A billion years from now the Earth will look very different

The very distant future, about a billion years from now, scientists say the atmosphere of Earth will contain very little oxygen. That will make the planet uninhabitable for complex aerobic life. Today, our atmosphere is about 21 percent oxygen, and that oxygen-rich nature makes it ideal for large and complex organisms like people. In Earth’s distant past, the planet had … Continue reading … [Read more...]

This SWAE McLaren 720S is a cacophony of 3D-printed carbon-fiber goodness

The McLaren 720S is an otherworldly supercar, but American tuning firm SWAE has something doubly desirable. Just a stone’s throw away from Glacier National Park in Montana is SWAE, a relative newcomer in the aftermarket tuning business. If you’re a newbie and you want to generate noise, creating a custom McLaren 720S with 3D-printed widebody panels is not a bad … Continue reading … [Read more...]

Astronomers discover a new rocky planet in the Virgo constellation

Astronomers have discovered a new rocky planet in the Virgo constellation that could be the best chance yet for studying the atmospheres of such planets outside of our solar system. The planet is known as Gliese 486b and is classified as a super-Earth. That means it’s a rocky planet larger than Earth but smaller than ice giants such as Neptune … Continue reading … [Read more...]

Porsche Taycan Cross Turismo e-wagon charges for off-road adventure

Usually during the first days of March, we find ourselves delightedly wading through a sea of the world's most exotic supercars and concepts at the annual Geneva Motor Show. It was here that Porsche first revealed the Cross Turismo AWD electric wagon concept three years ago, back when the Taycan was still the Mission E. Even though there's no show this year, Porsche is sticking to the time frame by pulling the covers off its production e-wagon: … [Read more...]

New Atlas – New Technology & Science News 2021-03-05 07:19:20

A speedy all-electric aircraft being developed with one eye on the record books has taken another step forward, with Rolls-Royce taking its Spirit of Innovation plane to the runway for the very first time. These first taxi tests of what is designed to become the world's fastest electric plane are an important early demonstration of its cutting edge propulsion systems, which the developers hope can offer a blueprint for not just planes but air … [Read more...]

Microsoft Edge adds vertical tabs, simpler tracking prevention

Almost in stark contrast to its pace with the first Microsoft Edge, now called “Microsoft Edge Legacy”, development on the Chromium-based successor seems to be faster, more frequent, and perhaps also more exciting. Building upon an existing and proven browser engine has given the company more opportunities to improve not only performance but also the user experience and the latest … Continue reading … [Read more...]