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1964 Eisert Indy car - Vintage Race Car Photos

This 1964 Eisert is serial No. 1, known as the Harrison Special—the first car built by innovative Indy constructor and crew chief Jerry Eisert. It's based on the very successful Formula 1 Lotus 18 and Lotus 24 designs.<p>This 1964 Eisert is serial No. 1, known as the Harrison Special—the first car …

Wormhole to another galaxy may exist in Milky Way

A space-time tunnel could exist in the middle of the Milky Way and we could travel through it, say scientists<p>A giant doorway to another galaxy may exist at the centre of the Milky Way, a study suggests.<p>Scientists believe that dark matter at the centre of our galaxy could sustain a wormhole that we …

Broken bones and torn cartilage could be regrown in simple operation

The new discovery offers hope of a new treatment for skeletal disorders such as bone fractures, brittle bones, osteosarcoma or damaged cartilage<p>Broken bones and torn cartilage could be fixed in a simple operation which injects skeleton stem cells into damaged areas, scientists believe.<p>Researchers …

Stem Cells

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There's An Easy, Scientifically Proven Way To Delay The Negative Effects Of Aging

There's something you can do to prevent or at least hold off this seemingly inevitable human decline, according to a new study.<p><b>It's all about exercise.</b><p>On many measures, active older adults can perform just as well as people decades younger.<p>We already know that exercising improves health, sleep, …

Research

Dell's New XPS 13 Laptop Makes Me Seriously Regret My MacBook Air Purchase

<b>[UPDATE: My review of the XPS 13 is here.]</b><p>File this headline and subsequent article under “words I swore I’d never utter.” Dell has unveiled an updated version of their XPS 13 laptop that has sent my hardware lust into overdrive, and inconceivably stirred up regret over buying Apple's 13-inch …

Computer Hardware

Fasting for three days can regenerate entire immune system, study finds

Fasting for as little as three days can regenerate the entire immune system, even in the elderly, scientists have found in a breakthrough described as "remarkable".<p>Although fasting diets have been criticised by nutritionists for being unhealthy, new research suggests starving the body kick-starts …

Immune System

Animated DIY Card Cleverly Mimics Computer Loading Screen

Instructables contributor goldlego, also known as Calvin Nutter, produced a clever greeting card that mimics the aesthetics of an old computer loading screen. Better yet, it's animated, and as you pull the card from the envelope, the bars appear to “load.” Nutter created a detailed, step-by-step …

Crafting

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 …

25 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>CodeAcademy</b>— Learn programming languages like HTML, CSS, and Javascript with this free, interactive resource.<p><b>Coursera</b>— With more than 800 free courses on topics that range from internet history to financial engineering, the education …

Steampunk-Inspired Lighting Uses Energy-Efficient LED Technology

There are a lot of advantages to the new wave of LED lighting, but many people still love the classic-looking Edison-style filament bulbs; they don't want to give them up in favor of something that's more contemporary. Well, thanks to Edison Light Globes, these folks don't have to. The Australian …

LED Lighting

2015 Ford Mustang RTR Revealed, Looks Awesome

Pro drifter Vaughn Gittin, Jr. is finally ready to drop his racy new Mustang RTR. The car debuts at SEMA and will be available via select Ford dealers, and it looks the business. Frankly, the 2015 Mustang’s biggest issue is that, if anything, it doesn’t look mean enough. Problem solved! The RTR …

Couple's Extraordinary 550,000-Mile Road Trip Across 177 Countries Over 26 Years

In 1988, before the fall of the Berlin Wall, Gunther Holtorf and his wife Christine set off on a monumental road trip that would span 26 years, 177 countries, and nearly 550,000 miles (885,139 km). The couple originally planned to spend just 18 months touring the African countryside in their …

Travel

2015 Mercedes-Benz S-class Coupe Pricing Announced, It's Pricey

Attention aspiring members of the plutocracy! You can get yourself into the long-hood, short-deck equivalent of a Pinkerton truncheon for as little as $120,825! That’s right, Mercedes-Benz has released pricing for the 2015 S-class coupe, and the seemingly paltry sum we’ve just listed will net you …

