Michael Artis

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If Earth's orbit is so crowded, why don't we see space junk in photos of the Earth?

It’s a matter of perspective<p>Sometimes, when we post a cool picture of the Earth taken from space, <i>Popular Science</i> gets questions about why, if there's so much garbage in space, we don't see an orbital landfill circling our planet in pictures of the Earth.<p>No, it’s not some massive conspiracy, and …

Space Exploration

How the 240-MPH McLaren F1 Nonchalantly Became the World's Fastest Car

Driver Andy Wallace explains how McLaren earned a world record for fastest production car, and made it look easy.<p>When McLaren started engineering the F1 in the early 1990s, the company never actually set out to build the world's fastest road car. That didn't stop it from annihilating the Jaguar …

Formula One pulled a fast one on the US taxman – and it's all perfectly legal

When Liberty Media finalized the takeover of Formula One auto racing’s parent company Delta Topco last week, it should have been music to the ears of America’s taxman.<p>F1 is the world’s most popular motor sport, famous for the high-speed races it holds at glitzy locations from Malaysia to Monaco. …

Children with epilepsy helped by high-fat, low-carb diet

<i>Saratoga Springs</i><p>Matthew Rumenapp made a circular loop with a paper cone, catching the airy blue confection from the machine's center until he had a …

Diabetes

This brick-laying 3D printer robot can build a house four times faster than a human bricklayer

Jul 28, 2016 | By Tess<p>The variety of 3D printing materials available to makers and industries is constantly growing, with all types of non and …

Flag’s new app offers free, ad-supported photo prints, no shipping fees required

A new application called Flag has launched on the App Store, promising user free photo prints that are actually free – no shipping or handling charges, no credit card required. This is possible because these photo prints will be ad-supported – that is, businesses pay to advertise on the back of the …

Aer Travel Pack

Aer, a San Francisco sportswear brand, creators of the popular Aer Gym Duffel, have introduced a new good looking bag, the Aer Travel Pack, just in …

Samsung Announces 512GB NVMe SSD That's Smaller Than a Stamp

Samsung today announced that mass production has begun on a new NVMe PCIe solid state drive in a ball grid array package, the first of its kind to be available in large quantities. The SSD, called the PM971-NVMe, is tiny, merging all SSD components into a package that's smaller than a standard U.S. …

2nd Generation Boosted Board, An Upgraded Version of the Popular Electric Skateboard

Boosted recently announced that have designed and engineered a 2nd generation of their powerful, lightweight electric skateboards. This time around, …

OnePlus CEO: OnePlus 3 feels good to hold

One of the secrets behind the success of OnePlus’ mobile strategy in its short history is the company’s own approach to leaking and teasing its new products before they’re announced. With another flagship due later this quarter, OnePlus CEO Pete Lau has taken to Weibo to proclaim that the OnePlus 3 …

Mobile Technology

Founding Beastie Boys member John Berry dies at 52

DANVERS, Mass. (AP) — John Berry, a founding member of the Beastie Boys who left the group before it found major label success, has died. He was …

Music

Baby Bison Euthanized After Tourists Put It In Their Car

Its mother rejected it because it smelled of human<p>The bison is our new national mammal, but that lofty designation doesn't save the species from the resounding stupidity of humans.<p>Last week, tourists at Yellowstone National Park saw a bison calf in the park. They got worried about it being alone, …

National Parks

How to Survive a Fast, Venomous, Flesh-Destroying Snake

Science & InnovationNot Exactly Rocket Science<p>The boy was thirteen years old when, while hunting for bush rats, he stuck his hand down the wrong hole. He was bitten by a saw-scaled viper. The boy’s hand swelled up and his skin turned white. He started bleeding from huge open gashes in his knuckles …

Zoology

U.K. Science Minister Torpedoes 'Boaty McBoatface' As Ship Name

Appearing to drown all hope that the U.K.'s new $300 million research vessel will be named "Boaty McBoatface," Science Minister Jo Johnson says the ship needs a more "suitable" name.<p>Although Boaty McBoatface decisively won a public poll that Britain's Natural Environment Research Council launched …

B&N Readouts

When Myers finally made contact, he told Lacy to meet him at the same marina in St. Augustine. Everything was the same—same sweltering heat and …

This Tiny Turbine Could Be the Next Big Thing in Power

Driven by "supercritical fluid," the turbine could someday leave steam in the dust.<p>Jet engines may be getting bigger, but power plant turbines might be getting smaller. The tech is still in its early stages but GE Global Research is developing a turbine that—though only the size of the average …

Smuggler of Stolen Artifacts From Palmyra Speaks Out About ISIS' Illicit Operation

A man with a long black scarf wrapped tightly around his face sat down in an apartment in southern Turkey and placed a plastic shopping bag on a table. He reached inside to reveal a 20-inch-tall relief.<p>The sculpture depicting a sun god, he said, was the last in a series of artifacts he had been …

Female Fort Hood Soldier Claims Colleagues Beat Her at Party

A female Fort Hood soldier claims two male colleagues attacked her at an off-post party in Texas over the weekend, punching and choking her until she …

Why Did The Air Force Play With Cats In Space?

Plus, 9 simple ways to move in zero gravity<p>In 1947, the Air Force played with kittens in microgravity. In October of 1962, the same lab published a report titled “Weightless Man: Self-Rotation Techniques.” Among other research, it took lessons learned from watching cats flailing in microgravity and …

Military

'Gold Rush' star John Schnabel dead at 96

John Schnabel, one of the stars of the Discovery Channel reality series "<i>Gold Rush"</i> who owned the Big Nugget mine in Porcupine Creek, Alaska, died Friday morning in his sleep, according to his family. He was 96.<p>Born in Kansas in 1920, Schnabel was during his life a bootlegger who fled to Alaska to …

Long-awaited Charleston skatepark is taking shape

click to enlarge<p>The bowls are framed and the pipes are getting poured at SK8 Charleston, the long-awaited skate park project currently underway in …

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You've Never Seen Skateboard Tricks Like This

<i>Thrasher Magazine</i> recently posted this incredible compilation of New Zealand skateboarder Richie Jackson performing tricks you’ve probably never seen …

Metallica Producer: Jason Newsted’s ‘Justice’ Bass Was ‘F–king Brilliant’

Metallica fans have long bemoaned the apparent absence of bass guitar on the band’s 1988 album <i>…And Justice for All</i>. Flemming Rasumussen, who …

This Drummer Has Somehow Done A Drum Solo And A Backflip At The Same Time

Bands need to find new ways to grab your attention these days – not sure if you’ve noticed, but there’s quite a lot of music on the internet – which …

Bands

Tim Cook: Apple Music on Android is just the beginning

If you’re an Android user with a certain acquired taste for some of Apple‘s services and were surprised, even elated, at the recent Apple Music app …

Porsche says no to autonomous cars: ‘One wants to drive a Porsche by oneself’

Porsche CEO Oliver Blume is not a fan of autonomous cars. As the leader of one of the most celebrated performance brands in automotive history, the …