Sean Shanahan

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Boeing just patented a jet engine powered by lasers and nuclear explosions

With airplane makers constantly on the lookout for new and more efficient ways to power their products, this laser engine is the latest idea cooked up by the engineers at Boeing.<p>Modern airliners such as the Boeing Dreamliner are powered by multiple turbofan engines. These engines deploy a series of …

Nuclear Energy

This $200 DIY WiFi router will make it far easier for whistleblowers (and criminals) to hide online

Devices connecting to the internet have a unique IP address. It's what identifies them to others — but can also be used to track down the device. It's in part why elaborate obfuscation tools like proxies, the Tor network, and VPNs exist, to obscure the user's true IP and location. But down to both …

Wi-Fi

The Fallacy of 'Giving Up'

The importance of talking with a doctor about values and priorities in life—at any age<p>At 30 years old, a person's brain weighs about three pounds. In its capaciousness it wears the skull like a well-tailored suit. So notes Harvard professor and surgeon Atul Gawande in his most recent book <i>Being</i> …

Medicine

17 Make-Ahead Breakfasts for Busy Mornings

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, but busy mornings result in us skipping it altogether more often than not. These 17 make-ahead options make starting the day off right with some non-coffee sustenance much much easier. Featuring a wide spectrum of healthy <i>and</i> indulgent eats, you’ll be …

BAC TSR-2: The Untold Story – Full Documentary

Reading time: about 1 minute.<p>British<br>• Engineering<br>• Films<br>• Planes<p><i>TSR-2: The Untold Story</i> is a fascinating documentary about an aircraft that almost no one …

Balcony Pools are the Latest Luxury Condo Trend

Luxury condos are always trying to stand out from the pack, offering more creative amenities and options. The latest trending high rise amenity? …

Luxury Lifestyle

19 Things You Need To Know Before You Date A Sarcastic Girl

By Crissy Milazzo,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1zfPZls<p>1. We’re always messing with you<p>Don’t take it too seriously. We’re playful, like cats with …

22 Hot Sandwiches You Need to Make to Get Through Winter

For those days when all you want is a sandwich stuffed with fixin's and toasted or grilled to hot, melty perfection.<p><b>Sometimes all you want on a frigid winter day</b> is a sandwich stuffed with fixin's and toasted or grilled to hot, melty perfection. Beware: There's a lot of cheese ahead.

6 Tips On How To Get Great Service At A Bar (As Told By A Bartender)

By Alex Pitti,<p>Comment<br>• FlagFlagged<br>• http://tcat.tc/1yLbDhX<p>In most professions the way you treat the people who are serving you is fairly obvious. Most …

The Benefits of Being Cold

Year-round warmth is a modern luxury. Some scientists believe it is changing human metabolism.<p>When you first put on the ice vest, you will feel cold. Not intolerably cold, but cold enough to make you think, <i>What am I doing with my life?</i> Or, at least, as numbness spreads across your shoulders and …

Weight Loss

How DO They Do It? 4 Secrets of Effortless Hosts

You know the kind we're talking about. They open the door, dressed comfortably but stylishly, with a warm, welcoming smile, no perspiration in sight. …

Energized

Find Your Perfect Gym

There’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all gym. Find the one that suits you best to make 2016 your fittest year yet<p>“No Sign-Up Fees!” “Low Monthly Rates!” “Free Training sessions!” January is the perfect time to join a gym as fitness centers compete for the latest crop of resolutionaries.<p>And an …

Build Your Business Wardrobe with these 36 Essentials

Leave the medically questionable purge diets, miracle workouts and promises to read more Gladwell in favor of another tack toward personal …

31 Healthy Meals You Can Make in 10 Minutes or Less

We know the facts: Preparing meals at home is good for your health and your wallet. But let’s face it, with minimal free time and other priorities …

Healthy Eating

At CES And Beyond, It's The End Of The Car As We Know It

Apologies to REM for borrowing the band’s song title, but I’ve never been more convinced that the car is undergoing a dramatic transformation courtesy of technology. The International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week in Las Vegas is the prime place to witness this metamorphosis of the …

CES

Countertop Robotic Bartender Mixes Drinks In Seconds

Somabar is a countertop robotic bartender that can mix perfectly proportioned drinks in less than five seconds using the six liquid ingredients of …

Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid Of Artificial Intelligence

If there was one fear that dominated popular science in 2014, it was artificial intelligence. Stephen Hawking is scared it’ll kill us all. Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla, called it “more dangerous than nukes.” But the truth is far different, and more complicated, than we think.<p><b>So what, precisely, is</b> …

Secret Nazi nuclear weapons testing bunker unearthed in Austria

The secret weapons complex was found near Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp in Austria (Herwig Prammer/Reuters)<p>An underground weapons bunker built …

Engineers Retrofit a Tank with Jet Engines to Fight Oil Fires

Hungarian engineers have created the ultimate fire extinguisher from a decommissioned Russian tank combined with the jets from a MiG-21 fighter jet. …

California Passes Smartphone Kill Switch Law

In a move that has me scratching my head, the California legislators have seen fit to pass a law that requires smartphones to have a remote kill switch built into them. Don’t worry for the time being as this only affects smartphones sold after July 1, 2015.<p>Still, it leaves one wondering, what are …

WW1 Centenary Is Remembered on Flipboard

One hundred years ago today, Britain made a life-changing decision, declaring war on Germany in defense of its friend and neighbor, Belgium. Serbia …

Remembrance Day

This Wi-Fi Router Provides the Fastest Connection

After spending a total of 200 hours researching and testing over 20 Wi-Fi routers, plus analyzing reader comments and feedback, the $100 TP-Link …