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National Geographic Photo Contest 2013

National Geographic has once again opened its annual photo contest, with the deadline for submissions coming up on Saturday, November 30. One first-place winner will be chosen from each of the three categories, and the winning photographs will be published in National Geographic magazine. The …

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 …

Learn The History Of Physics In 4 Minutes

Aristotle was wrong. He claimed that heavier items fell faster than lighter items. Had he actually tested the theory, using a high-tech tool as sophisticated as a ladder, a ledge, or a cliff, he’d have immediately realized that it couldn’t possibly be true. Because Galileo did test the theory, and …

OneLogin gets $13M to push easier identity management, logins

Advertisement<p>2 Comments<p>Credit: Shutterstock user alexmillos<p>OneLogin, an enterprise identity and access management (IAM) specialist, has $13 million …

How turning manure into plastic could economize one type of energy production

Advertisement<p>3 Comments<p>Dairy is a big industry in Idaho. That brings certain byproducts, including manure. Lots of manure.<p>While pursuing his PhD, …

Phenomenal Footage Of A Dancer Battling With Light

There's few dance videos quite as breathtaking as 'Nuance'.<p>Created by Marc-Antoine Locatelli it's the near perfect blend of choreography, motion …

Climbing On Mount Denali

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3-Wheeled TerraCraft Motorcycle Concept by TerraCraft Motors

<b>TerraCraft motorcycle concept</b> combines the benefit of a car and a motorbike into one. It features tandem saddle just like 2 person motorcycle seat …

Death-Defying Pathways Along China's Yellow Mountain

Would you be brave enough to trek a pathway called The Bridge of Immortals? Situated in Huangshan (aka Yellow Mountain), a mountain range in the southern Anhui province of eastern China, the bridge, above, is located at a vertigo-inducing height between two giant, jagged granite peaks that dares …

A Year on the Yenisei River

Reuters photographer Ilya Naymushin is based in Krasnoyarsk, Russia, the the third largest city in Siberia. Krasnoyarsk and many neighboring villages are situated on the Yenisei River, one of the largest river systems in the world, which provides power, transportation, food, sport and more to more …

Photo of the Day: Best of July 2013

A Light Bulb Powered By Bacteria

Three college students are building an electricity-free light bulb for the masses.<p>We've all basked in the glow of different light bulbs: incandescent, fluorescent, halogen, neon, LED, and more. But a lamp that harbors living, light-emitting bacteria -- a biological bulb, if you will -- is something …

Scientists Achieve On-Demand Quantum Teleportation For The First Time

Quantum teleportation, more reliable than ever before, at greater distances than ever before.<p>Quantum teleportation has taken another step forward, thanks to two complimentary experiments, one from ETH Zurich and one from the University of Tokyo. The researchers have demonstrated the most reliable …

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Brabus: The power of ‘B’

It was barely a fortnight ago that Mercedes revealed the brand new 585bhp S63 AMG. Clearly, Brabus looked at that figure and laughed.<p>Because what we have here is the German tuner's take on the S-Class, packing a whole lot more power. Welcome to the B63S.<p>It's the most powerful performance pack …

Mercedes-Benz

Recall: A carmaker’s scarlet letter

Blackmagic drops Cinema Camera price to $1,995

Do you like the prospect of shooting 2.5K video with Blackmagic's Cinema Camera, but turn pale at spending $2,995 for the privilege? We have good news: Blackmagic just dropped the pro video camera's price to $1,995. While that isn't exactly impulse purchase territory, it's low enough to put the …

Pay For Your Next Meal With Your Face

The world's first facial recognition payment system lets you ditch your credit card.<p>Finland-based company Uniqul is preparing to release a payment system that uses facial recognition software to link a customer with his or her bank account. Instead of swiping a credit card to purchase goods (which …

Never Say NeverWet: Multi-Purpose Waterproof Coating Available Now, Might Be Too Good to Be True

Like so many others, we were duly impressed with the first videos of Ross Nanotechnology's proprietary superhydrophobic coating NeverWet when they …

Top Surfers Name the World’s Most Dangerous Waves, Plus Surf Spots for the Rest of Us

<b>See surfing photos submitted to us by adventurers like you >></b><p>For all of human history, waves have been a byword for “danger.” They drown swimmers, sink ships, and swamp entire towns with an inexorability and indifference that mocks the frailty of man in the intermittent roar and murmur of moving …

Squito: A Throwable Panoramic Camera Ball that Captures 360° Aerial Shots

Boston-based artist and inventor Steve Hollinger has just been granted a second patent here in the United States for his Squito invention, a ball …

15 Unbelievable Pictures of Singapore’s Gardens by the Bay

Completed in 2012, the Gardens by the Bay in Singapore represent a very unique approach to a botanical garden. While the gardens contain beautiful …

Indian School Trains Blind Photographers in ‘Non-Retinal Art’

Take away the visual element from photography and what have you got?<p>Quite a lot, according to Partho Bhowmick, founder of the Blind With Camera …

Articles about 6 amazing repurposed designs on Dwell.com - Dwell

Five American studios and one university exhibited their newest wares at Milan’s 2013 Salone Satellite.<p>Nestled along the banks of rivers throughout the United States, these modern homes take full advantage of their locations in...<p>Although she probably hasn’t told you, we’re pretty sure she has …

New, simple theory may explain mysterious dark matter

This proposal, which endows dark matter particles with a rare form of electromagnetism, has been strengthened by a detailed analysis performed by a …

Dark Matter

How Giant Concrete Balls Could Make Wind Power More Efficient

Great balls of power!<p>Wind power is pretty great: One doesn't need to do much but build turbines and capture the energy from a passing breeze. But, like what happened to the Ancient Mariner, still air means trouble. Intermittent energy is not useful for a grid that requires a continuous supply.<p>To …

The Best Science Book Ever Written - Fire in the Mind

By George Johnson | April 16, 2013 4:09 pm<p>The Eighth Day of Creation, Cold Spring Harbor Press edition<p>The <i>New Yorker</i> recently started a blog about …

Scientists get closer to 'bio-battery' by discovering how bacteria transfers electricity

Scientists have discovered how a particular type of bacteria transfers electricity, a finding that they say will help them develop fully biological batteries. Scientists previously knew that the bacteria, <i>shewanella oneidensis</i>, attaches to rusty iron and other materials and breaks them down, …

Are Paul Krugman's 1996 predictions about 2096 already coming true?

Back in 1996, economist Paul Krugman wrote an essay about the next 100 years of economic history, as if looking back from the year 2096. At the …

Air Guitar Anywhere!

Whether it was in your car or at a concert, everyone’s played a wicked air guitar solo or pretended to beat the drums at some point! Now musicians …