Mercedes-Benz

With 300 MPH In Its Sights, The Fastest Car In The World Just Got A Lot Faster

In doing so, the small Houston-based company dethroned Volkswagen Group's multimillion-dollar Bugatti 16.4 Veyron Super Sports as the fastest car in the world.<p>This week, the company announced plans to up the ante by the releasing the more powerful Venom F5, named after the strongest category of …

Sports Cars

The 7 WordPress Plugins Your Site Needs to Succeed

Opinions expressed by <i>Entrepreneur</i> contributors are their own.<p>At least one website you visited today is powered by WordPress. In all likelihood, most of your favorite sites utilize the world’s most popular content management system (CMS). Perhaps your business runs on it too.<p>According to WordPress, …

A Hybrid Bicycle Built for the Changing Needs of City Dwellers

​HUGE Design, a product design consultancy in San Francisco, teamed up with a local bike builder to create the ultimate utility bike for the 2014 …

Is A Simulated Brain Conscious?

Scott Aaronson's answer has implications for C-3PO, the universe and the odds that you are a Boltzmann Brain.<p>Imagine standing in an open field with a bucket of water balloons and a couple of friends. You've decided to play a game called "Mind." Each of you has your own set of rules. Maybe Molly …

Singularity

Elon Musk: SpaceX Wants To Build A City On Mars

"The reason I haven't taken SpaceX public is the goals of SpaceX are very long-term, which is to establish a city on Mars," Musk said at a press briefing on September 8.<p>It wasn't the first time Musk has talked about sending people to Mars, but it was the first time he mentioned a Martian …

Dyson's First Ever Robot Vacuum Cleaner

Intelligent, powerful and effective—these are the qualities customers look for in a robot vacuum cleaner for it to surpass novelty gadget level. After 16 years (and millions of dollars) spent in research and development, the just-announced Dyson 360 Eye will be finally hitting the market next year …

Robotics

Alienware just built the Mac Pro of gaming PCs

Expect no less than a monster price for this crazy machine<p>Apple's new "trash can" Mac Pro is pretty wild, but Alienware might have just snatched back the title for craziest desktop PC with its new Area-51. Gone is the rectangular tower desktop of old — in its place, Alienware's made a funky, …

Robo-cars, Uber Will Save Us Billions, Keep Us From Crashing And Put An End To Waiting At The DMV

One of the great American rites of passage has been the teenager earning his or her driver’s license. Nearly everyone went through some version of a parent trying to teach them to operate the family car, the trepidation of taking the driving test and the subsequent few years, where statistically …

Scientists Are Afraid To Talk About The Robot Apocalypse, And That's A Problem

I thought it'd be a cool story to interview academics and robotics professionals about the popular notion of a robot takeover, but four big names in the area declined to talk to me. A fifth person with robo street cred told me on background that people in the community fear that publicly talking …

The Anti-Beats By Dre: Master & Dynamic's High Quality, Design-centric Headphones

Earlier this year when news first leaked that Apple was going to acquire Beats for about $3 billion, the initial response was that the price tag seemed high, but few questioned the underlying logic of the acquisition. Beyond Beats’ online streaming service, the company founded by Dr. Dre and Jimmy …

Electric flow cell car approved for use on Europe's roads

Gallery: Electric flow cell car approved for use on Europe's roads<p>Gallery: Electric flow cell car approved for use on Europe's roads<p>+ 3<p>+ 2<p>+ 1<p>An …

2015 Mercedes-Benz S65 AMG Coupe

Take it to the limit, one more time.<p>It seems like just yesterday we were falling over ourselves at the New York auto show debut of the 2015 Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG 4MATIC coupe. The remarkably beautiful and powerful full-size two-door seemed to be Benz's ultimate answer to the Bentley Continental GT, …

Specialized S-Works Demo 8 Custom Build review

Our custom S-Works Demo 8 build is eye-wateringly – borderline ridiculously – expensive. But everything on this bike is production kit, so any …

Couple launch vision for new UK trail centre

A husband and wife team have brought a 100-acre site in Gloucestershire and hatched a plan to turn it into an epic mountain bike trail centre with …

Mountain Biking

The Mathematics of Murder: Should a Robot Sacrifice Your Life to Save Two?

It happens quickly—more quickly than you, being human, can fully process.<p>A front tire blows, and your autonomous SUV swerves. But rather than veering left, into the opposing lane of traffic, the robotic vehicle steers right. Brakes engage, the system tries to correct itself, but there’s too much …

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