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Water Hoverboard

Marty McFly predicted one in 2015, but it´s here early! Meet the next evolution in watersports - Hoverboard, created by Frank Zapata, the Jet-ski …

We Could Build a Solar-Powered Roadway. But Will We?

New roadway technologies from interactive lighting and pavement markings to anti-icing and energy-gathering surfaces have been in the works for years. So why don't we have them yet?<p><b>It's already the biggest-grossing campaign</b> in Indiegogo's history. With more than a week to go before its run on the …

The Crazy Genius Behind Solar Roadways

Here’s an idea crazy enough that it just might work: Pave the streets with solar-powered panels that have their own built-in heat and LED lights. That’s what Scott and Julie Brusaw hope to accomplish with their ongoing Solar Roadways project, which they just funded through a hugely popular …

3D printed cast could heal bones 40 per cent faster

Turkish designer creates medical cast using 3D printing which could heal broken bones faster<p>A 3d printed medical cast could help bones to heal up to 40 per cent faster.<p>The black cast, known as the Osteoid, uses an ultrasound system which makes bones heal more quickly.<p>With a lattice pattern, it is …

3D Printing

Best Pre-Race Warmup

Here’s what’s going on. Just like stretching out a spring, stretching a muscle impairs its ability to store energy. When you run, a large part of the force of impact is absorbed and recycled to help propel you forward on your next step. Though not every study that the researchers reviewed found a …

10 Annoying Surprises That Trap Unsuspecting Homebuyers

You've heard what to look for in a house when you're thinking about buying. But what about the stuff around the house? Look out for these unfriendly neighbors that are easy to miss during the buying process but will drive you crazy afterward.<p>You've heard what to look for in a house when you're …

Two former Navy SEALs found dead aboard 'Captain Phillips' ship

Two American security officers and former Navy SEALs have been found dead on board the<p>Maersk Alabama, the cargo ship whose hijacking by Somali pirates inspired the film"Captain Phillips,"Seychelles Island police said Wednesday.<p>According to police, Jeffrey Reynolds and Mark Kennedy, both 44, were …

Hoops, He Did It Again: Player Has Second 100-Point Game

This year Jack Taylor "only" scored 109.<p>The Grinnell College basketball player, who set an NCAA record a year ago when he scored 138 points in one game, poured in 109 Sunday night during his team's 173-123 win over Crossroads College of Rochester, Minn.<p>"It was definitely fun," he tells <i>All Things</i> …

Original Star Wars Gag Reel is the best thing you'll see all week

6 Reminders on Hiking Etiquette | The Art of Manliness

<i>Editor’s Note: This is a guest post by Andrew Stephens.</i><p>After spending a number of years in Utah hiking infrequently used trails, I returned to my …

Spectacular Day and Night Composite Shots of Major Cities

<i>Day to Night</i> is a spectacular ongoing series by fine art photographer Stephen Wilkes featuring urban landscapes that transcend the confines of time by presenting day and night shots of iconic cityscapes in one image. Using up to 1,500 images from a 15-hour shoot day (from sunrise to sunset), Wilkes …

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Unbelievable “nail houses” around the world

Awesome Dresses

How to Make Mead and Drink Like a Viking

Home-brewers have embraced mead, or honey wine, the drink of choice for many ancient cultures. If you want to whip up a batch of your own, follow these steps.<p><b>Mead may be the ancestor of all today's booze</b>. People gathered, ate, and probably fermented honey long before the agricultural developments …

America the Beautiful: 50 States in 50 Photos

At 3.79 million square miles (9.83 million km2) and approximately 315 million people, the United States is the third largest country by land area and …

On the Phone in Ireland

This is the season when we have all hands on deck. That means nearly all our guides are busy leading our tours -- and nearly all our researchers and co-authors are busy updating our guidebooks. I'll be working on our Italy and Spain books this spring. Pat O'Connor, the co-author of our Rick Steves' …

Twitch app hits Xbox 360 today — but without broadcasting capabilities

Gamers don’t just love playing games — with sites like the gameplay-streaming service Twitch, millions of fans also love to watch professionals and their friends play them.<p>Now, Twitch is teaming up with Microsoft to release an official app on the Xbox 360 today that streams Twitch broadcasts …

Charlie Sheen: Bill Murray changed my world outlook

Charlie Sheen's world was rocked working with Bill Murray in "A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III." He explains what he found bizarre, the big love...and the brain hatches.<p>Charlie Sheen saw inside Bill Murray's brain shooting <i>A Glimpse Inside the Mind of Charles Swan III</i>.<p>And he liked …