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Speed bumps and vomit are the Hyperloop’s biggest challenges

If it’s built, the Hyperloop may feel more like a roller coaster than a train<p>It’s now been three days since Elon Musk unveiled his alpha plans for the Hyperloop, the radical and ambitious high-speed transit line that promises passage from Los Angeles to San Francisco in just 35 minutes. And while …

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …

BMW R65 + surfboard

A bike has to be pretty special to stand out at the annual Wheels & Waves festival in Biarritz: it’s the motorcycling equivalent of a beach full of French supermodels. But this lovely 1979 BMW R65 with a surfboard rack stopped passers-by in their tracks with its understated elegance.<p>It’s the work …

The height of intelligence

Tall people are smarter.<p>This is a phenomenon with scientific research to back it up. It's a small effect, it's not an absolute; I'm not saying Andre the Giant was the intellectual superior of Robert Hooke, you'll still find plenty of smarter-than-average shorter people, and many tall people who …

Icon x Triumph drift motorcycle

How many motorcycle videos get more than ten million views? Not many, if any. But the first two <i>Motorcycle vs. Car Drift Battle</i> films from Icon Motosports got an incredible 13 million and 16 million views apiece.<p>The third film in the series has just been released. So we thought we’d take a closer …

Harley dual sport motorcycle: The Carducci SC3 Adventure

Jim Carducci is an engineer with a passion for dual sport motorcycles and the Harley Sportster motor. So he’s put the two together and created the Carducci Dual Sport SC3 Adventure.<p>It’s not quite as improbable as it sounds, and the amount of engineering on the finished product is quite remarkable. …

Urban Zoom Photography

Avec sa série intitulée sobrement « Urban Zoom », le photographe allemand Jakob Wagner nous offre de superbes clichés en longue-exposition dans …

A Skyscraper-Style Treehouse With Soaring Mountain Views

The Tower House, designed by GLUCK+ Architects, reflects back the forest canopy.<p>Architects like wordplay. It’s a fun and effective way to condense the main thesis behind a project without resorting to archi-speak. It’s also a good bit of marketing. A simple subversion like “horizontal skyscraper” …

Gorgeous Black-and-White Vintage Photos of Early NASA Facilities

Among the great joys of spending countless hours rummaging through archives is the occasional serendipitous discovery of something absolutely wonderful: Case in point, these gorgeous black-and-white photographs of vintage NASA (and NASA predecessor NACA) facilities, which I found semi-accidentally …

The Best New Architecture

Design’s Big Night<p>The Best New Architecture<p>From ‘snow architecture’ in Austria to a Chinese theater that resembles a butterfly, see recipients of the …

The 5 Coolest Car Stunts of the Last 5 Years

We may no longer live in the golden age of the stuntman, with names like Evel Knievel attempting death-defying stunts. But don't believe that everything that can be done with a car or motorcycle has been done. These five recent stunts prove there is no en<p>We may no longer live in the golden age of …

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Space Tourism's Black Carbon Problem

The industry and the F.A.A. say the climate effects of flying civilians into space will be negligible, but some scientists fret about the accumulation of black carbon in the stratosphere.<p><i>This story is part of a special PopularScience.com series on the future of energy.</i><p>Virgin Galactic proudly touts …

Icon 1000 x Ural Solo sT

Custom motorcycles have always been part of Icon’s company culture—and they do all the work in-house. But this is the first Icon 1000 bike to be commissioned by a client. The commission came from Ural, and the machine is called the Quartermaster. Based on the Ural Solo sT, it’s a bike designed to …

Full face helmets

If you ride a motorcycle, you’ll know there’s discord between full-face and open-face advocates. Proponents of full-face lids disavow anything that doesn’t provide complete protection, and often quote studies like the 1981 Hurt Report—which suggested that 34% of motorcycle accidents involve an …

Motorcycle Backpacks

Motorcycles have an almost spiritual allure. When you’re in the saddle hammering down the tarmac, the world and all its worries disappear in the rear vision mirror. But this freedom comes at a price, and one of the largest inconveniences is the lack of a trunk—or boot, if you speak proper English. …

Opinion: Forget the Moon. Let's Go to Mars.

Buzz Aldrin says the Red Planet should be humankind's next destination.<p><i>Editor's Note:</i> <i>National Geographic is bringing together astronaut Buzz Aldrin and mountaineer Conrad Anker for a Google+ Hangout on Monday, May 20 at 2 pm ET (7 p.m. UTC). Post your questions below using #LetsExplore.</i><p><b>As an Apollo</b> …

Here's How Rich You'd Be If You'd Bought Apple Stock Instead Of Its Gadgets

Did you buy an Apple product between those dates?<p>Ever wonder how much money you would have now had you invested in AAPL stock instead of the first iPod when it came out? (That's $399 in 2001).<p>You'd have tens of thousands of dollars (see image).<p>We put 10 of the most popular Apple products of the …

Google Reminds iOS Devs of Resources Provided | iPhone-Developers

May 7, 2013 | Brandon Noskoviak - @noskoviak | Comments<p>Google published a blog post after releasing the Gmail update yesterday, reminding iOS …

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Europeans are basically one big family

Everyone with ancestors from the European continent are likely cousins who share the same family members from about a thousand years ago.<p>“What’s …

Architizer Journal: The Official Architizer Blog

These five winning projects of the 2018 A+Awards celebrate local materials, knowledge and craftsmans hip.<p>Enter now and get your project seen by millions.<p>Find the best brands for every architectural product and material.<p>These exceptional contemporary projects that take their cues from Kaufmann’s …

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'Time Crystals' Could Upend Physicists' Theory of Time

In February 2012, the Nobel Prize-winning physicist Frank Wilczek decided to go public with a strange and, he worried, somewhat embarrassing idea. …

The Turkish 'power ship' keeping the lights on in Lebanon

Moored at a specially constructed dock 100 metres off the coast of Beirut, a huge hulk of a ship rises impressively at dusk against the fading pinks …