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From Bystander to Hero: How to be the First Responder to 10 Disasters

You've called 911, but someone needs help immediately. Whether it's saving someone from a burning car, fighting a fire or rescuing trapped victims from a collapsed building, ordinary people can learn the simple skills to do extraordinary things.<p>It's late, and you're driving on a desolate highway. …

Self Defense

First full body transplant is two years away, surgeon claims

Doctor plans to graft a living person’s head on to a donor body using procedures he believes will soon be ready<p>A surgeon says full-body transplants could become a reality in just two years.<p>Sergio Canavero, a doctor in Turin, Italy, has drawn up plans to graft a living person’s head on to a donor …

Italy

Rosetta discovers water on comet 67p like nothing on Earth

The Rosetta spacecraft has detected water coming off comet 67P, the rubber duck-shaped lump of ice and dust that it placed the Philae robotic lander on last month.<p>The presence of water is not a surprise, but what has wrong-footed researchers is the makeup of the water, which is nothing like that …

The V-22 Osprey Finally Gets Some Proper Talons

Would you want to walk into a gun fight only able to shoot at things behind you? Neither do Osprey pilots. That's why the DoD is outfitting the V-22 …

10 Reasons Our Universe Might Actually Be Virtual Reality

Physical realism is the view that the physical world we see is real and exists by itself, alone. Most people think this is self-evident, but physical …

Quantum Physics

SR-71 Blackbird pilot explains how the cockpit works from the inside

Last Friday you saw the SR-71 Blackbird cockpit in glorious ultra-HD. Veteran Blackbird pilot Richard Graham explains how the cockpit actually works …

Action-Packed Video Games Really Do Help Us Learn Faster, Study Finds

A new scientific study shows that action-packed video games make us quicker and more efficient at learning certain tasks. But is this really the case?<p><b>Read enough scientific studies</b> and you might become convinced that everybody should be playing a few hours of <i>Halo</i> or <i>Call of Duty</i> each week to gain a …

Xbox head wants next Gears of War game to be more like the early installments

In statements made as part of his chat on the IGN Podcast Unlocked show this week, Spencer said that he didn't think the next Gears of War game needs …

Incredible 1200-hp 1970 Pontiac Firebird Restomod Sells for $87K

We are but humble truth-seekers here at <i>Car and Driver</i>, bringing you answers to age-old questions like “What’s the most epic death machine on Craigslist?”, “What do the paramedics drive in Dubai?”, and “Mommy, where do Pontiac Azteks come from?” And that’s just in the last 24 hours or so.<p>Now we have …

This Flashlight Survival Kit Is Perfect For a Lights-Out Apocalpyse

One of the most useful things you can possibly have if you're up the metaphorical creek after dark is a source of illumination: finding firewood (or …

Hennessey 2015 Ford Mustang HPE700 Makes 717 HP

Nearly a year ago we got our first taste of the new 2015 Ford Mustang when it made its official debut. Now, the tuner versions are beginning to surface with a Roush upgrade kit and an upcoming Saleen model recently detailed,. Hennessey Performance is about to join the fray, offering an upgrade …

Sports Cars

The myth of religious violence

The popular belief that religion is the cause of the world’s bloodiest conflicts is central to our modern conviction that faith and politics should never mix. But the messy history of their separation suggests it was never so simple<p>As we watch the fighters of the Islamic State (Isis) rampaging …

Could We Build a Ringworld?

In our cosmic megastructures series, PopMech explores some of the key engineering and design challenges in constructing gigantic structures for use by humankind in space. Today: a Niven Ring or Ringworld, an enormous slice of real estate encircling a star.<p><b>Name:</b> Niven Ring, or Ringworld<p><b>Named for:</b> …

Discovery hints at why stress is more devastating for some

Some people take stress in stride; others are done in by it. New research at Rockefeller University has identified the molecular mechanisms of this …

Detroit was a flooded, car-eating mess last night

See that white Ford Focus ST? It didn't stay visible for long.<p>Record-setting heavy rains caused insane flooding in metro Detroit last night—we're talking build-an-ark-and-load-the-animals stuff. How bad was it? Here's the statement issued by the Michigan State Police yesterday during rush</i> …

Commuting

Check Out the Marines' New Amphibious Monster Machine

The Marines get a test run of a prototype of the Ultra Heavy-Lift Amphibious Connector.<p>Meet the U.S. Marines Corps' new toy: the Ultra Heavy-Lift Amphibious Connector. Showed off during the Rim of the Pacific exercises in Hawaii, this vehicle is designed for getting troops, tanks, and trucks from …

Lexus SC400 Does Burnout Until Brakes Catch Fire

Here we see some of the madness that is the TX2K14 event, with what appears to be a modified Lexus SC400 burning the tires for a couple of minutes, …

Sports Cars

Stolen Tesla Police Chase Ends In Massive, Fiery Wreck, Splits Model S In Half: Video

The Tesla Model S is, undeniably, the best electric car to date. It has also been the subject of some fear-mongering about fire. But looking at the …

Moto 360 Smartwatch, What We Know So Far

The Moto 360 smartwatch is expected to be made fully official at the Google IO developer conference later this week. We already know some of the …

Wearable Tech

This Is 4K PC Gaming With Falcon Northwest's Mach V And Triple Nvidia Titan Blacks

There’s a classic scene in Quentin Tarantino’s 1997 film <i>Jackie Brow</i>n, wherein Samuel L. Jackson provides some colorful commentary about the, shall we say, undeniable blanket effectiveness of an AK-47. Falcon Northwest’s Mach V PC is a <i>lot</i> like that.<p>Let’s weed out the window shoppers: the specific …

How to Cut the Cord and Ditch Cable Once and For All

The imminent merger between Time Warner Cable and Comcast heralds the start of a new era: one of even more expensive channel bundles, and even longer …

New Form of Graphene Should Finally Make Graphene Electronics Possible

F0r years, scientists have struggled to build graphene-based electronics that could do the same thing as silicon superconductor chips. A new …

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The F-111 Aardvark: A Flying Transformer With a Two-Man Escape Pod

Packing cutting-edge technologies and pioneering design elements, the General Dynamics F-111 "Aardvark" was among the most ambitious aviation …

BMW Builds Self-Drifting Car (video)

We’ve all heard of attempts of building a self-driving car, but BMW has really taken the whole self-driving thing up a notch with their very own …

This Watch's Mechanical Altimeter Lets Climbers Stay Stylish

A relative newcomer to the watch scene, Breva Geneve popped up last year with its first offering, the Genie 01, which put a whole weather station on …

8 Simple Gadgets to Make Your Home Smarter

With these gadgets you'll be feeding your pets when you're not at home and discovering how much energy those old appliances are sucking.<p>With these gadgets you'll be feeding your pets when you're not at home and discovering how much energy those old appliances are sucking.

The World's Biggest Jet Engine Is Brawnier Than Alan Shepard's Rocket

The Wright Flyer took off in 1903 powered by a measly 12 horsepower straight-four. Little did Orville and Wilbur know that just 110 years later, …

Porsche 918 Spyder Performance Estimates Revised from "Wow" to "Insane"

Porsche’s latest supercar, the hybridized 918 Spyder, already was pretty awesome. It impressed us during our first drive on the track, laid down a record lap at the Nürburgring, and was tagged with sparkling performance numbers to boot. Now, the latter are even better, as Porsche has announced that …

Device uses light to split water into clean hydrogen

Scientists have developed an inexpensive device that uses light to split water into oxygen and clean-burning hydrogen.<p>The water splitter is a silicon …

Energy