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Wandering Black Hole Found Hiding In Gas Cloud Of Nearby Supernova Remnant

Nothing spoils a good day faster than a black hole sneaking up on you and gobbling you down — spaghettifying and ripping you to shreds for good …

Samsung will finally reveal its report on why the Note7 kept catching fire

It looks like Samsung is finally ready to share its findings on what went wrong with the Galaxy Note7.<p>After months of promising to make public the …

Autonomous Wings Could be the Future of Aviation

Mach<p>Breaking down Elon Musk’s most “painful” year yet<p>04:00<p>A mysterious particle from a distant galaxy made its way to an observatory in Antarctica<p>01:12<p>Cheetah 3 is a blind robot that doesn’t need sensors to navigate<p>01:16<p>'The Meg': Is the terrifying prehistoric shark from Jason Statham's new movie …

High School Football

This Is The New Shelby Mustang Race Car You Can Buy Straight From A Ford Dealer

If you love the “driving” part of racing and only tolerate the “wrenching and car prep” part for those brief moments of competitive joy, Ford just …

Lamborghini Is About to Unveil an Even Faster Aventador S

As if the 691-hp Aventador wasn't crazy enough.<p>It's doubtful many think the 691-horse Aventador is underpowered, but on two occasions since its 2011 launch, Lamborghini has made hotter versions–the 710-hp 50 Anniversario, and the 740-HP SV. Lamborghini looks like it might give its V12 monster even …

Sports Cars

Magic Leap raised $1.4 billion using technology that likely won't be in the real product

The prototype, called "The Beast," is described as a "rectangular, shoulder-width" box that let people see projected images overlaid against the real world by peeking into it.<p>Most of its investors, including Kleiner Perkins' Bing Gordon, invested in Magic Leap after seeing the Beast, expecting the …

Augmented Reality

ESO Survey Shows Dark Matter to be Pretty "Smooth"

Dark Matter has been something of a mystery ever since it was first proposed. In addition to trying to find some direct evidence of its existence, …

Dark Matter

New Tool Allows Astronomers to Directly Observe Exoplanets

It’s kind of like observing “a speck of tinsel floating in front of a spotlight hundreds of miles away.”<p>In the two decades since the discovery of the first exoplanet in 1995, another 3500 exoplanets have been found ranging in size from double Earth's moon to almost twice the size of Jupiter. While …

HTC Vive accessory lets you cut the cord in VR

Next to the creation of full body haptic suits to give us real-time touch sensations in virtual reality in the near future, the holy grail for …

What Happens When You're Terrified of Space?

Spacephobia is the psychological problem of the future..<p>The second space age is upon us, with its promises of imminent space tourism, inevitable Mars …

NASA's New 'Intruder Alert' System Spots An Incoming Asteroid

A large space rock came fairly close to Earth on Sunday night. Astronomers knew it wasn't going to hit Earth, thanks in part to a new tool NASA is developing for detecting potentially dangerous asteroids.<p>The tool is a computer program called Scout, and it's being tested at NASA Jet Propulsion …

Space

How Many Wind Turbines Would We Need to Power The Planet?

Spoiler: a lot.<p>Wind energy is a deeply underrated resource. Though the US invested $14.5 billion in wind-power projects last year, wind farms still …

Scientists say you should do this exercise at least twice a week to make your brain work better

Engaging in <b>regular weightlifting</b> could actually make your brain work better and prevent dementia, concludes new research by Australian scientists. As …

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Today’s featured deal is perfect for anyone who is looking to test the waters in the world of smartwatches, but isn’t ready to make the $300 commitment. To be honest, there’s a lot of “junk” out there in the world of smartwatches. Most are ugly and try to do too much. In addition, if you really …

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Virgin Galactic Successfully Completes First Test Flight in Two Years

On Thursday, Virgin Galactic successfully completed its first test flight since a 2014 accident that killed a test pilot. A SpaceShipTwo space plane, …

Samsung phone patent runs Android and Windows side-by-side

Samsung likes to include everything but the kitchen sink in its products, but the latest patent might take it to a new level. A patent from the company suggests it could be working on a device that runs both Android and Windows Phone at the same time.<p>By ‘at the same time,’ I don’t mean a dual-boot. …

Windows Phone

The 2016 Popular Mechanics Breakthrough Awards

The research, innovators, scientists, and students who've made the world a little better this year.<p>If you ever need evidence that this is a remarkable time, take a look at a billboard: Buy a car that runs on electricity! Visit the stratosphere in a space baloon! Clearly we live in the future, but …

Samsung Calls Note 7 Recall Cost to Company 'Heartbreaking'

The president of Samsung has confessed that recalling 2.5 million of its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones will cost the company a "heartbreaking amount".<p>According to <i>Bloomberg</i>, the comment came on Friday when the head of Samsung's mobile business Koh Dong-Jin was asked by reporters about the financial …

Galaxy Note

Intel is buying the computer vision company that powers Tango and DJI's drones

Movidius has a new home<p>You might not have heard of Movidius — even though we said it was a chipmaker to keep your eye on back in March. It makes computer vision chips that allow devices to see and respond to the world around them. It’s a capability that Intel is increasingly interested in, so Intel …

The dwarf planet Ceres is mysteriously missing a bunch of craters

By Rachel Feltman<p>, Freelancer, Editor at Popular Science Magazine<p>Ceres, the largest object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter, should be riddled with craters. But when NASA's Dawn spacecraft started orbiting the dwarf planet last year, scientists were surprised to find it was relatively …

Astronomy

Google Lets You Listen To 3D Virtual Reality Audio In Your Headphones

Called 'Omnitone,' the open source project brings new meaning to 'surround sound'<p>Today, Google announced a new open source project for what it deems "a key element for an immersive virtual reality experience": spatial audio. In other words, placing sound where it should be in three-dimensional …

Headphones

New movie screen technology lets you see 3D without glasses

MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL) has created movie screen technology that lets you watch 3D movies without the stupid glasses.<p>Co-developed with the Weizmann Institute for Science in Israel, the technology actually makes the picture more crisp. Dubbed Cinema 3D, the …

Artificial Intelligence

Google reportedly working on headset that mixes augmented and virtual reality

Even though Google reportedly scrapped plans for an Oculus Rift competitor, <i>Engadget</i> reports that it's still working on a high-end standalone headset — one that mixes features of augmented reality and virtual reality.<p>According to sources who spoke with <i>Engadget</i>, the company is moving ahead with a …

Success: NASA’s Juno probe enters orbit around Jupiter

By Rachel Feltman<p>, Freelancer, Editor at Popular Science Magazine<p><i>This post has been updated.</i><p>NASA scientists on Monday night confirmed that Juno, a basketball-court-sized spacecraft designed to unlock some of the secrets of our solar system, successfully entered an orbit around Jupiter, the system's …

Astronomy