We know surprisingly little about our oceans. To help with this glaring blind spot, the XPrize has announced a new $7 million contest to foster innovations in ocean exploration technology.
Guillermo Del Toro’s Crimson Peak is just jam packed with amazing visuals. If you want a look at some of that stunning imagery close up, you’re in luck: Crimson Peak: The Art of Darkness is out this week, and we’re exclusively revealing some gorgeous pictures from it—well as giving away a copy signed by Del Toro, too!
For the first time since 1994, a team of top-tier mathematics students from around the United States has taken first place at the International Mathematical Olympiad, a global competition that this year included teams from more than 100 countries.
Southern Italy is dotted with hulking aqueducts that went out of service years ago. In an attempt to find a new use for the structures in lieu of tearing it down, the government held a competition. One of the winning designs will blow your mind.
Are you happy now, Park City? After a planned addition to the Kimball Art Center sparked public outrage over the design—an awesome, spiraling log cabin from space—the architects behind the proposal, Bjarke Ingels Group, have unveiled an austere new design.
In celebration of National Engineers Week, six teams of engineers from Lockheed Martin devised duct taping designs that they thought could hold a human being on a wall for the longest amount of time. Then they ran this crazy contest.
I was about to call this Ideo electric commuter bike the best, well, something, but that's just not the case. It won an important competition in Oregon, the Manifest bike building competition, and that's where the accolades stop.
The venerable Star Trek tricorder, often imitated but never actually shown 100% emulating the one demonstrated in science fiction, could net an inventor $10 million if they're able to produce the real thing.
Red Bull held a "Flugtag" contest for homemade human-powered flying machines in Sydney, Australia over the weekend, which meant that a lot of people in goofy costumes fell into the water. Come look at some of them!
Brits have terrific reputations for wildlife photography, thanks to the likes of David Attenborough snapping where no man snapped before. The BWP Awards are brimming with glorious shots like this frog spawn one, but there can be only one winner...
Of the 136 fuel-efficient vehicles entered into the 2010 Progressive Insurance Automotive X-Prize, three 100 MPG contenders emerged victorious this week to share in the $10 million prize. These are their names:
The championship match of the 2010 FIRST Robot Competition is starting soon. Many teams have fallen and many robots have fallen apart. But now it's just the best student-made bots of the lot, battling for all the glory. Watch inside!
Yesterday, Netflix announced that they're pulling the plug on the sequel to their supercool Netflix Prize in which teams competed to improve the company's recommendation algorithm for a million dollar reward. Privacy: can't live with it, can't live without it.
How to get people using Office for Mac, after admitting only four people "love it"? I know! Paint a MacBook with Office for Mac colors, load it with a copy of Office 2008, and give it away on Twitter!