Tim van de Goor

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Here's a flying car you will actually be able to buy this year

Flying cars are the future, right? In the 1960s, the world imagined a future in which anyone could afford to take a drive above the scenery, but the …

This tiny mint box is actually a gaming console packing a Raspberry Pi

Watch out, Nintendo: Raspberry Pi enthusiasts are building their own gaming consoles and this latest one is actually pretty awesome.<p>Using a Raspberry Pi computer and an Altoids mint box, recreational inventor and YouTuber Sudomod has designed a fully-functioning gaming device that actually fits in …

Watch America's Fighter Jets Morph Over the Decades

From the F-1 Fury to the F-35 Lightning II.<p>The United States military has been flying jets since 1946. Autoauctionmall.com has put together a morphing GIF that celebrates many of the major fighter designs, starting with the F-1 Fury and continuing to today's F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II.<p>Here's …

The Mercedes AMG GT Concept is an 805-horsepower four-door land missile

Mercedes-AMG GT Concept<p>This is the Mercedes AMG GT Concept. It’s a four-door version of the AMG GT sports car, and Mercedes-AMG says it’s a preview of a real car it’ll release down the road. And damn, does it look good.<p>Unlike the current AMG GT lineup which is focused on gasoline-fired power only, …

3D-Printed Solar Systems, Moons and Planets for Your Desktop | Colossal

<p>The folks over at London-based Little Planet Factory make tiny 3d-printed planets and moons you can sit on your desktop or hold in your hands. …

Nasa announces press conference on 'discovery beyond our solar system'

Nasawill hold a press conference on Wednesday to present a "discovery beyond our solar system," leading to speculation that the announcement will involve planets capable of sustaining life.<p>The agency has offered no details on the upcoming presentation other than that it will involve …

Universe

F-15 jets scrambled to intercept unresponsive plane near Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago retreat

Fighter jets were scrambled to intercept an unresponsive aircraft near to Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago retreat in Florida, it has emerged.<p>The incident took place at around 7pm on Friday evening while the US president was in the area. It took place a matter of hours after two objects, including a rock, …

Dreaming of a new 787

Boeing's newest Dreamliner aircraft, the 787-10, made its debut this week at the company's factory in South Carolina.<p>There ain't no party like a new-airplane party, which is just what happened Friday when Boeing introduced its newest commercial aircraft, the 787-10.<p>The rollout, as these events are …

Aviation

Scientists have discovered how to find your bad memories and DELETE them from your mind for good

It is the medical breakthrough which could cheer us up - boffins have found a way to banish bad memories for our brains forever.<p>In news that will be …

Helicopter Lands in the Middle of the Road to Ask for Directions

The Soviet-designed helicopter landed dramatically in the middle of a two-lane highway in Kazakhstan.<p>You'd think military-grade helicopters would be equipped with state-of-the-art navigational systems, but it turns out even military pilots in Kazakhstan occasionally need to ask for directions, …

Glacial 'aftershock' spawns Antarctic iceberg the size of Manhattan

Antarctica's rapidly melting Pine Island Glacier has shed an iceberg the size of Manhattan, the latest evidence of the ice shelf’s fragility.<p>Nasa released photographs showing the block of ice separating from the southwest coast of the continent taken between January 26 and January 31.<p>The sequence, …

Global Warming

'Extraordinary' levels of pollutants found in 10km deep Mariana trench

Presence of manmade chemicals in most remote place on planet shows nowhere is safe from human impact, say scientists<p>Scientists have discovered “extraordinary” levels of toxic pollution in the most remote and inaccessible place on the planet – the 10km deep Mariana trench in the Pacific Ocean.<p>Small …

Pollution

Presidential Bomber? Report Touts B-21 For Air Force One

REGISTER FOR FREE ACCESS (Valid Email Required)<p>Register now for free access to "Presidential Bomber? Report Touts B-21 For Air Force One" and other …

Aviation

Scientists Grow Beating Human Heart From Stem Cells

However, there's still a long way to go before we'll have individualized replacement hearts.<p>Over a third of Americans who need a new heart will not …

