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Build an Ultralight Backpacking Kit for $600

Going ultralight just makes sense. The lighter your gear, the longer, faster, and more comfortably you can hike. The problem is that ultralight gear is usually bitterly expensive. If high costs have been keeping you from shaving ounces from your kit, you're in luck. Through the end of the month, …

Backpacking

The best backpacking tents you can buy

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Spending a weekend living out of what you carry on your back while hiking 10-plus miles a day may seem like a chore to some, but to …

Backpacking

Alex Honnold Talks to Tim Ferriss About Fear and Risk

Alex Honnold is a big-wall climber whose audacious free-solos—no ropes, no partner—of America’s iconic rock faces have made him one of the most recognized and followed adventure athletes in the world. He is distinguished for his uncanny ability to control his fear while scaling cliffs of dizzying …

Climbing

Prefab holiday cabins boast spectacular coastal views in Tasmania

If you’ve ever dreamed of visiting Tasmania, you’ll want to put Freycinet’s newest additions on your bucket list. Nestled inside one of the country’s …

Prefab Homes

SpaceX is quietly planning Mars-landing missions with the help of NASA and other spaceflight experts. It's about time.

SpaceX; Kevork Djansezian/Getty; Shayanne Gal/Business Insider<p><b>SpaceX, founded by Elon Musk, is building a rocket-and-spaceship system to land people</b> …

Change These Settings on Your New TV for a Better-Looking Picture

If you’re one of those people who buys a brand-new TV, spends hours straining your back trying to place it in your home entertainment center (or …

Tutorials

Watch: Air Force Releases Video Showing Medal of Honor Winner’s Heroic Last Stand in Afghanistan

The U.S. Air Force released video highlights Thursday of a firefight in which Air Force Tech Sgt. John Chapman made a final stand to save the lives …

Military

Quadcopter drones are boring, so check out this $40 gadget instead

Seriously, how many times can you fly your little quadcopter drone around your backyard before it gets boring? If you’re looking for a fun new twist …

Gear & Gadgets

Japanese Artist Crafts Incredibly Realistic Cats Out of Felted Wool

The traditional needle felting technique is becoming more and more popular among crafters, with many textile artists using wool’s fuzzy fibers to create charming sculpted creations. One creative to master this craft is Japanese artist Wakuneco, who creates hyper-realistic hand-felted cat faces.<p>Each …

Cute

NASA Selects Contest Winners of 3D-Printed Habitat Designs for Mars

In 2014, NASA launched a multi-phase competition to create a habitat on Mars using 3D-printing technology. And now, five teams have been selected as the winners of the Phase 3, Level 1 portion of the 3D-Printed Habitat Competition. This is part of the virtual modeling stage of the contest, where …

Habitats

10 architectural photographers to follow on Instagram

With Instagram becoming an increasingly influential tool within architecture, we've selected 10 of the best architectural photographers who will …

Architecture

Tesla will have a KITT-like artificial intelligence in its vehicles, says Elon Musk

It’s no secret that Tesla wants to use more artificial intelligence in its business. Elon Musk even left Open AI’s board due to potential conflict with Tesla’s own AI effort.<p>Now we learn that Musk wants Tesla to have a KITT-like AI in its vehicles.<p>Last year, Tesla hired Andrej Karpathy to lead its …

Artificial Intelligence

The 4 hottest tech trends that are transforming the world in 2018

The revolution is happening right in front of our eyes, and it's not coming from politics, government, or world leaders. Here's where to look for</i> …

Artificial Intelligence

How an Ex-Cop Rigged McDonald’s Monopoly Game and Stole Millions

Jerome Jacobson and his network of mobsters, psychics, strip club owners, and drug traffickers won almost every prize for 12 years, until the FBI …

Crime

5 Amazon obscure settings you should change now

The items we buy say a lot about our lifestyles, our finances, and our domestic lives. If you have an Amazon account, the amount of data that the retail giant collects is astonishing. Many people don’t know you get much more just free two-day shipping with a Prime account.<p>With these different areas …

Amazon Echo

The Best Classic Cars for Daily Driving

Want to drive something vintage every day? These are the cars to have.<p>Not all vintage cars can be driven every day. These are the exceptions, according to you.

Classic Cars

The Oldest Building in Every US State

The United States is a comparatively young country, but one with a rich and diverse history. From the ancient villages of New Mexico’s Pueblo people …

New England

NASA Endorses AI SpaceFactory's Vision for 3D Printed Huts on Mars

AI SpaceFactory has released details of their proposed cylindrical huts for the Planet Mars, designed as part of the 3D Printed Habitat Challenge …

Habitats

5 of the best keyboard shortcuts you probably aren’t using

Each and every time you lift your hand off of your keyboard (or trackpad) to reach for that mouse, you are wasting valuable time. It’s safe to say …

Keyboard Shortcuts

Three Ways Great Leaders Show They Care About Their Team

A few years ago, I worked with a large healthcare client with 74,000 employees. They have built an internal university and invite every clinic manager to attend a management development program for five days. Mid-week, the CEO stops by to do a “Town Hall” where he fields questions and shares …

Leadership

You're Doing It Wrong: 3 Bad Habits That Are Ruining Your Phone's Battery

I was in college, and my 15-inch Sony Vaio laptop was my prized possession. It was my first PC and probably the most important thing I brought with …

Electric Vehicles

How to Make Your Wifi Router as Secure as Possible

Though more router manufacturers are making routers easier to set up and configure—even via handy little apps instead of annoying web-based …

Wi-Fi

8 Unexpected but Amazing Hydrogen Peroxide Life Hacks

Believe it or not, this is one extremely useful chemical to have around the house. You probably did not know it had such a versatile scope of …

Cleaning

The Six Most Powerful Armies of All Time

The 6 Most Powerful Armies to Ever March on the Planet

Hitch Hotel has all the benefits of a trailer without the wheels

<b>Go car camping without having to relearn how to drive in reverse.</b><p>It’s summer, and people are on the road going camping. Some are pulling trailers or …

The entire planet could literally be fueled by star power as soon as 2030

Your electric bill could end up being obsolete if one company succeeds at harnessing the energy of superhot plasma with a mega-reactor that could …

The No. 1 Mistake People Make When Handling Tough Conversations

No one enjoys difficult discussions, but if you want them to actually be helpful to your team, you're gonna need to lose the teleprompter.<p>I hardly have to tell you that the role of a leader is an important one. You're responsible for guiding and motivating your team to achieve its goals, and when …

NASA astronaut Scott Kelly explains how seeing planet Earth from space changed his perspective on life

NASA revealed in March that after his year in space, 7% of astronaut Scott Kelly's genes may have permanently changed their expression.<p>But when we recently interviewed him for Business Insider's podcast " Success! How I Did It ," he said the experience changed him personally, as well.<p>"I think it …

Space

Foster+Partners' new DJI Headquarters features sky-bridge showcasing the latest drone technology

Foster+Partners has unveiled design for a pair of skyscrapers that feature an almost invisible sky-bridge connecting the two towers in Shenzhen. …