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12 amazing projects from companies like Google, Facebook, and Microsoft that will truly change your world

And we can already see hints of that world today through some of the far-out projects that the big internet companies are currently working on.<p>Here's a look at the often sci-fi projects that will change the world as we know it.

Space Travel

GoPro hitched a ride on a rocket and the video is incredible

Today, GoPro released some pretty incredible footage of a suborbital rocket launch that climbed to 396,405 feet at speeds as high as Mach 5.5. Check out the <i>very real</i> footage below.<p>The launch in the video took place from Spaceport America in New Mexico on November 6, 2015, with a 20-foot tall …

Space Exploration

World’s most powerful rocket even more powerful than first projected

When it comes to the Space X program, Elon Musk can’t help but boast about the system’s capabilities. This time around the fearless leader of the …

Space Travel

Microsoft wants you to stop touching your phone so much

The folks at Microsoft Research are working on a new way for you to interact with your smartphone that involves a lot less touching than usual.<p>The idea is that you should be able to control apps, browse through content and adjust settings simply by gliding your fingers over the screen, without …

The World's Simplest Drone Has Just One Moving Part

Last year’s DARPA challenge proved that the more complex something is, the more ways there are for it to fail. This applies to drones just as it does …

Everything You Need to Know Before Buying an R32 Nissan Skyline GT-R

So you want an R32 Skyline GT-R? Our buyer's guide will give you an idea of what to look out for.<p>The eighth generation Nissan Skyline arrived in 1989 just as the Japanese economic bubble began to waver and shimmy. It was still a time of great optimism, and if you were a Nissan fan, there was no …

Google Translate

Driverless cars to dent insurance industry, warns Volvo chief

Håkan Samuelsson says research suggests an 80% fall in crashes by 2035 which could put motor insurers and premiums at risk<p>It is predicted that driverless cars will prevent the vast majority of crashes and dramatically reduce the cost of insuring a car, according to industry experts.<p>Volvo’s chief …

Autonomous Cars

Tesla Model 3 Will Get Ludicrous Mode

Even though the 3 is supposed to be for the masses, it'll still have a super-fast version.<p>Elon Musk's stated mission for Tesla is to help push the world towards sustainable energy, but he's also a known speed freak. Tesla offers both the Model S and Model X with a super-quick "Ludicrous Mode," and …

An experiment seeks to make quantum physics visible to the naked eye - Scienmag: Latest Science and Health News

Predictions from quantum physics have been confirmed by countless experiments, but no one has yet detected the quantum physical effect of …

Watch SpaceX’s Incredible Video Footage Of Their Falcon 9 Rocket Landing At Sea

Elon Musk is definitely one step away from being a supervillain in a Marvel comic based on all of the crazy inventions and goals he has for his business exploits. That doesn’t take away from the amazing developments his company SpaceX has made in only the last few years of scientific advances. The …

Space Travel

Nissan CEO: Tesla Model 3 is 'good competition'

Carlos Ghosn isn't scared of Tesla's massive wealth of preorders. If anything, he's looking forward to the future.<p>It's not too often you hear automakers praising the competition, but that's exactly what's happening right now. Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn sounds pretty excited at the news of Tesla's …

Electric Vehicles

Meet the first beautiful E-bike from the future

Every time you think of the words ‘electric bike’ you probably think of something unattractive, with a huge bulky battery. E-bikes, or electric bikes, have traditionally been heavy, ugly, overpriced or all three of these things.<p>Amsterdam-based VanMoof plans to change that with its new ‘Electrified …

Tesla Model 3: Finding perspective

Plus: Analysis on Top Gear and a smaller Ram pickup.<p>The reveal of the Tesla Model 3 this week was one of the biggest automotive events of the year. The car attracted 180,000 pre-orders in just 24 hours, gave the company's stock a jolt, and set Tesla on a more ambitious growth path for the rest of …

Tesla Model 3

10 studies that show the advantages of feeling sad

We usually think of this as an unpleasant state, and for those of us who want to minimise our miserable moods as much as possible, the internet is bursting with tips on how to be happier.<p>But with this post, I wanted to take a different approach, to explore the benefits, if any, of embracing your …

Psychology

Dyson sucks up government funding for electric car

Dyson is developing a new product to add to its signature vacuum cleaners and high-tech hand dryers — an electric car.<p>The British company’s work on …

