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Tesla-powered freak Honda Accord ‘Teslonda’ beats own record with 0 to 60 mph in 2.48 seconds

Earlier this year, we reported on a ridiculously quick Honda Accord powered by a Tesla performance drive unit.<p>The owner is still tuning the machine and he has now beat his own record with a ludicrous 0 to 60 mph acceleration in just 2.48 seconds.<p>As we recently reported, we are going to see more …

It’s Simple, Really: How a Differential Works, Explained in a Vintage Video

The standard open differential in most cars is a brilliant piece of engineering, allowing you to take the tightest turns without fighting your tires or tearing apart your drivetrain. But even if you understand implicitly how a car’s differential works, it’s kind of difficult to explain.<p>That’s why …

Ann Arbor

Own an iPhone? No Aliyah to the Torah for you!

A rabbi from the Ramot Daled neighborhood of Jerusalem issued a new religious edict in his synagogue stating that any person who possesses a …

Icon A5 Private Plane

Drive through any neighborhood and it is pretty likely that you’ll see an ATV, a boat, or a motorcycle sitting in multiple driveways or open garages. …

How I Saved $2000, Got 2 New iPhones, & Free International Data by Switching to T-Mobile

It all started two weeks ago. I had a trip coming up where we would be driving instead of flying and needed a way to get internet on my laptop. Most …

Mechanical 'Pong' Takes the 'Video' Out of the Classic Video Game

A mechanical prototype gives the arcade throwback a tangible 21st century twist.<p>Pong is a videogame pioneer. Released in 1972, Pong was the first sports video games, the first to be played by a computer, and now among the first to be brought into the physical world.<p>Daniel Perdomo and two friends …

DMT Is the Next Big Hallucinogenic Drug. What Is It, and What Does It Do to Your Brain?

If you look through user testimonials about tripping on ayahuasca, a hallucinogenic tea containing the psychedelic compound DMT, the stories are …

Consciousness

Astronomer Uses Pig's Eye to Show Why You Should NEVER Look at The Sun Through a Telescope

Omg...<p>From about the time when we learn what 'eyes' and 'the Sun' are, our parents drill it into us that those things should never ever be mixed. The …

Astronomy

This Augmented Reality Future Looks Like a Living Hell

It’s fun for the occasional tech demo, but now we know the real reason that Google Glass, and other augmented reality solutions, have failed to catch …

This Startup Wants to Build a 2000-hp Turbine-Powered Hybrid Big Rig

Nikola Motor Company's all-wheel-drive electric big rig concept has a natural gas turbine generator inside its wild bodywork. And that's just the start of the craziness.<p>A quick glance at the spec sheet of the Nikola One reads like a vaporware hypercar startup: An all-wheel-drive electric screamer …

Natural Gas

Microsoft's 'pre-touch sensing' research may change how we use our phones

Microsoft's research labs shows off above-screen and grip detection for multi-touch smartphones to provide contextual user interface interaction.

Multi-Touch

3 Design Principles Apple Gets Wrong

iOS 10 is coming later this year. Here are three ideas that should drive it.<p>Apple’s once legendary user interface design has been on the wane for the better part of a decade, as its software becomes more obscure, more complicated, and less intuitive. Nowhere is this is more apparent than in Apple’s …

Batteries

Uncle Sam wants you… to hack the Pentagon

Christopher Lynch Contributor<p>Chris Lynch is a director of the U.S. Digital Service's program with the Department of Defense.<p>The name, I was told, was a non-starter. There was simply no way we would call it Hack the Pentagon. None. You simply can’t call it that. Here’s a tall glass of Nope.<p>So …

U.S. Dept. of Defense

Startup Delivers “Free” Pot with Your $150 Juice

Providing a robust data point in the debate over how marijuana affects your judgment, a startup called High Speed Delivery is giving customers weed …

Aviation Videos Presented Simply Because They Are Interesting

The first one is a concept video from Aero Glass, a company working on an “augmented reality” way to display traffic, airspace, glide paths, taxiway information, and other useful features for pilots of ultralights, gliders, or other small aircraft. The video is from 2014; the company’s updates on …

National Science Foundation

A Wannabe Supervillain Built His Own Thermite Cannon

It’s not often you come across a real-life mad scientist. They’re usually just over-the-top antagonists in comic books, but Colin Furze is the real …

This website finds airfare "mistakes" so we can fly for super cheap

Winter is over. That means that Spring and Summer are both coming, and the sunshine and warm weather can’t get here soon enough. Once that rolls …

Someone thought it would be a good idea to fly a drone at 11,000 ft—it wasn’t

The regulations governing flying drones, especially in the US, are not always perfectly clear. That being said, it’s generally not advised—and often times illegal—to fly drones anywhere near airports, or anywhere that planes tend to fly. Regardless, one hobbyist thought it would be fun to hack into …

Drones

The best VR apps for travel

Virtual reality is transforming travel and hospitality. What started as nascent technology is poised to become, in business, a tool for promotions …

ScienceAlert: The Best in Science News and Amazing Breakthroughs

ScienceAlert Deal: Gift a Personalised Star Map to Your Favorite Stargazers<p>A unique way to commemorate special moments.<p>1 hour ago<p>A Penis Drawing That …

Research

GameGif – discover new games without digging in the depths of app stores

I’m not even a very active or passionate gamer but still feel there is lot of hurdle to find new games in the current abundant indie ecosystem. I’ve …

Mobile Gaming

This magical cable charges both iPhones and Android phones

For years, iPhones and Android phones have needed different cables to charge — Apple requires the Lightning cable and you'll need a micro USB cable …

Adobe Creative Cloud – “The Martian” Screen Graphics

Using Adobe Creative Cloud, Territory studio has created a range of screen graphics for the movie “The Martian”.<p>Territory studio specializes in a …

13 Amazing Yiddish words that can't be translated into English

Yiddish, originating during the 9th century, has an important influence on the grammar and vocabulary of the Hebrew spoken in Israel today. From it, …

The Cold War Technology That Created A New Architecture

Helmut Jahn, Gordon Bunshaft, and Richard Rogers all tapped the same company to help build their tensile structures.<p>In the 1950s, the U.S. was building a transcontinental network to surveil the perceived Soviet threat. Across the Arctic, radar domes were popping up like mushrooms—and one aerospace …

Watch Google torture an 80kg, 5'9" robot for science

Atlas, the latest robot from Google’s Boston Dynamics, can withstand a beating<p>Google’s long-standing quest to build the robot overlords which will eventually subjugate humanity and usher in a 1,000-year reign of the machines is apparently progressing nicely.<p>The company’s robotics subsidiary, Boston …

Robotics

This new technology will let you download 23 movies in one second

pureLiFi<p>A new wireless-internet technology called Li-Fi is so fast it'll let you download "23 DVDs in one second," said Suat Topsu, founder of French …

Add Glowing Backlit Apple Logo To iPhone 6 / 6s Or 6 Plus / 6s Plus, Here's How

Apple released the original iPhone a good few years ago, many were disappointed that the iconic glowing Apple logo wasn’t part of the design. Sure, …

This Rock Is Actually Fire-Powered Wi-Fi Router

At first glance, this rock, placed strategically in a small clearing in the woods part of an outdoor museum in Germany, seems like an ordinary …

Wi-Fi

21 Crazy Things That Happened Due To The Insane Cold In Eastern Canada

"My Fitbit thought I died."