Patrick D'Agostino

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NASA astronaut records stunning view as he flies across the night sky

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station don't need to flick on the TV to help them fall asleep at night. They can just look out the window. This weekend, Commander Terry Virts, who's been aboard the station since November, gave us Earthbound folk a look at just what we're missing. A video …

Space Exploration

Must Remember: 9 Key Concepts to Keyword ‘Static’

Preface<p>When we talk about the <b>Object oriented Programming (OOP)</b> methodology, suddenly our mind strikes with Abstraction, Encapsulation, Polymorphism …

JavaScript

The most breathtaking natural wonder in every state

In celebration of Earth Day, we set out to find the most beautiful natural attraction in each state, using input from folks who have lived in these places.<p>Can you guess which state the picture to the right is from? Follow along to find out. (They're in alphabetical order if you want to find yours …

National Parks

iFixit is tearing down the Apple Watch as we speak

It's Friday April 24th in at least some parts of the world, which means there are regular civilians out there with Apple Watches of their own. And, true to form, the noted gadget dissectors at iFixit are tearing theirs apart as quickly as possible to find out what's inside.<p>The site hasn't finished …

A Great 'Fast and Furious' Game Could Compete With 'Grand Theft Auto'

‘Furious 7’ demolished records this weekend with a $143.6 million domestic debut, upsetting traditional notions about when summer blockbuster season can actually begin. ‘Furious’ is the biggest April debut by a mile, has the ninth highest opening weekend of all time, and in total, brought in $384 …

Hast Elite Assistant

An Elite Dangerous route planner for Windows... and possibly more to come<p>Project maintained by hastarin Hosted on GitHub Pages — Theme by …

Apple laptops vulnerable to virus that 'can’t be removed'

A security flaw in Apple laptops could leave users vulnerable to infection by malicious software that hackers could use to steal data and which is virtually impossible to remove<p>A security expert has found a way to install malicious code on a tiny chip built into Apple laptops which would resist any …

Devialet’s Hi-Tech “Phantom” Implosion Stereo Sounds Better Than Speakers 20X Its Size

You need a big sub-woofer for big bass, right? Wrong. After 10 years of research, French acoustic engineers as Devialet just unveiled a giant step forward in audio that’s just one foot long. The Phantom is a petite, spherical, all-in-one amplifier and speaker that delivers what audiophiles think …

Man On Rocket-Powered Bicycle Sets World Record, Smokes Ferrari In The Process: Video

If your aim is to build the fastest set of wheels on the planet, then you’re going to have to employ some pretty out of the ordinary means of …

Finally, Science Explains Why No One Can Lift Thor's Hammer

These are exciting days for physics, with several recent experimental observations providing important information on some of the most important …

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Ever wonder how to really pronounce Japanese automaker names?

People tend to get very set in their ways when it comes to the pronunciation of words. Just look at the endless debates over whether or not to say the final 'e' in Porsche (which you should in terms of correct German enunciation). Or the argument about whether to follow the British convention and …

Single laser stops molecular tumbling motion instantly

In the quantum world, making the simple atom behave is one thing, but making the more complex molecule behave is another story. Now Northwestern …

Jaguar Land Rover projects driving data directly on the windshield

I've had my on-track exploits overlaid with race telemetry to be viewed after the session, but Jaguar Land Rover is looking to project that info on the windshield while you make laps or cruise the highways. The Virtual Windscreen concept beams hazard, speed and navigation graphics to the driver's …

3D print your own moving, tracking Portal turret

Wouldn't it be ace if you could catch your housemate, coming home from a late night out? They tiptoe across the floor; then, from out of the darkness of the lounge, a red light, and a singsong voice: "I see you".<p>Engineering graduate Yvo de Haas -- Dragonator on Instructables, who has built gaming …

Microsoft to provide drag-and-drop machine learning on Azure

Microsoft is stepping up its cloud computing game with a new service called Azure Machine Learning that users visually build and machine learning …

Apple now accepting Bitcoin wallet apps again

Having recently clarified its position on virtual currencies in the App Store (hint: Apple doesn’t hate them as much as you thought it did!), we’re starting to see certain iOS apps which deal in Bitcoin being approved for availability in the App Store again.<p>One of the first is CoinPocket, an app …

Apps

Lamborghini Gallardo Hits 250 MPH And Then Ignites Itself: Video

Taking a fast and powerful car and making it faster and more powerful can be tricky business if you want to push the limit. For example, the …

Watch a 14-Cylinder Volkswagen Jetta Rip 'n' Roar

The fourth-generation Volkswagen Jetta was a handsome, unassuming little car. Throw the ‘unassuming’ part out for this particular example—some maniacal shade-tree mechanics have cranked the dial on their Jetta to 11 (or, say, 14) by installing another engine in the car’s ass end.<p>Unlike your typical …

HP’s The Machine project could one day bring us smartphones with 100TB of memory

Memristor based wafer<p>Richard Lewington/Hewlett-Packard<p>HP Android devices, such as the Slate 7 tablet or the Slate 21 PC, aren’t exactly known for their good looks and amazing specifications. But HP could still secure a place for itself in the history of Android if it manages to turn The Machine …

Mobile Devices

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Honda is making a luxury jet with really weird engines

This Tiny Drone Can Climb Walls

And it’s only the size of a softball<p>When designers at Parrot shrank the AR.Drone to the size of a softball, they had to make some sacrifices—namely autonomous flying and a live camera feed. But they made up for the losses with something better: the ability to climb walls and scurry across ceilings. …

New Images From The Deep Ocean

On May 1, NOAA scientists completed a three-week exploration of the ocean floor. Here's a glorious breakdown of what they saw.<p>We spent much of April glued to a livestream of the deep ocean, filmed from a remotely operated vehicle piloted by researchers aboard the Okeanos Explorer. The expedition …

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Watch this rally cameraman get run down by a flying wheel

Calamity strikes.<p>Steffan Tronstad got a surprise while filming a rally recently. The front left wheel on a three-door Ford Fiesta decided to take its leave from the car mid-corner. Tronstad kept his camera trained on the car while the wheel came straight for him. Sure enough, the wayward wheel ran …

The Navy's Next Heavy-Duty Helicopter Can Carry 27,000 Pounds

Plus, a new armored SUV<p>This week, defense manufacturers unveiled two separate vehicles each named “Stallion.” The King Stallion, by helicopter giants Sikorsky, is a heavy-lift cargo helicopter. In the future, it could transport troops and vehicles in war zones.<p>Sikorsky’s King Stallion is the third …