Electric Vehicles

Breakup Brain: Getting Over a Lost Lover is Like Quitting Drugs, Says Neuroscientist

The symptoms of heartbreak, such as cravings and dependence, are similar to drug withdrawal, says neuroscientist Lucy Brown.<p>Dr. Lucy Brown is annoyed …

Ancient viruses lurking in our DNA: scientists

<b>Washington:</b> Our DNA is actually less human than previously thought, according to a new study that found 19 new pieces of non-human DNA left by …

Al Qaeda is revealing its long game in Syria

As a different terrorist group, ISIS — aka the Islamic State, ISIL, or Daesh — claims responsibility for a terrorist attack in Belgium, Syrian Al Qaeda affiliate the Nusra Front (also known as Jabhat al-Nusra) is flying under the radar, hoping to continue gaining influence in Syria.<p>And experts …

Middle East

A new drone video over Apple's campus gives a crazy perspective on just how large that dirt pile is

Youtube/Duncan Sinfield<p>Apple's giant dirt pyramid has been the subject of much fascination.<p>The company vowed to reuse all of the earth it dug up to build its campus as part of the landscaping. As the company has built its spaceship-lookalike campus, the pile of dirt has grown next to it.<p>Even …

Drones

How Your Thoughts Change Your Brain, Cells and Genes

Every minute of every day, your body is physically reacting, literally changing, in response to the thoughts that run through your mind.<p>It's been shown over and over again that just thinking about something can cause your brain to release neurotransmitters, chemical messengers that allow it to …

The Brain

The APEX Telescope Completes Its Latest Survey of the Milky Way Culminating in a Stunning Image of the Galaxy

The Atacama Pathfinder EXperiment (APEX) telescope has completed the ATLASGAL survey of the Milky Way resulting in a stunning and detailed image of …

Cosmology

Toyota Is Bringing a Glammed Up Prius to Market

Just six months after unveiling the next-generation 2016 Prius, Toyota has introduced another version of the iconic hybrid.<p>Prius Prime, which was …

Electric Vehicles

Amazon had a secret invitation-only conference, where Jeff Bezos showed up in a robotic suit

Earlier this week, Amazon held a secret, invitation-only event for the machine-learning and robotics community.<p>The three-day event, at the Parker Palm Springs resort in California, had hundreds of guests from the business, entertainment, and robotics sectors.<p>Business Insider got photos of the event …

Robotics

Microsoft just launched an artificial intelligence bot for teens that has 'no chill'

But users won't be speaking to a person, they'll be talking to "Tay," Microsoft's new bot that's powered by artificial intelligence.<p>The easiest way to converse with Tay is on Twitter. It's at @tayandyou. All users have to do is tweet at it as if it were a real person and it'll tweet back in a kind …

Artificial Intelligence

One programmer almost broke the internet by deleting 11 lines of code

Everything is OK now. But it's a strange case that involves copyright lawyers, a petulant developer, and a behind-the-scenes look into how tech titans like Facebook, Spotify, and Netflix make the sausage.<p>It all starts with a developer named Azer Koçulu, who wrote a piece of code called Kik, an …

JavaScript

Steve Wozniak Is Worried About the Apple Watch

<b>Apple</b> co-founder Steve Wozniak recently criticized the Apple Watch during an "Ask Me Anything" sess ion on the popular social news site Reddit. "I love my Apple Watch," wrote Woz, "but it's taken us into a jewelry market, where you're going to buy a watch between $500 or $1,100 based on how …

NASA data leads to rare discovery: Earth's moon wandered off axis billions of years ago

Ancient lunar ice indicates the moon's axis slowly shifted by 125 miles, or 6 degrees, over 1 billion years. Earth's moon now a member of solar …

There's one big misunderstanding many people have about space

If you read or watch any science fiction at all, you probably know that one of the most perilous parts of any space travel is the extreme cold of …

Genesis' New York Concept is a sports sedan that'll make you look twice

Hyundai's upstart luxury brand Genesis — think Lexus to Toyota or Acura to Honda — has unveiled its next car. It's a sports sedan called the New York Concept and, refreshingly, it actually looks rather special.<p>It's not special in the sense that it's unlike anything else on the market, but at least …

Luxury Lifestyle