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The practical guide to web design workflow

As a web designer who’s part of a larger web development team, it’s common that you have to juggle a lot of tasks simultaneously.<p>Having created some …

Architects Imagine Our Coming Martian Homes

Preliminary sketches (and positings) from Guillermo Trotti and Brent Sherwood of what a colonized Mars might look like<p>Although human colonization of …

Space

2015 Traveler Photo Contest | National Geographic

Let These Robot Arms Make Breakfast For You

Do you like egg sandwiches? Are you very lazy? If you answered yes to both questions, we'd like to introduce you to your new chef.

On the Taxonomy of Spaceships

Yup, spaceships again. Between <i>Star Citizen</i>, the new <i>Halo</i>, the new <i>Star Wars</i>, a couple of key mods for <i>Sins of a Solar Empire</i> that I keep up with and …

The Military’s Robotic Ghost Ship Passes Critical Test

An autonomous sub-hunting ship passed an important technological milestone and the oceans may never be the same.<p><b>How do you keep track of increasingly</b> …

Military

The Planet’s Best Stealth Fighter Isn’t Made in America

The U.S. military likes to think it makes the world’s most sophisticated combat aircraft. Think again.<p>In 2005, Lockheed Martin labeled the F-35, the …

Watch The First Trailer For The 'Thunderbirds' Reboot

The Tracy Brothers are back, albeit in slightly creepy CGI.

Atlas Robot Pushes It To The Limit

Paul Engemann, even though "Push It To The Limit" is best remembered from "Scarface," this is what your work was meant for.

This Plane Will Be Able to Fly Anywhere in The World Within 4 Hours

The engine will be able to fly in outer space too.<p>British aerospace firm Reaction Engines Limited is working on an engine system that will be able to …

Engines

This 21-year-old is painting the most insane sci-fi vehicles on the planet

"I don't know what it is about them," Khyzyl Saleem says of his fascination with cars, "but I think it's the personal aspect of them: the ability to make it your own and make it something that reflects you as a person."<p>One quick glance at Saleem's website shows just how deep that fascination is: …

​DARPA Wants To Build Flying Aircraft Carriers

Providing yet further evidence that we are living in the <i>Avengers</i> universe, the U.S. military's futuristic tech agency has announced that it is …

Is This Jumbo Diesel Electric Submarine A True Nuclear Alternative?

Air Independent Propulsion equipped diesel electric submarines offer incredibly stealthy and long diving capabilities, but they have remained …

Another flying car prototype is ready to take off

Since the 20s, inventors have been promising flying cars as part of humanity's glorious future, only to back off once they start grappling with issues like fuel efficiency and safety standards. But along the way, they've produced some remarkable prototypes, getting slightly more plausible every …

USS America: The Navy's Newest Flattop Can't Decide What The Hell It Is

Yesterday, as part of San Francisco's Fleet Week festivities, the US Navy had a high-profile commissioning ceremony for the <i>USS America</i> LHA-6, the …

Military

Feet-on with RocketSkates, which are exactly what they sound like

Motorized skates can travel up to ten miles, can replace your bike.<p>Some words just make other words seem cooler. Add "rocket" to just about …

This Could Be the Navy SEAL's Boat of Tomorrow

The attack boats of tomorrow could look nothing like those of today. By Patrick Tucker<p><b>A boat that water skis on torpedoes</b> could offer a Learjet-like …

The Evolution of Flying Ships

The invention of hydrofoils was one of the most revolutionary developments in the history of marine engineering. Hydrofoils are vessels that use …

Sailing

The futuristic jets, humans, and Star Wars designs of Stephen Chang

Stephen Chang tells me he loves to think about how the future will weave technology into humans. He has done a lot of cool art so far and I'm sure …

Future Cities

Watch a thousand robots execute the ultimate nerd choreography

There’s something unsettling about watching 1,000 robots execute a perfectly choreographed routine. The entire demonstration makes it a bit too easy to forget that humans, researchers at Harvard University, provided the algorithms that allowed them to accomplish various formations. And yet, these …

The Skully Smart Motorcycle Helmet Sharpens Your Senses On The Road

The stats around motorcycle safety in the United States are pretty bleak, but the folks at Skully are looking to give an added layer of safety to the bike-riding thrill-seekers of the world.<p>The Skully AR-1 helmet started quite literally as a fever dream by founder and CEO Dr. Marcus Weller, who had …

The Tomahawk Missile Gets Smarter—and Deadlier

Congress throws money at the venerable cruise missile, seeing a big future in long-distance precision warfare.<p><b>In late July, Congress actually agreed on</b> something: House and Senate committees announced plans to add $82 million for Tomahawk cruise missile production in 2015. The venerable cruise …

Military

Elite F-14 Flight Officer Explains Why The Tomcat Was So Influential

<i>We sat at the end of the runway, our F-14's GE-110 motors humming, awaiting our clearance to begin what would be the last F-14 Demonstration ever.</i> …

Flying spies: Surveillance planes after the Cold War

In the Cold War, the SR-71 and the U-2 flew miles-high to snoop on foreign powers. But what’s looking and listening now in the 21st Century? Angus Batey reports.<p>Ever since the first commander sent a scout up a tree to get a better view of enemy troops, the concept of aerial reconnaissance has been …

The New Striker II Is the World's Most Advanced Fighter Pilot Helmet

Having great reaction speeds is one thing, but for a fighter pilot to be performing at their best these days they need the most advanced equipment …

Aviation

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The $100 Billion Helicopter Dogfight

The original story of David and Goliath took place on the ground, and involved five smooth stones. But there’s a new airborne version of that ancient …

Israel Is Testing A Levitating Monorail Designed To Replace Cars

The futuristic SkyTran magnetic monorail will build its first demonstrative model in Tel Aviv and the concept photos are pretty futuristic.<p>Congestion and pollution are two widely-known evils that come with post-Industrial urbanization. Futurists like Elon Musk—founder of the Tesla electric car …

How To Predict A Lifetime Of Diseases

A new data-mining project analyzes Danish health records to chart the trajectory of diseases throughout a life.<p>Doctors have long suspected that those who have heart disease also tend to get gout. Knowing correlations like this is important for predicting and preparing for what will happen to …