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Turning the Honda CM400 Into An Urban Assault Machine

Motorcycle customizing is all about transformation: better looks, better functionality, or a combination of both. But we don’t often see a transformation as radical as this.<p>Canada-based KickMoto have taken an innocuous, almost-forgotten street bike, ditched the ungainly cruiser doo-dads, and turned …

Engineers develop flexible skin that traps radar waves, cloaks objects

Iowa State University engineers have developed a new flexible, stretchable and tunable "meta-skin" that uses rows of small, liquid-metal devices to …

19 of America's most surreal travel destinations

From massive underground caves to rainbow-clad natural formations, the country is teeming with breathtaking spots that leave travelers in awe.<p>We've put together a collection of 19 such sights to visit in the US, from the world's largest gypsium dunefield to shimmering ice caves hidden within a …

New 'Superman' crystals can store data for billions of years

Remember the memory crystals in the "Superman" movies? Well, something similar is already a reality here on Earth.<p>Researchers in the U.K. have developed a way of storing digital data inside tiny structures contained in glass.<p>The storage technology is so stable and safe that it can survive for …

Nanotech

How to (Really) Pack for a Year of Travel in One Carry-On

Traveler contributor Ashlea Halpern thought she knew exactly what to pack for a year-long trek through Asia. Turns out, there's no sure way to pinpoint what you need (and what you definitely don't) until you're three months in with a broken carry-on and an unused case full of makeup.<p>I thought I was …

This holiday train brings joy to children and food to the needy

Every Christmas, employees at the Canadian Pacific Railroad assemble a special train and decorate it with Christmas lights. It's the CP Holiday Train, and it spends a few weeks crisscrossing the northern US and southern Canada spreading cheer and collecting food and donations for food banks across …

How I Quit My 9-5 to Do What I Love and Travel the World (Whenever I Want)

<i>This article was originally published on Making Sense of Cents</i><p>When I was 18, I remember thinking that if I only I could make $15/hour, I'd be set.<p>At the time, I had just started my first year of college, and was working full-time to pay for it. I was making $12/hour all in, including commission, my …

NASA's heat shield tech could save firefighters' lives

NASA has teamed up with the Department of Agriculture's Forest Service to see if the agency's heat shield technology could be adapted to protect people during forest fires. Currently, firefighters carry a 4.3-pound "personal fire shelter" -- a large tinfoil snuggie that's designed to keep them safe …

Fire Fighting

Video: Bionic Boots That Let You Run Up To 25 MPH

At Maker Faire 2014, inventor Keahi Seymour shows how his ostrich-inspired robotic boots give him a speed boost<p>Ever wanted to run like an ostrich? When Keahi Seymour was a teenager, he decided to create shoes that would let him emulate the birds’ springy gait and match their top speed—45 miles per …

Japanese man becomes first person to be jailed for making gun with 3D printer

Yoshitomo Imura sentenced to two years for creating a firearm from a 3D printer, in the first case of its kind<p>A Japanese man has become the first person to receive a prison sentence for designing and printing a 3D gun.<p>Yoshitomo Imura, 28, downloaded and printed five plastic guns, two of which could …

Secret Robot Space Plane Returns To Earth Today

Classified: What the space plane does. Unclassified: America has a freakin' robotic space plane.<p>In 2012, the Air Force sent an unmanned robot plane into space. It is scheduled to return today, completing its third voyage into space, one that began way back in the simpler days of 2012. The X-37B …

17 Spots That Make Mexico One Of The Prettiest Places On Earth

Yes, there's the stereotype of partying spring breakers. But let's not forget that Mexico is truly a beautiful place.<p>The country boasts 67 national parks and 41 biosphere reserves. Among Mexico's deserts, rivers and mountains, you'll find more than 5,000 miles of coastline and one of the world's …

12 Habits of Extraordinarily Motivated People | Inc.com

Extraordinarily motivated people are driven to go above and beyond; they are trusted by others, focused and have great confidence in their own abilities. They dream of endless possibilities, and tend to be extremely satisfied with their lives. They are more likely to receive a raise or a dream …

