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Watch Boeing Build An Entire F/A-18F Super Hornet In This Time-Lapse Video

Boeing’s St. Louis plant—once the home of McDonnell Douglas—where aircraft like the F-15, the F-4 and the Mercury and Gemini capsules were born, has …

This Genius Bucket Sucks Trash And Oil Right Out Of The Sea

The water filtration system is like one you'd find in a fish tank, but it's designed for an entire ocean.<p>Two Australian surfers have quit their jobs and come up with a brilliant solution to combat the millions of tons of trash in our oceans.<p>Andrew Turton and Pete Ceglinski's Seabin invention is an …

The Most Genius Way to Save Money on Groceries Next Year

<i>By Cameron Huddleston, Columnist</i><p>Grocery shopping can take a big bite out of your household budget. In fact, a family of four spends up to an average of $1,300 a month on food at home, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. That means families can shell out more than $15,000 a year on …

Personal Finance

This Google Employee Has A Brilliant Time Management Strategy

Create and protect your Make Time, people.<p>I recently wrote an email to our team that posed a simple challenge in time management. The response I got was unexpected, and I was urged to share it with more people—so here we are. Some of my fellow Googlers went so far as to make a video for those of us …

Time Management

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Lithium-Air Battery Breakthrough May Mean Game Over For Gasoline

The lithium-air battery is the holy grail of energy storage only better.<p>Now, thanks to a breakthrough made by scientists at Cambridge University, it may also be a lot closer to commercial reality than previously believed.<p>First things first. What is a lithium air battery?<p>A battery has three basic …

Clean Energy

A material supreme: How graphene will shape the world of tomorrow

In his book <i>Guns, Germs, and Steel</i>, Jared Diamond put forth that civilizations which spread out and conquer others do so as a result of geographic …

15 Thoughts That Will Lead You To Success

Success is a very complex phenomenon that cannot be summed up in a few sentences. <i>To achieve success you must strive very hard to meet your goals</i>, and …

This tiny country just outlined a plan to completely stop using oil, coal, and gas

This is welcomed news in a world that - despite recent advances in tackling climate change by the US and China - remains relatively paralyzed in its ability to make substantial changes to how it deals with climate change.<p>Earlier this year, Costa Rica met the entirety of its national power demand …

Renewable Energy

DNA detectives win Nobel Prize for cancer cure breakthrough

British based Tomas Lindahl was awarded the Nobel Prize for chemistry for discovering that DNA must be able to repair itself when damaged<p>Scientists who discovered how cells repair damaged DNA, a breakthrough which could lead to a cure for cancer, have won the Nobel Prize for chemistry.<p>Sweden’s …

Samsung has an idea that could blow Google Glass out of the water

Google Glass has not proved to be as successful as the internet giant previously hoped it would, with Google discontinuing sales of the device worldwide in January and announcing a need to rethink its strategy. For now, the gadget is regarded by many in the industry to be a rather expensive toy …

Google Glass

U.S. military is on its way to getting its Iron Man

<b>(CNN) —</b> After an American commando died kicking in a door during a raid in Afghanistan, the top commander of U.S. Special Operations vowed to prevent similar tragedies.<p>Two years later, the U.S. military is closer than ever to putting Iron Man on the front lines -- or at least something that closely …

My 5-year study of rich and poor people found 4 types of habits that will keep you from getting rich

Your money habits can make you rich or put you in the poor house. According to a recent study by Brown University, in which nearly 50,000 families were surveyed, most of the habits we pick up in life come from our parents.<p>This includes money habits.<p>If your parents had bad money habits, it is likely …

Personal Finance

Men's Fashion, Style, Grooming, Fitness, Lifestyle, News & Politics

Profiles<p>The group's Chinese trap arrives Stateside. Will they finally be the Asian hip-hop group that people take seriously?<p>By Alex Wong1 day agoView …

