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The Search For The Olympian Gene

In 2014, the former Soviet nation of Uzbekistan announced a plan that it hoped would give it a leg up in future Olympic games. It would DNA test Uzbek children to determine their athletic potential. More »      

CERN scientists get antimatter ready for its first road trip

7 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Antimatter is notoriously tricky to store and study, thanks to the fact that it will vanish in a burst of energy if it so much as touches regular matter. The CERN lab is one of the only places in the world that can readily produce the stuff, but getting it into the hands of the scientists who want to study it is another matter (pun not intended). Show More Summary

The Last Jedi VFX Breakdown Reveals The Work Of ILM's VFX Masters

Video. The visual effects breakdown reels continue to pour out of Hollywood as we get closer to the Academy Awards in March, with Industrial Light & Magic showing the world exactly why it's won 16 Oscars for Best Visual Effects over the years, and why it thinks it deserves a 17th for its work on Star Wars. The Last Jedi. More »      

Peugeot reveals sporty and stylish next-gen 508 sedan

7 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Peugeot has revealed the next-generation 508 ahead of next month's Geneva Auto Show, showing off a lower and more compact coupe-inspired sedan. The sharper and sportier five-door fastback is promised to bring better aerodynamics to the...Show More Summary

E-cigarette vapor contains potentially unsafe levels of chromium, nickel and lead

7 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

New research from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health has found that a number of e-cigarette vapors contain unsafe levels of toxic metals, including lead and chromium. It is suspected that blame lies with e-cigarette heating...Show More Summary

Coming Soon: The World's First Walking Dead Roller Coaster

Fans who want to do more than just watch walkers on TV will soon be able to do just that. Thorpe Park, an amusement park in the UK, just announced it will soon open the world's first Walking Dead roller coaster. More »      

Porsche keeps things au naturel with hot, new 911 GT3 RS

8 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

If the GT3 isn't quite exclusive or sharply focused enough for you, try the RS model on for size. Forget hybrids and turbos, this pounds out 520 horsepower worth of noisy, naturally aspirated power. It's also lighter, with better aeros,...Show More Summary

This Playable Pod Racing Game Is The Phantom Menace LEGO Set We Deserved Years Ago

You can complain about The Phantom Menace all you want, but the podrace scene remains one of the best visual spectacles in all the Star Wars movies. It spawned some wonderful toys too, but nothing that comes close to Alexis Dos Santos' LEGO Mindstorms-powered tabletop pod racing game. More »      

Former Tesla employee claims the company knowingly sells faulty cars

A new lawsuit filed by a former Tesla employee alleges that the company knowingly sold buyers cars which were known to have significant defects, otherwise known as "lemons." The suit was filed late last month by Adam Williams, a long-time Tesla employee who, most recently, was a mobile manager within the company. Show More Summary

SpaceX launches first Starlink satellites for global broadband internet access by 2024

8 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

Earlier oday, SpaceX successfully launched and deployed its first two test satellites for Starlink, the rocket company's own constellation of housands of communications satellites that aims to provide worldwide broadband internet access...Show More Summary

There's A Solid Chance The Autonomous Cars Of The Future Will Force Ads On You 

Spend enough time googling "tacos" or "pasta" and eventually you'll be served ads for Latin or Italian restaurants. Spend enough time driving to Latin or Italian restaurants and eventually, your car might soon serve ads and offer recommendations. More »      

Uh Oh, Snap

Social-media monarch Kylie Jenner - a longtime Snapchat power user and arguably one of the most important trendsetters on there - suggested this week she may be done with the app, which is bad news for a company that has already seen numerous users get mad online (but more importantly maybe reduce their engagement) over a recent redesign. More »      

There's More Going On In Black Panther's End Credit Scenes Than You Realise

Seeing as how Black Panther is the 18th film in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the fact it ends with two credits scenes is hardly a surprise. What is a surprise, though, is that while these scenes seem relatively self-explanatory, there's a lot more going on in them than you'd think - especially in the second scene. More »      

SpaceX Payload Fairing Survives Despite Missing Recovery Net By 'a Few Hundred Metres'

Early today, a Falcon 9 rocket delivered the PAZ radio communications satellite, along with a pair of SpaceX-owned internet satellites, to low-Earth orbit. It was an otherwise routine launch and deployment, save for the attempt to recover the rocket's payload fairing -- a feat that's never been tried before. More »      

Huawei says its new Android phone is powerful enough to drive a car

Mobile chips already come with artificial intelligence features, including Apple’s A11 Bionic, Huawei’s Kirin 970, and Samsung’s Exynos 9810. But is the AI good enough to power, say, a self-driving car? Huawei seems to think that’s exactly...Show More Summary

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