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What’s the Minimum Number of People you Should Send in a Generational Ship to Proxima Centauri?

Humanity has long dreamed about sending humans to other planets, even before crewed spaceflight became a reality. And with the discovery of thousands …

Space Travel

Did Han Solo Use A Trick Of Einstein's Relativity To Make The Kessel Run?

The Millennium Falcon’s greatest achievement, according to its captain in <i>Star Wars: A New Hope</i>, seemed to defy the laws of physics itself. When Han Solo, the ship’s captain, met Luke Skywalker and Obi-Wan Kenobi, he seemed incredulous that the two men wouldn’t know that the ship is fast enough to …

One Of The Greatest Moments In ‘Simpsons’ History Almost Didn’t Make The Episode

With over 600 options to choose from, it’s hard to pick a Best. <i>Simpsons</i>. Ever.<p>There’s “Homer’s Barbershop Quartet,” and “Cape Feare,” and “Deep Space Homer,” and “Secrets of a Successful Marriage,” and those are from season five alone. But if I had to name a best episode, or else Mr. Honeybunny …

Scientists find breakthrough technique to separate two liquids using lasers

Scientists have found a breakthrough technique to separate two liquids from each other using a laser.<p>The research is something like taking the milk …

A Closer look At The USS Enterprise In ‘Star Trek: Discovery’

The reveal of the USS Enterprise as led by Captain Pike was a big twist in the season finale of <i>Star Trek: Discovery</i>. The inclusion of the ship has …

The Falcon has landed

Several fans have been able to crash the set of the Millennium Falcon. The set which re-creates part of Skellig island where Rey was last seen with …

A single photo creates optical illusion that will mess with your mind

Optical illusions are awesome. Sometimes it takes a proper angle, light, or some help from Photoshop to make them and create a fascinating effect. …

Christie's Star Trek Auction - Model Pictures

This is a photo gallery of pictures that we have taken during the Christie's Viewing & Auction in NYC and their display booth at the Creation …

The Rezvani Beast Alpha X Blackbird is a Coachbuilt, 700-HP Lotus Elise

For when too much is never enough<p>Some people prefer their cars to be straightforward and sensible. Others love the idea of driving something truly insane. If you happen to be one of the latter, meet your new dream car. It’s called the Rezvani Beast Alpha X Blackbird, and it’s the 700-hp version of …

Blackbirds

This Incredible CGI Timelapse Shows How The Death Star Would Have Been Built

The Death Star is the most iconic space stations in the history of sci-fi and one of the most recognizable symbols of Star Wars, and yet Luke and the …

Time-lapse Photography

Colin Furze Built A Full-Scale Replica Of Kylo Ren's TIE Silencer Spacecraft

This is a video of Colin Furze showing off the full-steel replica he built of Kylo Ren's TIE Silencer spacecraft. He built the ship by scaling …

1966 Jaguar E-Type Series 1 Roadster

It's a car so stunning that the Museum of Modern Art has one in its collection — the Jaguar E-Type. Few designs have stood the test of time well as …

This creepy floating eyeball might be the smart home cam you want

The Moon is a levitating eyeball-shaped security cam that's the smart home device of either your dreams or your nightmares.<p>If you think smart home tech is creepy, the Moon will be a great device to prove your point. It's a floating eyeball-shaped security cam that can rotate to follow your …

Smart Homes

Bell & Ross BR-X1 Skeleton Tourbillon Sapphire Watch

We've seen it in shades of gray. Now it's time to see the Bell & Ross BR-X1 Skeleton Tourbillon Sapphire Watch in color. Each of the three …

Treasure hunters 'find £225m Amber Room in German mountains' 70 years after it was stolen by Nazi soldiers

Three German pensioners have placed the most valuable piece of art stolen by the Nazis underneath a cave in the Ore Mountains<p>Three amateur treasure …

Firebird TT Concept

The firebird of ancient myth could never die — rising from the ashes to be reborn in flaming splendor. The Pontiac Firebird is dead and won't be …

Pontiac

How Glass Top Pool Tables Work

Transparent pool tables look just plain slick both literally and figuratively, but as nice as they look the old school pool shark in me screams …

Time I

18 Facts You Didn't Know About the $2 Bill

$2 bills are seen in circulation so rarely that some people still think they’re counterfeit.<p>Not too long ago I had to mosey on down to my local …

Personal Finance

Facebook Shut Down AI After It Invented Its Own Language

Researchers at Facebook shut down an artificial intelligence (AI) program after it created its own language, Digital Journal reports.The system …

The 9 best VR apps for iPhone

When it comes to phone-powered VR, the iPhone is scarcely mentioned. Google's Cardboard and Daydream get most of the attention, though Samsung's Gear VR is in the mix as well. But Apple? It'll be June's WWDC event at the earliest before we learn of any plans to jump into VR, but don't hold your …

Virtual Reality

This Prometheus fan theory changes Alien lore as we know it | ...

Disney mulls Mickey Mouse magic material to thwart pirates' 3D scans

Patent bid for special sauce in kids' tat that blinds rip-off equipmentDisney's Imagineers have dreamed up a scheme to fight counterfeiting with a …

Kidney Stones Fly Out Of People On Roller Coasters, Surgeon Discovers

Riding a roller coaster will likely help you pass a small kidney stone, a groundbreaking new study reveals.<p>Paul “Pauly D” DelVecchio (left), from the …

The 400-Year-Old Mystery of These Bullet-Shattering Glass Drops May Finally Be Solved

Since the 17th century, Prince Rupert’s drops have puzzled scientists. The drops are made by dipping a bead of molten soda-lime or flint glass in …

Giveaway: Talelight Modifiable Digital Bumper Sticker

<b>Talelight Modifiable Digital Bumper Sticker Giveaway Winner</b>: Congratulations to William D. III of Philadelphia, PA, winner of the Talelight …

Never Reveal Your Previous Salary When Negotiating for a Job

Most hiring managers expect you to ask about salary by the second interview, but if you do, they might turn that question around and ask you about …

Employment

Nimuno Loops LEGO Compatible Adhesive Tape

LEGO my Eggo. Really. Stick a strip of Nimuno Loops LEGO-compatible adhesive tape on your frozen waffle box, or maybe the plate you're serving them …

DIY Test Lab: Sugru Hacks in a Rental Kitchen & Bath

Sug-what? Pronounced seew-grew, this sticky substance is like moldable glue that's clay-like out of the package, then hardens to rubber after 24 …

Fear Alexa with this macabre talking skull voice assistant

"Alexa, will you haunt my nightmares?" The answer is a resounding "yes!" if you can combine a moving skull robot with Amazon's voice assistant.<p>YouTube user ViennaMike, a self-described aspiring roboticist, posted a video of exactly this creepy creation in early March. It was brought to our …

Alexa