ben wiener

38 Flips | 5 Magazines | 3 Following | 1 Follower | @bend631 | Keep up with ben wiener on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “ben wiener”

41 Camping Hacks That Are Borderline Genius

These tips and tricks will guarantee you'll be a totally happy camper this summer.

Bon Voyage, Voyager: Old Friends Take Stock

For the scientists who have emotionally traveled with NASA's Voyager mission for decades, 2013 will be remembered as the year they knew Voyager 1 had finally become the first explorer from Earth to enter the mysterious realm of interstellar space.<p>Voyager 1 and its twin, Voyager 2, both blasted off …

Study Finds Milky Way Has Four Arms, Not Two

Astronomers in the U.K. have counted not two but four arms swirling out from the center of the Milky Way.<p>According to NPR, the updated arm-count …

Kia teases sporty hatchback concept ahead of Detroit

The UK arm of Kia just released a teaser image (click to enlarge) for a new concept car that will be unveiled next month at the Detroit Auto Show. With little information to go on, the single overhead shot of the unnamed concept shows that it will be a two-door hatchback with a 2+2 seating …

Wearable tech at CES 2014: Expect the unexpected

Wearable tech often feels like either a wide-open horse race or the Star Wars cantina of consumer electronics, and at January's CES in Las Vegas things should get a whole lot crazier. After a year in 2013 where tons of gadgets emerged but none dominated, expect a lot more players into a …

Wearable Tech

Find black holes while you’re on the bus

“With a large enough sample from your classifications, we can pick out black holes at different stages and build a better picture of their origins.” …

Batteries: A Big Idea That Turned on the World

Gerber's Downrange Tomahawk And Knife Are Built For Trouble

Gerber is well known for their edged tools, and the Downrange line looks to be an interesting addition to that legacy. Albeit the tomahawk Gerber has …

Deal Finder: equipment military tactical

<i>(*Pricing disclaimer: Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change without notice. Any price</i> …

Essential Wilderness Equipment

If you were stranded in the middle of nowhere, your chances of survival would be significantly higher if you had this equipment with you. To me, …

Gear Review: Roasting Coffee on the Road

When<p>we first started our blog nearly two years ago, we intended to do regular gear reviews. So far we’ve done a grand total of zero gear reviews, and …

Gear Review: Meet the Quilt, a Lighweight Sleeping Bag Alternative

My first sleeping bag was liberated from my dad’s musty military kit. With incisor-sized zipper teeth and a jumar for a slider, the M-1949 was more of a feather bed than a mummy bag. Weighing in just under eight pounds, it had the deadweight of a futon mattress and siphoned moisture like ShamWow®. …

Survival Skills: The Figure 4 Deadfall

The figure-four deadfall is often the first trap illustrated in the trapping chapter of your handy pocket survival guide. As a result, it's often the …

A Bushcraft Camping Outfit - Equipment for Living in the Woods

Whether you are camping in the woods for a weekend or staying out for weeks, this bushcraft camping outfit is a good base model. It forms my standard …

Best space images of the month

Here are some of the most stunning pictures captured during a memorable month in space – from bold new ventures to a galaxy far, far away.

Watch a Record-Setting Flight Formation From the Air

They may not be the Blue Angels, but what a bunch of general aviation pilots lacked in speed and engine roar they made up for in numbers, with 49 …

Rat Rod Custom 1950 Mercury Rescue! - Roadkill Episode 21

Tesla Success Fueled by U.S. Innovation Policy?

I truly love cars, and, having turned 40 recently, I went on a year-long search for the perfect car to celebrate with. I had given up for a while until I came across the amazing Tesla Model S. Tesla Motors represents everything I appreciate in life – innovation, technology, and even tax policy.<p>In …

Check Out Dozens Of This Year's Best Infographics

The annual Kantar Information is Beautiful Awards are a celebration of great data visualizations, and the organization has just released its prize long-list. And it is a <i>very</i> long list--there are hundreds of infographics present for your perusal. Want to know about Oscar Wilde's greatest quotes? …

Scientists want to annihilate asteroids using nuclear weapons

There's a devastating asteroid hurtling towards Earth, and humanity only has a few years to destroy it before it destroys us. Scientists around the world are looking for solutions to just that scenario, and some of them are channeling Bruce Willis to do it.<p>Experts have previously pondered the idea …

Tool Accurately Predicts Whether A Kickstarter Project Will Bomb

At about 76 percent accuracy, a new prediction model is the best yet. "Your chances of success are at 8 percent. Commence panic."<p>Well, here's something either very discouraging or very exciting for crowdfunding hopefuls: a Swiss team can predict, with about 76 percent accuracy and within only four …

Crowd Funding

'Bionic Man' will walk the streets of Washington, DC tomorrow

Back in August, <i>Smithsonian Magazine</i> took an in-depth look at prosthetic limbs and artificial organs, with one of its main subjects being a true "Bionic Man." A team of scientists and researchers at the University of Zurich were able to recreate more than 50 percent of the human body using the "most …

Army Ranger believed to be unconscious salutes during Purple Heart ceremony

Army Ranger Josh Hargis was unconscious, hooked to a breathing tube at a military hospital in Afghanistan after losing both his legs in battle last week.<p>But when the Purple Heart ceremony began at Hargis’ bedside, it turned out he was not unconscious, as doctors believed. Instead, he struggled with …

Life inside Nazi-occupied Poland, 1939-1940

Life inside Nazi-occupied Poland, 1939-1940<p>On the anniversary of the creation of the Warsaw Ghetto in Nazi-occupied Poland, Life.com has published a series of photos from Hugo Jaeger that depict the city and the smaller ghetto of Kutno in the earliest days of World War II. Jaeger, who was Adolf …

2014 Z/28: The Baddest Camaro Ever

It costs more than a ZL1, has less horsepower, and only comes with one speaker. So why would you want a Z/28? Because its the most aggressive, driver-focused Camaro ever made. Oh, and its warrantied for driving on the track.<p>It costs more than a ZL1, has less horsepower, and only comes with one …