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Glasses That Make Beer Taste Better

“What’s your recommended glassware for an IPA?”<p>Brewers spend years perfecting a chocolaty stout or balanced IPA, but when it comes to showcasing their craft, a pint glass serves about as well as a bucket. To rectify this crime against taste, the glass makers at Spiegelau created a line of …

Hurl Wiffle Balls At 50 MPH—With A Leaf Blower

Fast-paced fun<p><i>Update: We made a video to demonstrate how to build a wiffle ball pitcher; watch it here.</i><p>At this year’s Labor Day picnic, don’t yawn through another game of Wiffle ball. Instead, transform the low-key sport into a battle of batter versus machine. With only cheap plumbing supplies and …

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Kitty Underwear Offers Snarky Censorship For The Indiscreet

There was a time when every magazine at the grocery store checkout was crucifying (or celebrating) a celebrity showing off what her mama gave her to …

SYNEK promises more sipping variety with its beer-in-a-box mini-tap system

"We believe that beer is an art that deserves to be shared with the world," SYNEK's designers say in introducing it on Kickstarter. "Imagine, for a …

David Flores + Division 1 Bicycles' Iconic Bike Prints

At its core, the design of a bicycle is traditionally comprised of two circles and two triangles. Since its inception, there has been a constant desire to continue improving the simple (but clever) machine. Bold use of carbon fiber, daring geometries and swooping lines are just a few of the …

Lumen bike looks black in the daylight, but reflects white at night

Light hitting the powder-coated frame and wheel rims of the Lumen Retro-Reflective City Bicycle doesn't just scatter off in different directions or …

Government approves medical marijuana research

WASHINGTON — The Obama administration handed backers of<p>medical marijuanaa significant victory Friday, opening the way for aUniversity of Arizonaresearcher to examine whether pot can help veterans cope with post-traumatic stress, a move that could lead to broader studies into potential benefits of …

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The Week In Drones: Flying Into A Volcano, Delivering Drugs, And More

Keeping up with the droneses<p>Here's a roundup of the week's top drone news, designed to capture the military, commercial, non-profit, and recreational applications of unmanned aircraft.<p><b>Into a Vanuatu Volcano</b><p>Drone pilot Shaun O'Callaghan flew his DJI Phantom quadcopter over a volcano in Vanuatu, an …

Act Now: Maker Faire Bay Area Tickets Are Going Fast

Early bird tickets for Maker Faire Bay Area are gone and regular priced tickets to the largest DIY festival on the planet — our 9th annual Maker Faire Bay Area — are going fast. Pick up your tickets today. The Faire takes place May 17 and 18 at the San Mateo Fairgrounds. Here’s the deal:<p>If you’re …

Please Stand By While We Make WIRED.com Even More Awesome

I’ve seen things you people wouldn't believe. Orphaned code, mid-stream syntax changes, and some of the most ingenious workarounds on the Internet. …