Jonathan Waybright

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Smoking cannabis every day ‘shrinks brain but increases its connectivity’

Study on drug’s long-term neurological impact suggests initial increases in brain wiring to compensate for loss of grey matter<p>Regular cannabis use shrinks the brain but increases the complexity of its wiring, a study has found.<p>To some extent the loss of brain volume is balanced by larger numbers of …

Flying car approaches liftoff as most advanced prototype yet is unveiled

Creators say AeroMobil’s Flying Roadster 3.0 could become regular mode of transport for commuters<p>With its sportscar cockpit and dragonfly wings that fold in neatly behind the cabin, it looks like something straight out of the Batcave or Q’s secret laboratory. But the creators of AeroMobil’s Flying …

Bolt-On Overdrive for the Hemi-Powered Super Bee! – Hot Rod Garage Ep. 7

100 car GIFs to rule them all

Amazing moments, looping infinitely. The perfect distillation of internet cardom.<p>The Internet is the ultimate human procrastination technology, so in the interest of helping you put off whatever it is you should be doing right now, we scoured the web for great automotive animated GIFs.<p>Some are hard …

GIF Animations

Weird Crystal Can Absorb All The Oxygen In A Room -- And Then Release It Later

This could potentially make fuel cells, space travel, and scuba diving a lot more efficient.<p>Researchers from the University of Southern Denmark say they’ve invented a crystal that pulls oxygen out of the air and even water. Apparently, just a spoonful of the stuff can suck up all the oxygen in a …

Chemistry

Survey of remote Kimberley islands finds rare and unknown species

Northern quoll and tree-rat found during the 18-day study of Lacrosse Island and Buckle Head in Western Australia<p>A search of two remote islands in the Kimberley has revealed previously unknown populations of threatened native species, including the northern quoll and a tree-rat.<p>An 18-day survey of …

8 People Who Implanted Tech Gadgets Directly Into Their Bodies

That's the vision of both sci-fi writers and people who call themselves "futurists." One of them, Ray Kurzweil, even has a name for it: the singularity. That's a point when technology and our bodies merge and we bcome different creatures at the next level of evolution.<p>There are a few brave souls at …

Singularity

10 Apps That Will Make Your Android Phone A Whole Lot Better

Android launchers allow you to make your phone even more personal and catered to your specific tastes.<p>A launcher is essentially a home screen replacement for your Android phone.<p>You can turn them on or off whenever you like, which means you can change the look and feel of your phone's software at …

Apps

Mars rover's long-distance running hailed by Nasa

Solar-powered robot Opportunity beats Soviet record to go further than any other man-made vehicle on another world<p>The US space agency's Opportunity rover has clocked more miles on Mars than any man-made vehicle to reach another celestial body, according to Nasa.<p>Since arriving on the red planet in …

If Chewie were a Unimog: The Hot Wheels Star Wars cars

The new Hot Wheels Star Wars lineup hits store shelves in October. The cars themselves make their debut at the 2014 San Diego Comic-Con Hot Wheels booth. Here's what your favorite characters look like when they're prepped for orange track.<p>The new Hot Wheels Star Wars lineup hits store shelves in …

Darth Vader

First Exoskeleton Gets FDA Approval For U.S. Sales

The ReWalk exoskeleton helps people with spinal-cord injuries sit, stand, and walk.<p>A motorized exoskeleton, designed to help paralyzed people walk again, just earned U.S. Food and Drug Administration approval. It is the first such device to do so.<p>The device, called ReWalk, straps on user's bodies …

Benjamin Netanyahu

Finally, Really, You're Invited to Help Name Distant Planets

It's a new policy for the International Astronomical Union.<p>The world known officially as PSR B1620-26 b orbits a binary star system about 12,000 light-years away. With an estimated age of 12.7 billion years, PSR B1620-26 b is considered one of the oldest planets in the universe, more than twice as …

Universe

IBM spends $3 billion to push the far future of computer chips

Big Blue sets a five-year plan to figure out the manufacturing technology for the great-grandchild of today's chip tech -- and the even more different generations beyond that.<p>IBM will invest $3 billion over five years to develop processors with much smaller, more tightly packed electronics than …

