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The World's Soon-To-Be Tallest Rollercoaster Marks A Design Revolution In Thrill-Rides

"The Skyscraper," set to open in 2016, will be 570-feet-tall—higher than the Washington Monument.<p>Move over, Kingda Ka! The city of Orlando is set to reshape its skyline through the development of what's sure to be a new institution, the Skyplex, a 570' tall entertainment complex, replete with the …

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6 Crazy Drones You Won't Believe Exist

If the state of drones today is any indication, the time of <i>I, Robot</i> and <i>The Terminator</i> may be closer than we thought.<p>While militarized drones are the …

A Different Kind of Drone

Drones are all over the news, but not often for good reasons. It’s a bad wrap! But the UARV (Unmanned Aerial Rescue Vehicle) is a perfect example of …

This is What Happens When Engineers Own Dogs

It was only a matter of time before an engineer devised a way for a dog to play fetch with itself. And that time is now. Behold! A dog-powered …

A Guy With No Engineering Experience Invented A Wheelchair That Can Go Anywhere, Even Through Water

Brad Soden makes go-anywhere, do-anything wheelchairs under the well-chosen company name of Tankchair, and we learned all about his business in this excellent write-up on Bloomberg Businessweek.<p>Tankchairs sit on treads, enabling them to cross all kinds of terrain that would leave a conventional …

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Mexico City To Consider Legalizing Marijuana

The leftwing Party of the Democratic Revolution is preparing legislation that would make it legal to smoke weed in Mexico City, news site Sin Embargo reports.<p>The potentially game-changing legislation, which legislators plan to introduce in September, would allow people to grow marijuana at home, …

Robert Full: The secrets of nature's grossest creatures, channeled into robots

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GoPro Video of a Mountain Biker Riding Over Staircases and Through Alleyways in Taxco, Mexico

Cyclist Kelly McGarry attached a GoPro to his bike before taking off on the route of the Taxco Urban Downhill Race in the hilly city of Taxco, …

You’re Getting Old!, A Fascinating Website That Offers Facts and Statistics About Your Lifetime

You’re Getting Old! is a fascinating website that offers facts and statistics relating to a person’s lifetime once their date of birth is entered. …

Key Colombia oil pipeline shut again by bomb attack: source

BOGOTA (Reuters) - A bomb attack blamed on Colombia’s leftist guerrillas has shut down the key Cano Limon-Covenas oil pipeline, a source at state-run oil company Ecopetrol which owns the pipeline, said on Thursday.<p>The explosion took place on a stretch of the 780-km (485-mile) pipeline in Norte de …