Stem Cells

Tennis: Germans outraged as U.S. plays Nazi version of anthem | Reuters

(Reuters) - German tennis has responded with outrage after the United States Tennis Association (USTA) made the embarrassing error of playing the Nazi-era version of Germany’s national anthem during a Fed Cup tie in Hawaii.<p>The German national flag is seen in front of dark clouds at the Chancellery …

Tennis

Airship Maker Vows Giant Flying Ass Will Rise Again

It’s a beautiful day for aerospace and butts. The Airlander 10, the world’s largest aircraft (which also happens to look like a giant ass), has …

The last Concorde makes its final journey

After sitting on the tarmac for over 13 years, the last Concorde supersonic passenger airplane has made its final journey. At Bristol Filton Airport, …

Researchers invent paper that can be printed with light and reused 80 times

In an effort to fight the detrimental environmental impact of inkjet printing, researchers have invented a new type of “paper” that can be printed …

Alphabet is selling its Terra Bella satellite imaging business

To Earth-imaging company Planet Labs<p>Google parent company Alphabet is backing away from another one of its peripheral and far-out missions, this time satellite imagery. The company is selling its imaging unit, called Terra Bella and formerly known as Skybox, to startup Planet Labs for an …

This Just In: AMG Just Unveiled the 603 Horsepower Wagon of Your Dreams

Getting right to the point, the 2017 Mercedes-AMG E 63 S wagon will put out 603 horsepower and go 0–60 in 3.5 seconds. Note the “Wagon” — not …

Russian blended wing aircraft concept keeps on the down low

A new Russian concept aircraft is designed to fly high by staying down low. Russia's Central AeroHydrodynamic Institute named after N.E. Zhukovsky …

This new Periodic Table shows the astounding origins of every atom in your body

In the first episode of his famous TV series about space, "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage," the late astronomer Carl Sagan wastes no time dramatically setting the stage.<p>"The surface of the Earth is the shore of the cosmic ocean," Sagan says. "Some part of our being knows this is where we came from. We …

Fish Don’t Do So Well in Space

Life in space is hard on the human body. The lack of gravity's pull can quickly take its toll—bone density declines, muscles deteriorate and more. …

Space Exploration

Gadget Turns Radishes Into Super Mario Mushrooms

A plate full of power-ups.<p>We're not saying eating radishes will make you grow twice your size and able to smash more bricks. We are saying that this gadget just made your salad more Mario-tastic.<p>Ravanello is a tool that costs 12 bucks and makes any radish look like it came from the Mushroom …

Brits Attempt to Send Meat Pie to Space Because Who on Earth Wants to Eat Meat Pie

British cuisine is generally considered to be some of worst in the world. In fact, staff poll at the travel guide Lonely Planet crowned it as the …

So you want to build a Death Star? Here’s how to get started

<b>(Lucasfilm)</b><p>A space plasma physicist figured out what you might need to actually build the space craft. Hint: nuclear fusion<p>Martin Archer<p>December 18, 2016 10:58am (UTC)<p><i>This article was originally published on The Conversation.</i><p>I’m very excited about seeing "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story," which tells …

Physics

Mysterious ghost shark caught on film for the first time

Also known as chimaeras, the creatures have tooth plates instead of teeth and a retractable penis on their heads<p>American scientists surveying the depths of the ocean off the coast of California and Hawaii have unwittingly filmed the mysterious ghost shark for the first time.<p>The team from the …

Zoology

Time Person Of The Year 2016 Is Donald Trump, 'President Of The Divided States'

This was grimly predictable.<p>Donald Trump has beaten Vladimir Putin, Nigel Farage and Beyonce to be named Time Magazine’s Person Of The Year.<p>The …

Ancient Diseases: Malaria Killed Millions In Roman Empire, Centuries-Old DNA In Teeth Confirms

Malaria was responsible for killing millions of people in ancient Rome spanning centuries, scientists have determined after examining the DNA from …

School bans pupils from putting up hands to answer questions in classroom 'gimmick'

A secondary school has come under fire for banning pupils from raising their hands to answer questions in the classroom, with a former head teacher branding the idea a "gimmick".<p>The Samworth Church Academy in Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, has written to parents to say it has abolished the "age-old" …