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Amazon looks to continue Alexa’s growth with hardware & software dev kit

The high-performance far-field microphones found in Amazon Echo products may soon find their way to other hardware companies as Amazon has announced that the technology will be available to those who want to integrate into the Alexa Experience.<p>Amazon’s Alexa recently made its way over to the …

Astronomers may have taken the first photo of a black hole

Wait, is that even possible?<p>The Event Horizon Telescope project's astronomers can now breathe a sigh of relief. They finally managed to observe Sagittarius A* for five sleepless nights after switching on the array on April 4th. In other words, the team might have taken the first picture of a black …

Competition R8ed: Audi Debuts R8 GT4 Race Car

Audi used this year’s New York auto show to show off the wares of its Audi Sport division—formerly known as Quattro GmbH—including a special-edition R8 plus the TT RS, the RS3 sedan, and the RS5 coupe as well as this new race car. Dubbed the R8 LMS GT4, it will compete in, you guessed it, the GT4 …

1,000-HP 2017 Trans Am 455 Super Duty Bows in New York

Supercharged 7.4-liter LT1 V-8 makes 1,046 lb-ft of torque<p>Although the 840-hp (on 100 octane race fuel) 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon has been blowing up the internet, another high-powered American muscle car was also introduced at the 2017 New York auto show. Florida-based Trans Am Worldwide …

2018 Volvo S90: The Stylish Sedan Stretches Out

Longer and stronger, from China with love.<p>Starting with the 2018 model year, all Volvo S90s sold in the States will be of the long-wheelbase variety, which are assembled in China, a market that prioritizes rear-seat accommodations. Volvo’s familiar 400-hp T8 Twin Engine plug-in-hybrid powertrain …

2018 Chevrolet Equinox 1.5T AWD

Trimming hundreds of pounds and a few inches of length works wonders.<p>Sales of compact crossovers motored past those of family sedans in 2015 to become America’s favorite form of transport. More than a dozen contenders swarm like bees to clover, striving to offer the best combination of features, …

New Cars, Concepts, and 840 HP, Oh My! The Must-See Debuts from the 2017 New York Auto Show | Flipbook

New Cars, Concepts, and 840 HP, Oh My! The Must-See Debuts from the 2017 New York Auto Show

Auto Shows

Want a holiday where beer is just 70p a bottle? Head to Sunny Beach, Bulgaria

Sunny Beach is Europe’s cheapest beach-break destination for the fourth year running, according to the latest survey of typical holiday costs<p>UK tourists looking for a budget beach-break should head to Bulgaria, where a bottle of beer costs just 70p and a three-course meal for two – including a …

Stellar Explosion May Have Left Lone Survivor, Hubble Snapshot Reveals

A glittering new image of a supernova remnant — the remains of an exploded star — taken by the Hubble Space Telescope may have also captured a star …

Universe

Japan's fleet returns with 333 whales killed in the name of science

A fleet of three whaling vessels returned to port in Japan on Friday with the carcasses of 333 minke whales harpooned in the Antarctic Ocean.<p>The fleet - the 8,145-ton Nisshin Maru, the only whaling factory ship in the world, and two catcher vessels - was greeted by relatives of the crew in the city …

Not Everything Is An Interaction

Albert Einstein was a brilliant man. Whether his famous equation of E=mc2 means much to you or not, I think we can all concur on the intellectual …

Watchmaker Crowdfunds Timepieces Made From Flown Soyuz Rocket Metal

As it turns out, there is more than one way to reuse a rocket.<p>Less than 24 hours after SpaceX achieved the first re-flight of a flown rocket first …

Space Exploration

Upcoming NASA probe will fly into the sun’s corona

By on March 31, 2017 at 7:30 am<p>The sun is a giant nuclear fireball that, as a rule, melts anything that comes close. Yet, there’s a NASA plan to send …

Nasa's Juno probe captures stunning photos of Jupiter never seen before

'The new images look like Van Gogh paintings,' said Juno's principal investigator Scott Bolton.<p>Nasa's Juno probe circling Jupiter's orbit has …

Search for elusive Planet 9 gets a crowdsourcing boost

Both professional and amateur astronomers are looking to the edge of our solar system as part of an intensifying search for a hidden ninth planet. And this week, citizen science platform Zooniverse teamed up with the BBC to crowdsource the search.<p>In just three days, thousands of volunteers …

