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Bugatti Veyron vs Nissan GT-R EkuTec

Plane passenger forced to make emergency landing after pilot becomes ill

A plane passenger with no flying experience was forced to make an emergency landing after the pilot became ill and unable to operate the controls.<p>The passenger was helped from the ground by two flight instructors, who guided him safely into Humberside Airport.<p>One of the instructors, Roy Murray, …

This Water Droplet Maze Is Mesmerizing

Watch it in action. Plus: learn something about the Leidenfrost effect.<p>Have you heard of the Leidenfrost effect? If not, it's about to be your favorite effect. If yes, same.<p>The basic idea is, when a liquid comes in contact with something really hot--about twice as hot as the liquid's boiling point, …

Engineering

Asteroid Initiative Workshop -- Asteroid Redirection Systems (Part 2 of 3)

Colossal chart compares hundreds of sci-fi's greatest spaceships

The world of sci-fi has brought us countless spaceships and other galaxy-hopping vessels, but no one's ever brought them all together quite like this. Dirk Loechel has charted out a massive size comparison of ships from dozens of fictional worlds. As you'd expect, iconic franchises like <i>Star Trek,</i> …

Mercedes A45 AMG in downhill battle with slipstream skateboarder

We're told it takes "performance, control and expression" to pilot a longboard skateboard down a mountain road, and that those happen to be the same values embodied in the Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG. That's how the two came to be combined in a black-and-white short film called <i>Silver Slipstream</i>.<p>There's …