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Boeing debuts new metal said to be 99.99% air

Airplane maker Boeing has released a new video showing off a metal that it’s invented, going so far as to claim that it is “99.99% air,” even …

Engineering

How To: Polish Your Car Like a Pro

No need to go broke making your car look like a million bucks.<p>Keeping your car’s finish looking new doesn’t require a paycheck’s worth of equipment or a professional detail shop. “Wheeling”—i.e., polishing a vehicle with a rotating wheel, just like a pro detailer would—works by temporarily heating …

Woodworking

Can You Be Straight Edge and Vape? An Investigation

"If there’s someone who says they’re straight edge and are vaping, I don’t give a fuck, their edge does not affect my edge, ever.”<p>Does God really exist? Does science support climate change? Is vaping straight edge?<p>These are some of the questions that have baffled the minds of scholars, doctors, and …

Cannabis

This Is What It's Like To Vape Caffeine

Why sip on a cup of coffee when you can literally inhale your daily dose of caffeine?<p>Vancouver-based Eagle Energy Vapor is one of several companies currently selling a caffeine vaporizer. These things work pretty much like e-cigarettes, but instead of delivering a hit of nicotine to your system, …

UK research finds vaping is 95 percent safer than smoking

Vaping just took a huge step forward in its quest for public acceptance. A report published today by Public Health England (PHE), an agency sponsored by the UK's Department for Health, has concluded that e-cigarettes are 95 percent less harmful than traditional smokes. In addition, it's recognised …

Public Health
Public Health

Lexus unveils Back to the Future-style hoverboard

Japanese car brand Lexus has revealed its eagerly anticipated hoverboard, which uses magnetic fields to carry its rider without touching the ground …