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The automotive manufacturer Lexus has released this teaser video of their new endeavour: a hoverboard. Called the Slide...

Lexus has created a hoverboard - Popular Mechanics

The automotive manufacturer Lexus has released this teaser video of their new endeavour: a hoverboard. Called the Slide...

This video shows what can be done to achieve photo-realism in games with the Unreal 4 game-engine, which is essentially a core infrastructure around which many games are built.

Photo-realism in Games Is Almost Here - Popular Mechanics

This video shows what can be done to achieve photo-realism in games with the Unreal 4 game-engine, which is essentially a core infrastructure around which many games are built.

This video shows what can be done to achieve photo-realism in games with the Unreal 4 game-engine, which is essentially a core infrastructure around which many games are built.

Photo-realism in Games Is Almost Here - Popular Mechanics

This video shows what can be done to achieve photo-realism in games with the Unreal 4 game-engine, which is essentially a core infrastructure around which many games are built.

NASA has released a video of what the phases of the moon looks like from the far side. As with the side of the moon which is visible from Earth, the far side has its own complete cycle of phases, however the terrain here is somewhat different. The far side does not have the darker...

A glimpse of the moon... from the other side. - Popular Mechanics

NASA has released a video of what the phases of the moon looks like from the far side. As with the side of the moon which is visible from Earth, the far side has its own complete cycle of phases, however the terrain here is somewhat different.

A crow displaying a remarkable understanding of water displacement and causality.

Crow Understands Cause and Effect with Water Displacement Experiments - Popular Mechanics

A crow displaying a remarkable understanding of water displacement and causality.

Mall robberies showed a sharp spike towards the end of 2014. Hardest hit was the Western Cape. Conclusion: we need to get smarter about many aspects of crime, from predicting to prevention and deterrence. And, not least, stopping the bad guys from making a getaway. There can�t be a more security-conscious nation than South Africa....
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Spider Wire: Stopping baddies in their tracks - Popular Mechanics

Dean Lazarus, below, is the man behind a novel barrier idea developed by his company, Spider Wire. Lazarus, who has a security background in both Australia and South Africa, moved back here around 5 years ago.

Lucid dreaming is as close as you can get to making your wildest dreams come true without entering The Matrix. It is the process where you become aware you are dreaming without waking and then proceed to take control of events and processes at your whim in the dream state � and millions of people are doing it. Now scientists believe lucid dreaming is associated with better metacognition.

A Guide to Lucid Dreaming and Why it Could Make You Smarter - Popular Mechanics

Lucid dreaming is as close as you can get to making your wildest dreams come true without entering The Matrix. It is the process where you become aware you are dreaming without waking and then proceed to take control of events and processes at your whim in the dream state – and millions of people are doing it. Now scientists believe lucid dreaming is associated with better metacognition.

A casual beach side flight of a radio controlled plane goes wrong in the glare from the sun, but the GoPro catches the crash into the water on film, and so much more underwater.

Amazing Underwater shots from a Crashed RC Plane's GoPro - Popular Mechanics

A casual beach side flight of a radio controlled plane goes wrong in the glare from the sun, but the GoPro catches the crash into the water on film, and so much more underwater.

On 12 November, history was made when ESA’s Rosetta mission soft-landed its Philae probe on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko...
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Rosetta's Philae probe lands on comet - Popular Mechanics

On 12 November, history was made when ESA’s Rosetta mission soft-landed its Philae probe on Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko...