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Man makes homemade 48cc V8 engine

Have you ever wondered what a mini V8 sounds like? Neither had we. But thanks to one man with an old mill and lathe who built one with a 0.48-liter capacity, we're happy to learn that a miniature V8 can still maintain a low-frequency, lopy idle.<p>Here's the little V8's impressive list of performance …

Anki drive is the slot car racing game of the future, now [w/video]

This is <i>Anki Drive</i>. Developed by Boris Sofman, Mark Palatucci and Hanns Tappeiner, three doctorate-level robotics students at Carnegie Mellon, <i>Anki Drive</i> blends what we'd traditionally call slot-car racing with a <i>Mario Kart</i>-like ability to assault your competition and a Borg-like ability to learn and …

Fecal finders: how poop-sniffing dogs are helping killer whales

The dog is steering the boat, and the humans on board are pretty sure he’s leading it astray.<p>Tucker, a nine-year-old black lab mix, is an improbable character in a high-stakes detective story: the case of the declining orcas. He’s sniffing for a needle in a haystack — a small plastic container …

5 Best Beginner Colognes For Young Men

<b>Once upon a time, choosing your first fragrance was easy: you strolled into the store, picked out a bottle of Aqua Di Gio, and strolled back out.</b> …

Armed With Lots Of Lasers, American Researchers Just Got Another Step Closer To Fusion Power

In late September, American scientists got more energy out of a fusion reaction than the fuel absorbed in igniting it — the first time that’s been …

Datsun 240Z dares to be different with Petrolicious

When it was new in 1969, the Datsun 240Z was a European-style Japanese sportscar. It had a straight six like the E9 BMW 2800CS and styling that somewhat mimicked the Jaguar E-Type, with its sugar-scoop headlamps, long hood and cab-backwards design. At the time, it was a cheaper alternative to those …

Lake of doom: deadly waterway calcifies any animal that dares to dive in

Sometimes, truth is indeed more terrifying than fiction. In what could easily make for prime horror film fodder, a renowned photographer has captured stunning images of wildlife calcified by the caustic waters of a deadly Tanzanian lake.<p>Nick Brandt, well-known for his photography of East Africa's …

The Most Complete Guide To Beer Ever [Infographic]

It's... it's beautiful.<p>The artists at Pop Chart Lab, who've created gorgeous visualizations of everything from classic Nintendo games to bicycles, are tackling beer. A lot of beer.<p>Pop Chart has already released two beer posters, but since you can never, ever have a problem because of too much beer, …

Posters

New art book collects faux-retro posters for all 80 original Star Trek episodes 

J.J. Abrams may have revived the <i>Star Trek</i> film franchise, but the posters for his two films in the series haven’t been as inventive, mostly employing …

Science Fiction

The Legend of Giants: A New Mural by Natalia Rak | Colossal

<p>This is a great new mural by Polish artist and graphic designer Natalia Rak that was painted as part of the Folk on the Street art festival in …

Glowing Eyes

So I found this idea on Pinterest, and it was too awesome (and easy!) not to try.<p>Cut some spooky eyes into empty paper towel or toilet paper rolls (I …

Sweating Yourself Slim: The Truth About Perspiration And Fat Loss

Ahh, good ol’ perspiration, is there anything more indicative of a hard workout than a puddle of sweat under your toes? Well, actually yes, there is, …

Flipboard for Educators

Inside Flipboard / August 29, 2013<p>As students and teachers head back to school all over the country, we wanted to share some ideas on how Flipboard …

Define Your Delts: 5 Must-Do Shoulder Exercises

Improve the appearance and strength of your delts with these science-based exercise tips that will put you head, and shoulders, above the rest.<p>The …

Workouts

Make a No-Kill Spider Catching Device

Spiders are a pain, but they can actually be beneficial if, say, you have a garden. Here's a little project that will help you capture spiders in …

Insects

Building Hardcore Athleticism

Here's what you need to know...<p>Athleticism requires movement quality, coordination, strength, and speed – in that order.<br>• It's a lot easier to pack on …

Squat Like a Champion

Here's what you need to know...<p>The squat is a highly functional exercise that every athlete should be doing, or working their way up to doing.<br>• The …

40 Maps That Will Help You Make Sense of the World

If you’re a visual learner like myself, then you know maps, charts and infographics can really help bring data and information to life. Maps can make …

Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout: The geekiest beer in the world

I’ve long considered myself a bit of a geek, but the genesis of this Stone Farking Wheaton w00tstout is so geeky, it’s almost outstrips my ability to process its nerdiness.<p>The beer is a collaboration between Stone Brewing co-founder and beer geek supreme Greg Koch, child actor turned geek hero Wil …

Star Trek

The 10 Best Books Of The Year (So Far), According To Amazon

The editors at Amazon.com recently came out with a list of the Best Books of 2013 So Far, which ranks the best books released between January and June 2013.<p>"Customers looking for great summer reads will find an eclectic selection on the list this year, from the very best fiction to compelling …

Books