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The Navy Wants To Fire Its Ridiculously Strong Railgun From The Ocean

They want to test firing it from a ship in 2016, and again in 2018.<p>In 2016, the U.S. Navy is going to test a railgun—a weapon that can repeatedly launch a projectile at more than 5,000 MPH—from a boat. In 2018, they're going to do it again. And in the 2020s, the Navy is going to figure out just …

Military

NASA's deep-space craft readying for launch

The U.S. space shuttle program retired in 2011, leaving American astronauts to hitchhike into orbit. But after three long years, NASA's successor is almost ready to make an entrance.<p>Orion, the agency's newest manned spaceship, is being prepared for its first mission in December. In future missions, …

5 Applications For Graphene, The 'Wonder Material,' That Could Change The Way We Live

Graphene, the pure carbon material that's just one atom thick and nearly transparent when laid out in sheets, manages to be roughly 200 times stronger than steel, even though it's 60,000 times thinner than Saran Wrap.<p>Graphene is also an excellent conductor of energy, can be synthesized from unique …

Nanotech

Watch this madman lap Silverstone in a van, then a mobility scooter

Our kind of eccentric British mad scientist.<p>We hadn't heard of Colin Furze, either, until this video of him screaming with delight, armed with the best set of Wolverine claws we've ever seen, got the better part of 4 million views. It's not all superhero wish fulfillment at his YouTube channel, …

Ford Mustang

10 Vancouver Stereotypes That Are Completely Accurate

1. Everyone In Vancouver Really Wishes You Would All Get A Map<p>Vancouver shares its name with Canada’s Vancouver, both named in honor of sea captain …

Portland News, Weather, Sports, Breaking News

© KATU | Portions are © Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or distributed.<p>KATU ABC 2 …

Insane New Footage Of Felix Baumgartner's Edge-Of-Space Jump Released

We're warning you now: This new video of Felix Baumgartner's record-setting leap from the edge of space just might make you feel a bit queasy.<p>The supersonic skydiver made history in October 2012 when he plunged more than 24 miles to Earth's surface, breaking three records in the process.<p>Now, nearly …

Sewage reveals the popular drugs of the world's cities

An anecdote from a student over drug use at the University of Puget Sound led one professor to test sewage in an effort to gauge the use of illegal drugs. "The amphetamine levels go through the roof during finals," says chemistry professor Dan Burgard in an interview with <i>Gizmodo</i>. Sewage tests in …

Michelin recalling 1.3M tires over tread separation

Michelin North America has issued a recall of 1.3 million of its LTX M/S tire, produced from January 2010 to June 2012 at its Nova Scotia plant, size LT225/75R16 115/112R LRE. A "tread/belt endurance" issue lead could to tread separation, tread loss or rapid air loss. Despite the massive number of …

McDonald's to Its Minimum-Wage Workers: Here's How to Tip Personal Trainers and Nannies

This Is What America's School Lunches Really Look Like

School lunch has never been the stuff of foodie dreams. I'm still haunted by the memory of my elementary school cafeteria's "brain pizza" – a lumpy oval thing topped with fleshy white strips of barely melted mozzarella that clumped together like neurons.<p>And it looks like America's school cafeterias …

Congressional Approval Sinks to Record Low

Current approval at 9%; 2013 average now 14%<p>PRINCETON, NJ -- Americans' approval of the way Congress is handling its job has dropped to 9%, the …

Super Typhoon Haiyan: The Most Powerful Cyclone in History?

Are VW execs pushing workers to unionize in Chattanooga?

United Auto Workers has been pushing to unionize Volkswagen's Chattanooga, TN plant, and Volkswagen seems to be open to the idea - the two parties already have discussed an employee "works council" for the factory, which would require UAW organization - but the automaker says it will only recognize …

Eric Schmidt calls Android 'more secure than the iPhone'

Google's Eric Schmidt has a reputation for raising eyebrows with his public proclamations, so this latest episode should come as little surprise — the company chairman declared during the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo that Android has a security advantage over Apple's iPhone. In comments reported by …

The jellyfish are coming! Experts tangle with exploding population

A diver swims near a school of giant jellyfish each nearly a meter in diameter in the Sea of Japan off the town of Echizen, Fukui Prefecture.<p>A "jellyfish bloom" may sound pretty, but it can get ugly fast. A swarm of moon jellyfish from the Baltic Sea were was into the cooling pipes of a nuclear …

Red Sea