Michael Joseph Sanker

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Mercedes-AMG GT R: 'A flawed diamond, but one that corners as fast as any Ferrari or Lamborghini'

The Mercedes-AMG GT coupe is a good car, but not a great car. It falls short of greatness because when you drive it in the manner it looks as though it should be driven, it feels like a battle against – rather than with – its 4.0-litre twin-turbo V8.<p>So what improvements has Mercedes made for this …

Mercedes-AMG GT

[Exclusive] Draw in 3D with the ‘Mental Canvas’ Illustration App

The new app combines traditional illustration with 3D computer-aided design software.<p>There are apps like uMake that rather easily turn 2D sketching into useful 3D models for prototyping, but the new app Mental Canvas takes a different approach. It fuses the illustrator’s need for aesthetics and …

The Universe Could Be One Giant Alien Claims Scientist

Are we living inside an alien?<p>A scientist has put forward the extraordinary idea that one of the reasons we haven’t found alien life yet is because …

Dark Matter

Indefinite and Wireless: Drone Charging Technology Just Got Seriously Cool

A new take on an old technology could make landing your drone to charge it a thing of the past.<p>Drones have been getting a lot of love from agencies, businesses, and general consumers lately, with people applying them to all types of jobs and entertainment. But like most modern technologies, today's …

FAA

In a historic moment for AI, computers gain ability to generalize learning between activities - ExtremeTech

By on October 24, 2016 at 12:30 pm<p>This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use.<p>With the many meteoric victories …

Artificial Intelligence

Marijuana's effects on the body, brain, heart and sperm: All your weed questions answered

With five more states voting on whether or not to legalize recreational marijuana come November, millions more Americans are closer than ever to …

Dubai to replace real police with robocops in 2017

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF<p>Street police in the UAE are going to be replaced with real life, ahem, “Robocops”<p>Dubai’s government – who are on a tear at …

Self-Driving Mercedes Will Be Programmed To Sacrifice Pedestrians To Save The Driver

Mercedes gets around the moral issues of self-driving cars by deciding that–of course–drivers are more important than anyone else.<p>When they crash, self-driving Mercedes will be programmed to save the driver, and not the person or people they hit. That’s the design decision behind the Mercedes …

Mercedes-Benz

This Classic Sci-Fi Concept Could Solve a Key Hurdle to Interstellar Travel

Spherical, orb-like aliens are one of science fiction’s most beloved tropes, from countless golden age classics to appearances in <i>Star Trek</i> and <i>Dr. …

The sports car that runs on saltwater

Top Gear's Ollie Kew tries out the 'world-saving' NanoFlowcell Quantino.<p><b>The annual Geneva motor show is a designer's event</b>, and its halls are packed each March with a predicatably dazzling array of concept cars, from the usual suspects along with the occasional unknown. So when a startup called …

Automotive Design

15 Sci-Fi TV Shows You Need To Put On Your Watch List Because They’re Totally Out Of This World

The 80s might hold the title for the best decade in terms of science fiction on the telly, but these days, we're not far behind. Interstellar space …

Science Fiction

Astronomers Just Found a Second ‘Dyson Sphere’ (‘Alien’) Star

Amongst the far reaches of space, there resides a mysterious alien star whose odd variations in brightness and tendency to dim inexplicably have left …