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Mars One astronaut applications near six-digit mark

About a month ago, a rather ambitious plan was unveiled – to colonize Mars with astronauts who will never return to Earth. With such a harsh reality …

Space Science

Electronic warfare: The ethereal future of battle

The future of warfare is no longer about bullets and bombs, or dominating land, sea and air. Instead, tomorrow’s victors will dominate the ether.<p>The voice of the foreign military commander is sinister and gloating.<p>“On the anniversary of our nation’s most glorious sea victory, let us remember our …

Military

F-35 Joint Strike Fighter battles for future

The multi-billion-dollar jet has faced a turbulent birth, but it is not flying into clear air just yet.<p>The F-35 Lightning II, better known as the Joint Strike Fighter, is the world’s most expensive military weapons programme.<p>The stealthy fifth-generation fighter, built by Lockheed Martin, is …

Aviation

2013 BMW M6 Convertible vs. Jaguar XKR-S Convertible, Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG, Porsche 911 Carrera S Cabriolet | Comparison Test

TESTED<p>About halfway between Los Angeles and San Francisco, somewhere near the Piedras Blancas lighthouse where the sea otters bob and the elephant seals tussle in the slimy kelp just off the shoreline, the Santa Lucia Mountains take a step back from the water’s edge, leaving a rolling, doughy apron …

2013 Audi RS6 Avant

A sleeper wagon with supercar performance.<p>In Europe, excessive displays of power and wealth are considered to be in poor taste. It’s why the luxury-car segment has been in decline there for years, and why high-performance sports cars remain a rare sight as well. But that doesn’t mean that Europe's …

2013 Audi S3 Hatchback

This hot hatch will hatch a hot sedan for the U.S.<p>The Volkswagen GTI is the quintessential hot hatch. The original GTI’s success in the 1980s triggered a succession of followers that seemingly shared a common thread—to counteract the boredom of inadequately powered family cars. High on power and …

2015 Audi TT, 2016 Audi A5, 2018 Audi A9 Rendered, Detailed

Audi aims to fortify its sporty reputation.<p>Audi needs to maintain its momentum. Having rapidly made up ground on BMW and Mercedes-Benz in many important markets, it nevertheless still trails those brands in the U.S. But Ingolstadt isn’t running out of ideas, and these renderings provide a sense of …

Automotive Design

The Concepts of Wörthersee

The GTI meeting at the picturesque Lake Wörthersee in the Austrian state of Carinthia has turned into the VW Group’s annual adoration event. The entire company’s top brass, including Ferdinand Piëch, is present on location, embracing the culture surrounding the GTI. This year, VW, Audi, Seat, and …

Public Policy

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Android Powers Almost 60% Of All Mobile Devices Sold, iOS Just 19.3%

Android doesn’t look like it’s about to lose any of its market share to competing platforms any time soon. During the first quarter of 2013, Google’s platform powered a whipping 59.9% of all smart mobile devices sold as total shipments hit 308.7 million units.<p>Apple’s iOS, on the other hand, was …

Mobile

Thieves Stole $45 Million From ATMs Because The U.S. Uses Absurd 40-Year-Old Technology

If we weren't all using 1960s technology to conduct financial transactions, maybe we wouldn't get heisted.<p>Yesterday, federal prosecutors in Brooklyn revealed that an international team of thieves had stolen close to $45 million in the biggest ATM fraud case in history. The heist required some …

Microsoft responds to Windows 8 criticism, defends upcoming changes as 'a good thing'

Windows 8 has had its share of detractors since its launch, and today Microsoft's vice president of corporate communications responded to recent reports that paint the operating system as a failure. In a blog post Frank X. Shaw points to two pieces in particular — one by the <i>Financial Times</i> and the …

Bosch's $449 electric vehicle home charger is a bargain

Today, electric cars are too expensive for most of us, even with prices creeping downward. A Tesla Model S will run you over a grand a month, and even Ford's electric Focus sells for nearly $40,000. Making matters even tougher on the wallet is the fact that a home charging station will set you back …

Twitter reportedly plans to expand Sacramento data center space

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Twitter is leasing more data center space at RagingWire’s 500,000-square-foot campus in Sacramento, Data Center Knowledge …