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Mystery Solved: How Bats Can Land Upside Down

The flying mammals have some of the heaviest wings in nature, which has made their acrobatic feats a puzzle for scientists—until now.<p>A landing bat is one of nature’s most remarkable stunts. Flitting into some nook or hollow, the winged mammal can flip itself over and come to rest hanging head …

How two F/A-18s brought their pilots home after colliding mid-air during air combat training

The risky business of being an adversary pilot.<p>Dissimilar Air Combat Training (DACT) is one of the most important parts in the training of modern …

Military

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Germany is about to start up a monster machine that could revolutionize the way we use energy

And they're still dreaming.<p>But thanks to the efforts of the Max Planck Institute for Plasma Physics, experts hope that might soon change.<p>Last year, after 1.1 million construction hours, the institute completed the world's largest nuclear-fusion machine of its kind, called a stellarator.<p>The machine, …

Physics

Scientists Find Two Distant Stars Touching, And The Results Could Be Catastrophic

Star-crossed lovers.<p>Some 160,000 light-years away, two stars are overlapping one another in what has been described as a potentially catastrophic …

Russia has released footage of one of its planes intercepting a US Reaper drone over Syria

Russia's Ministry of Defense has released a video showing a Sukhoi (Su-30SM) more or less intercepting a US MQ-9 Reaper drone over Syria.<p>Although Russia and the US have agreed on coordinating their air activity in the skies over Syria, several close encounters between Sukhois and American jets and …

Drones

Actor dressed up as Hitler: Germans greeted me warmly

Adolf Hitler may be one of the most notorious figures in world history but some in Germany apparently still have affection for the Nazi leader.<p>That's …

We Test-Flew Icon's A5, The Affordable-ish Personal Airplane For Everyone

An idea that just might take off<p>I’ve never piloted an airplane before. I’ve never even so much as sat in the cockpit of a moving aircraft. So I’m naturally a bit nervous when Kirk Hawkins, founder and CEO of Icon Aircraft, asks me if I want the stick. We’re roughly 1,000 feet above New York’s …

Niki Lauda praises Sebastian Vettel and worries about Ferrari threat to Mercedes // F1 News // James Allen on F1 – The official James Allen website on F1

Mercedes F1 team chairman Niki Lauda has called Sebastian Vettel “extraordinary, a driver with two qualities that few others possess – brains and …

Motor Racing

Tech analysis: The Ferrari tweak that helped Vettel dominate

Ferrari introduced a new concept for its car in Singapore, and Sebastian Vettel went on to dominate the weekend. Giorgio Piola looks at a tweak that …

7 Hobbies Science Says Will Make Your Brain Works Smarter And Faster

All parts of our body age. And our brain does too. We’ve all witnessed the natural deterioration of brain functions in older relatives. …

'Pawn Sacrifice': EW review

Pawn Sacrifice<p>We gave it a <b>B</b><p>Even with a colorful mad-genius figure like Bobby Fischer as its subject, movies about chess present a huge challenge for …

Filmmaking

Taylor Swift Knows How to Celebrate Winning Her First Emmy

Emmy selfies galore.<p>When you're Taylor Swift, you'd think you would be bored of winning awards — but she's adorably proved otherwise.<p>Taylor celebrated on social media when her first Emmy unexpectedly joined her on tour.<p>The singer earned the golden statuette when AMEX Unstaged: Taylor Swift …

Taranis stealth drone may see final test flights later this year

Tests on the unmanned aircraft named after the Celtic god of thunder have included “simulated weapons release”.<p>Britain’s top secret stealth drone will complete its third and possibly final round of test flights later this year, the Ministry of Defence has said.<p>The £200 million Taranis programme, …

22 Quotes From Albert Einstein to Take You Inside His Mind

Albert Einstein is arguably the most famous physicist of all time. His theory of relativity forever changed the way we perceive the world and opened …

Your cat doesn’t love you: science

Rudyard Kipling was right. Cats really do walk by themselves, and do not need their owners to feel secure and safe, a study has shown. Although …

A Magnetic 'Wormhole' That Connects Two Regions of Space Was Created in The Lab

Two years ago ... this was weird.<p>Back in 2015, researchers in Spain created a tiny magnetic wormhole for the first time ever. They used it to connect …

Physics

Gorgeous Landscapes Reveal the Idyllic Tranquility of Japan

Photographer Hidenobu Suzuki has captured the idyllic landscapes of Japan in a remarkably tranquil light. Between the quiet foggy rivers, peaceful rice fields, and twilight at Mt. Fuji, there's something for everyone who's looking for a visually relaxing utopia. "My photographs are like Japanese …

Japan

2 studies have narrowed the search for dark matter and dark energy

Dark matter was first proposed more than 70 years ago to explain why the force of gravity in galaxy clusters is so much stronger than expected. If the clusters contained only the stars and gas we observe, their gravity should be much weaker, leading scientists to assume there is some sort of matter …

Dark Matter

Boeing Patented A Drone That Flies, Submerges, And Swims

More than meets the eye<p>For the Navy, flying robots just aren’t enough anymore. To truly fulfill the maritime combat branch's mission, designers are making unmanned flying machines that can land on the sea and swim beneath it. The imposingly named “Flimmer”, created by the Naval Research Laboratory, …