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I pose with a Klingon back when the “Star Trek” ride was still going in Las Vegas.
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SPOILERS AHEAD: The new “Star Trek” movies with J.J. Abrams at the helm have turned into commercial successes, but some long-time Trekkies aren’t thrilled with the direction the franchise is taking. Check out the Reddit responses to Wil Wheaton’s take on Abrams to get an idea of the discussion.
I, for one, am a bit in love with the reboots. Sure, I was suspicious at first. I enjoyed the 2009 “Star Trek” well enough, and thought it clever how it totally wiped out the timeline from the original series and gave itself a new universe to play in for the subsequent films. But it was seeing “Star Trek Into Darkness” yesterday that truly turned me into a fan of the new films. I’m going to tell you why.
My history of Trekkin’ First, let me establish my fandom. My “Star Trek” cred goes way, way back. My mother used to watch reruns with me when I was a baby. Somewhere in elementary school, I got totally hooked on the original series, to the point where I was saving my allowance to buy shiny gold insignias, spending hours poring over blueprints f… [Read more]
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Despite its massive horsepower and torque, the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse behaves nicely cruising on a twisty mountain road.
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I wish I could tell you about driving the Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse up to its record-breaking speed of 254 mph. Race car driver Anthony Liu did it. Of course, he drove the Veryon on a 5.6-mile straightaway at Volkswagen’s test track in Ehra-Lessien, Germany, taking the speed record for a production convertible.
On the rural roads in Napa, Calif., the best I could manage was a few seconds of maximum acceleration, making all four wheels grab pavement with neck-snapping force from the engine’s 1,106 pound-feet of torque.
With my foot flat on the gas pedal, I wasn’t looking at gauges or consulting a stopwatch, but Bugatti says the Veyron, in its open-top Grand Sport Vitesse form, hits 60 mph in about 2.5 seconds. I’ve driven cars that hit 60 mph in 3.5 seconds, but those did not prepare me for the Veyron. It is in a completely different class when it comes to stepping off the line.
Put the seven-speed dual-clutch gearbox in first, push the gas, and hang on. There’s no time to tap the paddle shifters, but that’s OK, the car will automatically grab the next gear before redline. No fuel shut-off to worry about.
Behind me, I hear disparate noises, most notably the whoosh of the Veyron’s four turbocharger… [Read more]
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Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse takes on the slow roads
A rendering of OSIRIS-REx from a NASA concept video.
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NASA’s plan to go poking around on an asteroid, with the ultimate goal of snagging one of the space rocks and towing it closer to earth, is moving forward and a specific asteroid has been chosen to visit and sample in the next few years.
NASA has announced that the Origins-Spectral Interpretation Resource Identification Security Regolith Explorer (OSIRIS-REx) passed a key confirmation review Wednesday, approving the spacecraft to move into development phase. Translation: We’re building a new spaceship, y’all!
- NASA to ‘lasso’ an asteroid
- NASA’s asteroid lasso mission said to halt Apocalypse scenario
- NASA’s grand Asteroid Initiative (pictures)
Not only does Osiris Rex (nice job on the naming, NASA folks) have a green light to be built, NASA has also chosen and named the first asteroid it will visit and sample. The asteroid now known as Bennu was previously called 1999 RQ36, but was renamed … [Read more]
NASA’s asteroid lasso mission said to halt Apocalypse scenario
Enormous asteroid to zip by Earth
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