Los Angeles Angels star Mike Trout is known to create a buzz on the field for his outstanding play, flashy defense and world-class speed. On Monday, he made a splash off the field, making his feelings
Killer satellites, radiation clouds and circling planes – Sharon Weinberger recalls some of the more bizarre ideas dreamed up over the decades. Since the advent of intercontinental ballistic missiles the
Rockets are an expensive way of taking people to the final frontier, so James May finds out whether the concept of an elevator could ever get off the ground. Space is the final frontier. Or is it? Could
Being invisible to the naked eye tops many people’s list of superpowers, but what exactly is invisibility and can we ever engineer it? James May investigates. From HG Wells' Invisible Man to Harry Potter's
Students have come up with a radical idea for cutting journey times in 2050 – aircraft that collect and drop-off passengers in moving pod-like carriages. Our transport system, whichever way you look at
In the wooded quiet of eastern Ontario, a long neglected giant is tilting its massive ear toward the heavens once again. After years of inactivity and a crippling breakdown, the Algonquin Radio Observatory
Spain has said it will take "all necessary measures" to the defend its interests in Gibraltar amid growing diplomatic tensions with Britain. Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said Spain will take "legal and
U.S.-based cloud computing providers are projected to lose up to 20% of foreign market revenues or $35B over the next three years as a result of disclosures involving PRISM. The Information Technology
That word processor you use at the office? It was designed in the early ’80s, when the first version of Microsoft Word shipped. While revision after revision of this prehistoric technology have been released,
The U- and Y-series core processors can extend battery life by two hours, and keep devices moving faster than ever. In the world of chip design, there's one spec people typically care about most: speed.
The new version of Google's largest tablet, the Nexus 10, will be made by Asus rather than Samsung, according to a report from Geek's Russell Holly. The writer, who also broke the news that stock Android
President Obama met with several top figures in the tech world including Apple CEO Tim Cook and internet pioneer (and Google VP) Vint Cerf on Thursday to discuss government surveillance, reports Politico.
Normally it's harmful to stare at the sun, but for researchers at the NJIT’s Big Bear Solar Observatory, that's their job. Stripping away the danger with its New Solar Telescope (NST), the team used its
One of the largest telescopes ever made will reveal previously unobservable facets of our universe's past. The Giant Magellan Telescope (GMT) will be one of the largest telescopes ever made, and will scientists