Mysterious Air Force space plane to land soon in California

<b>(CNN) —</b> The U.S. Air Force's mysterious unmanned space plane, the X-37B, is about to come back to Earth after nearly two years in orbit on a mission the military won't tell us much about.<p>The X-37B is expected to land at Vandenberg Air Force Base in California, the Air Force said.<p>The base did not …

Ebola Is Coming. A Travel Ban Won't Stop Outbreaks

Ebola has officially gone global.<p>The World Health Organization recently confirmed that a Spanish nurse was the first case of transmission outside Africa. Now it seems the first patient diagnosed in the United States transmitted the disease before he died.<p>More outbreaks are on their way.<p>While …

Powerful quantum computers move a step closer to reality

Researchers at the University of New South Wales have pushed quantum computers a step closer to reality, which one former NSA technical director says calls for a rethink in how the whole security of the internet is managed.<p>The Australian researchers claim to have developed two new types of quantum …

Homesteading: Your Complete In-Depth Guide to Homesteading (homesteading guide, homesteading for beginners) (homesteading for dummies, homesteading benefits, ... homestead cooking, homesteading tips,) Kindle Edition

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70+ Homestead Hacks

If there’s one thing I’ve learned about homestead/farmer folk…<p>…it’s that you guys are a ingenious bunch <i>(especially when it involves baling twine or</i> …

Japanese company plans space elevator by 2050

Researchers heading into space in the not-too-distant future could be travelling by elevator rather than rocket if Japanese construction giant Obayashi Corporation has its way. The company announced two years ago that it has the capacity to build a space elevator -- and have it up and running by …

Space Travel

One Company's Plan to Build a Space Elevator to the Moon

A new documentary project, 'Shoot the Moon,' is chronicling LiftPort's quest to make this a reality.<p>If you dream of seeing regularly scheduled missions to the Moon, you're not alone. While some companies are taking a more conventional approach, like developing rockets specially-designed to lower …

REPORT: Ukrainian Troops Attacked Russian Military Column

The destruction of Russian military vehicles will only further increase tensions between Ukraine and Russia. Ukraine has been accusing Russia for months of providing military aid and assistance to the separatists fighting in the east.<p>Ukrainian Pravda reports that Ukrainian President Petro …

Confusion, tension over ‘destroyed’ Russian army vehicles in Ukraine

Ukraine's military has "eliminated" several armoured vehicles that crossed the border from Russia, Kiev said Friday. The statement came soon after NATO said that Russian forces had illegally entered Ukraine late Thursday, a claim Russia denies.<p>The statement from Kiev came soon after NATO said that …

San Diego school district to return armored military vehicle

The San Diego school district will return its armored military vehicle to the<p>Department of Defense, school officials announced Thursday night.<p>The district joins a list of agencies returning excess military equipment amid a national controversy over local law enforcement agencies using such …

Gun shop trailer found; guns, ammo gone

<b>Update</b><p>A missing trailer that contained 29 different guns and 20,000 rounds of ammunition has been found in the 4400 block of Ralston Avenue on …

Cheetah cubs unveiled at San Diego Zoo

A pair of three-week-old cheetah cubs has been unveiled at San Diego Zoo's Safari Park.<p>The cubs, which were born at the zoo's Cheetah Breeding Facility, are being reared by hand as their mother, Allie, has been unsuccessful at raising previous litters.

White House intruder had 800 rounds of ammunition in his car say prosecutors

The former sniper who broke into the White House on Friday was twice found with a cache of weapons and was viewed as a threat to the president, according to damning new evidence that has prompted an urgent review of security surrounding Barack Obama.<p>After Omar Gonzalez, a 42-year-old Iraq war …

Blacksmithing 101: How to Make a Forge and Start Hammering Metal

Order an anvil and let the sparks fly.<p><b>What We Used ///</b> Ridgid Peddinghaus Model 12 anvil: Strike hot metal on this 275-pound anvil and it rings like a bell.<p>PM editors Roy Berendsohn (left) and Mike Allen (right) have framed houses and built race cars--but forge steel in the garage? That was …

Woodworking

How to Turn Your Garage Into a Blacksmithing & Woodworking Shop | The Art of Manliness

“An object should be judged by whether it has a form consistent with its use.” – Architect Bruno Munari<p>In her book <i>The Not So Big House</i>, architect …