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Art Or Design?: Welcome To The Improvisational Carpentry Of Nicolás Aracena Müller

Amid the pristine galleries in New York’s Chelsea neighborhood, Nicolás Aracena Müller was busy in the half gallery, half design boutique Chamber. Sawing, hammering, and drilling away at slabs of rough-hewn wood, Aracena Müller was building a collection of furniture ad-lib. “Some people thought the …

Art

How Good Are a Rally Car's Brakes? This Good.

While practicing in Germany, Thierry Neuville got a terrifyingly unexpected chance to test his Hyundai WRC car's brakes.<p>No matter how hard you try, you can never control everything in rallying. WRC driver Thierry Neuville found that out in shocking fashion when a farmer's tractor inadvertently …

Motorsport

This is how you move a $17-million super-yacht

But building a $17-million superyacht is no easy task. After the body was finished in an outdoor dry dock, the boat had to be lifted, placed on wheels and rolled, very carefully, into a warehouse for more delicate finishing.<p>Dynamiq shared these images with Business Insider of the GTT's big move …

Boating
Airplanes

The world’s most amazing craters

One of the best perks of traveling is that you get to see natural wonders up close. Visit a massive crater, and you’ll find yourself reflecting upon the vastness of the world and your tiny role in it.<p>Bowl-shaped, hollowed-out craters are formed by volcanoes, meteorites and other explosions. They’re …

Earth Science

The best and worst economy airline seating concepts

A patent has popped up online showing a nightmarish airline seating configuration that would no doubt result in an even more miserable economy flying …

British Airways

Scientists Discover Mutant Sharks Living In A Volcano Lair At The Bottom Of The Pacific Ocean

Kavachi is a “highly active” underwater volcano off the coast of New Guinea, and — just in time for Shark Week — scientists have discovered that it’s full of live sharks.<p>The National Geographic Society/Waitt Grants Program’s Brennan Phillips and his expedition team captured film from inside …

How To Build A Flashlight That Runs On Dead Batteries

The dead shall shine again<p>Don’t throw out that seemingly lifeless battery—it’s not dead yet. A brand-new alkaline battery cell has an electric potential of about 1.5 volts, which drops as the juice runs out. The voltage eventually becomes too low to power most devices, but there’s still energy …

Ford Details Shelby GT350R's Awesome Carbon-Fiber Wheels

The absolutely evil sounding, track-ready Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R is a racing-inspired marvel among mass-produced cars, a fact that’s most clearly highlighted by the wheels Ford is putting on the thing: R models come from the factory with carbon-fiber wheels, a distinction previously reserved …

Sports Cars

The Full Vermonty: 2015 Subaru WRX STI vs. 2004 Subaru Impreza WRX STi

Getting naughty in America's World-Rally Blue state.<p>From the July 2015 issue<p>As the 1990s segued into the new millennium, the world was busy not ending and the world’s computers were busy not crashing—at least not more than usual. And California was getting blasted by the next big car-culture …

Subaru

The World’s First $9 Computer Does Everything That Your Expensive Model Can Do

Chip is a bona fide Kickstarter hit. But the tiny computer’s implications go far beyond the novelty of a cheap computer.<p>Over the years, a number of ultra-cheap computers have popped up–in fact, a $169 computer for the developing world, called Endless, was announced just last month. But nothing out …

A Maserati driver has managed to write off their luxury sports car after accidentally covering the interior in

A Maserati driver has managed to write off their luxury sports car after accidentally covering the interior in paint.<p>The hapless owner, from South …

'Lovespoons (Carved Wood Snail sculptures)' by David Gross

Other Sculptures by David Gross [Sculptor Profile]:<p>'Blessing (Carved WoodenTreeTrunk Outsize Hand statues)' by David Gross<p>Edition: one<p>Size: 150 x 60 …

Art

The finest motorbike save ever?

"Want to win? Hire a Finn..."<p>So ran the motto of rally teams back in the 1970s. Today, Top Gear suggests that motto be updated to: "Want to watch a bloke finish a motorbike race heroically sliding along the tarmac on his knees? Hire a Finn..."<p>The frankly ridiculous clip you see above stars Niklas …

Top Gear

F-35 fighter jet nails Olympic-worthy 'ski jump' takeoff

When a fighter jet takes off from a runway the same way that a skier launches gracefully off a jump, the result can be surprisingly beautiful.<p>Earlier this month, an F-35B Lightning II fighter jet performed one of these Olympic-worthy launches at the Naval Air Station Patuxent River in Maryland. The …

Aviation

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This innocent looking T-shirt is actually really rude

<b>Buyer beware: This T-shirt will make your grandma blush.</b><p>Even before you know the full story this shirt is obviously pretty flirty, but just wait …

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Electric Bug: Bugatti Chiron Hypercar to Get Hybrid Powertrain

The upcoming Bugatti Chiron, likely to be the fastest supercar in the world, will be available with a hybrid powertrain on top of a regular powertrain with a gasoline engine. The confirmation came from none other than VW Group chairman Martin Winterkorn in an interview with the German tabloid <i>Bild</i> …

Sports Cars

The 10 Commandments of Decorating Your Rental

Decorating a rental home can often seem like a minefield of decisions, forcing you to weigh the financial risk and aesthetic payoff at every turn. …

Home Decorating

Top Ten: Best Platform Beds Under $2,000

We jumped on the platform bed bandwagon when we realized that a queen-size box spring wouldn't fit up our little farmhouse stairway- and I'm so …

Furniture

This $1.7 Million Monster Is the Super Star Destroyer of Ferraris

The Testa D'Oro Colani started as a Testarossa and wound up a Ferrari like no other<p>If you're a car collector who has become jaded at the notion of a Ferrari, we just may have the antidote for you. This $1.7 million Ferrari Testa D'Oro Colani is a Ferrari unlike any other. It's the perfect prancing …

So Formula 3 Drivers Are Still Driving Like Total Jerks

You’d think the FIA cancelling the Formula 3 race at Monza would have gotten the message across. Nope. Formula 3 saw yet another terrifying crash …