Daniel Brookins

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TransAsia Airways: Dramatic Video Shows Plane Moments Before Deadly Crash

Dramatic dashcam footage in Taiwan shows a TransAsia Airways plane scraping past a major highway moments before it careened into a shallow river, …

Spira4u Microcar Delivers 200 miles From Just 2.5 Gallons of Gas

This highly economical three-wheeled microcar is designed to lower growing traffic fatalities and injuries worldwide, while also improving fuel …

McDonald's reveals what goes into its french fries

There's some good news and some not so good news. Yes, McDonald's french fries are made with real potatoes. However, they also contain a whole lot of …

Mini Turkey Meatball Pot Pies Recipe

1) Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. Grease 4 large oven safe bowls with a little butter or use a large casserole dish, set aside.<p>2) In a bowl, mix …

Watch the first trailer for Terminator: Genisys

You're about to watch Arnold Schwarzenegger launch himself out of one helicopter and into another helicopter as though he were a missile. The first trailer for <i>Terminator: Genisys</i> has just been released, and it's clear that this fifth movie is a very different kind of <i>Terminator</i> film than what you're …

Absurd Creature of the Week: The Adorable Mexican Mole Lizard Has a Disgusting Reputation

Author: Matt Simon. Matt Simon Science<p>Date of Publication: 12.12.14.<p>Time of Publication: 6:30 am. 6:30 am<p>Down in Baja California there crawls a beast …

Hackers Trick Keurigs Into Making Uncopyrighted Coffee

When we last checked in with Keurig, the coffee machine maker had just turned itself into a big, fat target for copyright reform activists. The …

LEGO Minifigure Family

Visit www.MinifigureFamily.com to create LEGO postcards with Minifigure versions of your friends and family. Don't forget to share! #MinifigureFamily

Why NASA's Orion Spacecraft Flew Old, Slow Computers Into Orbit

It’s funny to think that your smartphone might be faster than a new spaceship, but that’s what one report is saying about the Orion spacecraft. The …

Space Exploration

Legal Flying Cars Just Two Years Away

IndustryTap has reported on flying cars including the Aeromobil, RC flying cars, and PAL-V. See links below. The desire for flying cars is no longer …

10 Interesting Facts About the Milky Way

The Milky Way Galaxy is an immense and very interesting place. Not only does it measure some 120,000–180,000 light-years in diameter, it is home to …

As a Car Guy, I Welcome the Driverless Car Future

I love cars. I love driving them. I love working on them. I get unnaturally excited when looking at the specs of a new vehicle that I’ll probably never drive.<p>Even now I hassle car journalists (some of whom are long-time friends) about the cars they drive usually lamenting about on-board computers …

25 Dream Fishing Boats

Dream boats take on all shapes and sizes, depending on where you fish and the species you target. They also reflect the imagination and vision of the …

Worlds largest solar plant goes online using 9 million solar panels

Boeing’s Commercial Space Capsule Will Send You to Space in Style

Boeing recently revealed pictures of its CST-100 manned space capsule, an aircraft capable of transporting up to seven crew members and/or cargo to …

Fossil of fanged sea dragon is a sign of life after the "Great Dying"

The discovery of a gigantic fanged sea dragon, which hunted the oceans in southwestern China around 247 million years ago, is a sign that global …

Philae's epic journey: What went wrong and where do they go from here?

Philae lander on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko (via ESA/Rosetta/Philae/CIVA)<p>The Philae lander's epic adventure this week left scientists and the …

James Cameron says the Avatar sequels will make you "shit yourself with your mouth wide open"

Prolific documentary filmmaker James Cameron has only directed three feature-length films in the last 20 years: <i>True Lies</i> (1994), <i>Titanic</i> (1997), and <i>Avatar</i> (2009). Before that, he made <i>The Abyss</i>, <i>Aliens</i>, and the first two <i>Terminator</i> films. And every single one of those films was a huge box office …

Gorilla Glass 4

CORNING® GORILLA® GLASS 4<p>The sick feeling of dropping a phone and breaking the screen is all too common. Which is why Corning's top scientists …

Drones

Fly with a drone<p>What better dream is there than being able to fly?<p>With the FPV pack, experience a whole new dimension of freedom.<p>Zip through the air …

Forget flares. Next time you're in trouble, send up a balloon

A device now seeking funding on Kickstarter offers a better way to get help when you need it -- by sending a helium balloon 150 feet in the air.<p>We've all seen the movie. A character gets lost at sea or deep in the woods and he or she shoots a flare into the air. It glows brightly, fizzles out and …

Helium

Slingshot : Open-air Roadster - 3 Wheel Motorcycle

The Polaris® Slingshot® Accessories website designates the accessories designed to fit a vehicle model/year. As a dealer, follow the website …

Clean Air Act

Fire TV Stick Review: A Great Streamer For An Amazon Household

The Fire TV Stick works. That’s about all there is to it. It streams videos from Amazon, Netflix and more. It plays simple games and streams from local network shares. But it’s not for everyone. There are better products on the market for some users. That said, the Fire TV Stick is well worth its …

Mercedes-Maybach S600 Release Date, Price and Specs - Roadshow

If you've been lamenting last year's passing of the Maybach 57 and Maybach 62, the ultimate in luxury cars from Mercedes-Benz, you are certainly not alone. And that's despite those cars carrying prices out of reach of even the most well-heeled of buyers. At $350,000 and (way, way) up, they were …

Daimler AG

The ugly Christmas sweater business is worth millions

As an avid sports fan and the owner of Forever Collectibles, a sports memorabilia company in Somerset, N.J., Michael Lewis has seen his share of …

Adobe's got Photoshop running in Chrome

Here's how it works<p>Using Photoshop usually requires lugging a typically cumbersome, expensive computer around, and changing that experience has been the dream of many creatives for years. As we found out back in September, it's a problem that Adobe has been actively working with Google to solve. …

These Are the Highest Paying Programming Skills to Have on Your Resume

Programming in general is a valuable skill when it comes to searching for jobs, but employers will pay more for some of them. If you're wondering …

Programming

Air traffic porn from the UK skies

Hot on the heels of their hit visualizations Europe 24 and North Atlantic Skies, air traffic management firm NATS returns with "UK 24 – your guided …

Snowstorm pummels Buffalo: Incredible scenes captured in photos, time-lapse video

A massive storm has dumped more than 5 feet of snow in upstate New York, trapping residents in their homes and stranding hundreds of motorists — and …

Weather

Overview | SmartMatrix Remote Controlled LED Art Display

Major Components<p>32x32 RGB LED Matrix Panel<p>A 32x32 RGB LED Matrix Panel is an affordable way to add over a thousand bright pixels to your project. …