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The NASA Saturn V Rocket Owners’ Workshop Manual

Reading time: about 2 minutes.<p>American<br>• Design<br>• Engineering<br>• NASA<br>• Space<p>The NASA Saturn V Owners’ Workshop Manual is a comprehensive guide to the world’s …

Space Exploration

Small farmers are mixing old equipment with new tech

The next generation of farmers use a smorgasbord of tools to get the job done.<p>Before Leo Sanchez will talk about his farm, he has to ask: “Do you like the website?” The owner of Lazy Millennial Farms designed it himself. It took a Squarespace subscription and two months of intermittent work to get …

Farming

Tesla Roadster may offer SpaceX package with actual rockets

Yes, you read that correctly. Elon Musk has followed up on remarks from Tesla's annual shareholder meeting (not to mention more cryptic hints in November) with a statement that the new Roadster's previously mentioned "SpaceX option package" will include 10 small rocket thrusters strung around the …

Tesla

NASA Finds Ancient Organic Material, Mysterious Methane on Mars

NASA’s Curiosity rover has found new evidence preserved in rocks on Mars that suggests the planet could have supported ancient life, as well as new …

Methane

Asus unveils futuristic dual-screen PC with AI smarts

<b>Forward-looking:</b> Not content with showing off a single laptop that features more than one screen, Asus has another dual-display PC at Computex, …

Batteries

ASUS ROG's ridiculously high-spec gaming phone was made for 'PUBG'

Thanks to the likes of <i>Free Fire</i>, <i>PUBG</i> and <i>Fortnite</i> arriving on mobile, gaming smartphones seem like a no-brainer for brands that want to break into the crowded smartphone world, with the Razer Phone setting the bar for others to follow. ASUS thinks it can do better. Here at Computex, the company …

Gear & Gadgets

Doctors hail world first as woman’s advanced breast cancer is eradicated

A woman with advanced breast cancer which had spread around her body has been completely cleared of the disease by a groundbreaking therapy that harnessed the power of her immune system to fight the tumours.<p>It is the first time that a patient with late-stage breast cancer has been successfully …

Cancer

Interstellar's Wisecracking Robot, TARS, Is One Wobbly Step Closer to Reality

Of all the fictional robots created for the silver screen, <i>Interstellar’s</i> TARS still has one of the most unique, and bizarre, designs. It was brought …

Robotics

This Robotic, Spider-Legged Chair Looks Like It Crawled Out of a Supervillain’s Workshop

Mark Ellis’ slightly-unsettling creation, the ‘Playa Crawler’ is making the rounds on DIY and maker subreddits.<p>A Redditor spotted Richmond, CA-based Mark Ellis trundling around the Maker Faire festival in San Mateo last weekend in his many-legged chair, and uploaded the video to Reddit, where it’s …

Robotics

Forgotten Element Could Redefine Time

A lot can happen in a second; you could meet a stranger, snap your fingers, fall in love, fall asleep, sneeze. But what is a second, really — and is …

Physics

These amazing classic Japanese cars are going on display

<i>Monozukuri</i>. Not a Studio Ghibli movie, but a Japanese word that, quite literally, means the ‘making of things’. A theme that LA’s Petersen Automotive …

Cute

Shelby is building ten glorious Mustang continuations…

It’s Shelby’s turn to get in on the continuation car game. And with not one, but <i>two</i> reborn classics. We’re talking about ten more 1960s-spec …

Sports Cars

This modified Land Cruiser is subtle excellence. Here's why

Top Gear isn’t famed for a penchant for subtlety, but some things just end up looking right even though they aren’t the flashiest of projects. And …

As the details emerge on Australia's new space agency, we (might) finally have lift-off

Details of Australia’s new space agency were released on Monday with the federal government’s response to the Report on the Review of Australia’s …

Figure Out Where You Are With Nothing But a Watch and Protractor

In a recent episode of MacGyver, Angus (yes, that's his first name) finds his location in the desert using only a string, a protractor, and a watch. …

