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4 DARPA Projects That Could Be Bigger Than the Internet

Forty years ago, a group of re­search­ers with mil­it­ary money set out to test the wacky idea of mak­ing com­puters talk to one an­oth­er in a new …

DARPA

Velociraptor robot nearly as fast as Cheetah

It won't be the cheetahs that kill us after all, but, apparently, the robotic dinosaurs. Researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology's (KAIST) MSC Lab have designed a sprinting robot -- but, unlike Boston Dynamics' Cheetah, which is modelled on the fastest mammal alive, it …

New App Teaches Your Guy How To Go Down On Girls. By Licking The Screen...

Put it this way, when you’re making a cake, you don’t just plonk the ingredients in the oven and expect that sh*t to rise. You need to sift it, stir …

Reverse-Engineering The Technology Of D-Day

For the 70th anniversary of the invasion, one French firm is making digital versions of World War II machines and infrastructure.<p>The June 6th, 1944 invasion of Normandy by British, American, and Canadian allied forces was the largest invasion in history. In the 70 years since then, it turns out …

Engineering

Is Detroit becoming 'Carjack City'? [w/video]

You know things are getting ridiculous with Detroit when Dan Gilbert, owner of the Cleveland Cavaliers (!), is talking you-know-what about the Detroit Pistons. Now a story from the <i>Associated Press</i> piles on, declaring Detroiters "under siege in 'Carjack City.'" The nickname doesn't refer to the …

Nissan Safari police truck a sort of A-Team van from Japan

Television today might be at one the best points in the medium's history with shows like <i>Mad Men</i>, <i>Louie</i>, <i>True Detective</i> and streaming offerings like <i>House of Cards.</i> However, none of those come close to the number of car chases and explosions of '70s and '80s offerings like <i>Charlie's Angels</i>, <i>The A-Team</i> or</i> …

Watch this 9-year-old drive Jeep Wrangler off-road [w/poll]

This nine-year-old girl might be better at rock crawling than some people twice her age. But is it worth putting her in danger to do it? According to her father on the Jeep Experience Facebook page, her name is Faith, and she has been offroading with her family since she was two. At nine years old, …

Crashed McLaren F1 is the saddest way to see its beautiful underbody

Friends, <i>this</i> is why we can't have nice things. A McLaren F1 was flipped down an embankment in Italy yesterday, and this video of the crash's aftermath is about as sad as when Old Yeller was shot.<p>According to Italy's La Nazione, this one-off, red-on-white F1 was crashed during a four-F1 tour between …

Look, Ma, no hands: Google to test 200 self-driving cars

General Motors. Toyota. Google?<p>One of the world's largest technology companies is getting into the car business — and hoping to turn drivers into passengers. The tech giant announced on its blog Tuesday that it plans to test about 200 of its own two-seat self-driving cars.<p>"We've been working toward …

At the Isle of Man TT, sidecar racers are the most fearless

Dexterity, faith, and madness.<p>The Isle of Man TT is about as crazy as it gets. Videos of superbikes whizzing through the quaint British Isle are enough to convey the idea that self-preservation isn't the first thing on the rider's minds. But even in this atmosphere of lunacy, there exists a …

We Drive Ford's Ingenious New Adaptive Steering System

After a decade or so pondering how steering could be improved to enhance both maneuverability and cruising composure, Ford engineers have invented an ingenious Adaptive Steering system they hope to produce for sale in less than a year.<p>Ford’s new guidance system changes the steering ratio according …

MINI Partners With Tony Hawk

We’ve shared some exciting times with professional skateboarder, entrepreneur, father and human highlight reel Tony Hawk. Over the years, he has done …

Watch a 1600-hp Formula Offroad buggy walk on water

World-record hydroplaning is biblically awesome.<p>After watching Formula Offroad, it seems all too appropriate that Scandinavians coined the phrase "Molotov cocktail." This burgeoning race series bottles all-terrain 4x4s with hillclimbing, stirs in some V8 savagery, then lights the wick with a Robby …

World's smallest nanomotor can pump drugs into cells at 18,000 RPM

Scientists at the Cockrell School of Engineering in Texas have created a nanomotor less than one micrometer in diameter, smaller even than a cell. Powered by electric fields, it consists of a nanowire, magnet and electrode and can spin at a terrifying-sounding 18,000 RPM for over 15 hours (see …

Band of drones can play music better than your average human

You've never heard Strauss performed quite like this. The team at KMel Robotics has assembled a band of hexrotor drones that "have taken up new instruments to play some fresh songs." That "fresh" description isn't exactly serious, as each of the three pieces performed date back either multiple …