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How to ride a bicycle like a pro, according to physics

Humans have been riding bicycle-like machines for close to 200 years, beginning with the draisine or “velocipede” in 1817.<p>While riding and balancing a bicycle can seem simple and effortless, the actual control process used by a human rider is still somewhat of a mystery. Using mathematical …

Electric Vehicles

What Happens When You Fill up With the Wrong Fuel? (W/Video)

Can your diesel car run on gasoline?<p>Putting regular gas into a diesel fuel tank or vice versa is never a good idea. The chances of the vehicle even running are slim, but the team at <i>Fifth Gear</i> decided to see if they could run their car on the wrong fuel. What could go wrong?<p><i>Fifth Gear’s</i> Jon Bentley …

BMW's "Air Touch" Will Read Your Hand Movements

And with that, we're one step closer to the future Minority Report imagined.<p>The current BMW 7-series is the first vehicle on the market that allows you to control some functions with gestures. With a prototype to be unveiled at the upcoming Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, that technology …

About 94% of cars will still be powered by fossil fuels in 2040, report says

If you were thinking that the rise of long-range electric vehicles, like the forthcoming Chevy Bolt or Tesla Model 3, might lead to the demise of …

The Beauty of Eintein's General Theory of Relativity

Physics is so beautiful.<p><i>This article was written by Margaret</i> <i>Wertheim from the University of Melbourne. It was originally published by The</i> …

This Elite Force Protects Vulnerable Air Force Aircraft In The Most Dangerous Places On Earth

The United States Air Force has a little-known team of elite security commandos that are highly trained for a very particular job, protecting …

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Rule to prevent flight delays causes more delays, because airlines

Sitting on a plane waiting to take off can be uncomfortable, frustrating or even downright disgusting.<p>Which is why, after several egregious …

BBC's Top Gear relaunch struck a blow as executive producer departs

Chris Evans’s Top Gear has been struck a blow with the departure of executive producer Lisa Clark less than five months after being brought in to lead the relaunch of the hit BBC motoring show.<p>Evans personally brought in Clark, who worked with him as a producer on The Big Breakfast, to help …

Top Gear

Airbus Future Concept

Not only start-ups and dreamers envision the future of airplane design—big aircraft manufacturers also encourage their engineers to brainstorm new …

The best thing about the SpaceX rocket landing was the human reaction

Last night, SpaceX sent a rocket out into space and then landed it back down on Earth, upright and proud, as if it was no big deal. But the people responsible for making that feat happen, SpaceX's scientists and engineers, knew how maddeningly difficult and complex that task was, so when the Falcon …

Google is partnering with Ford to build self-driving cars

The partnership is slated to be announced at the Consumer Electronics Show taking place in Las Vegas next month, according to the report, which cited multiple anonymous sources.<p>The joint venture will create a company that builds self-driving cars using Google technology. The company will be legally …

Autonomous Cars

SpaceX succeeds in historic rocket launch and landing

Elon Musk makes history by landing SpaceX's most powerful Falcon 9 rocket back in an upright position

Cockpit Insights: Why Your Flight May Land With a Thud

It was a beautiful, clear night as our Boeing 757 descended into Chicago. The captain I was flying with had been with the airline more than 11 years. …

This New 'Earthrise' Photo from NASA Is Simply Breathtaking

A spectacular new photo of Earth from space recalls the two most famous images of our planet ever taken.<p>The photo, which was captured by NASA's …

Al Gore

SpaceX delays space station delivery until January

The space station astronauts will have to wait until next month for their Christmas delivery.<p>On Thursday, the SpaceX company announced it was …

American Lands in Sydney for First Time in 23 Years - Video & Pictures

Last Thursday, American Airlines flight 73 departed LAX at 9:50PM for the airline’s first scheduled flight back to Sydney since 1992. The world’s …

Fiat Mulls 500X Abarth

Like MINI, Fiat has turned one retro hatchback into an entire family of cars, and just like in the MINI lineup some of these Fiats have …

Classic Cars

Russia Says 'Impossible' to Retrieve Data From Black Box of Warplane Downed by Turkey

MOSCOW — Investigators in Moscow said on Monday they were unable to retrieve information from the damaged black box of a Russian warplane shot down by Turkey last month, data the Kremlin hoped would support its version of what happened.<p>Russia's Defense Ministry publicly opened the recorder last …

Ferrari LaFerrari Meets Its Predecessors... In A Drag Race: Video

Just seeing one of Ferrari's [NYSE:RACE] flagship cars, or Special Series as the automaker likes to call them, is a rare occasion that most car fans …

Sports Cars

2017 Volvo S90 gets us one step closer to fully autonomous cars

Over the past few years, Volvo has continued to test its autonomous driving technology as part of its goal to prevent anyone from being killed or …

The Apollo 12 Crew's Casual Photography Looks Like Space Age Instagram

A low-key tour through the outer space adventures of Conrad, Bean, and Gordon.<p>Apollo 12 was definitely the comedic interlude of the American Moon landing program. Sandwiched between the historic "giant leap" of Apollo 11 and the riveting "successful failure" of Apollo 13, the mission—which began …

Apollo Missions

New US Military Space Plane Aims for 2017 Liftoff

The United States military is making progress toward developing a new unmanned space plane, which it aims to begin flight-testing in 2017.<p>The Defense …

Space Exploration

F1 snapped up by Channel 4 as BBC exits deal early

Channel 4 has swooped to pick up the free-to-air TV rights to Formula One for the first time after a cash-strapped BBC moved to pull out of its deal three years early.<p>The broadcaster has struck a three-year deal with Formula One World Championship thought to be worth as much as £35m-per-year to air …

Motorsport

SpaceX will attempt a potentially historic rocket landing like never before this weekend

This weekend, SpaceX will attempt a rocket landing unlike anything they've tried before. Elon Musk, who is the company's founder and CEO, just …

2016 BMW 640i xDrive Coupe - 2016 BMW 640i Coupe

The 2016 BMW 6540i xDrive Coupe is pricey, but it's the kind of car you buy if you care about performance as much as luxury.

BMW

Superfast Military Aircraft Lost in Test Flight

<i>This story was updated at 5:43 p.m. EDT.</i><p><i>Editor's note: DARPA released an update late today confirming that the Falcon HTV-2 aircraft impacted the</i> …

Aviation

NASCAR's Rad Throwback Weekend Is Back For 2016

I guess somebody at Darlington Raceway got our hint. The ultra-popular NASCAR throwback weekend is back on the schedule for 2016. Which historic …

Jeremy Clarkson interviewed by Paxman: former Top Gear presenter's 'real crime is to be too noisily male'

An interview with Jeremy Clarkson by Jeremy Paxman for the <i>Financial Times</i> has suggested the former <i>BBC</i> presenter’s “real crime is to be too nosily …