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Did This Monster Slingshot Just Set A World Record?

Unfortunately, global slingshot record-keeping is woefully remiss.<p>In the above video, Jörg Sprave of The Slingshot Channel fires a 1-inch steel ball with an arm-braced slingshot, at a speed of 207 feet per second. It's a new world record! Probably. The shot is "more energetic" than Sprave's …

Here's What Wi-Fi Might Look Like If We Could See It

Like a rainbow exploding, basically<p>Wi-Fi is a series of invisible waves, streaming along through our houses and offices and planes. What would those waves look like if we could see them? Like these crazy exploding-rainbow images!<p>Well, okay, we don't have any way of actually seeing Wi-Fi, so there's …

2Q Earnings: BP, Goodyear, Westlake Chemical

Here is a brief summary of some of the earnings reports released Tuesday, July 30:<p><b>Latin America drives Goodyear's profits:</b> The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.'s second-quarter earnings more than doubled as higher global sales were led by a solid jump in Latin America, the tire company reported …

Bausch + Lomb moving headquarters to N.J., cutting jobs

Montreal-based buyer will condense workforce, eliminate duplicate jobs.<p>ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The Canadian pharmaceutical company that is buying Bausch + Lomb optical plans to move its headquarters to New Jersey and make deep cuts to the workforce.<p>In a letter sent Monday to Bausch + Lomb employees, …

Is The Way To Tech Workers' Loyalty Through Their Stomachs?

The dazzling array of food options at the Googleplex campus in Mountain View, Calif. — 25 cafes at last count — is the much-cited example of tech world food perks. And you can peruse the menus at Airbnb and Facebook to get a taste of an equally high bar for not just free food, but worldly food that …

Why Mega-Projects Always End Up Costing More Than Expected

Trader Joe's Tops List Of Favorite Stores

Trader Joe’s is North America’s favorite grocery chain, winning among shoppers for customer satisfaction and overall shopping experience.<p>All this is according to a new study of 6,600 consumers conducted by Market Force Information, customer intelligence solutions. Market Force’s study was designed …

Experts: Two Years Heals (Almost) All Wounds

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>When humans hurt, they're often comforted by other non-hurting humans who say "time heals all …

Bacteria That Cause Gum Disease Linked To Alzheimer's

Wreaking havoc in your mouth and head<p>Could Alzheimer's disease originate in your mouth?<p>It sounds like a strange idea, but scientists have recently found one small clue that dental bacteria may play a role in some cases of Alzheimer's.<p>A team of researchers from the U.K. and the U.S. found …

Daylighting Takes Off as Cities Expose Long-Buried Rivers

The latest trend in urban renewal involves opening up underground streams.<p><b>There's likely an underground stream in your city, but it may soon be seeing the light.</b><p><b>Uncovering buried streams has had huge impacts in places as diverse as Seattle, Washington, Kalamazoo, Michigan, and even Seoul,</b> …

Racing Stock Cars with Tyler McQuarrie! The J-Turn Ep. 13

Yamaha XJR1300 by Deus

The paint is still wet on the walls of Deus’ new Italian workshop, but the Italian boys have been dropped in the deep end already. They were commissioned by Yamaha Europe to revamp an XJR1300 as part of the ‘Yard Built Specials’ project—which you may remember from our coverage of the Wrenchmonkees …

Kawasaki W650 by Max Power

It’s a while since we’ve featured a Kawasaki W650. So it was a pleasure to receive details of this beautifully proportioned build from Bertrand Bussillet, editor of the French magazine Cafe Racer.<p>The W650 belongs to a Parisian actor, David. He’s a long-time fan of custom motorcycles; the first bike …

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Kawasaki Z1000 by Santiago Chopper

Santiago Chopper’s Alain Bernard is a vintage Kawasaki fan from way back. And when he’s not building trikes, he likes to have a little fun with streetfighter-ish Z1000 customs.<p>You might recognize the engine, but the frame is harder to spot. It’s a Georges Martin original, built by the French frame …

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