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Fancy New Suspension Could Make Car Rides a Lot Smoother

America’s roads are rough. Underspending on infrastructure has left them filled with potholes, something the AAA estimates costs drivers $3 billion a …

What is sleep yoga?

For starters, don't confuse yoga nidra with a nap.<p>When you think of yoga, do you think of stinky mats, sweaty gyms and uncomfortable poses? You might …

Coca production is booming in Colombia — here's how it gets turned into cocaine

In late 2016, Colombia sealed a peace deal with the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia, or FARC, a left-wing rebel group and major drug trafficker.<p>But they have struggled to implement important aspects of the deal, and coca production has only increased.<p>After hitting a low in 2012, cultivation …

South America

WORLD PREMIERE: 2018 BMW M5 -- 600 hp and AWD

The wait is finally over, my fellow BMW enthusiasts. It’s finally here. The F90-generation BMW M5 has officially been released. No more scouring the …

The First Car To Break 400 MPH Had The Most Insane Packaging You've Ever Seen

As I’ve made abundantly clear, I’m an automotive space-utilization fetishist. This car I want to talk about right now might just be the most extreme …

This 1994 McLaren F1 HDF Is Particularly Special

Being one of only two F1s specified with the High Downforce Kit in period, chassis #18 will stay on the roads of New Zealand, revving its V12 to 8500rpm.<p>McLaren's biggest news for 2017 might be the new Super Series, which is the first full replacement for their original design, the 12C. But while …

The Pros and Cons of both I6 and V6 engines

BMW is one of the last car manufacturers on the planet to make I6 engines. The inline-six cylinder engine is on that car enthusiasts adore, thanks to …

Engines

2018 Lamborghini Aventador S First Drive

Viva La Rivoluzione<p>A funny thing happened in 2015: Lamborghini suddenly got serious about making its big, 12-cylinder flagship go around a corner, not a traditional strength of such models.<p>Yes, the Aventador has had racy inboard, pushrod suspension from day one, but like so many previous V-12 …

Chiron: The Inside Story of Bugatti's 1500 HP, 261 MPH Supercar

The Chiron is far more than just a Veyron with a new look. Go behind the scenes with the development of Bugatti's $2.7 million supercar.<p>What is the Bugatti Chiron? Is it just a Veyron in drag? Not quite. It's a luxurious road car that can also outrun the fastest LMP1 prototype at Le Mans, with a …

Graphene's Superconductive Power Has Finally Been Unlocked, And It's Crazier Than We Expected

Okay, wow.<p>It's official: graphene has been made into a superconductor in its natural state - which means electrical current can flow through it with …

Multimatic's Clever Spool-Valve Dampers Explained – Feature

Car-development engineers are invariably discontented with the status quo. That’s especially true in ride-and-handling development, where twin-tube shock absorbers—more accurately called suspension dampers—are now under scrutiny. These 100-plus-year-old devices are finally prime candidates for …

For The First Time, Living Cells Have Formed Carbon-Silicon Bonds

Life - but not as we know it.<p>Scientists have managed to coax living cells into making carbon-silicon bonds, demonstrating for the first time that …

Impossible Spaceship Engine Called "EmDrive" Actually Works, Leaked NASA Report Reveals

Though scientists are still trying to figure out how it doesn’t violate the laws of physics.<p>YouTube / Kaleb Austin Hopper<p>Will Sabel CourtneyView Will …

Physics

The Differences between Hybrid and EV Batteries – Feature

2017 Chevrolet Bolt EV battery system<p>From the November 2016 issue<p>The battery pack of an electrified vehicle isn’t just a fuel tank for its motors. It’s also a metaphorical fuel pump dictating the peak power that can be delivered to a motor. While electric vehicles require both range and power from …

Under pressure, Silicon Valley workers turn to LSD microdosing

It's 7am on a sunny Friday in a shared house in the sleepy San Francisco neighbourhood of Richmond. Flatmates buzz in and out of the kitchen as Lily …

Variable Compression Ratio Coming to New Infiniti Four-Cylinder Turbo

A practical means of varying an engine’s compression ratio has been a goal of automakers for ages. How hard the air—and sometimes fuel—is squeezed before ignition plays a crucial role in overall efficiency. Varying the compression ratio in a running engine is daunting because the ideal ratio …

Epson PaperLab Papermaking Machine

Using recycled paper is better than the alternative, but it still has its problems. Namely, the carbon wasted transporting the product, the water …

Epson

Is Variable Twin Scroll Turbocharging the Answer to Future Turbos?

Here's how it works.<p>Turbocharging technology has come a long way, becoming more and more efficient with time. <i>Engineering Explained</i> goes in depth to explore a new type of turbo that BorgWarner showcased at SEMA.<p>While the tech for a variable twin scroll turbo has been in existence for ages, it's now …

Marshall just released the world's most badass Android phone

For reasons we can’t explain, Marshall Headphones has released an Android phone.<p>Simply called the London, the phone is pretty standard on the inside with 4G LTE, 720p display, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage and an 8-megapixel camera. The difference, according to Marshall, is that this has been …

Android Phones

Clear out an HDMI port for Intel’s $149 Compute Stick

Here at the Consumer Electronics Show, Intel is trying to cram its chips into every possible product, ranging from drones and door locks to watches …

The Voltera V-One Makes Circuit Boards In Minutes

Building circuit boards is fun but difficult. While you could do it at home with a some etchant and some clear plastic, Voltera hopes to make the entire process much easier with their V-One circuit printer.<p>The creators, James Pickard, Jesus Zozaya, and Alroy Almeida all studied Mechatronics …

Sim City 4: Deluxe Edition | Cult of Mac Deals

<b>Description</b><p>UNLIMITED CREATIVE POTENTIAL<p>SimCity 4 Deluxe gives you the power of creation – design a world as <b>unique</b> as you like, with mountains, riverbeds, and forests – and then use your <b>god-like hand</b> to construct a metropolis for the ages. While each click of the mouse can <b>create</b>, it has equal …

SimCity

Stop comparing Modi to Hitler—India is hardly Weimar Germany

Over the weekend, an imposing and inscrutable photo of India’s incoming prime minister, Narendra Modi, was featured on the cover of Open Magazine above the headline “Triumph of the Will.”<p>This direct reference to Leni Riefenstahl’s 1935 propaganda film, which fundamentally shaped the National …

India

Should MH370 Investigators Turn Over Data to the Families?

Relatives of those aboard the vanished Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 demand access to the investigation's information, arguing the evidence could support a wider search.<p><b>Malaysia Air Flight 370 disappeared</b> from screens two months ago yesterday. What happened to it is as much of a mystery today as it …

How To Make Bricks Out Of Dirt

Dirt-cheap bricks—just add pressure<p>Bricks are fairly easy to make, but in the developing world, traditional fired bricks are sometimes weak and crumble-prone, while cement ones are often unaffordable. The Vermeer BP714 is the first compressed-earth-block machine that makes strong air-dried bricks …

The Physics of Diffusers: How to Make a Car Really Suck

Gettin' down with downforce.<p>Finessing the Flow <br>The diffuser acts as an expansion chamber to manage the air as it exits from underneath the car and reintegrates it with higher-pressure ambient air. Smoothing this transition reduces turbulence and drag in the car's wake and improves airflow under the …

Coverage of Disruptive Science and Technology

Ultimaker 2 3D printer pushes the limits of speed and accuracy

Ultimaker, which was born in 2011 as an outgrowth of the RepRap project, and which quickly grew to become an important player in the home consumer 3D …

3D Printing