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Lockheed Martin Is Developing A Hypersonic Spy Plane

No need to be stealth if you're flying at Mach 6.<p>The SR-71 Blackbird, iconic supersonic Cold War spy plane adopted by the X-Men as their vehicle of choice, might finally have a replacement. The Blackbird was retired in 1999, and since then there's been a serious deficit in crazy-fast spy planes …

Aviation

Faster-Than-Light Drive

Instead of using rockets or thrusters, a craft equipped with warp drive would move by distorting space.<p>The warp drive proposed by Miguel Alcubierre would achieve faster-than-light speeds by distorting space-time. The device would generate a field of negative energy that would squeeze or stretch …

KneeFlyer brings snowboarders and skaters to their knees

KneeFlyer replaces the dual bindings of a regular snowboard with a plastic kneeler tray. It mounts directly to standard snowboard inserts and …

GadgetellSolutions Media

12Feb/18<p>The outdoor goods and apparel retailer has scrapped its legendary unlimited returns policy whereby customers were allowed to return …

What’s a penumbral eclipse of the moon?

During a penumbral eclipse, observant people in the right spot on Earth will look up and notice a dark shading on the moon’s face. Others look and …

Charge All Your Devices With The Convenient Contort v2 Portable AC/USB Power Supply

With so many devices to charge these days, it can become very overwhelming when trying to find the right outlets or power stations to power them up. …

GadgetellSolutions Media

24Jan/18<p>To see the full list of this year’s Top Women in Retail honorees, click here. What do you enjoy most about working in the retail industry? …

What does the Earth look like from space?

How can a desert turn blue? And how can Penguins be spotted from thousands of miles away? As a new book reveals, satellites can change the way we see the world<p>"The view was magnificent. But I did not see the Great Wall of China," said Yang Liwei, China's first astronaut, adopting a nearly regretful …

What’s the best smartphone? The top models face off

The big guns are out from all the major phone manufacturers, and it's a real battle royale on all carriers. Big, powerful phones with 4G LTE connections, high-quality cameras, and HD screens — which do you really want? To help thin the herd a bit, we've put together this little cheat sheet with the …

Phones

MIT Develops Self-Assembling Cubes

FYI: What Would Happen If You Got Zapped By The Large Hadron Collider?

It would burn a hole through you—and then some.<p>The scientists at the LHC would like to make two things very clear. First, it's just a horrible idea to put any part of your body in front of the collider's two proton beams. Each beam comprises 320 trillion particles, so the total energy delivered is …

Watch This Droplet 'Walk' On Liquid [Video]

Mesmerizing. These little drops of silicone oil can "walk" and bounce across a vibrating bath of the same fluid, rather than sinking down and becoming part of the bath. The vibrations in the fluid allow the droplets to be borne across the surface by the waves produced when they collide. In short, …

Physics

Thermoacoustic Headphones Make Sound With Hot Nanotubes

Just call it "Heats by Dre."<p>Inside these earbuds, something big is happening on a very small scale. Set on a tiny lattice of silicon, electrified nanotubes of carbon are rapidly warmed up and cooled down, producing sound waves as their temperature fluctuates. The technique is known as …

Nanotech

This Water Droplet Maze Is Mesmerizing

Watch it in action. Plus: learn something about the Leidenfrost effect.<p>Have you heard of the Leidenfrost effect? If not, it's about to be your favorite effect. If yes, same.<p>The basic idea is, when a liquid comes in contact with something really hot--about twice as hot as the liquid's boiling point, …

Science

The World's Most Fuel-Efficient Car Finally Comes To The U.S.

