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Physics be damned, we can’t stop obsessing over NASA’s ‘impossible engine'

Imagine an engine with nothing powering it. There are no moving parts, nothing appears to be coming out the back, and when you look inside, there’s nothing there either. This is the unbelievable premise behind the "EM drive" — a hypothetical space drive that we’ve been promised might one day take …

Epically detailed photos of Mercury

But besides small size and swift speed, little was known about this mysterious planet until NASA's MESSENGER (MErcury Surface, Space ENvironment, GEochemistry, and Ranging) spacecraft became the first man-made instrument to orbit Mercury in 2011.<p>On Thursday April 30, NASA crash landed the …

Why DirectX 12 is a game-changer for PC enthusiasts

<i>We originally ran this article in May 2015, but with the release this week of Windows 10, we thought we'd revisit DirectX 12 on the launch version of</i> …

Einstein's election riddle: are you in the two per cent that can solve it?

Last month I blogged about a logic puzzle that had gone viral in Singapore. My posts on Cheryl’s birthday problem attracted more readers than anything I have ever written before: more than five million views. For a couple of days they were the most popular stories across the entire Guardian website.<p>…

A Clear Day For Lake Michigan And Other Amazing Images Of The Week

FAA warns of Boeing 787 glitch that could cause 'loss of control of the airplane'

Modern airplanes are basically a giant computer, and the latest reminder of that fact came Friday.<p>The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a …

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