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Japan's New Tank Drops Like a Low-Rider

The Type 10 tank can rotate without spilling a glass of wine. Make that two glasses of wine.<p>In this impressive display of mechanical engineering, Japan's new Type 10 main battle tank recently demonstrated its ability to change stances and even rotate the hull while balancing two glasses of wine on …

Victory for City as Treasury scraps controversial 'guilty until proven innocent' rules

Regulators will have to prove wrongdoing as Treasury extends plans to make top executives accountable for failures on their watch across the financial services industry<p>The Government has scrapped controversial plans to make senior executives in the financial services industry prove they were …

A Tiltrotor Plane and a Ducati Superbike Duke It Out on the Drag Strip

Two props vs. two wheels.<p>Sure, you could prove that your new vertical-lift tilt rotor aircraft is faster than a traditional helicopter design by comparing the two. But wouldn't it be more fun, and more properly Italian, to drag race it against a blazing-fast superbike?<p>Italian helicopter …

Cheaper prosthetic arms let kids become a Jedi Knight, Iron Man or Elsa

Robert Downey Jr. won't be able to personally deliver them like he did for one lucky child who got a custom-built Iron Man prosthetic arm, but soon child amputees around the world will be able to get their very own Iron Man, Star Wars or "Frozen"-themed bionic prosthetic hands from Open Bionics for …

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The Σtos is a self-driving sports car with a folding steering wheel and its own drone

The next CES doesn't kick off in Las Vegas until January 2016, but the hype train is already leaving the station -- with or without a driver. The first CES-bound concept to appear is the Rinspeed Σtos, a sports car that features both autonomous and piloted driving modes. And it has its own personal …

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Could These Weird Space Objects Be the First Proof of Intelligent Aliens?

We're not saying they're aliens ... but ... Oh, you know the rest.<p>The Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence has been running roughly (figuratively and literally, at times) since Frank Drake launched Project Ozma in the late 1950s. In all that searching, it's found only a few stray signals of …

Iraqi National Reconciliation: A Way to Tackle IS

Iraqi army officers made two attempts on the life of the country's prime minister, Haider Al-Abadi, before being thwarted by the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, according to a high-level Iraqi official. This is the latest symptom of the ongoing radicalization and sectarian violence that has plagued …

With court order, federal judge seeks to fuel debate about data encryption

A federal judge in New York is seeking to expand to the courts the hot debate over whether tech companies should be forced to find ways to unlock encrypted smartphones and other devices for law enforcement.<p>Magistrate Judge James Orenstein of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New …

Mark Zuckerberg explains why he thinks that critics of his plan to connect the world are wrong

Critics, particularly in India, have been calling Internet.org an affront to the principles of net neutrality.<p>Net neutrality is the idea that all internet traffic should be treated equally, no matter what service it comes from.<p>Internet.org's app, called Free Basics, allows users in developing …

Scientists have created a 'mother' robot that breeds 'child' robots better than humans can

Scientists at University of Cambridge have developed a robot that breeds successive generations of robots, each one performing better than the previous one. The "mother" robot is able to detect which traits were successful and which ones were not, and to eliminate the negative traits.<p><i>Produced by</i> …

HP's dorky 'Star Wars' laptop is impressive in its attention to detail

Depending on how you feel about <i>Star Wars</i>, either you've had enough of the gimmicky merchandising tie-ins, or you intend to buy all the things until the new movie comes out on December 18th. For our part, we don't know whether to be amused or excited by this special edition <i>Star Wars</i> laptop from HP. …

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Amazon's Snowball is a smart box for shipping tons of cloud data

It seems paradoxical that you'd have to ship cloud data, but plenty of companies do -- it's sometimes faster for them to send a courier than to wait days for a massive upload to finish. And Amazon knows it. The internet giant just revealed the Snowball, an odd but unassuming storage device that …

DARPA wants to build vehicles that disappear after delivering supplies

What if the vehicle delivering the goods to a remote village or group of soldiers could just vanish after it made the drop? Sounds crazy, right? Well, DARPA is hoping to do just that. The research unit it looking to develop solutions that can carry supplies to their intended destinations and then …

A Soldier Changes His Mind and Heart

Our reader Jim Elliott flags an “absolutely fascinating and newsworthy” discussion thread in Reddit. “If anyone wants to understand why we can’t win in Afghanistan or Iraq, this is it.” One of the most up-voted stories:<p>I was mortuary affairs in 2008 during my first deployment to Afghanistan and I …

