Nick Collyer

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Inside the Hyperloop: the pneumatic travel system faster than the speed of sound

It is called “The Hyperloop” and, according to the designer, it will be a revolutionary “fifth mode” of transport, eclipsing trains, planes, boats and automobiles.<p>The “cross between Concorde, a rail gun and an air hockey table” will deliver passengers between US cities faster than the speed of …

What would it look like to be lost in space?

NASA has released a beautiful yet unnerving video showing what it would be like to slowly travel away from Earth with no hope of return. The series of images that make up this time-lapse video were captured by NASA's Messenger spacecraft as it left Earth's orbit on a one way trip to Mercury.<p>The …

Amazon's Jeff Bezos Buys The Washington Post

"I shall name it the Washington Bezost," he definitely didn't say.<p>Jeff Bezos, the founder and CEO of Amazon, will purchase the Washington Post and several of its holdings for $250 million, according to a report from, um, the Washington Post.<p>Amazon is not involved in the purchase; Bezos is buying …

Mars Curiosity rover sings 'Happy Birthday,' dares Earth to collect royalties

One year ago today, NASA's Curiosity rover touched down on the surface of Mars and began studying the planet. The rover may be lonely out there on its first birthday, but it won't go entirely without celebration: NASA has repurposed Curiosity's soil analysis system to play the tune of "Happy …

Brazilian scientists to test AIDS 'vaccine' on monkeys

Brazilian scientists have developed an HIV vaccine and plan to begin testing on monkeys later this year, a sponsor institution has said.<p>Known as the HIVBr18, the vaccine against the virus that causes AIDS was developed and patented by a team from the Medicine Faculty of the University of Sao Paulo, …

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Big Pic: Underground Machines For Detecting Dark Matter

Going deep underground in search of the elusive particles<p>Almost a mile beneath Gran Sasso mountain in Italy sits the DarkSide detector. DarkSide, which started operating in May, is designed to capture the faint signals generated by dark matter, the elusive particles that scientists suspect are …

Xbox One controller and headset priced, prove friends are expensive

The Xbox One has had its wireless controller and headset priced in the US, but those of you hoping to max out on peripherals better have deep pockets.<p>…