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Watch A Giant Hovercraft Land On A Crowded Russian Beach

Just out enjoying your day at the beach when, boom, giant military hovercraft. The worst.<p>This 5.5-ton Russian military hovercraft landed on the beach of the Baltic Sea port city Kaliningrad, between Poland and Lithuania, where people were out enjoying their day. A Russian Defense Ministry …

Theoretical Element 115 Exists, Study Confirms

Researchers confirm the existence of this synthetic element in a new accelerator study. Will it be enough to give ununpentium official recognition and a new name?<p>At the bottom right corner of the periodic table of elements, there are a handful of boxes that illustrators often color gray. The …

Battlefield 4 will 'encourage' but 'never force' team play

<i>Battlefield 4</i> lead multiplayer designer Thomas "Tompen" Andersson took to the game's official blog today to explain how EA DICE is designing the upcoming first-person shooter to "highly encourage" but "never force" players to work together as a team.<p>The developer's first incentive to players …

Battlefield 4 multiplayer details emerge

In a blog post today, Battlefield 4 developer DICE shared new information about the game's multiplayer component.<p>First, the four playable kits from Battlefield 3 will return in Battlefield 4: Engineer, Recon, Support, and Assault. This time around, however, players will be able to "more strongly …

Watch The Mars Rover Curiosity's First Year In Only 2 Minutes

A busy, if slow-moving, year in the life of a robot we crashed onto an alien world.<p>The Mars rover Curiosity has spent the past year driving around the surface of of its new home, drilling and digging and collecting samples and every once in awhile drawing inappropriate body parts for fun.<p>It's not a …

Aw: The World Through A Polar Bear's Eyes [Video]

A camera-collar lets you vicariously swim and frolic and eat raw fish.<p>Meet Tasul, a polar bear at the Oregon Zoo taking part in a research project to help zoologists understand polar bear behavior (and maybe, by extension, strategies for preserving the species). Tasul wears an accelerometer, which …

7 Of The Best Gimmick Drones

Drones that deliver cake, beer, pizza, and more<p>_Click here to enter.<p>Drones, despite years of experience at war, are not yet a technology that's ready for widespread commercial use. That hasn't stopped businesses, including pizza restaurants, dry cleaners, and cake companies, from cashing in on the …

Hiroshima Visualized

Even viewed as abstractions the data have a forceful impact.<p>In the whole of human history thus far, nuclear weapons have been used in anger exactly twice. Sixty-eight years ago today an American B-29 bomber named Enola Gay dropped Little Boy, the first atomic bomb ever used in war, on the Japanese …

How 3-D Printing Body Parts Will Revolutionize Medicine

Welcome to the age of bioprinting, where the machines we've built are building bits and pieces of us.<p>A device the size of an espresso machine quietly whirs to life. The contraption isn't filled with fresh, pungent grounds but, instead, spoonfuls of opaque, sterile goo. Its robotic arm moves …

Biggest Japanese Warship Since WWII Will Carry Helicopters, No Planes

We want to know: Can it launch a vertical take-off and landing fighter?<p>Japan yesterday unveiled the largest ship in its fleet since World War II. The 19,500-ton Izumo can carry up to 14 helicopters.<p>Because Japan's constitution prohibits it from building up a military beyond what's necessary for …

Is Kickstarter Hostile To Science?

By discouraging a promising science project, Kickstarter could be encouraging corporate monopolies, enabling sloppy legislation, and keeping cool glow-in-the-dark plants out of our houses.<p>On July 31, Kickstarter updated its guidelines to include this sentence: "Projects cannot offer genetically …

5 Sneaky Ways The NSA Spies On Americans

The U.S. government needs only three degrees of separation to look at Kevin Bacon's phone records.<p>The U.S. National Security Agency remains at the center of controversy this summer, nine weeks after <i>The Guardian</i> and the <i>Washington Post</i> broke the news about its PRISM online data-mining program. While …

Will the Skylon be the new Concorde? The obstacles for supersonic planes are still high.

Last month, the United Kingdom announced that it was investing $90 million in what was being billed as the most groundbreaking aeronautical …

Watch A Homemade Coilgun Destroy A Laptop

It's an electric gun, boogie woogie woogie.<p>This homemade gun uses electromagnetic coils to send steel rods flying at a speed of 138 feet per second. Pressing the trigger loads a steel rod into the barrel, where the first electromagnetic coil pulls the rod forward via magnetism, then turns off. The …