Jake D. Parsons

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Wooden Ship Unearthed at World Trade Center Site From Revolutionary-Era Philadelphia

The wood came from the same area as timber used to build Independence Hall.<p><b>From the ruins of the terror attacks on the World Trade Center in 2001 sprouts an amazing link to Revolutionary War-era Philadelphia. And the key to this discovery lies with tree rings.</b><p>In 2010, excavators in New York's Lower …

If an Electric Bike Is Ever Going to Hit It Big in the U.S., It's This One

Is the Copenhagen Wheel poised to become the next big thing in alternative urban transportation?<p>CAMBRIDGE, Mass.—On a sunny but brisk spring morning near the Charles River in Cambridge, I took a test ride on the bicycle of the future. No rockets or lasers (alas), the bicycle of the future looks …

Improbable Thruster Seems to Work by Violating Known Laws of Physics — NOVA Next

Every action creates an equal and opposite reaction. It’s perhaps the best known law of physics, and Guido Fetta thinks he’s found a way around …

Physics

Amazon Launches a Portal Dedicated to Customizing 3D-printed Products

Amazon has introduced a new portal on its site that is designed to bring together and highlight 3D-printed products for sale on the platform.<p>The company said that the marketplace is home to more than “200 unique print on-demand products” – including toys, fashion accessories and home furnishings – …

TouchPico Projector Turns Any Wall Into a Touchscreen

Handheld projectors are nothing new, but TouchPico from TouchJet offers a new twist that could be useful: the ability to turn any flat surface into …