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BMW Is Making Cars That Drive Themselves

Everybody's working on self-driving cars! Google, Ford, Volvo and now even the ultimate driving machine, BMW, is trying their hand at hands free driving. BMW's self-autonomous system uses four types of sensors, radar, cameras, laser scanners and ultrasound distance sensors and can even change lanes to zoom past a slowpoke car. BMW. The ultimate lazy driving machine.

How a Plane Wing Really Works

By Sam Gibbs on at

The power of flight is an amazing thing to get your head around, but apparently you’ve been taught wrong. We know a wing blazes through the air with a shape that causes lower pressure on top of it and higher below it, which affectively sucks the wing upwards. However, it’s the shape of the wing not the time it takes the air to travel around it that produces flight.

Latest DIY Destroyer Proves That the Slingshot Master Is Officially a Wizard

By Andrew Liszewski on at

As you stretch a rubber band, it heats up. But as it cools down it actually loses some of the energy it stored when it was stretched. That means the longer a slingshot is left loaded, the less powerful it becomes. Unless you're Joerg Sprave, the internet's resident master of slingshot design, who discovered that simply reheating a stretched elastic band can restore up to 40 per cent of its original powuh.