Quantum Computing

12 of the Greatest Gaming Setups Ever

Retrogaming

Fossils dug up at airport may be largest flying bird ever found

Prehistoric creature flew 25m years ago and had a wingspan twice that of the royal albatross, the largest bird alive<p>A clutch of fossilised bones uncovered during the expansion of an airport terminal in the US may belong to the largest flying bird ever found.<p>The prehistoric creature had a wingspan …

5 Applications For Graphene, The 'Wonder Material,' That Could Change The Way We Live

Graphene, the pure carbon material that's just one atom thick and nearly transparent when laid out in sheets, manages to be roughly 200 times stronger than steel, even though it's 60,000 times thinner than Saran Wrap.<p>Graphene is also an excellent conductor of energy, can be synthesized from unique …

Nanotech

The 2-Minute Workout That Works Your Abs From Every Angle

How strong is your core? Find out with this ultimate ab challenge<p>Ripped abs are reason enough to add some core moves to your routine. But a strong torso can also give you the foundation you need to lift more weight with less risk of injury. "Crunches alone won't get the job done, though," says Todd …

Workouts

Mario Kart 8 US TV Trailer

Check out one of the pretty exciting North American Mario Kart 8 TV trailers above. It appears to be one of a series of trailers, featuring an …

The War Council discusses Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

Hearthstone offers only six communication options, rather than full chat. Probably for the best.<p><i>Blizzard's iPad fantasy card game Hearthstone is</i> …

Track Down the Sun’s Newfound Sister

Changing Planet<p>This artwork shows a star like our sun with an orbiting planet in the foreground. Illustration courtesy Gabriel Perez Diaz, Instituto de Astrofisica de Canarias (MultiMedia Service)<p><b>Alone no more, a long-lost sibling to the sun appears to have been found 110 light-years from us.</b> …

One Day You’ll Google the Physical World With a Scanner Like This

Ever wondered how to search for something on the Internet without knowing the name of the object? How many times have you thought, <i>What in the heck is THAT? I wish I could snap a picture or scan it and Google what I’m seeing!</i><p>A new scanner — designed to identify the molecular structure of objects — …

200 Tons of Oppo: Mike Ryan drifts a mining truck

Like Gymkhana for house-sized monster dump trucks.<p>Mike Ryan's Freightliner semi is not only a fan favorite at Pikes Peak, it's also the star of its own series of Gymkhana shorts, in which Ryan demonstrates that he can drift pretty much anything. Further proving this point is a new promo video from …

Pikes Peak

Japan wants to build a space-based solar energy farm

A new proposal from the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) lays out a plan that would solve the country’s energy woes for decades to come.<p>The power source? A series of platforms launched into orbit around the planet to collect solar energy. Yeah, that’s right — a space-based solar energy …

Planet Earth comes under fire from asteroids – video animation

An asteroid big enough to destroy a city strikes the Earth every 100 years. Our strategy for preventing disaster? Blind luck. This film was made by the California-based B612 Foundation, which promotes strategies to protect the Earth from asteroid strikes. It says there is evidence of 26 explosions …

Corvette Sinkhole Adventure in a 1975 Stingray! - Roadkill Ep. 27

Star Trek Timelines creator aims to go where few Trek games have gone before

Disruptor Beam's strategy role-playing game based on the Star Trek franchise, the multiverse mashing <i>Star Trek Timelines</i>, hopes to accomplish what few other games based on the enduring sci-fi series have. Rather than focus mainly on ship-to-ship combat and action-filled away missions, <i>Star Trek</i> …

Google Glass sells to the public tomorrow. Here’s how to decide whether or not to buy

Tomorrow, April 15, Google Glass will finally go on sale to the public.<p>Granted, you’ll have just one day to buy it, and supplies will be limited. That’s the kind of sales tactic any company would use to pressure you into buying a shiny, new toy you don’t really need.<p>So start thinking about it ahead …