BPA may nudge breast cancer cells to grow

The chemical bisphenol A, or BPA, appears to aid the survival of inflammatory breast cancer cells, according to research that reveals a potential …

Lab notes: baby, love me like a T rex

This week’s biggest stories<p>Well, big in all sense of the word is the news that the discovery of a new member of the tyrannosaur family has revealed that these fearsome dinosaurs had sensitive snouts that they may have enjoyed rubbing together while mating. It’s a sweet mental picture, no? Anyway, …

Why The Earth's Rotation Does Not Affect Latitudinal Airplane Travel

<i>Why does the earth’s rotation not have an influence on how long is the flight from east-west/west-east? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Robert Frost, Instructor and Flight Controller</b> …

Earth Science

New electron microscope sees more than an image

The EMPAD that replaces the usual detector is made up of a 128x128 array of electron-sensitive pixels, each 150 microns (millionths of a meter) …

He was an Einstein, but he was no mere patent clerk

The last paragraph of “The battle of outsider scientists to gain mainstream acceptance,” Margaret Wertheim’s March 19 Book World review of Lawrence Weschler’s book “Waves Passing in the Night,” referred to Albert Einstein as once having been a famous patent-office clerk. Well, the term “clerk” was …

MashTalk: Samsung's Galaxy S8 is here, but does it live up to all the hype?

After months of daily leaks, Samsung finally announced its next flagship Android phones, the Galaxy S8 and S8+.<p>Do the new phones live up to their …

IPhone 8

Oh My God, Look at Saturn's North Pole [Updated]

Recently, Gizmodo space writer Rae Paoletta called Saturn “the golden retriever of the solar system,” and I’m not here to dispute that …

The Cancer-Seeing Eyes Of The Mantis Shrimp

Because of their compound eyes, the bizarre mantis shrimp can actually see cancer. Where the human eye is only able to detect four different visual …

'Right in the bull's-eye': SpaceX just pulled off a revolutionary rocket launch

Elon Musk has just pulled off his dream of more than 15 years: fuel up a used rocket booster, fire it off, then recover it for yet another launch.<p>"It's an amazing day for space as a whole, for the space industry," Musk said during a live broadcast of the launch.<p>SpaceX, Musk's rocket company, …

Middle East Airlines Work Around Electronics Ban, Offer iPads, Laptops, Wi-Fi To Passengers

Faced with a new and unique problem in the modern airline industry, airlines impacted by the recent ban of larger electronics on flights to the United States are finding clever ways to keep their passengers productive and connected.<p>In mid-March, an unexpected ban on electronics larger than your …

Samsung launches Galaxy S8 and dreams of recovery from Note 7

SEOUL/NEW YORK - (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd unveiled its Galaxy S8 flagship smartphone as it battles to regain the market leadership it lost to Apple Inc after the embarrassing withdrawal of the fire-prone Note 7s.<p>Boasting some of the largest wrap-around screens ever made, the …

Spider-Man: Homecoming and Justice League share one very similar theme

Pseudo-fathers are all the rage<p>If you’ve seen the trailers for <i>Justice League</i> and <i>Spider-Man: Homecoming,</i> you may have noticed something very similar between the two.<p>Part of the <i>Justice League</i> trailer focuses on Bruce Wayne welcoming Barry Allen, otherwise known as the Flash, onto the team. He brings …

This Nintendo Switch dock mod is the ultimate nostalgia piece

Find a new use for your N64<p>The Nintendo Switch comes with a dock, but that won’t stop owners from coming up with their own. Our favorite custom Switch dock mod comes from Tettzan Zone, as he’s known on YouTube, who gave a classic Nintendo system new life with this project.<p>Tettzan Zone modified a …

Playing 'Splatoon 2' over LTE won't kill your data plan

Nintendo's new shooter makes for truly mobile multiplayer gaming.<p>When Nintendo first revealed its new game console back in October, it chose to end the device's teaser trailer with a shot of a packed arena cheering an esports team. Its game of choice was <i>Splatoon 2</i> for Nintendo Switch. The scene …

Splatoon

10 things to do in World of Warcraft’s Tomb of Sargeras patch

What to do when Legion gets bigger<p><i>Legion</i>, <i>World of Warcraft’s</i> sixth expansion, has been keeping players fairly busy since its release last fall. Patch 7.2 is the third significant update to <i>Legion</i>, and Blizzard said in a recent Q&A that the patch, dubbed <i>The Tomb of Sargeras</i>, is the largest that <i>WoW</i> …