Brandon Ward

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Rice kicker's unbelievable onside kick fools Houston

With Rice trailing Houston 31-26 in the dying moments of Saturday’s game at Reliant Stadium, Rice kicker Chris Boswell was called upon to execute an onside kick. He proceeded to blow everyone’s minds.<p>This perfect rabona kick fooled the Houston hands team, which was caught off-guard entirely. Rice …

Kenya Mall Shooting: 'Major Assault' Frees Most Hostages, Police Say

Kenyan forces rescued "most" of the hostages held by terrorists in an upscale mall in Nairobi, after launching a "major assault" to put an end to the …

Mike Tyson 'close to death from drugs and alcohol'

<b>Former undisputed heavyweight world champion Mike Tyson claims he is "on the verge of dying" from ongoing drug and alcohol problems.</b><p>Tyson, 47, admitted he is a continual substance abuser but added he is hopeful of finally getting clean.<p>"I want to live my sober life. I don't want to die. I'm on the …

How does a 3D printer work? The science and engineering behind this emerging technology

There is a lot of excitement building around what 3D printers can and might do. But how does a 3D printer work? It’s actually not very …

Never Load Paper Again With This Smarter Printer

Just place this printer right on top of a big stack of paper, and it’ll handle the rest.<p>Twenty years ago, inkjet printers seemed like magic–they printed so many colors, so fast! Now they’re that necessary evil for producing concert tickets or handling that one thing in your life that you still have …

Industrial Design

Yosemite Fire Called One Of Largest In Recent California History

A wildfire that has spread into Yosemite National Park is now threatening the power grid that supplies San Francisco, prompting Gov. Jerry Brown to declare an emergency for the city.<p>The 200-square-mile Rim Fire also threatens thousands of homes and has forced the evacuations of hundreds.<p>Bob …

The Devil’s Drug: The True Story of Meth in New Mexico

In anticipation of the new season of Breaking Bad, Nick Romeo travels to New Mexico to separate fact from fiction about the meth trade in New Mexico. …

Report: Syrian Hospitals Flooded With Thousands Suffering From Chemical Attack Symptoms

Doctors Without Borders, or Médecins Sans Frontières, has been collaborating with medical providers inside Syria since 2012, and provided drugs, medical equipment, and other support. According to a press release, three hospitals in Damascus reported receiving approximately 3,600 patients, 355 of …

Saturday

Inside Flipboard / August 20, 2013<p>Explore. Shoot. Eat. Make a Magazine: We’re organizing a photowalk in San Francisco’s Chinatown, and you’re invited.<p>…

How to Get Stunning Colors in Your Sunset Photography

Nothing makes a sky pop in a photograph the way that a sunset can. Beautiful purples and yellows in a sky are often the result of the setting sun, …

Hyperloop revealed: Elon Musk foresees rapid transit in a tube

Electromagnetic acceleration: That's the high technology behind the high-speed transit concept that billionaire Elon Musk calls the Hyperloop.<p>Musk — who already plays leading roles in the SpaceX rocket venture, the Tesla electric car company and the SolarCity solar-energy company — unveiled his …

A Closer Look At Elon Musk's Much-Hyped Hyperloop

You can thank brainy billionaire Elon Musk's Hyperloop proposal for bringing electro-magnetic-powered transportation and the linear induction motor back into the public consciousness.<p>The Hyperloop is a system for really-really rapid transit. If built, Musk claims it can carry people about 800 miles …

5 things Apple should copy from Samsung

Imitation might be the sincerest form of flattery, but that saying pretty much goes out the window when patents are involved. In fact, you might even …

NASA Finds A Pink Planet That Challenges Current Theories

About 57 light years from Earth, astronomers have discovered a large new planet, colored a deep magenta. It’s the second planet whose color has been directly observed by astronomers, the first being HD 189733b. That alone would make this find noteworthy. But equally noteworthy is the fact that the …

New Muscle Drugs Could Be The Next Big Thing In Sports Doping

Research intended to help people with muscle-wasting diseases could be about to launch a new era in performance-enhancing drugs.<p>The research has produced several muscle-building drugs now being tested in people with medical problems, including muscular dystrophy, cancer and kidney disease. The …

Oculus of Trees: Lush Courtyard Separates Two Homes

A two-story courtyard featuring an oculus for six willow trees, surrounded by a peaceful reflecting pool on the upper level, provides a sense of …

Architecture

10 Unexplained Discoveries

Apple announces iOS 7, 'biggest change' since the introduction of the iPhone, coming this fall

Apple has officially taken the wraps off of iOS 7 at its Worldwide Developer Conference today. iOS 7 is the latest version of Apple's mobile operating system that debuted back in 2007 on the original iPhone. According to Apple CEO Tim Cook, iOS 7 is the biggest change to the platform since the …

Fallen Tree Bench by Benjamin Graindorge | Colossal

<p>Created by designer Benjamin Graindorge, FallenTree is a minimalist bench made from little more than a slab of glass and a carefully carved oak …

An Ex-CIA Dude Just Enraged Everyone In The Government, So Watch This Before He 'Disappears'

At 3:30, he explains how he can spy on you — or anyone, INCLUDING THE PRESIDENT. And at 7:10, he explains why you really should care about this.<p>This …

Tebow: 'Honor' to play for Belichick

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Tim Tebow said Tuesday it was "an honor" to be able to play for Bill Belichick and learn from Tom Brady, saying he expects his …

What Will We Look Like In 100,000 Years? Animé Characters

Artist Nickolay Lamm and scientist Alan Kwan team up to see what humans will look like in the future.<p>Science-fiction has a knack for predicting the future. Speculative weapons from swipe-based interfaces to unmanned aircraft were long sci-fi hallmarks before they became ubiquitous technologies IRL. …

Any iOS device can be hacked within one minute with modified charger, say researchers

Security researchers have discovered a way to push software onto an iOS device using a modified charger. The team at Georgia Institute of Technology says its charger was able to upload arbitrary software to an iOS device within one minute of it being plugged in. According to the researchers, "all …

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The Nest: Modern, Low Cost Home with Mesh Facade

A mesh facade disguises a home built on a tight budget, providing open indoor/outdoor spaces and support for climbing plants and vines. A21studio …

Tower House has Powerful Verticals, Horizontals & Views

Sometimes a design concept gets in the way of good design, but at other times, a generative idea can carry through to create a space both remarkable …

Architecture

3D printing with the mind: objects from thought by reading small electrical impulses detectable in the brain, thinker thing has just created the first ever 3D printed object whose design was directed from thought alone. more details: http://www.designboom.com/technology/3d-printing-with-the-mind-objects-from-thought-by-thinkerthing/

Steampunk Sphere Home is a Prefab Disaster Shelter

Powered with wind and solar energy, this spherical home on five stilts is a self-sufficient, sustainable prefabricated shelter that can withstand …

This College Baseball Player Has The Strangest Batting Stance We've Ever Seen

Coastal Carolina outfielder Alex Buccilli has a crazy batting stance — he sets up crouched, open, and wide-legged before standing back up to prepare his swing.<p>One announcer here describes it as "a real rhythm mechanism."