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Cheaper Micro-sized Particle Accelerators Are Now Possible

Researchers ditch radio-frequency technology and use a different method to make tabletop accelerators feasible.<p>The Large Hadron Collider, the 17-mile ring that led to the discovery of the Higgs Boson, is a massive and impressive piece of technology. Yet the enormity and cost of these colliders …

Physics

Air America: The Dramatic Aerial Photography of Michael Light

"If you keep going up and up, the world becomes quite circular and alien. You see the world quite literally as a planet."<p>Photographer Michael Light divides his time between San Francisco and a remote house hear Mono Lake, on the eastern flank—and in the shadow—of the Sierra Nevada. An artist widely …

Airships

Since the 1850s, engineers have been experimenting with powered lighter-than-air flight, essentially balloons with steering and propulsion. Like other early aeronautical experiments, the trial-and-error period was lengthy and hazardous. Dirigibles (with internal support structures) and blimps …

10 Great Analog Sports Cars

To make cars safer, more practical, and more fuel efficient, automakers have been replacing the weighty components in our sports cars with electronics. Despite their talents, electronics create a distance between man, machine, and roadtoday's best s<p>To make cars safer, more practical, and more fuel …

Sports Cars

Art Wars, Famous Artists Redesign ‘Star Wars’ Stormtrooper Helmets

Art Below founder Ben Moore has teamed up with Andrew Ainsworth, creator of the Stormtrooper, to create the <i>Art Wars</i> art exhibit. It features …

Nissan unveils finalized ZEOD RC Le Mans prototype

No more concept: This is the actual car that'll race at Le Mans<p>Nissan has officially unveiled its Garage 56 contender for the 2014 Le Mans 24 Hours, the ZEOD RC.<p>Designed by Ben Bowlby, the creator of the radical DeltaWing, the ZEOD RC will be the first car to race at La Sarthe that is capable of …