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New Awe-Inspiring Sand Castles by Calvin Seibert

When summer is in full swing and it's perfect beach weather, artist Calvin Seibert allows his true talents to shine as an incredible sand sculptor. We've shared many of Seibert's creations over the years, and he's never disappointed us. The gifted artist continues to impress us with his expert …

Castles

Pluto, Feathered Dinos, And Other Amazing Images Of The Week

Heavy metal upgrade to detect antimatter

Heavy metal is being added to one of the worlds largest particle physics experiments to allow it to see antimatter for the first time¹. For years the Super Kamiokande neutrino observatory has been a world leader in the field of neutrino particle physics. Last week the international collaboration of …

Physics

After 50-year hunt, science finds pentaquarks | Reuters

GENEVA (Reuters) - Data from the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) outside Geneva appears to have proved the existence of particles made of five quarks, solving a 50-year-old puzzle about the building blocks of matter, scientists said on Tuesday.<p>Quarks are the tiny ingredients of sub-atomic particles …

Physics

Large Hadron Collider scientists discover new particles: pentaquarks

Scientists at the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva have discovered a previously unseen class of particles that demonstrate there is a new state of matter.<p>Researchers working on the collider’s LHCb detector spotted signals that are produced when five subatomic particles called quarks combine …

Physics

Astronomers discover 'monster black holes'

Discovery suggests there may be millions more 'supermassive' black holes in the universe than were previously thought<p>Five monster black holes that were previously hidden by dust and gas have been uncovered by astronomers.<p>The British-led discovery suggests there may be millions more "supermassive" …

Universe

Defend Your Cubicle With A Nerf Sentry Gun

You'll be the undefeatable champion with this one<p>Tell workplace pen thieves and pranksters how you really feel with a barrage of foam darts. This project hacks a Nerf gun to automatically fire at large heat signatures. Simply replace the toy’s trigger system with a servomotor, wire up a home …

Arduino

Watch The F-35B Hover To A Landing On A Ship

Pretty cool, even with the hefty price tag<p>Clocking in at <i>just</i> $134 million per plane, the F-35B fighter jet is the most expensive sibling in its long-troubled family. The F-35s have been plagued for years with frustrations, cost overruns, and developmental difficulties. Designed to share parts with …

Aviation

McLaren: Future Cars Will Be Lighter, Faster, More Aero-Focused

When we spoke with McLaren Automotive CEO Mike Flewitt at the Geneva auto show, we didn’t just talk about the forthcoming Sports Series. The former Ford executive (he was in charge of European production) was also happy to discuss his other plans for the future of McLaren, which—you’ll be …

Sports Cars

15 Pictures That Will Change The Way You See The World

A selection from the amazing finalists of the Smithsonian.com's 12th annual photo contest.

A DeLorean in the California night defines timelessness

Geoff Ombao's DeLorean inspired him to quit corporate life and pursue his dream of designing cars.<p>The DeLorean DMC-12 inspired an entire generation of car enthusiasts as the silver lightning bolt that propelled Marty and Doc through so many time-warping adventures.<p>But more than just a set prop in a …

Turbo Hayabusa T-Rex Three-Wheeler Looks Like Suicidal Fun

There’s very little as satisfying as the snarl and pop of a high-revving, minimally muffled turbocharged four-cylinder, and this turbo …

The Hoonicorn Mustang is just as evil with no bodywork

Open-wheel mayhem ensues on Ken Block's only test run pre-Gymkhana 7.<p>Ken Block had only one opportunity to shake down the ridicutastic Hoonicorn Mustang RTR's AWD powertrain before using it to film Gymkhana 7.<p>Naturally the mandatory hoon session was recorded for posterity.<p>It's wild in its own way. …

The clean, intuitive future of your car's speedometer

The digital design studio behind one of the most popular mobile games takes an innovative look at tomorrow's dashboards.<p>For the past century, the design of your typical automotive dashboard gauge hasn't changed much at all: Numbers arranged on a clockface, with a needle indicator. But as more and …

Spotted: A planet 10 times the size of Jupiter with four suns

Astronomers have discovered a massive planet with four suns only 125 light-years from Earth.<p>The planet is at least 10 times as big as Jupiter, and scientists say it probably has no actual surface to stand on. But if you could fly a spacecraft into its atmosphere and look up, you would see one …

Universe

Chris Harris Gets Behind The Wheel Of The New McLaren 570S: Video

There’s a new entry-level range of cars at McLaren, called the Sports Series. There are just two models that make up the Sports Series at present, …

Sports Cars

Ford Focus RS "Drift Mode" explained

You're not Ken Block, but this makes it easier to play pretend.<p>The Geneva auto show brought confirmation that the new Ford Focus RS will feature what the company is calling 'drift mode'. This immediately triggered thoughts of wannabe Hoonigans wrapping their cars, and possibly themselves, around …