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National Geographic Tesla Motors Documentary

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Slow Motion Visible Combustion

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This is how Formula 1 engines turn exhaust fumes into power

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Formula 1 set to agree plan on 2017 rule changes

Formula 1 has been through a turbulent time over the last year or so. There have been rows, stand-offs and threats. At times, the very future of the sport has seemed in doubt. Falling TV audiences and a poisonous atmosphere … Continue reading

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Bloodhound: 1,000mph Supersonic Car Unveiled

The world’s most powerful racing car is to be revealed publicly for the first time today and is expected to attract up to 8,000 curious members of the public over the coming few days. Bloodhound, which can cover a mile … Continue reading

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China says its bullet trains will soon be able to reach 500 km/h

China has announced that’s it’s developed new technology that will help its bullet trains reach an ultra-fast 500 km/h. That isn’t quite as fast as Japan’s Maglev trains, which hit record-breaking speeds of 590 km/h earlier this year, but it’s … Continue reading

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F1 changes to bring the noise and cut driver aids

The Formula One Strategy Group has released details about changes to the sport, which are aimed at injecting some extra excitement into the racing from 2016 onwards. Changes to the cars’ exhaust systems and tires have been tabled, while electronic … Continue reading

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The new Jaguar XF performs the world’s longest high-wire water crossing

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Malaysian Grand Prix – Stats & Facts

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How Differential Gear works

An excellent tutorial from the 1930’s on the principles and development of the Differential Gear. We have edited it to the interesting part. – Deskarati

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How to lay a train track

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Building the world’s tallest lift for the world’s tallest building

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By the end of this decade the records for the world’s tallest building and highest lift are going to be broken. It has been estimated it will cost $1.2bn to build Saudi Arabia’s Kingdom Tower But this is more meaningful … Continue reading

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GM’s new electric could upstage Tesla

GM on Monday unveiled the Chevrolet Bolt, a $30,000 concept car that will probably go on sale in about two years. The range will make it attractive to many buyers who would not consider a fully electric car for fear … Continue reading

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New metal alloy has highest strength-to-weight ratio of any metal

A new ‘high-entropy’ metal alloy has been developed, and it’s as light as aluminium and as strong as titanium alloys. An international team of researchers has developed a new metal alloy that has a higher strength-to-weight ratio than any other … Continue reading

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McLaren confirm Jenson Button & Fernando Alonso for 2015

Jenson Button’s Formula 1 career will continue into a 16th season following McLaren’s decision to retain him alongside new signing Fernando Alonso. McLaren finally announced their line-up on Thursday after taking weeks to decide whether to keep Button, 34, or … Continue reading

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This mini engine has only two primary moving parts

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LiquidPiston is currently developing and testing the X Mini, a power-dense, low-vibration, quiet,70 cubic centimeter gasoline powered rotary four-stroke engine prototype. The compact engine (4-pound core) has only two primary moving parts. The X Mini is based on LiquidPiston’s patented thermodynamic … Continue reading

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This is now Earth’s largest ship—so big it can lift oil rigs off the sea

This is the Pieter Schelte, which is now the largest ship sailing the seas, surpassing even the Maersk Triple-E*. Built by Daewoo in Korea, this catamaran is so huge that it can lift entire oil platforms off their base, pick … Continue reading

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‘Professor’ Nico Rosberg explains Mercedes F1 science

Mercedes driver Nico Rosberg explains the physics of Formula 1’s new turbo engines and compressors to BBC Sport’s Lee McKenzie.The German, who won the Australian Grand Prix on the opening weekend of the 2014 season, takes a keen interest in … Continue reading

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Slices of Reality

Artist Laurin Döpfner used an industrial sander to smooth his way through various objects one layer at a time, photographing each stratum as he went. When he was through, he compiled the images into the stop motion video you see here. The … Continue reading

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These New Smart Bricks Are Like Lego for Real Buildings

If these lumps of concrete look familiar, that’s because they take some of their inspiration from Lego—but there’s more to them than child’s play. Created by a company called Kite Bricks, the blocks are actually referred to as Smart Brick, … Continue reading

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