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WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

Alien planets found in star cluster surprise scientists

Alien planets are popping up in unexpected places.<p>Astronomers using the planet-hunting Kepler spacecraft have found two planets circling different stars in the violent environment of an ancient open star cluster called NGC 6811 located about 3,300 light-years from Earth. Until now, four of the more …

Universe

Scientists Regrow Severed Spinal Cords In Rats

Neuroscientists surgically and chemically reconnect rats' severed spinal cords, recovering the rats' bladder control.<p>Scientists have found a way to reconnect severed spinal cords in rats, allowing them to regain bladder control--a major accomplishment that could one day help humans with similar …

NASA Will Join Japan And Italy On Mission To Mercury

A third trip so close to the sun<p>The U.S. is joining Italy and Japan on a trip to Mercury. Once there, the joint mission will determine the makeup and history of a planet that's been difficult to study because of its proximity to the sun.<p>NASA Administrator Charles Bolden visited Rome last week and …

Audi A3 Saloon (sedan) review - Auto Express

Drayson Racing Technologies broke the world land speed record for a lightweight electric car yesterday when its Lola B12 69/EV vehicle hit a top speed of 204.2mph (328.6km/h) at a racetrack at RAF Elvington in Yorkshire. The news comes just after

Drayson Racing Technologies broke the world land speed record for a lightweight electric car yesterday when its Lola B12 69/EV vehicle hit a top …

Audi Opens First e-gas Synthetic Fuel Production Facility

Audi’s e-gas production facility in Werlte, Germany.<p>We aren’t chemistry majors, but stick with us, as this is awfully interesting: Audi has opened a power-to-gas facility that is a practical shot at sustainability. It’s a two-step process that starts with electrolysis, using surplus green …

Sustainability

2014 Mazda 3 Photos and Info

The acrobatic Miata may be Mazda’s poster child for fun, affordable driving, but the company’s true star is the 3. Since the 3 went on sale a decade ago, it’s been a consistent benchmark for sporty compact sedans and hatchbacks, racking up more sales than any other Mazda—and during some periods, …

Ford Focus long-term test final report

China cruises: Hong Kong's new cruise terminal

Just before midnight on July 5 1998, I was the final passenger to disembark from the last aircraft to land at Hong Kong’s Kai Tak International airport, scooping up the last souvenir bottle of champagne from a welcoming committee gathered on the apron.<p>Like countless previous flights, ours had …

Hong Kong

Global Renewable Energy on Track to Soon Eclipse Natural Gas, Nuclear

A new report predicts that renewable power energy generation will exceed that of gas and nuclear by 2016.<p><b>The future appears to be bright for renewable energy sources like solar, wind, and water.</b><p>In fact, power generation from such renewables will exceed that of gas and nuclear by 2016, according to …

Renewable Energy

Super Moon

Speaking of the NEX-7<p>Here’s a little video from China when I was changing lenses to get a shot on an old part of the Great Wall.<p>Another Photo during …