Design

The best and worst cars ranked

Kia has climbed to second spot in the quality rankings, just behind luxury brand Porsche. Source: Supplied THE quality of cars and trucks made by European, Korean and US companies has improved so much in recent years that Japanese automakers, long the industry standard, are having trouble keeping pace. The …

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Commuter has smart card sewn into hand

Vlad’s microchip can be seen under his skin, but he thinks that it’s the ‘perfect solution’ to stop you losing your ‘expensive season ticket.’ Source: australscope THERE’S smart technology — and then there’s this. A Russian engineer sliced open his own hand in a DIY operation to insert a chip …

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How to buy a tank

The intimidating T-34 tank is just one of the many tanks on sale. Source: Supplied IF YOU ever wanted to buy a tank, now is your chance. The Czech, Slovak, Hungarian and Polish militaries are clearing out their stocks of Soviet-era tanks to make way for NATO replacements. Mortar Investments, …

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‘Killing machine’ re-built after 1500 years

Dancer Sonia Bracalenti is taken up to the amphitheatre from the underground at Rome’s Colosseum on Friday. Pic: Gregorio Borgia / AP Source: AP A “KILLING machine” that carried wild animals from the depths of the Colosseum to their certain deaths has been re-created, 1500 years after the last creature …

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Broken wings that fix themselves

The technology may one day allow an aeroplane fix its wings mid-flight. Source: Getty Images A GROUP of researchers from the University of Bristol are on the verge of making a discovery that will allow self-healing technology to become the norm. The research has been flagged as an important step …

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Secret behind haunting pic of girl

‘Christina’ circa 1913. Autochrome by Lieutenant Colonel Mervyn O’Gorman. Picture: SSPL/Getty Images Source: Getty Images IT’S a beautiful, dreamy shot of a young girl in a red cape sitting on a beach that wouldn’t look out of place on Instagram or within the pages of a fashion magazine. It might …

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Swimming cap for men with beards is amazing

Now you can have a lush beard and compete in the pool. Source: Supplied IT is such a shame having a bushy beard and setting record laps in the pool don’t go hand in hand. While bushy bristles may increase your ability to chop wood, quadruple your handsomeness and allow …

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Why Bill Gates is the ultimate hypocrite

Stay in school kids. Source: Supplied WITH a net worth of close to $A100 billion dollars, it is safe to say dropping out of uni worked out pretty spectacularly for Bill Gates. So, it seems a little strange that the Microsoft co-founder is now urging younger people to secure a …

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FBI spying on residents with aircraft

This small plane is among a fleet of surveillance aircraft by the FBI, which are primarily used to target suspects under federal investigation. Picture: AP Photo/Andrew Harnik Source: AP THE Federal Bureau of Investigation is operating a small air force with scores of low-flying planes across the US carrying video …

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What’s it like to drive a Lamborghini?

Like art. Source: Supplied WHEN you were a kid, odds were one of the posters on your bedroom wall was of a raging bull. For me, it was a 2004 Gallardo. At the time I didn’t even know how to pronounce its name, who knew that spoken properly in Italian …

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