Los Angeles Lakers

18 Ways to Create Good Habits -- and Eliminate Bad Ones -- for Life

Forget the excuses! Building good habits lies in following a system consistently, day in and day out.<p>All of us like to mythologize successful …

Poland has deployed its military to check out the site of the rumored Nazi ghost train

Earlier this month, crews began clearing trees and shrubs alongside a railway in southwestern Poland that stretches between the towns Wroclaw and Walbrzych.<p>"Our goal is to check whether there's any hazardous material at the site," Colonel Artur Talik, who is leading the search using …

A neuroscience researcher reveals 4 rituals that will make you happier

Actually, don't trust me either. Trust neuroscientists. They study that gray blob in your head all day and have learned a lot about what truly will make you happy.<p>UCLA neuroscience researcher Alex Korb has some insights that can create an upward spiral of happiness in your life.<p>Here's what you and …

Self-improvement

A Personal Wind Turbine To Pack Up And Take Anywhere

Available in a range of sizes, the Trinity wind turbine can charge your phone while camping or provide electricity for your entire home.<p>When we think about energy efficiency on the go, solar-powered gadgets are typically the first to jump to mind. Solar-powered lamps, digital cameras and phone …

Check this map to see if you can watch the 'supermoon' total lunar eclipse on Sunday

But not everyone will be able to see the rare astronomical event, which will culminate with a moon that appears larger than usual and blood red.<p>The map below shows the areas of the globe that should be able to see it (barring cloudy weather).<p>Regions in white can see all phases of the eclipse, but …

Supermoon

These Foods Will Determine How Successful You Are

Hint: the most successful people in the world don't get ahead by eating a cheeseburger and fries every day.<p><i>"One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well." -</i><i>Virginia Woolf</i><p>Being successful is the culmination of many different types of efforts. There are the efforts to be …

The best way to colonize Mars is crazier than Elon Musk's idea of dropping nukes on the planet

Yet the Red Planet holds great promise, and SpaceX CEO Elon Musk recently discussed its future with comedian and television host Stephen Colbert.<p>Musk, who hopes to build a colony of 1 million people on Mars, told Colbert that there are two ways to warm the global temperatures on Mars, which would …

Stephen Colbert

30 Facts That Sound Like BS, But Are Actually True. #12 Makes You Think.

Sometimes a friend spouts a fact that seems fake, sounds fake, and is fake. The following facts however <b>seem</b> fake, but are actually <b>real</b>.<p><b>1.</b> Mammoths …

Lake Superior

Armed Intruder Shot, Killed After Homeowner Knocked Gun From His Hands With a Cane

A 59-year-old homeowner in New Mexico used his cane to knock a gun out of the hand of an intruder Wednesday morning. While a scuffle for the firearm would ensue, the intruder ended up being shot and killed.<p>According to KOAT-TV, attorney Richard Cravens said the suspect fired at his client but …

China's been using way more coal than we thought

China has long been the world’s largest producer and consumer of coal. Last year, the U.S. Energy Information Administration estimated that it …

Here are the 5 most luxurious cars from the Frankfurt auto show

Every other year, the car industry gears up for the legendary Frankfurt auto show. This year’s show, which opens to the public on Saturday and runs …

Sleep Study: Drinking Coffee Before Bed Resets Body Clock

Coffee drunk late in the evening resets the internal body clock which regulates a host of biological functions and genes according to a natural …

Abandoned Ship: Spacecraft Discovered in Huge Derelict Hangar

[ By WebUrbanist in Abandoned Places & Architecture. ]Remarkably intact and beautifully documented by a Russian urban explorer, this space shuttle …

Abandoned Buildings

A giant ocean observatory has captured thousands of hours of video revealing some crazy natural phenomena

The most ambitious undersea science project in history includes a network of cables spanning 530 miles along the Pacific seafloor.<p>In 2009, the project became the world's first online ocean observatory, and ever since it has captured some pretty crazy phenomena, like this swarm of thousands of crabs …

Seafloor