Matthew Shearon

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You Built What?!: A Tesla Coil Gun That Produces Foot-Long Sparks

Modeled after a Nerf gun--but with 200,000 volts under the hood<p>While browsing a bookstore near his home in Seattle last year, Rob Flickenger came across a graphic novel titled <i>The Five Fists of Science</i>. The story portrays inventor Nikola Tesla as a crime fighter who battles his enemies with a pair …

9 Best Alarm Clocks for Starting Your Day

While you've been using your smartphone, alarm clocks have come a long way.<p>For most people, an alarm clock means the difference between a normal morning or a rushed one. That makes choosing one that's reliable and loud enough to wake you up all the more important. But nowadays this doesn't mean a …

Gear & Gadgets

Pipeline, Hawaii

Spectacular landscapes in HQ

Earth is a spectacularly beautiful, diverse place: filled to the brim with millions of species of plants and animals, mindblowing features that seem …

NASA Goes All the Way to Saturn, Takes a Stunning Selfie

That little blue dot floating in the black is every single one of us. Photo: NASA/JPL-Caltech/Space Science Institute<p>Last week we told you to smile …

Positano, Italy

REAL Apocalypse Shelters -- FAK #24

Maxim

New designs to breathe life back into our cities

Urban buildings use up precious materials and cause pollution. We need visionary thinking to create more sustainable designs that respond to their environment, writes architect Neil Spiller.<p>By the middle of this century, our cities are likely to be hotter, experience more dramatic changes in …

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Photos by Miki Asai

Close encounters between galaxies are a messy business - but so beautiful!! This striking NASA Hubble Space Telescope image, which shows what looks like the profile of a celestial bird, belies the fact that close encounters between galaxies are a messy business. This interacting galaxy duo is collectively called Arp 142. The pair contains the disturbed, star-forming spiral galaxy NGC 2936, along with its elliptical companion, NGC 2937 at lower left. Once part of a flat, spiral disk, the orbits of the galaxy's stars have become scrambled due to gravitational tidal interactions with the other galaxy. This warps the galaxy's orderly spiral, and interstellar gas is strewn out into giant tails like stretched taffy. #nasa #nasagoddard #hubble #space

Why You're Not a Morning Person (and How to Become One)

At 6 AM, most of us are lucky if we have the energy to reach for acup of coffee. Mornings may be rough, but hold off on sleeping in. There are perks …

Map the iPhone Users In Any City, And You Know Where the Rich Live

New Virus More Deadly Than SARS

Type 9 by Zero Engineering

Reading time: about 2 minutes.<p>Bobber<br>• Custom<br>• Japanese<br>• Motorcycles<br>• Retro<p>The Type 9 by Zero Engineering is the newest model out of the now world famous …

Kawasaki Café Racer by Seth Hensler

Reading time: about 1 minute.<p>American<br>• Cafe Racers<br>• Engineering<br>• Motorcycles<br>• Vintage<p>It’s always great to discover an amateur builder who’s talent is easily …

The Essential Guide to Motorcycle Travel

Reading time: about 1 minute.<p>American<br>• Books<br>• Safety<p>The Essential Guide to Motorcycle Travel is a highly acclaimed motorcycle touring guide book by Dale …

1948 Norton ES2

Reading time: about 1 minute.<p>British<br>• Motorcycles<br>• Norton<br>• Retro<br>• Vintage<p>This 1948 Norton 490cc ES2 is one of those timeless, classic motorcycles that I …

Triumph Bonneville by Dime City Cycles

Reading time: about 1 minute.<p>British<br>• Cafe Racers<br>• Custom<br>• Motorcycles<br>• Retro<br>• Triumph<p>This beautiful Triumph Bonneville by Dime City Cycles is currently being …

Build a Potato Tower to Save Space in your Garden

If you have limited space in your yard for growing food and want to get the most out of every square foot, building a potato tower is a simple, effective way to save space and increase your harvest.<p><b>Potatoes are versatile, tasty, and rich in</b> vitamins. They're not too shabby as a garden crop, …

Gardening

Super-Hydrophobic Spray Makes All Your Stuff Liquid-Proof

It should start showing up on store shelves in a few weeks.<p>It's definitely weird to watch the NeverWet chemists pump chocolate syrup onto a pair of white canvas shoes and to see the syrup roll off in ribbons. Or how about when the researchers dunk an iPhone into a beaker of water and then pull out …

The road to fitzroy

Dubai

19 Brands You Didn't Know Were Owned By Giant Corporations

I feel so lied to.<p><i>Correction: A previous version of this article misstated that Toblerone was currently owned by Kraft Foods. Toblerone is owned by Mondelēz International, which was previously owned by Kraft and owns former Kraft brands. A previous version misstated complete spellings of several</i> …