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Renault RS 2027 F1 Concept

Formula One has been a harbinger of things to come in the automotive world. Many of the features we find on cars today were first honed on the race …

Fittipaldi EF-7 Is a Track-Ready Supercar Designed For a Champion

Formula 1 champ Emerson Fittipaldi partnered with Pininfarina to build this limited-production trackday prototype.<p>It's obvious watching and listening to a jovial Emerson Fittipaldi talk about his car on video that he's passionate and knowledgeable about every piece. He has the air of a man living …

Exotic motors triumph over autonomous machines at the Geneva Motor Show

Autonomous driving is side-tracking. The conversation has temporarily diverted from its original explosive futuristic narrative for an altogether more tangible one. The automotive world is looking at more pragmatic solutions that can be applied now, without the complications of full autonomy. The …

Report: McLaren readying 900-plus horsepower hybrid V-8 for F1 successor, hybrid V-6

If you thought the buck stopped at the bonkers McLaren P1, the automaker’s CEO, Mike Flewitt, wants to make it clear there’s more to come. …

Amazing Japanese Architecture That Makes Us Rethink Everything

Japan is the land of the unusual, quirky and revolutionary, a place where you pretty much expect anything, including extraordinary architecture that …

Aston Martin & Red Bull unveil new hypercar AM-RB 001 - CNN Style

Supercars

This is what Google Glass 2.0 looks like

Google's not done with Google Glass just yet. We finally have our first look at what the rebooted augmented reality glasses will look like. Spoiler …

The Gene Hackers

A powerful new technology enables us to manipulate our DNA more easily than ever before.<p>At thirty-four, Feng Zhang is the youngest member of the core faculty at the Broad Institute of Harvard and M.I.T. He is also among the most accomplished. In 1999, while still a high-school student, in Des …

How Did The Halloween Asteroid Sneak Up On Us?

Fortunately it's not headed for Earth<p>Earth is getting a very large trick-or-treater this Halloween.<p>On October 31, an approximately 1,300-foot asteroid will hurtle by at about 1.3 times the distance of the Moon. It'll likely be our closest encounter with such a huge space rock until 2027.<p>The timing …

Astronomy

Women 'don't understand' fracking, leading scientist claims

Averil Macdonald, chairwoman of UK Onshore Oil and Gas, says women lack scientific understanding so follow their 'gut instinct'<p>Women are opposed to fracking because they "don't understand" and follow their gut instinct rather than the facts, according to a leading female scientist.<p>Averil Macdonald, …

Who was John Titor, the 'time traveller' who came from 2036 to warn us of a nuclear war?

As the world celebrates Back to the Future Day, it has forgotten the unknown man whose 2001 internet postings might just have saved humanity<p>If time travel is possible, why haven’t we met any time travellers?<p>This was the question Stephen Hawking advanced on the topic of time warps. But it misses …

General Electric

A huge asteroid will zoom by Earth on Halloween, but don’t panic

Even though NASA just found out about it last week<p>On Halloween, Earth will get an erratic visitor from deep space. A newly detected asteroid — named 2015 TB145 — will pass within nearly 300,000 miles of our planet on October 31st. That's 1.3 times the distance between the Earth and the Moon. It's a …

Asteroids

Cadillac CEO: 'Autonomous driving and driving passion must co-exist'

Fear not driving enthusiasts: Self-driving cars will not necessarily mean the end of enjoyable driving machines — at least, so far as Cadillac is …

This is the new version of the Hendo hoverboard

Arx Pax caps off Back to the Future Day with a glimpse of the future<p><i>Back to the Future</i> Day wouldn't be complete without a hoverboard announcement, would it? Okay, it might be <i>a little</i> late in the day, but Arx Pax finally revealed the new version of the Hendo hoverboard — and it is quite a sight to …

Robots

A possible – not likely – alien megastructure

KIC 8462852 is an oddly dimming star – 1,500 light-years away. It might or might not be surrounded by vast megastructures in space, built by …

