Harsh Deswal

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AeroMobil Flying Car Crashes In Slovakia

The Invention Award-winning prototype was destroyed, but its pilot survived<p>Last Friday, the AeroMobil 3.0 prototype, recently featured in <i>Popular Science</i>’s 2015 Invention Awards, crashed during a flight test in Slovakia. When the flying car ran into trouble, its pilot, company co-founder Štefan …

Flying Car

The Internet Is A Huge Energy Suck

But we love it anyway<p>The internet is an amazing thing. It connects the most remote, far-flung corners of the world with the busiest metropolises, allowing people around the world to learn, do business, and look at adorable puppy gifs.<p>But with great power comes ... huge energy costs? A new SciShow …

The 10 biggest lies you’ve been told about the Trans-Pacific Partnership

<b>President Barack Obama gestures as he speaks at Lehman College in the Bronx borough of New York, Monday, May 4, 2015. Obama announced the creation of an independent nonprofit organization that is a spin off his "My Brother's Keeper" program, which works to give young men of color more opportunities</b> …

People Keep Crashing Into Google's Self-Driving Cars

Robots, however, follow the rules of the road<p>You want to know why we can't have nice things? People, that's why. Self-driving cars are just trundling along, minding their own business, when people decide to do something crazy. That's what Chris Urmson, the director of Google’s self-driving car …

How Germs Might Shape the Future of Architecture

Design-minded scientists are harnessing the power of bacteria to move toward healthier buildings.<p>We know that buildings can make us sick. Take, for example, cases of lead poisoning, mold exposure, or the aptly namedSick Building Syndrome. But can they also make us healthier? Scientists are trying …

Built Environment

Water: the weirdest liquid on the planet

The more scientists examine H2O, the stranger it starts to seem. Water bends all the rules – but if it didn’t, ice would sink and firefighters’ hoses would be useless<p>Water is the only substance on Earth whose chemical formula has entered the vernacular. We all know H2O, even if we don’t understand …

Fire Fighting

Why shaking hands is still a big deal

Researchers find the gesture creates better cooperation and trust between humans - even when it is carried out by a robot<p>Shaking hands before negotiations results in a better deal for both parties - even when one is represented by a robot, a study has found.<p>The act of shaking hands at the start of …

The telescope looking for the beginning of time

The universe is a big place.<p>Let's rephrase that. The universe is a gargantuan place. At this moment in time, astronomers believe that it measures some 93 billion light-years across.<p>When we look out across space, though, we're not just looking through distance. We're looking back in time. All of the …

Telescopes