The Volkswagen XL1, which gets the equivalent of 209 miles per gallon, debuted this morning in Chattanooga, Tenn.<p>Today the world’s most fuel-efficient car, the Volkswagen XL1, made its first U.S. appearance at the 23rd Annual Society of Environmental Journalists conference in Chattanooga, …

Chevrolet Volt

Dell out-retinas Apple with high-resolution XPS 15 laptop

The Dell XPS 15, with its record-resolution screen.<p>If you're a Windows user but still covet Apple's ultra-sharp "Retina display" screens, Dell has introduced a new laptop with a display that beats those on Apple's MacBooks.<p>The new Dell XPS 15 has a 15.6-inch display with 3200x1800 pixels — which …

MacBook Pro

This Is The Fastest Zero-Emission Motorcycle

The Mission R gives gas guzzlers a run for their money.<p>Two years ago, engineers at Mission Motors, a California electric-vehicle manufacturer, set their prototype loose at the 2.238-mile Laguna Seca Raceway. The bike clocked a lap time of 1:31.3, nearly 13 seconds faster than any other electric …

Libratone introduces wireless, wall-mountable Loop speaker

Advertisement<p>1 Comment<p>Credit: Libratone<p>There are plenty of wireless speakers out there, but few are as versatile as the new Libratone Loop. It …

It's official: Voyager 1 has entered interstellar space

Originally sent out to study the giant planets of the outer Solar System, scientists knew that Voyager 1 would eventually leave the system when it …

The obsolete cassette tape turns 50

The high-tech 80s cassette tape has had its 50th birthday. I can remember growing up my dad had an old car that had an eight-track tape player. I …

Time I

Pirates of the Caribbean 5 summer 2015 launch date delayed

Johnny Depp fans found out the hard way this summer that just because he’s attached to a film doesn’t mean it’s going to do well at the box office. …

Construction

Lauf fork turns over a new leaf in mountain bike suspension

Telescopic suspension forks may have done a lot to make mountain biking easier and more enjoyable, but they’re not exactly light or mechanically …

Sprayable Energy provides a caffeine hit through the skin

The people behind Sprayable Energy claim that the product delivers just one active ingredient, caffeine, into your body by way of the topical …

The wireless network with a mile-wide range that the “internet of things” could be built on

Robotics engineer Taylor Alexander needed to lift a nuclear cooling tower off its foundation using 19 high-strength steel cables, and the Android app that was supposed to accomplish it, for which he’d just paid a developer $20,000, was essentially worthless. Undaunted and on deadline—the tower …

Internet of Things

Kisai Blade watch tells time with an aviation-inspired light show

Based on a concept submitted to the Tokyoflash Design Studio Blog by Britain’s Peter Fletcher, the Kisai Blade foregoes a crystal for a bespoke …

Working Tall: The Ultimate Standing Desk Setup | WIRED

<b>The Desk</b> NextDesk Terra | $1,500<p>Your workbench is the nucleus of your office — invest in quality. This sleek standout is easy to adjust up and down, …

Samsung Galaxy Gear and Galaxy Note III To Be Unveiled Sep 4

Samsung has confirmed that it will reveal the Galaxy Gear smartwatch and Galaxy Note III smartphone in Berlin on September 4, prior to the IFA trade show and the same day Sony wants to launch to launch its ‘Honami’ handset.<p>The date has been rumored for some time, and the launch of Samsung’s next …

Tesla's Elon Musk goes 'Iron Man' with in-thin-air, gestural design process

The Tesla Motors/SpaceX CEO and all-around mad scientist tweets that he and his team have figured out how to design rocket parts in midair, with hand gestures.<p>As if a sexy electric car; a sideways-flying, reusable rocket ship; an 800 mph subway; and a Martian metropolis weren't enough, mad …

Tesla

Star Wars R2-D2 Bottle Opener

A Diamond Select Release. Designed by Art Asylum. Everyone knows R2-D2 is the handiest droid in the galaxy, packed to the dome with cool gadgets and …

Latest iWatch concept imagines flexible display, iOS 7-inspired user-interface

Designer Federico Ciccarese, who we know from many past Apple product concepts, has teamed up with some friends to create his latest iWatch render. This time around his concept is a little more realistic than some of the other iWatch renders we’ve seen from Ciccarese, and even touches on some of …