill something on yourself is the dream of clumsy people everywhere, but the materials that are commercially available generally wear out after a wash or two. Now researchers have come up with a …

Knives

After Menopause, Female Killer Whales Help Pod Survive

Female killer whales that live long past their "child-bearing" days may be valuable sources of information for their groups.<p>Like people, female killer whales undergo menopause, living long after their baby-bearing days are done. But why people, and whales, do so is very much up for debate. Now, a …

NASA Research Suggests Mars Once Had More Water Than Arctic Ocean

A primitive ocean on Mars held more water than Earth’s Arctic Ocean, according to NASA scientists who, using ground-based observatories, measured …

Arctic Ocean

Fastest Star in the Milky Way Found Zipping Out of Galaxy

It’s blasting away at astonishing speed—and it could help solve a cosmic mystery.<p>This animation shows how one star in a pair could get revved up to high speed when its partner goes supernova. NASA, ESA, and P. Ruiz Lapuente (University of Barcelona); Cut and colored by S. Geier.<p>A star is racing out …