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Watch an Audi RS7 Drive Itself Around a Track at 150 MPH—with Nobody Inside

The thought of a driverless car hurtling itself around a track at 150 mph sounds like a bizarre racing disaster: What happened to the driver? But just before the DTM season finale at Hockenheim, Audi is making it happen, sending an autonomous RS7 sports sedan careening around the track with nary a …

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Lockheed Martin's Plan to Make Fusion (Finally) a Reality

The engineer in charge of the most audacious fusion power program yet tells us how it will happen.<p><b>Lockheed Martin's secret fusion power program</b> came out of hiding last week. This week, the Skunk Works engineer in charge of the ambitious effort met with reporters to explain just how the defense …

Turn A Shoe Box Into A Phone Projector [Video]

Buy some new crocs, gain a mini movie theater.<p>Don’t watch that YouTube clip on a tiny screen—project it onto the wall instead! The picture may not be movie-theater quality, but it improves if the phone is very bright and the room is very dark.<p>Time: 20 minutes<p>Cost: $2<p>Difficulty: Easy<p>Materials<p>• Shoe …

Nvidia aims to usher in a new generation of amazing 3D graphics with Maxwell

Nvidia is launching its next-generation graphics chips for PCs today in an attempt to raise the bar for quality 3D graphics in computer games. The code-named Maxwell chips represent the top-of-the-line graphics processing units (GPUs), and will be sold under the Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 and 970 brand …

This Material Is So Black Your Brain Cannot Comprehend It

Vantablack, a coating made of carbon nanotubes, traps all but 0.035 percent of all light.<p>After staring into this eternal abyss of darkness for 15 minutes straight, I can say that this carbon nanotube coating is incredible, yet unsettling. The material is called Vantablack and it may be the closest …

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Astronomers discover a bizarre new type of "hybrid" star

5th June 2014<p>Astronomers discover a bizarre new type of<br>"hybrid" star<p><b>Astronomers have detected the first Thorne-Żytkow objects (TŻOs). These hybrids</b> …

Capture 360-Degree HD Video With This Tiny UFO-Style Camera

Tools like Google Street View and even Apple's iPhone allow you to view the world as captured in panoramic photos, but a new camera called Centr …

Based on what we can observe, the universe appears to be almost 28 billion light-years in diameter. However, it is far larger than that. How big? http://oak.ctx.ly/r/zb7c

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Invention Awards 2014: A Personal Electric Airplane That Won't Need A Runway

This vertical-landing plane runs on electricity<p>More than half of all personal aircraft accidents occur during takeoffs or landings. That’s why inventor and entrepreneur JoeBen Bevirt—known for designing airplane-like wind energy turbines—is intent on making runways obsolete. Bevirt, 40, has …

Revolutionary computers are on the way. Now we just need to know how to program them

A team of Stanford scientists has created a circuit board, dubbed “NeuroGrid,” consisting of 16 computing cores that simulate more than 1 million …

What Is Relativity? New Book Offers Simple Explanation

Why can't anything travel faster than the speed of light? Do black holes really suck? And why is the universe expanding?<p>These are just a few of the …