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One of the world's most powerful motorcycles
Motorcycles

The world's most powerful production motorcycles: 200 hp or go home

May 08, 2020
Two hundred horsepower is a perfectly decent amount of power for a small to medium sized car. It is a lewd and indecent amount to stuff into a motorcycle that weighs next to nothing and adheres to the road with two small tire contact patches.
The ambitious Opus is one of Zaha Hadid Architects' most striking buildings to date and took 13 years to realize
Architecture

Zaha Hadid's holey hotel turns heads in Dubai

May 08, 2020
Dubai is chock-full of impressive buildings, including the world's tallest, but even in that company the Opus stands out. Designed by Zaha Hadid Architects, this luxury hotel takes the form of a glass cube with an eight-story void at its center.
A model of a proton-proton collision in the Large Hadron Collider, which produces a Higgs boson
Physics

Higgs boson examined as source of dark matter at the LHC

May 08, 2020
It’s been calculated that dark matter is around five times more common than regular matter – and yet, we still haven’t directly detected it. Now CERN has joined the hunt, testing whether the famous Higgs boson could decay into dark matter.

Top Stories

The DeepView 24, a spectacularly panoramic 24-seat tourist submarine, has just launched in Vietnam
Marine

Triton launches spectacular 24-seat DeepView tourist submarine

A newly developed compound could attack various facets of Alzheimer's disease
Medical

New compound combats the metal ions and plaques linked to Alzheimer’s

Surf Lakes' functioning 5 Waves prototype, in the town of Yeppoon
Outdoors

Pool packs in more surfers by making waves from the middle

The flame length and propulsive thrust of this new microwave-accelerated plasma thruster design appear to vary linearly with power application and air speed, making it a potentially promising design for electric aviation
Aircraft

Electric microwave plasma thruster could rival traditional jet engines

No matter how many features Bowlus packs into the Road Chief, it's still that distinctive look that really captures the imagination
Outdoors

Bowlus takes the long road with its most powerful off-grid camper yet

Mission six for the X-37B is slated to launch next Sunday May 16 from Cape Canaveral
Space

US prepares secretive X-37B space plane for mission six

Latest News

  • The ability of mosquitoes to navigate in the dark has inspired a new obstacle avoidance system for drones
    Science

    Mosquito night navigation inspires new drone obstacle avoidance system

    May 08, 2020
    Researchers have taken inspiration from a mosquito's ability to fly and land in the dark to develop a new collision-avoidance sensory system for drones that mimics the insect's ability to use airflow to detect obstacles.
  • The garage served as the basis of the CoPilot FOMO design, hauling sports equipment and accessories and doubling as a workstation
    Automotive

    Ultimate gear head camper van clears space with foldaway bathroom

    May 08, 2020
    One of the world's ultimate vans for mountain bikers and dog lovers, the CoPilot FOMO camper van packs a smart, efficient floor plan that saves plenty of space for gear. A few swinging, sliding, folding and swiveling parts make it all possible.
  • The Blaze Laserlight is designed to alert motorists by projecting a bicycle symbol onto the road
    Bicycles

    5 bike headlights that offer a little extra

    May 08, 2020
    While a set of lights are an essential part of night-time bicycle commuting, advances in electronics have led to a number of headlights that do more than just shine straight onto the road. Here are a few such "value-added" lights that caught our eye.
  • An illustration depicting how the LEAP robot is inspired by the cheetah's running style
    Robotics

    Soft-bodied robot channels the cheetah to move fast

    May 08, 2020
    When we think of soft-bodied robots, we tend to picture things that slowly crawl like caterpillars. A new one is able to move much quicker, though, by leaping like a cheetah.
  • Prof. William Chen (center) holds a sheet of chitin polymer that was produced through the new fermentation process
    Environment

    Fruit waste used to harvest polymer from seafood waste

    May 08, 2020
    Found in crustacean shells, chitin is a useful natural polymer. Now, scientists have developed a fruit waste-based fermentation process for getting it out of those shells – and the technique results in better-quality chitin, to boot.
  • Sponsored Content

    Miso’s AI robots are reinventing the modern kitchen

    May 08, 2020
    Having already received over 10 billion organic media impressions online, Miso Robotics and its intrepid Flippy are taking the culinary world by storm, and SeedInvest is currently offering investors an opportunity to get in on the ground floor.
  • If everything goes to plan with the campaign, shipping for the Handled tool is slated for July 2020
    Outdoors

