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Lego Technic’s Porsche 911 GT3 RS has a working dual-clutch gearbox

Legos are great for building castles, replicating superhero battles, and transforming carpets into sharp plastic minefields, but for more complex …

'Most Earth-like planet yet' spotted by Kepler

<b>The most Earth-like planet yet has been discovered, scientists report in the journal Science.</b><p>The rocky planet, Kepler 186f, is close to the size of Earth and has the potential to hold liquid water, which is critical for life, the team says.<p>Nestled in the Milky Way, it is part of a five-planet …

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You Built What?! A Supersize Robotic Chess Set

Inspired by Harry Potter's magic chessboard, a Lego roboticist takes his creations to the next level<p>A veteran designer of Lego robots (he built one that plays Connect Four), Indiana programmer Steve Hassenplug was looking for something still grander. When he watched the first Harry Potter movie …

Heavy atoms help give black hole jets their power

Jets of a black hole known as 4U1630-47 contains heavy particles, such as iron and nickel. It helps explain why black hole jets pack such a …

Black Holes

Albert Einstein Reads ‘The Common Language of Science’ (1941)

Here's an extraordinary recording of Albert Einstein from the fall of 1941, reading a full-length essay in English:<p>The essay is called "The Common …

For engineering students, a lesson in caring?

Many people inside and outside engineering have emphasized the importance of training ethical, socially conscious engineers, but Erin Cech, assistant …

Education

Electric Car Shopping Guide: What to Consider Before Buying an Electric Car

Epoch Times is taking a look at each of the major options for going green while shopping for your next vehicle.<p>Here’s a look at the pros and cons of …

Iceberg the size of Singapore breaks from Antarctica to roam the ocean

NASA's Earth Observatory says that a vast chunk of ice the size of Singapore has broken away from Antarctica, and may soon start drifting in the Southern Ocean. Named B-31 by the US National Ice Center, the slab of ice is 21 miles by 12 miles in size and now floating in Pine Island Bay, south-west …

APOD: The Trail of a Minotaur (2013 Nov 21) Image Credit & Copyright: Chris Cook http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap131121.html Star trails arc above a moonlit beach and jetty in this serene sea and night skyscape. Captured on November 19, the single time exposure looks south down the Atlantic coast from Cape Cod, Massachusetts, USA. But the longest and brightest trail is a Minotaur 1 rocket, a stage separation and exhaust plume visible along the rocket's fiery path toward low Earth orbit. The multi-stage Minotaur was launched from the Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport at NASA's Wallops Flight Facility at 8:15 p.m Eastern Time in Virginia, about 400 miles away. On board were a remarkable 29 satellites destined for low Earth orbit, including a small cubesat built by high school students, and Firefly. http://www.cookphoto.com/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=131121 #APOD

Ariel Atoms, now available at a northeast dealership

The Ariel Atom is sort of an incredible mystical machine to gear-heads which needs no introduction. It’s a vehicle without a body, without doors, and …

Nissan BladeGlider concept

Porsche Macan S & Porsche Macan Turbo - trailer

Porsche Macan - design

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Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo concept vehicle

The Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo concept vehicle is introduced at the Los Angeles Auto Show on Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2013, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

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From Mercedes-Benz, video-game dreams rendered real

There is just no denying it: Mercedes-Benz has known how to set the world’s heart aflutter of late.<p>As a follow-up its Frankfurt motor show-stealing Concept S-Class Coupé, the German automaker presented something decidedly more outlandish – and arresting – at the Los Angeles show on 20 …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

Water on Mars: A Brief (and Extremely Long) History

The surface of Mars, new research suggests, is 2 percent water -- yet another reminder that the Red Planet may once have been blue.<p>The Curiosity rover has found water in the soil of Mars. Which is, on the one hand, big news: Water! Right in the soil of the seemingly barren planet! On the other …

James Balog on Disappearing Glaciers

Picture Stories<p>Picture Stories<p>“Ice is the canary in the global coal mine.” <i>—James Balog</i><p>Scientist, explorer, artist, and photographer James Balog is drawn to issues of climate change and its effects on mankind. Balog is pushed by a sense of urgency and obligation to document the changing planet. For …

Scientists Make Photons Act Like Real-Life Light Saber

Photons are particles without mass; until now, our understanding has been that they do not interact with each other at all. That's why, when you shine two lights at each other, they don't bounce off and throw light all over the place; the photos simply pass right through. But new research from …

APOD: Equinox Earth (2013 Sep 28) Image Credit: Roscosmos / NTSOMZ / zelenyikot.livejournal.com Courtesy: Igor Tirsky, Vitaliy Egorov http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap130928.html Explanation: From a geostationary orbit 36,000 kilometers above the equator, Russian meteorological satellite Elektro-L takes high-resolution images our fair planet every 30 minutes. But only twice a year, during an Equinox, can it capture an image like this one, showing an entire hemisphere bathed in sunlight. At an Equinox, the Earth's axis of rotation is not tilted toward or away from the Sun, so the solar illumination can extend to both the planet's poles. Of course, this Elektro-L picture was recorded on September 22nd, at the northern hemisphere's autumnal equinox. For a moment on that date, the Sun was behind the geostationary satellite and a telltale glint of reflected sunlight is seen crossing the equator, at the location on the planet with satellite and sun directly overhead (5MB animated gif). http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/image/1309/130921-600ElektroL.gif http://vk.com/electrol http://roscosmos.ru/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=130928 #APOD

What Lurks Beneath The Earth's Surface

Recently there has been an eruption of revelations from below the surface of the Earth: Major aquifers beneath Kenya and a vast volcano deep in the Pacific Ocean. In just the past six months, there have been reports of new oilfield discoveries in Canada, Colombia, Israel and other spots.<p>Inner Earth …

The Week In Numbers: The Periodic Table Gets An Update, Curiosity Finds Lots Of Martian Water, And More

<b>2 percent:</b> the portion of Martian soil that was water in a recent analysis from the rover Curiosity<p><b>4:</b> the number of aluminum mirrors in these telescopic contacts lenses<p><b>66:</b> the number of radio dishes in the most ambitious ground telescope ever built<p><b>1969:</b> the year scientists first used the word …