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Spacewalk Terror: When Water Floods Your Helmet [Video]

This exclusive video shows what happened when water began covering the head of an astronaut on a spacewalk.<p>Everything began as normal on July 16, 2013, when Italian astronaut Luca Parmitano and American Chris Cassidy set out for a routine spacewalk. But then something went wrong.<p>"I feel a lot of …

Are the robots about to rise? Google's new director of engineering thinks so…

It's hard to know where to start with Ray Kurzweil. With the fact that he takes 150 pills a day and is intravenously injected on a weekly basis with a dizzying list of vitamins, dietary supplements, and substances that sound about as scientifically effective as face cream: coenzyme Q10, …

This optical switch is super small and crazy fast - Futurity

A new optical switch can turn on and off trillions of times a second—and it's remarkably small.

The Science Of REAL Hoverboards

Genius, As A Tot

She learned to read, then for a challenge she taught herself Spanish – at the tender age of 2. Her parents took her to the doctor, where IQ tests put her in the top 2% of test-takers, with an IQ of 160 – the same as Albert Einstein’s. Her doctors told a reporter that her IQ was “off the scale."<p>This …

India plans mission to the Sun

India's Mangalyaan spacecraft is on its way to Mars, but the county is already planning its next major space exploration mission.<p>The country visited …

Rethinking The Five-Second Rule: With Carpet, There's No Rush

Many of us will happily eat a gummy bear or cookie after it falls on the floor, as long as we snatch it up quickly. Say, five seconds or less, right?<p>Well, science just gave us another excuse to continue this food-saving habit, especially when it comes to carpet-dusted snacks.<p>Biology students at the …

Need For Speed Movie Review

We don’t review many movies, but when a full-length film focusing on cars comes around, we roll up our sleeves and attend advanced showings that feature neither the glitz nor the glamour for which Hollywood is famous. So we suited up and headed to a nondescript theater listed on an invitation to …

Movie Reviews

McLaren P1: Flames, drifts and an unforgettable noise | evo REVIEW

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Hodinkee's Watch Report: The Autodromo Prototipo, A Different Kind of Racing Chronograph

At Hodinkee we tend to prefer the traditional craftsmanship and long-term value of mechanical watches. Sure, there is a time and a place for Swatch and other quartz watches, but they usually don’t get too much wrist time for us. An open mind is an important thing though, and the Autodromo Prototipo …

Ford GT

TOTD: McLaren P1 or Porsche 918 Spyder?

Now that you’ve read all about the 2014 McLaren P1 and how unbelievably fast it is, we have a scenario for you: you have a million and change to spend on one car. Do you buy the McLaren P1 or the also-wickedly fast Porsche 918 Spyder? One-percenter problems, right?<p>As you found out in our First Test …

Sports Cars

Check Out the Latest Version of Valve's Steam Controller

Here's a new look at the current state of the Steam Controller, which Valve just sent over in advance of next week's Game Developers Conference.<p>In …

6 Mysterious Airplane Disappearances in Aviation History

The shocking disappearance of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 has captured the attention of millions around the world as the search for the airplane …

Airplanes

The World’s Most Talented Barista Is Drawing This Year’s Best Picture Nominees In Coffee

Mike Breach, barista extraordinaire, is stepping up his game as the Academy Awards approach. He’s in the process of “painting” this year’s Best Picture nominees — in lattes. So far he’s finished <i>Dallas Buyers Club</i>, <i>Gravity</i>, <i>Her</i>, and <i>The Wolf of Wall Street</i> (see below).<p>Lest you think this is all just …

Photos: Wooden Sculptures of Race Cars

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What it's like to drive a McLaren F1

They say never meet your heroes, but Sam Smith met the McLaren F1, and it was magical. It exists on a plane of its own, something that lives outside the realm of sanity and reason.<p><i>Late last year, Sam Smith drove a McLaren F1 for</i> R&T's <i>51 Coolest Cars of the Last 50 Years. The piece he wrote was</i> …

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FORTUNE — Tesla Motors, the innovative electric car company, wants to be a bigtime automaker. To achieve that, it needs to produce hundreds of thousands of vehicles more than the 22,300 electric vehicles it made in 2013.<p>Which means it’s going to need a bigger battery factory. A much, much bigger …

This Guy Makes Millions Playing Video Games on YouTube

What?!<p>The YouTube personality with the most subscribers isn’t Justin Bieber (8 million) or Rihanna (12.5 million). That honor goes to a 24-year-old Swede named Felix Kjellberg, better known by his YouTube handle, PewDiePie.<p>PewDiePie doesn’t sing or dance, no. PewDiePie has made his name—and a …

I saw Veronica Mars, thanks to a $35 donation, 3 websites, 2 apps and an $8 movie ticket

Advertisement<p>20 Comments<p>Let’s begin with a disclosure/disclaimer: I was a fan of <i>Veronica Mars</i> when it first premiered in 2004, and remained a fan …