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A Surfboard Made By A Rocket Scientist

Blast off!<p>Edison Conner, a former SpaceX rocket scientist and co-founder of Varial Surf Technology, tried for years to create a durable surfboard from aerospace material. In his eyes, the surfboard industry was ripe for disruption. Makers had clung to one manufacturing method for more than 50 …

Engineering

Researchers Believe That Humans Originated From Another Planet

The American ecologist Dr. Ellis Silver has proposed an incredibly intriguing new thesis that suggests that human beings might not be indigenous to …

Does this 'alien skeleton' prove there was once life on Mars?

This mind-boggling picture of a strange 'skeleton' shape on Mars could be proof aliens once lived there, according to space conspiracy theorists.<p>And …

Paranormal

That Physicist in Omaha Is Still Working on a Warp Drive in His Garage

And he's filed for a patent.<p>When David Pares works in his garage at night, he has to do it by flashlight. That's because he just doesn't have the power for lights with what he says he's building in there: the first-ever working warp motor, the holy grail of sci-fi technology.<p>Even as bold claims go, …

Physics

Former NASA astronaut Dr. Edgar Mitchell claims alien cover-up.

Tom DeLonge’s fascination with UFOs knows no bounds. His interest in such phenomena contributed to his parting with Blink-182, getting caught up …

Virtual Reality

The Road Ahead: Toyota Tops Tesla, Boasting 312-Mile Range For Mirai

Toyota’s statement last week that its Mirai hydrogen fuel cell vehicle will get 312 miles between fill-ups is a shot across Tesla Motors bow.<p>Toyota’s Jim Lentz announced on Tuesday at a conference in Colorado that the automaker’s upcoming fuel cell electric vehicle will offer an EPA-estimated 67 …

Alternative Fuel

20 best new iPhone and iPad apps and games this week

Minecraft Stop-Motion Movie Creator, BuzzFeed News, BitTorrent Shoot, The Executive, Lego Minifigures Online and more<p>Welcome to this week’s roundup of the latest, greatest new iPhone and iPad apps and games. All prices are correct at the time of writing, with “IAP” indicating use of in-app …

Apps

Frozen-Mad Moms Are Naming Babies After Elsa

Seems that a lot of new parents are fans of <i>Frozen</i>.<p>The name “Elsa” last year cracked the list of the 500 most popular baby names in the U.S. for the …

New York Times

Attention Starbucks Regulars: Coffee Prices Are Going Up

Cups will earn a "tall" hike, if you will.<p>Starbucks customers, start salvaging your couch's loose change supply.<p>Starting Tuesday, July 7, small and large brewed coffee sold at the Seattle-based chain will run you an extra 10 cents. Based on average prices, that brings the U.S. price of a "venti" to …

Coffee

'Inside Out' Finally Beats 'Jurassic World' at Weekend Box Office

"Jurassic World" has finally ceded its crown as the reigning weekend box office champ.<p>According to new estimates that rolled in on Monday, "Jurassic" took second place at the domestic box office, placing just a hair behind Pixar hit "Inside Out." "Inside Out" claimed victory with a haul of $29.8 …

Box Office

Volkswagen boss hints at new tech that will increase the range of electric cars

When it comes to electric cars, short ranges not only hinder a driver’s mobility, they also hinder sales. “Range anxiety” is one downside of most …

Emerging Technology

BMW i3 electric car quirk: no AM radio offered, but why? (update)

The BMW i3 electric car is a tour de force of advanced engineering--and it was the most energy-efficient car sold in the U.S. in 2014 and 2015.<p>Its …

Electric Vehicles

Video: Celebrate 8 Years of iPhone With This Hilarious Blast From Steve Ballmer’s Past

It’s iPhone day today, so we thought we’d celebrate it with a video from the past that’ll never go out of style. Before you ask, no, it’s not the …

Steve Ballmer

Watch a Record for Fastest Two-Wheeled Goodwood Run in Nissan Juke

I think you’ll agree with us on this point: This is the slowest, most impressive run we’ve ever seen up the driveway at Goodwood. Stunt driver Terry Grant took a Nissan Juke NISMO RS and carefully tipped it onto two wheels using a ramp just past the start of the hill climb. And then it <i>really</i> became …

Nissan

Lamborghini Aventador Superveloce Roadster Confirmed

If Lamborghini drivers have two things in common, it’s that they like to drive fast and that they like to be <i>seen</i> driving fast. So we imagine that more than a few of Lambo’s wealthy bull riders will be thrilled to hear that the supercar firm has confirmed the imminent production of the …

Sports Cars

Electric Bug: Bugatti Chiron Hypercar to Get Hybrid Powertrain

The upcoming Bugatti Chiron, likely to be the fastest supercar in the world, will be available with a hybrid powertrain on top of a regular powertrain with a gasoline engine. The confirmation came from none other than VW Group chairman Martin Winterkorn in an interview with the German tabloid <i>Bild</i> …

Sports Cars

The Case for Buying an Electric Car Is About to Get a Whole Lot Better

Drive 200+ miles on a single charge, without paying Tesla prices.<p>Electric car sales have stagnated through the first half of 2015. Sales have slumped …

Electric Vehicles

Killer robots are coming next: The next military-industrial complex will involve real-life Terminators

War’s scary future will be led by machines, but require a moral framework. Do we have the foresight or standing?<p>The idea to propose a presidential order limiting the development of lethal autonomous robots (killer robots) popped into my mind as if someone had placed it there. The date was February …

War

Surfer breaks leg taking on ‘probably the biggest wave ever ridden in Australia’

Queensland professional surfer apparently has no regrets after the impact of the 18-metre wave snapped his femur about 2km off the coast of Western Australia<p>An Australian surfer has broken his leg riding an 18-metre wave off the coast of Margaret River, Western Australia, as surfers flocked to the …

Jet Skis