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Space cadets: 2 small girls send home-made craft into stratosphere, film on GoPro (VIDEO)

Little Washington-based scientists embarked on a project to send their R2D2 robot and a picture of their cat Loki 78,000 feet into the sky, using …

'Blade Runner 2' answers the biggest mystery in sci-fi

With Harrison Ford confirmed to be returning for <i>Blade Runner 2</i>, the big question is the nature of his role. Ridley Scott's original film left an …

IKEA Hack Contact Paper DIYs That Are Pure Magic

There are so many ways to customize your IKEA furniture, but here's one that's really, really easy: contact paper. And lest you were convinced that …

Aluminum Foil Is More Awesome Than People Give It Credit For

Aluminum foil is a pretty straightforward item, but one that raises many questions such as “Does it really matter which side I use?,” and “Is it …

Use an Arduino and Relays to Control AC Lights and Appliances

Photos: Christopher Alden<p>In building our latest project, The Great Houdini Escape Room, located in the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco, we tackled many Maker challenges. Everything in the room was built from “scratch.” The room uses over 5,000 feet of wire and is operated on over 5,000 lines …

Gyotaku – The Traditional Japanese Art of Painting Fish with Actual Fish

Back when there were no cameras for fishermen to record their trophy catches, the Japanese came up with a unique printing method called Gyotaku. Gyo …

Do the “Why” Exercise to Find Your Deepest Motivation

We all have goals, but it’s important to ask “why.” Why do you want to lose that 10 pounds? To eat healthier? Or to get that promotion? You might …

China plans to land lunar probe on far side of moon

Chang’e 4 mission to far side of moon is planned for sometime before 2020, leading engineer says<p>China’s increasingly ambitious space programme plans to attempt the first-ever landing of a lunar probe on the moon’s far side, a leading engineer said.<p>The Chang’e 4 mission is planned for sometime …

Traveling Photographer Captures the Exciting Freedom of Sailing

Marine photographer Kurt Arrigo has captured the magic that occurs when one sets sail on breathtakingly blue waters. Since the artist grew up on the European island of Malta, he's always been surrounded by the sea. “It was all very accessible for me to do what I loved to do,” he told Instagram …

Watch: US Navy Drone Flies, Swims, and Dives

It comes as no surprise that the U.S. Navy boasts some of the most advanced drones in the world. Just look at the Sea Avenger or the stealth-like X-47B and you can understand why. It’s in that regard that the Navy is developing a new type of UAV that can not only fly but swim as well.<p>They call it …

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Artificial intelligence will make religion obsolete within our lifetime

After conquering the kitchen, the game show, and outer space, are our machines heading for religion next?<p>The singularity is a hypothesized time in …

Convert an Old Fridge into a Wood Kiln

I’m going to take you through the process of turning an old fridge into a wood kiln, or as I call it: the <i>k</i><i>ilnerator</i>.<p>The kilnerator is great for drying out green (wet) lumber, which is its sole purpose in my shop. This wood kiln design is simple as it does not need a dehumidifier, fans, or even a …

Electric is the new black: This new tech will make you rethink gas power

There's nothing romantic about a gas station. There's nothing sexy about coughing up a cloud of exhaust every time you open your garage. And even …

The Bringley bike is car alternative for busy urban environments

Porterlight Bicycles recently introduced the Bringley, a bike designed to work as a car alternative in modern urban environments, while being compact …

5 Jobs You Think Are For Losers (That Pay Six Figures)

Tons of people are busting their asses getting a higher education to nab a decently-paid job, only to find themselves doing crap work for crap pay. …

Nasa astronauts have read The Martian and hope to see the movie in space

US crew are on board International Space Station as part of a year-long mission seen as vital preparation for a future mission to the red planet<p>The book The Martian is earning high praise from space, and the astronaut-reviewer can’t wait to see the soon-to-be-released movie.<p>Nasa astronaut Kjell …