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2014 Nissan GT-R Track Edition

Warn the villagers. Godzilla's here again.<p>TESTED<p>Thank goodness Japan has a wild side. Interspersed among boatloads of politically correct Toyota Priuses comes the occasional Lexus F hot rod. And over at Nissan, punctuating the truckloads of morbidly thrifted Versas is the random GT-R. The muscular …

Repetitive beats

AS PASSAGES in Britain’s statute books go, Section 63 (1)(b) of the 1994 Criminal Justice Act is one of the odder ones. It gives police officers the …

East London

Ubuntu derivatives: 5 of the best Ubuntu-based distros

Are you a Linux desktop user who loves Ubuntu but is wary of Unity? You're in luck. There are lots of Ubuntu spins, both from Canonical and …

Linux

Cold fusion: smoke and mirrors, or raising a head of steam?

A lot has been happening in the world of cold fusion, or Low Energy Nuclear Reactions (LENR) since our last update. Andrea Rossi, who claims to have …

The Five Coolest Production Subarus of All Time – Feature

Subaru—both the name and the company—has been around for decades, but it’s slightly outlasted by its parent company, Fuji Heavy Industries, which is celebrating 60 years of business. Created from the pieces of several Japanese companies that survived World War II, Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) …

Ford's New Freeform Fabrication Technology Produces Metal Stamped Parts--Without Any Stamping or Dies!

Metal stamping is the quickest, most efficient way to bang millions of parts out of sheet metal. It also requires expensive dies and a big-ass press …

Fabrication

MIT Researchers Create All Optical Transistor

Computers today use electricity that flows through their transistors to create the binary code on and off required for every computerized object in …

O, Canada!

The Handibot, a Portable CNC Mill with Unlimited Work Area Capacity, Goes Live on Kickstarter

CNC mills live in shops, and power tools are things you can carry around. That's been the paradigm. But building on their successful 17 years of …

Living Rooms

Inside The Most Expensive Science Experiment Ever

Many machines over the past 60 years have been billed as the one that will make the big breakthrough in fusion science, only to stumble. This one could be different.<p>Some people have spent their whole working lives researching fusion and then retired feeling bitter at what they see as a wasted …

A precision US particle physics experiment is moving home | Mark Lancaster | Life & Physics

Most experimental particle physicists, when not twitching in front of a computer cursing the ROOT manual or chasing Grid Jobs, spend their time deep …

Daft Punk’s ‘Random Access Memories’ Completely Remixed, But By Who?

You might be sick to death with remixes of Daft Punk’s ‘Random Access Memories’, but, bear with me, this one trumps them all. Daftside, that’s …

Particle Fever, Sheffield Doc/Fest, review

Particle Fever is a brilliant documentary about the teams who conceived, designed and built the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva, writes David Gritten.<p>Is particle physics the new rock’n’roll? An unlikely proposition, certainly. But judging by the reception given to two screenings in Sheffield of …

A theory of everything ... has physics gone too far?

<b>Jim Baggott, author of Farewell to Reality: How Fairytale Physics Betrays the Search for Scientific Truth</b><p>The discovery of the Higgs boson was a …

Roush Mustang Configurator Goes Live

The 2014 Mustang is barely out of the corral but Jack Roush and the folks at Roush Performance already have their 2014 Mustang Configurator open for business. As in recent years, there are three packages for the Mustang GT (a multiple winner of our 10Best award) and one for the Mustang V-6. Before …

A Look Inside Japan's Suh-weet Underground Automated Bicycle Server

We first reported on Japan's underground bike storage systems a few years ago, but Culture Japan host Danny Choo has released a newer, high-res …

Japan

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 …

Respawn Entertainment unveils Titanfall, an Xbox One exclusive (update: Xbox 360 and PC too)

We've been wondering exactly what former Infinity Ward founder Vince Zampella was up to at Respawn Entertainment, and now he's finally shown off the fruits of his team's labor: <i>an Xbox One exclusive called</i> <i>Titanfall</i>. The <i>Call of Duty</i> veterans have concocted a futuristic FPS that lets you fight on foot …

Corsair Vengeance Pro Series Memory Launches (video)

Corsair has this week added a new addition to their range of memory, in the form of the newly launched Corsair Vengeance Pro Series Memory.<p>The new …

Extinct Giant Lizard Named After Jim Morrison

I am the Lizard King. I can name anything.<p>A long time ago, Doors lead singer Jim Morrison sang/said <i>I am the Lizard King, I can do anything</i> (because he was reaaaaally high). Now scientists have named an ancient, extinct species of gigantic lizard after Morrison, just as he intended.<p>The lizard, which …

Thinking of cutting down on meat? It benefits your health, the environment, and now we're told it even reduces food shortages in the developing world. If you need a nudge towards embracing vegetarianism, start with these delicious dishes via Guardian Life & style http://bit.ly/13ixNpB Photograph: Colin Campbell for the Guardian

Origin PC lineup makes the leap to Haswell, GeForce GTX 700M

Origin PC makes a point of embracing game-friendly technology as soon as it arrives, and you'd better believe it's welcoming Haswell-based processors with open arms: virtually all of its computer line is making the jump to the faster Intel hardware. The raw CPU power is the main highlight for the …

The 10 best asparagus recipes British asparagus has finally arrived. And your options are plentiful – tie them to a prawn, shred them to ribbons or slather them in a sesame dressing http://bit.ly/ZittIh Photograph: Yuki Sugiura for the Guardian

Your Complete Guide To White Wine [Infographic]

Or, how to get smashed with class<p>So you're about to order a bottle of tasty white wine! Do you want dry, very dry, or off-dry? And what ratio of melon-ness to butterscotch-ness do you want? What about saltiness? Stonefruit-ness? If you don't know, your waiter will look at you through eyes swollen …

The Doors' Ray Manzarek: a life – in pictures

http://www.theguardian.com/music/gallery/2013/may/21/doors-ray-manzarek-life-in-pictures<p>720<p>From playing with the Doors in venues across the world to …

The Physics Of: Redline

The secrets of sky-high engine speeds.<p>spinners<p>how come diesels don't rev?<p>Automotive diesel engines usually don't spin past 5000 rpm. Thanks to diesel fuel's higher energy density and more abrupt combustion, heavier components are necessary. Long strokes that augment torque also add inertial mass, …

Engines

Roll over Einstein: meet Weinstein | Alok Jha

There are a lot of open questions in modern physics.<p>Most of the universe is missing, for example. The atoms we know about account for less than 5% of …

Eric Weinstein may have found the answer to physics' biggest problems

Two years ago, a mathematician and physicist whom I've known for more than 20 years arranged to meet me in a bar in New York. What he was about to …

20 gadgets for the ultimate connected home

Smart but simple<p>The dream of having the ultimate connected home can sometimes turn into a nightmare. A complicated set-up process, iffy apps and a …

Smart Homes

Take a Look Inside a Tiny Nuclear Reactor

This year Westinghouse will begin fuel tests for its Small Modular Reactor (SMR), a downsized system that puts out 225 megawatts.<p><b>On the tail of getting the go-ahead</b> from the federal government to build the first new nuclear reactors in the U.S. in over 30 years, Westinghouse is aiming small. This …