Universe

Need Money for Your Business Idea? Here are Some Options

Business ideas are a dime a dozen. The biggest divider between wantrepreneurs and entrepreneurs is the ability to execute their ideas. If you're an entrepreneur with a grand vision -- but stuck at a job you hate -- you're probably anxious to throw in your two-week notice and begin building your …

Clock-Making Texas Teen Visits White House For Astronomy Night

Ahmed Mohamed, the Texas student who was arrested and suspended from high school for bringing a homemade clock to class, attended a science event at the White House on Monday night.<p>After the teenager attracted the suspicions of teachers and police with his clock, he received thousands of messages …

High School

General Relativity: 100 Years Old And Still Full Of Surprises

Dark energy, gravitational waves, and black holes may be just the beginning<p>In 1913, Albert Einstein had stalled in his efforts to construct his general theory of relativity. He pleaded with his friend Marcel Grossmann for a mathematical boost: “Grossmann, you’ve got to help me, otherwise I’ll go …

Physics

Hideo Kojima has left Metal Gear Solid publisher Konami

But Konami insists he's just on vacation<p><i>Metal Gear Solid</i> creator Hideo Kojima has officially left video games publisher Konami, according to a report from <i>The New Yorker</i>, apparently confirming rumors earlier this year that the talismanic designer would be moving on from the Japanese company. Kojima, …

Why Humanity's Survival May Depend on Colonizing Mars

After decades of space exploration and countless movies on the subject, why exactly does Mars continue to inspire such high levels of cultural and scientific fascination?<p>Both the red planet and NASA are coasting on a wave of newfound popularity, taking center stage in big-budget Hollywood …

Asteroids

Milky Way over Morocco

The Milky Way over the top of Toubkal, a mountain peak in Morocco. At 4,167 meters, this point is the highest peak in North Africa.<p>Besancon Arnaud …

Andromeda Galaxy

Police raid Volkswagen's French headquarters

Police have gone into Volkswagen's French headquarters in search of new details about the company's efforts to rig emissions tests.<p>The raid, which the company confirmed on Sunday, is part of the ongoing probe into Volkswagen (VLKAF) spurred by the company's admissions that it tampered with as many …

Volkswagen

Best photos: This weekend’s planets before dawn

Venus is the brightest one up before dawn, but Mars and Jupiter were closer on Saturday than they will be again until 2018. Plus many people caught …

DARPA Wants Drones That Vanish Into Air

Wings that melt are a feature, not a bug<p>Sometimes, the best things are those that can be easily left behind. For rescue missions, whether battlefield or natural disaster, DARPA envisions using lightweight, cheap, and expendable single-use drones that can carry supplies to those in need and, once …

Drones

NASA shows where Matt Damon would have been stranded on Mars

NASA's love for <i>The Martian</i> movie is seemingly endless. In another publicity stunt for the sci-fi film, the space agency posted images taken by the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter, showing where the stranded astronaut Mark Watney, played by Matt Damon, would have been staying on the Red Planet. The …

How can some stars be older than the universe itself?

The Night Sky, October 2015: the majestic M13 cluster in the constellation of Hercules seems to defy common sense<p>People who glance casually up at the stars seldom think of them as they appear in this picture: vast and tightly packed profusions of red, green, blue, purple and gold.<p>This tremendous …

Universe

Hour-long afternoon naps may increase risk of diabetes

People who feel excessively sleepy in the daytime and like to nap for an hour or longer are at increased risk from diabetes<p>Napping for an hour or more each day and extreme sleepiness raises the risk of developing diabetes, new research suggests.<p>Although recent evidence has suggested that a daily …

Physicists discover ring of exotic 'exceptional points' - Futurity

Physicists have long known about the existence of "exceptional points" where two physical states coalesce. Now they've discovered a continuous ring …

Physics

New species of human found

Scientists say they have found a total of 1,550 bones representing 15 individuals. They say it’s the largest fossil hominin find on the African …