Daniel Waller

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15-Ton Glob of Fat Removed From London Sewer

They call them "fatbergs," and we can use them for good.<p>Thames Water officials took to BBC today to announce that they successfully "removed 15 tons of fat and debris all congealed in one massive lump in a Thames sewer."<p>They call these things fatbergs. This one, the size of a bus, was the biggest …

Obama urges shutting down Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae

President Barack Obama on Tuesday called on Congress to overhaul the nation's decades-old mortgage finance system and wind down government-backed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.<p>Since the housing market has started to rebound, with far fewer foreclosures and rising home values, the White House wants to …

Real Estate

How Long Before Our Cars Can Talk To Each Other?

The National Transportation Safety Board is pushing for an accelerated rollout of vehicle-to-vehicle communication systems.<p>We've spilled a lot of virtual ink over vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-grid communications. Both are promising technologies that could substantially reduce the number of …

A History Of Times The World Didn't End [Infographic]

Haha, now you probably feel pretty silly, 20th-century Apocalypse predictors.<p>Hello! If you're reading this, and you are not an alien race that has extinguished humanity, then the apocalypse hasn't happened yet. In which case, everyone in the infographic you see here was wrong.<p>Information design …

A Boeing Exec On How Jet Fuel Will Become Sustainable

Billy Glover explains how petroleum-based aviation fuel could disappear<p>The Change<p>Aviation has always run on petroleum. In fact, jet fuel had been the same from the dawn of the jet age up until about three years ago. Then the airline industry changed international jet-fuel specifications to allow …

The 5 Best Road Trips On The West Coast

While temperatures reach new heights inland, 'tis the season to explore the coast, and one thing we love about the West Coast during summer: it's balmy and breezy from Mexico to Alaska.<p>Whether you have a week off or a handful of free weekends on the horizon, we've assembled a hit list of West Coast …

Hiking
Air Travel

The best places to swim with whale sharks

Swimming alongside the largest fish in the sea is one of the ultimate bucket-list experiences. Lucky, then, that there are a handful of destinations around the world where in-season sightings of whale sharks are almost guaranteed.<p>Remember: keep a respectful distance from the gentle giants, …

Scuba Diving