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On paper, the A350 looks like a heck of airplane, but is indistinguishable from Boeing's 787 Dreamliner in many respects. Here's a comparison.
15 | March 1, 2010 10:07am |
New evidence fails to replicate the very study upon which the brain-training game industry depends.
34 | May 28, 2012 4:32pm |
Energy analyst Chris Nelder refreshes his outlook for 2013.
26 | May 29, 2013 3:00am |
Millennials love their smartphones and bikes. Cars? Not so much. This could spawn a new generation of smart bikes for hipsters and obsessive cyclists, starting with Helios handlebars.
14 | June 6, 2013 3:00am |
A profile of a couple who built a prefabricated home wonders if prefabricated really is more affordable.
55 | April 19, 2012 7:34pm |
The Navy has moved closer to a combat-ready futuristic weapon after the successful test firing of an "Advanced Containment Launcher."
12 | October 22, 2012 4:40am |
New report from McKinsey Global Institute identify the top world-changing technologies that will add the most value to the global economy.
15 | May 24, 2013 9:12am |
The world's top architects are competing to design Finland's longest bridge. Why is it so special? Three words: no cars allowed.
9 | May 22, 2013 4:44am |
With the press of a button, the handheld Metal Vapor Torch ignites a fiery blade that can pulverize deadbolts, padlocks, chains and steel.
8 | December 7, 2012 4:40am |
Stick a fork in U.S. nuclear power. With four plants closing this year and more to come, the dream of electricity "too cheap to meter" is dead.
87 | June 12, 2013 1:41am |
A Kickstarter campaign could release hundreds of thousands of synthetic biological weeds across the United States -- and so far, the government is doing nothing about it.
25 | June 13, 2013 1:43am |
A recent survey found the majority of Americans would go solar -- that is, if cost weren't a factor. Turns out, their perception of upfront costs might not align with reality.
68 | April 26, 2012 9:18am |
And you thought your apartment was small.
11 | May 22, 2013 3:10am |
Just when you thought you could recycle in your sleep, here come bioplastics.
3 | May 30, 2013 3:00am |
An innovative sword-shaped test train reached a world record-breaking speed of 311 mph.
29 | December 28, 2011 12:41pm |
A Wisconsin engineer has printed what he calls the "Lulz Liberator" on a commercially-available printer.
2 | May 23, 2013 4:44am |
Here's some insight into how companies like GE are taking advantage of 3D-printing technology.
1 | June 6, 2013 5:48am |
Now you can tap into Stanford's startup knowledge.
June 17, 2013 7:31am |
Top 20 most popular future jobs of 2030: Vertical farmer, limb maker, waste data handler, narrowcaster
In 2030, some of the most popular jobs could be vertical farmer, limb maker, waste data handler or narrowcaster, according to a new U.K. report.
7 | January 19, 2010 10:48am |
A little-known firm may one-up big tire companies like Michelin and Bridgestone by launching an indestructible tire for the consumer market by 2014.
16 | March 8, 2013 4:15am |