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Galaxy S5, Gear 2, and Gear Fit shown off in official presentation videos

You’ve probably seen them in a ton of hands-on videos already (including some very nice ones from our Josh Vergara), but if you still can’t get enough of the new Galaxy S5 and its accompanying wearables, Samsung has got you covered.<p>These two videos published today do a nice job of explaining the …

Apollo 11 facts: What it takes to reach the Moon

How do you fire a rocket to the Moon? How fit does an astronaut need to be? And how much sunscreen do you need to take with you? All is revealed.<p>BBC Science Club’s Dara O Briain talks us through the facts behind Apollo 11's journey to the moon, including how much rocket power it takes to escape …

Big Pic: Curiosity Gazes At Earth From Mars

99 million miles away<p>Wave hello! This is what Earth looks like from Mars. Curiosity snapped this photo 80 minutes after sunset on its 529th Martian day, or sol, on the Red Planet's surface. Back on Curiosity's planet of birth, it was January 31, 2014.<p>A human standing on Mars would be able to see …

Engineering The Ideal Olympian: Customized Wind Tunnel For Ski Jumpers

Science is allowing skiers to refine their form.<p>Though it may seem like an eternity, ski jumpers typically spend just a few seconds in the air. To refine their form at various air speeds and temperatures, jumpers can use a wind tunnel—if they have access to one. Such facilities are scarce and …

Environment: News & features

This Full-Color 3-D Printer Sounds Too Good To Be True. Is It?

Popular Science sat down with botObjects to ask some questions about their controversial 3-D printer. We left with some answers, and some new questions.<p>Back in May, a startup called botObjects unveiled what seemed like a stunning consumer gadget: the world's first full-color, desktop 3-D printer, …

How to piss off someone from France

It doesn’t usually take much to enrage a French person; we are a hot-blooded people. And be warned, when we get pissed off, “oulala,” our levels of …

16 ways long-term travel will benefit your kids (and you)

There’s no doubt children learn languages much more quickly than adults. In fact, I’m jealous how my son Miro has become fluent in Spanish through …

Inside the abandoned palace of Penthouse Magazine in Croatia

Scantily clad <i>Penthouse Magazine</i> “pets” deliver pina coladas and casually spin roulette wheels. Even with punters being surrounded ten-deep by …

Travel

Travel

What You Need to Know Before Traveling to Morocco

So you're planning your Morocco travel! As they say in Arabic, Mabruk! (Congratulations). Now what? Well, before you get on the plane, there are some things you probably want to know.<p>So you're planning your Morocco travel! As they say in Arabic, Mabruk! (Congratulations). Now what? Well, before you …

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New Tech Tools for Travel

When planning a trip across India, expect to be shocked by the number of ways you can go from point A to point B. Here we present four hot companies that are striving to solve the problem of complicated travel routes.<p><b>By Jessica Hoffman</b><p>When planning a trip across India, expect to be shocked by the …

Emerging Technology

Taliban Say Captured 'Military Dog' Is Being Well Cared For

A Taliban spokesman tells the British Telegraph that a Western military dog captured by militants is being well cared for.<p>As we reported, the rather sad-looking Malinois is seen in a video with Taliban militants, who say they captured the "American military" dog during a firefight. It seems to be …

850,000-year-old human footprints found in Norfolk

The oldest human footprints found outside Africa, dated at between 850,000 and 950,000 years old, have been discovered on the storm-lashed beach at Happisburgh in Norfolk, one of the fastest-eroding stretches of the British coast. Within a fortnight, the sea tides that had exposed the prints last …