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Infiniti Q60 Coupe Concept: Going for Baroque

Infiniti's sports coupe moves to the Q50 platform.<p>Infiniti’s new naming convention—every model designation now starts with Q—could be called boring (not to mention confusing), but no one is likely to make that same accusation at the brand’s styling. For proof, we offer the ornate Q60 coupe concept, …

Coco Chanel

Flashes from faster-than-light spots may help illuminate astronomical secrets

(Phys.org)—If you sweep a laser pointer across the Moon fast enough, you can create spots that actually move faster than light. Anyone can do it.<p>At a …

These GIFs Show the Freakishly High Definition Future of Body Scanning

General Electric<p>1 of 4<p>General Electric released images on Wednesday from its first clinical trial of a next generation body scanner that captures …

High-Definition

Age of stars is pinned to their spin

<b>Astronomers have proved that they can accurately tell the age of a star from how fast it is spinning.</b><p>We know that stars slow down over time, but until recently there was little data to support exact calculations.<p>For the first time, a US team has now measured the spin speed of stars that are more …

Universe

The Physics of Engine Notes, Or: Why a Toyota V-6 and Porsche Flat-Six Sound So Different

The science of engine sounds.<p>From the January 2015 issue of <b>Car and Driver</b><p>What separates a Porsche flat-six from a Toyota Avalon V-6—aside from the bank angle, the power output, the engine location, and your interest in owning one? At full throttle, the Porsche belts out an aggressive mechanical …

4 Sky Events This Week: Jovian Eclipses, First Meteor Shower of the Year, and More

Ring out the old year with disappearing moons—and ring in the new with a glowing comet and shooting stars.<p>This week you can say so long to 2014 with two Jovian eclipses, and you can say hello to the New Year with a meteor shower and a fast brightening comet.<p><b>Jupiter eclipse.</b> Slip out of the …

Plans for a secure quantum internet take a leap forward

Scientists have created a device that can release a single, precisely shaped photon of light, opening the way to a secure “quantum internet” that is incredibly powerful and impenetrable to hackers.<p>The vision is of a future network of quantum computers that can work together to solve problems beyond …

Antibiotic resistance: sometimes knowledge is not enough

If antibiotic resistance continues to spread, then the drugs we take for granted now will become ineffective within the next few decades. The UK’s Chief Medical Officer, Dame Sally Davies, wasn’t exaggerating when she said it could herald the end of modern medicine, because without antibiotics, …

9 Wearables Totally Changing the Medical Industry

When someone says “wearables” you naturally think about fitness and health wearables or smartwatches. These wearables can relay notifications to you or track your calories burned — which is cool and all — but the medical industry has been making their own amazing advancements in wearable …

This GIF Of Magnetic Putty 'Eating' A Piece Of Metal Is Mesmerizing

File this one under "Coolest thing we've seen all day": a cube of magnetic putty swallowing a smaller cube of metal whole.<p>We first saw this on r/woahdude, a section of Reddit dedicated to "Trippy & mesmerizing games, video, audio & images that make you go 'woah dude!'" Yes, we know they misspelled …

How to Keep Your Car Battery Alive Through a Long Cold Winter

Cold weather is negative, but focus on the positives.<p>(Photo Credit: Alex Kierstein)<p>Batteries are a lot like people in winter; they like to stay warm and be fed regularly to keep their internal chemical reactions happy, even if they're getting less exercise. We compensate with multiple holiday …

Using supermassive black holes to measure cosmic distances

“Eye of Sauron” is a nickname for an active supermassive black hole at the core of a distant galaxy. Researchers measured its distance at 62 million …

Universe

2015 Jaguar XF 3.0 AWD

Stand out from the herd.<p>All-wheel-drive sports sedans are a prerequisite for any manufacturer serious about racking up sales in markets where the weather can get frightful. Jaguar learned this the hard way in places like the American Northeast, where BMW’s xDrive, Mercedes-Benz’s 4MATIC, and Audi’s …

Luxury Lifestyle

EU wants its "right to be forgotten" to erase Google search data around the world

European Union regulators want Google to extend the controversial "right to be forgotten" to searches worldwide, including those made on Google.com, according to <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>. The right to be forgotten was put into place following a court ruling earlier this year and requires Google to …

Scientists create lab-grown spinal cords

As regenerative medicine and stem cell technologies continue to progress, so the list of tissues and organs that can be grown from scratch – and potentially replaced – continues to grow. In the past few years, researchers have used stem cells to grow windpipes, bladders, urethras and vaginas in the …

Mirrors could replace air conditioning by beaming heat into space

Researchers have created a mirror that not only reflects 97% of light but also radiates heat into the cold depths of the universe<p>A mirror that sends heat into the frigid expanse of space has been designed by scientists to replace air-conditioning units that keep buildings cool on Earth.<p>Researchers …

5 Sky Events This Week: Moon Meets Mars, Neptune, and Saturn Nebula

Sky-watchers can follow the moon on a tour of night-sky treasures.<p>This week the moon visits neighboring planets, the Saturn nebula, and two of the brightest stars in the late autumn sky. (See also: "Stars: Billions and Billions.")<p><b>Moon Meets Mars</b><p>As darkness falls on Tuesday, November 25, look toward …

Sun’s magnetic field sparks lightning on Earth

Lightning is by its very nature unpredictable, but forecasting when and where it will strike has become easier following new research.<p>Space scientists have found that lightning strikes in the UK are being driven by changes that are occurring millions of miles away deep inside the sun. They found …