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Aston Martin used 3D scanning and modern manufacturing to recreate its DB4 GT race car

The British automaker worked out some of the kinks when it reissued its classic coupe.<p>In the early 1960s, Aston Martin built just 75 of its dapper DB4GT racecars. Constructed largely by hand in a tractor factory, the cars were winners on the track but also imperfect products of the era. Using …

Aston Martin

7,000-Year-Old German Grave Shows New Side of Neolithic Brutality

The nine bodies were unceremoniously dumped into a burial pit, tangled in a jumble of limbs anathema to the precise arrangements typically seen in …

Archaeology

New Web Site Showcases 700,000 Artifacts Dug Up from the Canals of Amsterdam, Some Dating Back to 4300 BC

Amsterdam has many pleasures to offer, not least boating through its hundred-kilometer network of canals. First laid out in the early 17th century, …

Archaeology

Tesla Solar Roof: Elon Musk Shares Incredible Stats From California

Amanda Tobler has seen strong usage from her roof.<p>The sun is shining in California, and Tesla’s initial batch of solar roof installations are soaking …

Tesla

Houthi Rebels In Yemen Have Technical Trucks Armed With Vulcan Cannons

The fearsome combination looks like something out a post-apocalyptic action flick, but gives the group very real mobile …

Middle East

Toyota Supra rendered ahead of Goodwood debut

Let's hope that the Supra actually looks this good.<p>The much-anticipated launch of a prototype for the new Toyota Supra at the Goodwood Festival of …

Goodwood

This Ancient Tablet Could Be a Lost Copy of The Odyssey, One of The Oldest Ever Found

Literally set in stone.<p>Experts think they might have found the oldest-ever Greek copy of <i>The Odyssey</i>, the epic poem by Homer which is widely regarded …

Ancient History

The "Big Bang" of Alzheimer’s: Breakthrough study uncovers genesis of the disease

Impressive new research led by scientists at UT Southwestern, has discovered the earliest point in a neurodegenerative process that is thought to …

Dementia

The Michelin Tweel airless tire is now available

The tweel (a portmanteau of tire and wheel) has been a concept in the tire industry for some time now.<p>If you're not familiar with that term, it refers to an airless tire.<p>Michelin has been developing its tweel for over 10 years. Now the French tire giant is ready to bring this revolutionary roller …

When was the Special Operations Executive founded by Winston Churchill and what did the SOE do in World War 2?

SPECIAL Operations Executive was formed after the evacuation of British Expeditionary Forces from Dunkirk and the fall of France to fight a covert …

Shape of light: experiments in photography and abstract art – in pictures

These exclusive images from the Tate Modern’s major new exhibition reveal the entangled stories of photography and abstract art over the last 100 years – from playing with prisms to the Photoshop era

"Bewitched's" Eight Seasons of Fashion Magic

On the eve of Elizabeth Montgomery's 85th birthday, examining the look of TV witch Samantha Stephens — who originated the role of ad-man's …

TV

New foam armor for tanks can pulverize enemies

A revolutionary new material called Composite Metal Foam, or CMF, can pulverize enemy rounds and could even be used as an armor to protect tanks and other combat vehicles.<p>Believe it or not, this breakthrough foam may provide greater protection than traditional armor steel plates.<p>It is also far …

Mysterious Ancient Egyptian Rock Made of Tiny Diamonds Formed Before the Solar System Existed

Mysterious fragments of a rock known as the Hypatia stone, found in the Egyptian desert in 1996, traces its origins back to even before the very …

Ancient ‘Salt Men’ Mummies Continue To Be Found In Iran And May Be The Inspiration Behind the Mythical Satyr

A sixth mummy was recovered this year and there may still be more remaining.<p>Hidden deep inside Iran’s Chehrabad Salt Mine, workers attempting to …

What Did Ancient Greek Music Sound Like?: Listen to a Reconstruction That’s ‘100% Accurate’

Between 750 BC and 400 BC, the Ancient Greeks composed songs meant to be accompanied by the lyre, reed-pipes, and various percussion instruments. …

Ancient History

Bronze Age artifacts used meteoric iron

You may already be surprised to hear there are iron objects dating back to the Bronze Age, but their meteorite origin is even more astonishing.Though …

Eco-friendly ship paint lets barnacles get sponged away

Known as biofouling, the accumulation of barnacles and other marine organisms on ships' hulls greatly decreases their hydrodynamic efficiency. This …

Voyager 1 just fired up some thrusters for the first time in 37 years

The only human-made object outside our solar system is still alive and kickin'.<p>When Voyager 1's trajectory correction maneuver thrusters last fired, Ronald Reagan had <i>just</i> been elected president. Over 30 years ago, about a decade into the spacecraft's journey out to the edge of our solar system and …

Detectorists strike gold as British Museum reveals record haul

A glorious jewel made from hundreds of tiny pieces of garnet set in gold to form geometric and animal shapes lay for 1,400 years on the breast of an unknown woman until her Norfolk grave was rediscovered by a first-year university student. The item was among a record number of treasure finds …

2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 By the Numbers

Nine of the ZR1's most important stats<p>The Corvette ZR1 has finally been revealed, and as expected it’s a numbers machine. We don’t know everything about the ZR1 yet, but here are the most important figures released so far.<p><b>755/715</b> – Chevy estimates the output of the ZR1 to be 755 hp and 715 lb-ft of …

Sports Cars

Second Sphinx Buried In Sand In Egypt’s Giza Plateau, Pyramids Much Older Than Believed, Researchers Claim

The Sphinx — the ancient and giant statue of what appears to be a lion with a human face — is one of the most remarkable structures in the world and …

What to do if you think an online account has been hacked

Action stations.<p>Being hacked can feel like a personal attack: You go to log into Facebook, or Gmail, or iCloud—and your password doesn't work, leaving you unable to protect your most important online accounts. This worst-case scenario might bring on feelings of nausea and helplessness. Fortunately, …

Mack Avenue to Re-Release "Oscar With Love" Including 5 LP Edition

Mack Avenue Records will re-issue the 3 CD set <i>Oscar With Love</i> on November 17th—shortly before the 10th anniversary of Peterson's passing. A deluxe 5 …

Jazz

A Century of Chevrolet Trucks in Photos

A look at the Bow Tie brand's defining models and designs<p>Chevrolet’s first truck went to market as a 1918 model year. Named the One-Ton, it was effectively a Series 490 motor car with an open platform for building out whatever body the customer needed.<p>Since then, the Bow Tie brand has sold 85 …

Bow Ties

The Men Who Volunteered to Be Poisoned by the Government

Harvey Washington Wiley, the brusque and determined leader of the Department of Agriculture's Bureau of Chemistry in Washington, D.C., had good news …

Finally, In Geneva, A Flying Car That Might Work

GENEVA, Switzerland – The flying car has been just about to happen ever since the Wright brothers first took to the air, but it has never really been more than a circus act.<p>Flying cars were possible technically but were always too expensive and not suited to everyday use because of the space …

Flying Car

Hack Netflix with these add-ons and tricks

Supercharge your streaming<p>Part of Netflix's appeal is that it just works—whether you're on a phone, a tablet, or a smart TV, just fire up the streaming service and pick up where you left off. Dig a little deeper under Netflix's simple interface, though, and you'll find a number of ways to tweak and …

The Future of Construction

LA-based Binishells is reinventing the construction business. The balloon-shaped structures are formed using low air pressure to create reinforced …