Go Car Shopping With "Click and Clack" In This 2008 Documentary

I don't care much for cars. But even though I'm ambivalent about automobiles, I'm incredibly passionate about the radio show Car Talk. Sadly, one half of the Car Talk brothers, Tom Magliozzi, died today at 77, which sent me searching for this documentary they made in 2008—the first time I saw "Click and Clack" in… » 11/03/14 8:00pm 11/03/14 8:00pm

World's Longest Neutrino Beam Will Explore Why the Universe Still Exists

It may not possess the sense of overwhelming grandeur that CERN can muster, but Fermilab's new 500-mile long neutrino experiment is just as ambitious. Leveraging the most powerful accelerator-based neutrino experiment ever built in the United States, researchers hope to unravel subatomic secrets and, through them,… » 10/08/14 11:40am 10/08/14 11:40am

Watch a Star Explode, Live, Right Here Right Now

Seems like whenever a star is discovered, it's just a countdown until the inevitable crash and burn. It happened to Lindsay Lohan and Macaulay Culkin, and tonight it's happening to the just-spotted star Nova Del 2013. Located yesterday by an amateur astronomer, the erupting white dwarf is getting brighter and hotter… » 8/15/13 6:50pm 8/15/13 6:50pm

Six Android Launchers to Supercharge Your Smartphone

There are scores of Android launchers out there for people who don't want to be stuck with TouchWiz (or whatever bloated skin came with your phone). But choosing among them can be a chore. With so many features to parse, which launcher should you use? Last week, we put the question to you, our fabulously informed…
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How Tech Made the Boston Bombing Manhunt Possible

The chaos of the Boston Marathon bombing is behind us now, but the mechanics of the high-tech manhunt it inspired are no less awe-inspiring than they were the day they happened. PBS's fantastic NOVA series took a deep dive into the technology that went into tracking down the suspects, and it's now available to watch… » 6/01/13 9:00pm 6/01/13 9:00pm

Meteor Strike: The Complete Story of Russia's Cosmic Fireball

Thanks to the crazy prevalence of dash-cams in Russia, we got an amazing, multi-viewpoint look at last month's monster meteor strike just hours after it happened. But there's more to see than just the flashes in the sky. PBS's Nova dug in deep to figure out the details of the incident, and the disaster it could have… » 3/30/13 9:00pm 3/30/13 9:00pm

Infinite Comics: Marvel's New Format Changes How Comics Are Created—And…

The first issue of Marvel's new Infinite Comics format comes out on the iPad tomorrow. It's a technological step forward—it allows artists to pace the storytelling by shifting focus within a single drawing, or staggering the appearance of text bubbles in dialogue. Yet, as Marvel's Chief Creative Officer Joe Quesada… » 4/03/12 4:09pm 4/03/12 4:09pm

Rare Inner Beauty: The Asus Nova Lite 2L Mini PC Hides Stereo Under Its…

Mini ITX machines around the size of a Mac mini aren't rare. But machines like this with stereo speakers built in that look like little precise German lunchboxes of computing power, well, that's not something you find every day. Precise? Yes, take a look at the front mesh and side grills. The single fan design makes… » 3/20/08 8:31am 3/20/08 8:31am

Asus Shows Off Nova P22 mini-PC, Looks Like a Mac mini Dressed Up in…

It's probably not going to take the desktop world by storm like the Eee has with notebooks—cause it's not $400 for one—but Asus's Nova P22 mini-PC certainly isn't a bad looking machine. It's got a form factor sorta like the Mac mini but it's more angular and less curvy, with a Sunkist accent wrapped around it. » 11/29/07 8:40pm 11/29/07 8:40pm