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Supermassive stars could explain globular clusters’ strange chemical compositions

The giant stars may have formed within the clusters and polluted them with peculiar elements.

Cosmology

For The First Time Ever, Astronomers Have Observed a Black Hole Ejecting Matter Twice

Wow.<p>Black holes don't just sit there munching away constantly on the space around them. Eventually they run out of nearby matter and go quiet, lying …

Universe

What Astronomers Are Learning From Gaia’s New Milky Way Map

A roundup of some of the most important discoveries gleaned so far from the Gaia space observatory’s new map of the galaxy.

Aspark Owl Electric Hypercar Does 0-60 MPH in 1.6 Seconds

Thanks to ultra-capacitors and hot Hoosiers<p>We offered bemused coverage of this unknown Japanese electric supercar when it first appeared at last year’s Frankfurt show claiming 2-second 0-62-mph acceleration from pretty modest-sounding power and torque output. Then the other day Aspark’s …

North America

Jupiter blues: Nasa's Juno captures swirling Jovian clouds in jaw-dropping image

Nasa captures Jupiter's higher altitude clouds casting a shadow over their surroundings.<p>Nasa has shared a new image of Jupiter, revealing striking …

Voyager 1 Just Fired Up its Backup Thrusters for the 1st Time in 37 Years

NASA's far-flung Voyager 1 spacecraft has taken its backup thrusters out of mothballs.<p>Voyager 1 hadn't used its four "trajectory correction maneuver" …

Exploding binary stars will light up the sky in 2022

by Universe Today November 28, 2017 Hard Science 44616<p>Matt Williams<p>Stellar collisions are an amazingly rare thing. According to our best estimates, …

Universe

Amid global electric-car buzz, Toyota bullish on hydrogen

TOYOTA, Japan (AP) — At a car factory in this city named after Toyota, the usual robots with their swinging arms are missing. Instead, workers …

"Alien Life Hotspot?" --New Found World is the Closest Warm Planet Orbiting a "Quiet" Red Dwarf Star (VIDEO)

The newfound world is the closest temperate planet known to orbit a “quiet" red dwarf star — one that isn't prone to potentially life-obliterating …

Waymo Begins Testing Completely Self-Driving Cars on Public Roads

And it will soon offer rides to the public<p>Waymo, the autonomous tech division spun off from Google’s self-driving car project, announced today that after eight years of development, it will begin testing true driverless vehicles in the Phoenix metro area. The cars will still have steering wheels, …

Autonomous Cars

"We Exist in a Cyclical Universe" --Chinese Scientists Measure Cosmic Expansion With a 'Magic Ruler'

“What it means is that dark energy, which causes cosmic expansion, might not be a vacuum energy with a constant density, like many scientists …

The Big Bang Wasn't The Beginning, After All

The Universe began not with a whimper, but with a bang! At least, that’s what you’re commonly told: the Universe and everything in it came into existence at the moment of the Big Bang. Space, time, and all the matter and energy within began from a singular point, and then expanded and cooled, …

Universe

The Chevrolet Camaro GT4.R Race Car is Now For Sale

Anyone can now get their hands on a Camaro GT4 race car, for a price<p>A cool $259,000 is the starting price of the race-ready Camaro GT4.R, now available for sale to the public. Based on the Camaro ZL1 production car, the GT4.R is built to meet global GT4 regulations thanks to Chevrolet’s technical …

Sports Cars

Boffins discover tightest black hole binary system – and it's supermassive

Sitting less than one light year apart in spiral galaxy NGC 7674Scientists have discovered the closest-ever supermassive black hole binary system. …

This Is The New Mercedes AMG Project One Hypercar

Yesterday we saw a teaser photo of the new Mercedes AMG hypercar, it is now official, the Mercedes AMG Project One. The new Mercedes AMG Project One …

Watch the Bugatti Chiron go from 0-249mph-0

<i>At this year’s Frankfurt Motor Show, Bugatti decided to demonstrate just how capable its new Chiron is… with a 0-249mph-0 run. The time? A scant 42</i> …