    Camp pot gripper also punctures fuel canisters for safe recycling

    May 08, 2020
    Adventure gear startup Outdoor Element has taken to Kickstarter with a clever solution to a common camping dilemma, offering a pot gripper that doubles as a device to empty and puncture fuel canisters for safe disposal.
  • The Huracan EVO RWD Spyder: its #1 job is to look hot, and it does
    Automotive

    Lamborghini's Huracan EVO RWD Spyder teases open-top drift shenanigans

    May 07, 2020
    Lamborghini isn't here to save the world, it's here to make loud, sexy supercars that people can tag on the 'gram and pick up hotties with. The latest bull to flee the pen is a slidey convertible designed to make you look like a playboy drift god.
  • The Cape honey bee has an ability to reproduce daughters asexually, and scientists have now pinpointed the gene that makes this possible
    Biology

    Scientists pinpoint single gene behind virgin birth of Cape honey bees

    May 07, 2020
    Scientists investigating the genetics underlying a peculiar behavior in South Africa’s Cape honey bee have made a groundbreaking discovery, pinpointing the single gene that enables them to reproduce without having sex.
  • Nanoparticles made from plant viruses could help fight autoimmune diseases
    Medical

    Plant virus nanoparticles pitched as treatment for autoimmune diseases

    May 07, 2020
    In a new study led by the University of Verona, researchers have used plant viruses to make new nanoparticles that show promise in mice for treating autoimmune diseases like type 1 diabetes and rheumatoid arthritis.
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A UCF team has produced a continuously firing prototype of a H2/O2 rotating detonation engine, capable of running until the fuel is turned off – a feat previously thought impossible
Space

World-first "impossible" rotating detonation engine fires up

A study forecasting global temperatures as a result of climate change has projected that billions will be made to endure "nearly unliveable" heat
Environment

Study: Global warming to place billions in "near-unliveable" heat

The Infinity Seat is one that we've actually put to the test
Bicycles

5 bike saddles that take a "no buts" approach to comfort

When it comes to a vaccine for the novel coronavirus, there is as much uncertainty around distribution as there is around development
Health & Wellbeing

The COVID-19 vaccine: How do we immunize 7 billion people?

Inside the iPhone SE is the same A13 Bionic chip that powers the iPhone 11
Mobile Technology

iPhone SE 2020 review: The mid-range iPhone we've been waiting for

The Unicat MD56c comes powered by a 532-hp diesel engine
Automotive

$1.5 million 6x6 motorhome roams off-grid with four people and an ATV

Popular photo galleries

'Pahtotharmyar'. Pahtotharmyar Temple, Bagan, Myanmar
Digital Cameras

Heavenly designs in Agora's best architecture photography

One of the most eye-catching shots Spitzer ever took, showing the Helix Nebula, a cloud of dust two light-years wide, with the bright red center hiding a dying star shrouded in its own disk of debris
Space

Celebrating Spitzer: 16 years of incredible infrared space photography

Nominee, Cityscapes, Professional. Life in Prague silhouettes
Digital Cameras

Vanguard visions: The winners of the 6th Fine Art Photography Awards

Honorable Mention - Flying Frog. Wallace’s Flying Frog is a moss frog found in Malaysia and western Indonesia
Digital Cameras

The wonderfully weird winners of The Mind’s Eye Photo Awards

A joint project between Retreat Caravans and OzXcorp, the ERV is billed as the world's first all-electric caravan, eliminating the need for LPG and other fuels
Outdoors

Aussie camper trailers pack Outback-grade mettle, five-star comfort

The 25th annual Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance was held on March 8, 2020 on the fairways of the Golf Club of Amelia Island
Automotive

Pictorial: 25th annual Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance

Coronavirus

  • The ventilator prototype for coronavirus disease patients designed and built by NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory
    Medical

    NASA develops VITAL COVID-19 ventilator prototype in crash program

  • Boston Dynamics suggests this technology could be applied to a number of other more common wheeled robots
    Robotics

    Boston Dynamics sends Spot robot to help doctors treat COVID-19 patients

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Features

  • When it comes to a vaccine for the novel coronavirus, there is as much uncertainty around distribution as there is around development
    Health & Wellbeing

    The COVID-19 vaccine: How do we immunize 7 billion people?

  • Technology developed for the Top EV Racing drag car is set to power hyperloop transport
    Automotive

    HyperPower: The high-density electric motor set to accelerate the hyperloop

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