12 Cabins That Will Make You Want to Leave Civilization Behind

We'll see you in Norway.<p><i>Turning an Instagram account into a book deal is nothing new. We've seen it time and again with Internet celebrities like @AliciaCook</i><i>, the New Jersey poet who published a book of her never-before-seen work in January, and @clean_eating_alice, who landed a six-figure contract</i><i>.</i><p>…

The New Best Way to Trim Trees Is With Swords

Swords, plural.<p>The man in this video is the hero the world needs AND the one it deserves. Coming from the Berry's Christmas Tree Farm in Covington, Georgia, the man wields two katanas to show Christmas trees who's boss.<p>The process seems much, much faster than a hedgetrimmer, more precise. It also …

The Most Useful Podcast Ever: Test Gliding the New Monorover

Plus, how cars and bikes can get along, and tips to put your lawn to bed for the winter.<p><i>To hear more from the editors of Popular Mechanics, download this week's episode of The Most Useful Podcast ever here, and be sure to subscribe and comment on iTunes!</i><p>http://i.imgur.com/Bqmt77T.jpg></a><span …

Pepsi Is Releasing the Bottle from "Back to the Future II"

No trip to the Cafe 80s necessary.<p>If you watched <i>Back to the Future II</i>, you know that 2015 looks awesome. And while some of the film's rad inventions, like flying cars and self-lacing shoes, are still in development, others are already here. Like the super-futuristic Pepsi bottle that Marty McFly …

Raise the Shields And Put on 'Wrath of Khan' in This Stellar Star Trek Media Room

Live long and watch movies.<p>If you're in the market for a new home in Friendswood, Texas, stop searching. We found the perfect place for you. For just about $1.2 million, this beautiful 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom home can be yours, complete with new paint, carpet, tiles, and, oh yeah—a nerd-tastic media …

You Don't Need to Shoot Down a Drone to Destroy It Anymore

Directional radio frequency jammers score a soft kill on flying threats.<p>Drones can be fun to fly, but they're also a headache for security. Drones are flying spies, poking their nose in sensitive areas, and there are rising concerns they could be used as flying improvised explosive devices …

Republican hopeful Carson says no to Syrian refugees in US

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Ben Carson said the U.S. should bar refugees from war-torn Syria because they are …

Supreme Court to hear Iran central bank appeal of $1.75 billion judgment

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday agreed to consider whether Iranian funds worth $1.75 billion must be turned over to families of the victims of the 1983 bombing of a U.S. Marine Corps barracks in Beirut.<p>A general view of the U.S. Supreme Court building in Washington June 8, …

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Freevolt generates power from thin air

What you see above may look like an unremarkable slice of electronics, but it can theoretically power a low-energy device forever, and for free. If that sounds like a big deal, well... that's because it is. Drayson Technologies today announced Freevolt, a system that harvests energy from radio …

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17 Amazing Photos Mixing Star Wars and Real Life

What if Luke and Leia lived next door? It'd look a lot like this.<p><b>When Toronto-based</b> photographer Thomas Dagg isn't shooting for clients like BMW, he's re-imagining the world around him as a fantastical place. Taking normal, mundane photos, he makes them surreal with the well-placed addition of a …

Facebook enables web encryption for Internet.org

When Facebook opened its Internet.org platform to developers back in May, it came with a big caveat: every service running on the platform had to transmit its data in the clear, without encryption. But five months later, the platform is changing that, enabling millions in the developing world to …

Mind reading may one day be possible, researchers say

According to a new study, ‘a non-invasive brain-to-brain interface (BBI) can be used to allow one human to guess what is on the mind of another human’<p>Mind reading might not be as far-fetched as many people believe, says a study published by researchers at the University of Washington.<p>Their …

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Samsung announces $99 Gear VR, Netflix for Gear VR incoming

We’ve already seen two “Innovator Edition” releases of the Gear VR, but at Oculus Connect, Samsung finally unveiled the consumer version of the Gear VR!<p>Unlike the two previous models, the consumer edition Gear VR will work with Samsung’s entire 2015 flagship line. While Samsung doesn’t say for …

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This new 3D printer adds stunning laser-cut precision to your DIY craft projects

Laser printers are great, when they work. But up until now, they couldn’t print you out a wallet, a perfectly fitting pair of jeans, or a nifty wood-cut drone. A new 3D laser printer called Glowforge aims to let anyone do just that at home.<p>Unlike most 3D printers, the Glowforge doesn’t create …

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