Sports Cars

I-Pace to Race: Jaguar EV to Star in Its Own Racing Series

Jaguar embraced the nebulous idea of EV racing early on, signing on to Formula E back in 2016. Now the company is further embracing the notion, with the creation of a single-marque racing series for its upcoming I-Pace battery-powered crossover. The I-Pace eTROPHY will be a 10-race support series …

The new Audi R8 RWS is a rear-drive drift machine

We’ve been praying for this one for years. Finally, someone has listened. Audi has announced a new variant of the R8 at the Frankfurt Motor Show …

Mercedes-Benz GLC F-Cell Debuts in Frankfurt

Production plug-in fuel cell vehicle arrives in 2019<p>At the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, Mercedes-Benz has debuted a fuel cell variant of the GLC-Class compact crossover that previews an upcoming production vehicle with plug-in capability, allowing owners to charge the car in addition to filling up …

Energy

The Discovery SVX is Land Rover’s ultimate off-roader

If you own a new Discovery, lack of off-road ability probably isn’t top of your list of complaints, but JLR’s special vehicle operations (SVO) …

Audi Aicon previews our self-driving future

The race to become the leader in autonomous car tech is well and truly on, and Audi just made it quite clear it plans to be the boss. This is the …

Mercedes-Benz EQA Concept Bows at Frankfurt

EQ's next model is a compact EV hatch<p>Mercedes-Benz has revealed the EQA Concept at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. The compact all-electric vehicle previews the next member of the automaker’s upcoming EQ brand of EVs, a hatchback that could hint at the design of the upcoming A-class hatch.<p>Riding on …

Electric Vehicles

Chris Harris Drives: the Tesla Model S P100D

Last weekend’s 27-car WTCC pile-up proves just how unforgiving street circuits can be<p>26 Jun 2018<p>0<p>Would you have the guts to send your car sideways …

Tesla

Britain's TVR Returns with New Griffith Sports Car

While it often feels as though Britain’s low-volume automakers are better at producing grandiose claims than actual cars, we’re still excited by the relaunch of one of the most evocative names ever to be stuck to the front of an English sports car: TVR.<p>Although none of the company’s last-generation …

The new BMW M5 has 592bhp, will drift

Time to get friendly with your local tyre-fitter: it’s a new BMW M5. But such a clichéd intro line might not be relevant here, because BMW has …

BMW

Toyota Patents See-Through A-Pillars

Using trick mirrors to improve visibility<p>Cars these days are far safer than they used to be, but those safety improvements caused some other unfortunate issues. You’re much more likely to survive a rollover, for example, but to make that happen, automakers had to use thicker pillars to support the …

Toyota

The 2017 Pebble Beach Concours in pics

Pebble Beach is fascinating. Not only for the cars, but the way it operates. So if you’re keen you can get there at 6am for Dawn Patrol. This is …

Volkswagen I.D. Buzz Officially Going Into Production by 2022

Cargo version also announced<p>Volkswagen’s I.D. Buzz concept that debuted earlier this year in Detroit was a 21st Century take on the classic Microbus, and ever since its introduction VW has strongly hinted that it wanted to build it. Now, the automaker has officially announced its plans to put the …

North America

Guntherwerks 400R Concept is a $525K Modified 993 Porsche 911

Resto-custom fittingly makes its debut at The Quail<p>The 993-generation Porsche 911 is considered by many in the Porsche enthusiast community as the last true 911. It was the last generation of the air-cooled engines and has thus earned titles like, “King of Porsche,” and “The Purists’ Holy Grail.” …

Sports Cars

Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 Cabriolet First Look

Last year's 19-foot coupe concept loses its roof<p>Last year, Mercedes wowed us all with an electric coupe concept it called the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6. While the name was a bit of a clunker, everything else about it was pure elegance. It was nearly 19 feet long, almost all hood, and rode in …

Cabriolets