This is Aston Martin’s new submarine

<i>EXT. CITY STREETS – NIGHT</i><p><i>James Bond, chasing down an evil megalomaniac hellbent on world domination, OVERSTEERS his Aston Martin Vantage expertly</i> …

How 1.7 Billion Stars Were Mapped With Dazzling 3-D Precision

The ESA's Gaia satellite is helping astronomers understand the origins of our galaxy, one star at a time.<p>More than a billion twinkling stars, drifting lazily across the sky as both Earth and our home galaxy revolve, have been mapped in 3-D by the European Space Agency’s Gaia satellite. On …

Universe

An evolutionary biologist takes on the absurd bodies of superheroes

An interview with evolutionary biologist Shane Campbell-Staton.<p><i>Evolutionary biologist Shane Campbell-Staton loves reading comic books almost as much as he loves studying unusual animals. Now he’s combining his twin passions in a new podcast, The Biology of Superheroes, co-hosted by fellow geek</i> …

See This Incredible Artist Draw a Whole City From Memory

Diagnosed with autism at age three, Stephen Wiltshire is now famous for producing highly detailed scenes after just a brief glance.<p>Today, Stephen Wiltshire is one of Britain’s best-known artists. His commissions have a four- to eight-month waiting list, and videos of him sketching panoramic …

Mexico City

BionicFlyingFox, An Ultra-Lightweight Robotic Flying Fox Bat by Festo

The BionicFlyingFox is an ultra-lightweight robotic flying fox bat, brought to life by developers from the Bionic Learning Network at Festo. It is …

It would be the world’s largest airplane. It’s being built by a billionaire. And it’s getting ready to fly.

COLORADO SPRINGS — The massive airplane that Paul Allen’s aerospace company has been building in the California desert could fly for the first time as soon as this summer, officials said.<p>If it flies successfully, Stratolaunch, as the plane is called, would be the largest aircraft ever to take to …

Astronauts Are Reading Books To Kids From Space — And It's Out Of This World

“You’re not only looking and listening to the books, you’re looking around the International Space Station.”<p>Here's one YouTube channel you'll be glad …

'The most significant development since the safety belt'

<b>Here is an extraordinary statistic: since the Volvo XC90 went on sale in the UK in 2002 it has sold over 50,000 vehicles, yet not a single person has been killed while driving it, or as a passenger.</b><p>It is, according to the independent laboratory Thatcham Research, the safest car it has ever …

A Dutch 'boy genius' said he could get the ocean to clean itself. Turns out, he's right.

<b>In 2012 — when he was just 18 — Dutch inventor and entrepreneur Boyan Slat gave his first TEDx Talk about cleaning up the ocean .</b><p>In his talk, he laid …

9 Biggest Unsolved Mysteries About the Human Body

Despite the fact that we spend our entire lives in them, there's still a whole lot we don't know about our bodies!<p>We all know that our fingerprints …

Luxury camper van can go off grid for days

And it’s for sale!<p>The outdoors world is chock-full of DIY conversion vans, (it’s a big reason why we started a brand-new van-focused community group) and many of them are marvels of ingenuity and sweat equity. But sometimes you need to turn to the professionals for a van with all the luxuries of …

...or is it finally Toyota's time to win Le Mans?

No matter how hard it tries, Toyota simply cannot win outright at Le Mans. Not with the GT-One in the late Nineties, nor the TS0 Hybrids it’s been …

Supersonic, but without the boom — NASA commissions passenger 'X-plane'

NASA has hired Lockheed Martin to build a supersonic passenger jet that can quietly break the sound barrier. There hasn't been a supersonic plane in …

How to Use Your Rent Money to Live Around the World Instead

New living concept SETT will give you access to apartments in five cities for the price of one.<p>By 2035, the world is expected to be filled with …

Quadcopter Physics Explained

This is Part 3 in the ‘Diary of a Flying Car Engineer’ Series<p>This articles discusses the physics behind Flights.<p>Physics<p>The Rotors act as wings. They …