Adam Johnston

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Tesla autopilot saves driver from collision, Elon Musk approves

Tesla's Autopilot feature is often mentioned in the context of the vehicle driving itself, but it's actually much more of an assistance for the …

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NASA is recycling Space Shuttle engines for a very important purpose

When finished, this rocket will be able to launch up to 2.16 million pounds into space. That kind of weight requires a powerful engine — four of them, to be precise.<p>NASA will use four RS-25 engines — along with two rocket boosters — to get the SLS from ground to space and on its way to Mars. …

iPhone 6 Sent 101,000 Feet Into Space

Check out this video of the iPhone 6 in an Urban Armour Gear case being sent 101,000 feet into space.<p><i>The flight rig contained two GoPro cameras, 1</i> …

Stunning time-lapse video shows Earth from the International Space Station

Astronaut Alexander Gerst took over 12,000 photos while in orbit<p>Thanks to astronaut Alexander Gerst and several highly-skilled production workers at the European Space Agency, we can watch a breath-taking video of Earth from the International Space Station. During his 166-day stint on the ISS, …

NASA’s way cool retro posters for futuristic space travel

Making future travel plans .. with an emphasis on ‘future?’ Check out these exoplanet travel posters from NASA.<p>In late December, 2014, the NASA Jet …

If Earth falls, will interstellar space travel be our salvation?

Some climatologists argue it may be too late to reverse climate change, and it’s just a matter of time before the Earth becomes uninhabitable – if …

Software update magically makes the Tesla Model S P85D even faster

Over-the-air update will knock 0.1 second off 0-60 time, says Musk<p>One of the most amazing things about the Tesla Model S P85D—aside from the face-melting acceleration of its dual motors and 864 lb.-ft. of rear-wheel, zero-RPM torque—is the car's ability to receive over-the-air software updates. …

2015 BMW M3 Manual

Seventeen months with the latest incarnation of the vaunted M3.<p>From the August 2016 issue<p>BMW has been unafraid to tailor its M3 to the times. Over the past 29 years, the M3’s cylinder counts and transmission choices and even body styles have changed. These moves have had corresponding effects on …

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How Long Does It Take to Get to Mars?

If you wanted to pay a visit to the red planet, how long would it take? The answer depends on a number of things, ranging from the position of the …

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7 Cities That Are Starting To Go Car-Free

Urban planners are finally recognizing that streets should be designed for people, not careening hunks of deadly metal.<p>After over a hundred years of living with cars, some cities are slowly starting to realize that the automobile doesn’t make a lot of sense in the urban context. It isn’t just the …

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Kepler-452b: What It Would Be Like to Live On Earth's 'Cousin'

Kepler-452b may be Earth's close cousin, but living on the newfound world would still be an alien experience.<p>A group of pioneers magically …

NASA: “There Is Liquid Water Today On The Surface Of Mars”

According to NASA, the presence of flowing water on Mars could lead scientists to find life on the planet.<p>Researchers working with NASA have detected signs of water on the surface of Mars. The discovery, which stems from photos taken by a high-resolution camera on NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance …

Elon Musk Is Right: Colonizing the Solar System Is Humankind's Insurance Policy Against Extinction

Why blow billions of dollars on space exploration when billions of people are living in poverty here on Earth?<p>You’ve likely heard the justifications. …

Racing DeLorean goes a hell of a lot faster than 88 mph

It might have worn a beautiful stainless steel body and eventually earned movie star status, but the DeLorean DMC-12 wasn't a performance powerhouse – at least not from the factory. However, this tuned example from Putsch Racing should have absolutely no problem hitting 88 miles per hour and well …

Doctor Channels MacGyver to Help Asthmatic Toddler Aboard Transatlantic Flight

A New York doctor became a hero in the skies recently when he turned into a medical MacGyver by creating a device that helped an asthmatic toddler …

Earth's Dashboard Is Flashing Red—Are Enough People Listening?

As scientists and much of the public differ on the causes of climate change, the planet keeps getting warmer … and the effects are adding up.<p>Scientists are having trouble convincing the public that people are changing the climate.<p>A Pew Research Center survey, released last week as part of a broader …