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Faster-Than-Light Drive

Instead of using rockets or thrusters, a craft equipped with warp drive would move by distorting space.<p>The warp drive proposed by Miguel Alcubierre would achieve faster-than-light speeds by distorting space-time. The device would generate a field of negative energy that would squeeze or stretch …

WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

Lamborghini Veneno Roadster: Less car, more money!

Roofless Veneno arrives, limited to 9 cars, priced over $5 million.<p>Hey, good news. If you missed out on getting one of the three Lamborghini Veneno coupes, you have even better odds of scoring one of the new Veneno Roadsters. As Top Gear reports, Lambo's offering up nine of the open-topped Venenos. …

Magnetic Levitation

Watch: ‘Hell No: The Sensible Horror Film’ Where Characters Make Smart Decisions

Watch: 'Hell No: The Sensible Horror Film' Where Characters Make Smart Decisions<p>Does it drive you crazy when characters in horror films make …

Learn How Magnets Work By Watching This Short Animation

The latest video from MinutePhysics, a growing YouTube series by Henry Reich, explains the miracles of magnetism on a particle level.<p>You may remember the Insane Clown Posse’s eternal question, infinitely quoted from their 2009 single “Miracles”: “Fucking magnets, how do they work?”<p>They had the …

FYI: What Would Happen If You Got Zapped By The Large Hadron Collider?

It would burn a hole through you—and then some.<p>The scientists at the LHC would like to make two things very clear. First, it's just a horrible idea to put any part of your body in front of the collider's two proton beams. Each beam comprises 320 trillion particles, so the total energy delivered is …

Early Visualizations Of Disease Are As Fascinating As They Are Disturbing

Chicken pox induced pustules, rotting bones, a bulging eye tumor. These are not the images one would typically describe as beautiful. And yet there is something oddly enchanting about the early visualizations of disease, drawn and published as far back as the 1500s.<p>The detailed depictions of …

Anatomical Drawings of Leonardo da Vinci

<b>Anatomical Drawings of Leonardo da Vinci</b><p>Anatomy of the Neck, c. 1515 (X)<p>Three Studies of the Shoulder and Neck, c. 1509-1510 (X)

Anatomically correct chair

Anatomically correct chair

Why do we sleep? To clean our brains, say US scientists

Scientists in the US claim to have a new explanation for why we sleep: in the hours spent slumbering, a rubbish disposal service swings into action that cleans up waste in the brain.<p>Through a series of experiments on mice, the researchers showed that during sleep, cerebral spinal fluid is pumped …

Asteroid 2013 TV135: doomsday again (yawn)

Head for the hills (although that won't save you). A number of lurid internet headlines today are heavily hinting at doom in 2032 because a 410-metre-wide asteroid could hit the Earth.<p>If it does, the reports say, it could create an explosion 50 times greater than the biggest nuclear bomb ever …

Space Station Crew Members Discuss Life in Space with KSTP-TV and the Big Ten Network

At the Winter Olympics, Ferrari hits a different track

Ferrari is not an automaker that is traditionally known for its mastery of ice. Until now.<p>Amid preparations for the launch of the 950-horsepower LaFerrari hybrid supercar, the Italian automaker has found the time to design and construct a lightweight, highly aerodynamic bobsled for the Italian …