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Is Variable Twin Scroll Turbocharging the Answer to Future Turbos?

Here's how it works.<p>Turbocharging technology has come a long way, becoming more and more efficient with time. <i>Engineering Explained</i> goes in depth to explore a new type of turbo that BorgWarner showcased at SEMA.<p>While the tech for a variable twin scroll turbo has been in existence for ages, it's now …

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Elon Musk launches $1bn fund to save world from destruction by artificial intelligence

Tech titans join forces to fund research into artificial intelligence that has a positive social impact - amid dire warnings that rapid, unexpected advances could kill off humankind<p>Elon Musk has unveiled his latest big-money project: saving humanity from destruction by artificial intelligence.<p>The …

Man 3D-Prints Working Revolver With His Name On It

Our cyberpunk western future<p>Cyberspace isn’t the Wild West, but if anything gets close, it’s 3D-printed guns. The weapons, made at home by people with both a desire for a firearm and access to a printing machine, are themselves untraceable, circumventing most gun regulations by being made at home. …

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Dubai Is Buying Jetpacks For Its Firefighters

Sky-high prices are no obstacle to sky-high rescue<p>The future is already here -- it’s just mostly in Dubai. This week, the city, part of the United Arab Emirates, signed a deal with real-life jetpack maker Martin Aircraft Company to purchase 20 jetpacks for first responders. Why do rescue workers …

How To Make A Smartphone-Powered Hologram [Video]

For less than $1<p>Holograms aren’t just for droids and dead rappers. You can make your own with a piece of transparency paper and a four-sided hologram video. Properly folded, the transparency will combine the images on a phone or tablet screen to create “a reflection that gives you the illusion of …

Watch This Jetpack Do Strange Things Near Ellis Island

The culmination of decades of development<p>Most jetpacks aren’t. The catchy term for personal flying devices includes ducted fans, rockets, engine-powered wing suits, and even hovercraft, but rarely does the device involved actually use jets. Perhaps aware of this incredibly misnamed category, …

Mercedes-Benz to Debut Air Conditioning with CO2 Refrigerant

When the 2017 E-class debuts next year, Mercedes-Benz will market the hell out of its self-driving capabilities and electronic safety aids. Nary a primetime TV ad will detail a decidedly unsexy yet important feature: the new air-conditioning system.<p>Mercedes will be first to market with a …

3D-Printed Supercars Will Cut Costs And Emissions

One of four new ideas transforming your ride<p>In 2010, Kevin Czinger had a revelation. As the co-founder of a small electric-car company, Coda Automotive, he had been driven by the laudable goal of creating a cleaner vehicle, one that uses less fossil fuel and emits less carbon. But as production …

Programming Hate Into AI Will Be Controversial, But Possibly Necessary

In the last few years, the topic of artificial intelligence (AI) has been thrust into the mainstream. No longer just the domain of sci-fi fans, nerds or Google engineers, I hear people discussing AI at parties, coffee shops and even at the dinner table: My five-year-old daughter brought it up the …

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Take an incredible drone flight through the world's biggest cave

At a length of some 9 kilometres (5.6 miles), Hang Sơn Đoòng in Vietnam, near the Laos border, is the largest known cave in the world. Inside is a large, fast-flowing river; its own microclimate; a chamber 5 kilometres (3.1 miles) long, 200 metres (660 feet) high and 150 metres (490 feet) wide; and …

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Ten reasons to (re)visit New York this year

The city that never sleeps gets an awful lot done. In 2014 the 9/11 Memorial Museum unveiled its 10,000-strong collection of artifacts, the final section of the High Line was completed and visitors to Coney Island could loop-the-loop for the first time since 1910.<p>There’s so much fascinating stuff …

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The Best Beaches in The World

40 reasons to start planning your winter getaway ASAP.<p>Whether you're looking for a quick weekend getaway, the ultimate surf or are planning the trip of a lifetime, a beach vacation is always a good idea. To get you inspired, here are some of the world's most beautiful beaches from South Beach to …

We just played with Android's L Developer Preview

By releasing a Developer Preview of the next version of Android (only known as "L" for now), Google is walking new ground -- and it's blazing a glorious path that will greatly benefit the platform going forward. Developers and manufacturers will no longer be in the dark for upcoming firmware …

7 Scientific Solutions for Annoying Little Problems

<i>Image via Wonderhowto.com</i><p><b>by Elizabeth Maine</b><p>Scientists are working to alleviate those maddening, irritating, altogether obnoxious things that can make …

Tykes on a plane: a survival guide to flying with young children

We've all done it. A parent boards the airplane with a child in arms, and all the other passengers on the aircraft hold their breath, hoping that the family does not sit near them.<p>But now that parent is you: how can you avoid fulfilling the other passengers' worst fears - and your own? Here are a …

Best apps and sites to plan, record and share your trips

Dreaming up a trip is the easiest part of every journey. All you need is a working imagination. The other bits before you go? Not so easy, or so much fun. You’ve got to book tickets, worry about accommodation, work out budgets, apply for visas…then you’ve got to plan your itinerary. And what about …

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The PlayStation 4 Is Stuck In The Past

And that’s not a bad thing. Here’s why.<p>Late last year, I spent a surreal week in Florida driving around the Orlando-area highways in a Ford Fiat, a tiny automobile with the transmission of a wind-up car. As a wall of traffic threatened to remorselessly crush my Fiat like a plastic car beneath an …

The Xbox One Is Microsoft’s Glitchy Vision Of The Future

The Xbox One is a tease of our future–one that’s as frustrating as it is empowering.<p>If the PS4 is a souped up Fiat, as my colleague John Brownlee wrote today, the Xbox One is a flying car in need of a parachute. On sale for $499 this week, it’s a vision of the future worthy of a World’s Fair booth …

Comoros Islands: tropical charm off the beaten path

Here’s a challenge for you: could you place the Comoros Islands on a map?<p>Named after the Arabic word for ‘moon’, <i>Qamar</i>, this poetically named but little-known archipelago is located between Madagascar and Mozambique.<p>It was an important trading post for Arab, Persian, African and European traders …

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Turn Your Smartphone Into A Digital Microscope

More like cell-fies! Ha ha, right? Right?<p>Do you have $10 and a few minutes and a burning need for a microscope? You do.<p><i>But why would I need a microscope?</i> you say.<p>You do! Examine plant cells, check out the sharpness of your knives, or just take some awesome photos. It's easy to make and looks rad …

Immigration reform gets push from tech industry

Mark Zuckerberg has spent much of the past year getting involved in political issues, from education in New Jersey to infrastructure development in Africa. His most prominent action is likely to come on immigration reform, which Facebook's founder is pushing through the FWD.us group he formed last …

This Skyline-powered Patrol is pure manic genius

The RB25DET snarls as it bangs against the rev limiter, there's blowoff whoosh and growly, quick-revving acceleration. Open your eyes: that's no car.<p>Close your eyes and listen, and it sounds a lot like a time attack car scrambling up a hilly course, or maybe a non-drifty test drive of a drift car. …

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