Mike Maroney

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Li'l Cyborg

Sure, it's only a few inches tall, but don't let its cuteness fool you. Li'l Cyborg once took out ten ninjas in a back-alley fight.<p>Mike Hill is a …

Escape Zip Tie Restraints with Paracord Shoelaces

Many home invaders and kidnappers use heavy-duty zip ties to keep victims restrained. If you replace your existing shoelaces with paracord you can …

Back to the Tribe

<b>Traditionally, technology is seen as a force that diminishes our instincts and puts us at a distance of nature. Increasingly however, we realize</b> …

Comics Gone Hipster

I don't even know exactly what hipster means anymore but I think Phillip Sevy captures it well with these pictures of the Bat Family and X-Men as …

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Top 10 Ways to Break Into and Out of Almost Anything

Whether you’re stuck inside and need to break out or you’ve found locked outside and need to get in, having the key or password is rarely your only …

Top 10 Ways to Unleash Your Inner Evil

“Evil” is a complex thing. Sometimes evil is justified, other times knowing evil is just the best way to fight it. Here are 10 things that clearly …

Making fire from water

A portable device that makes fire from water has been developed within a European research project. It doesn’t use flammable gases, it produces its own fuel as needed.<p>Andrew Ellis, a research technologist with ITM Power, explained: “This is an electrolyzer system we’ve got here. It’s been developed …

More Book Than Nook: Can Barnes & Noble Makes Its E-Reader Feel Like The Real (Paper) Thing?

The refreshed Nook Simple Touch GlowLight features a brighter, sharper display; lighter body; and improved recommendations.<p>To compete against the Kindle, Barnes & Noble is going back to its roots, leveraging decades of bookseller expertise to make its Nook e-reader feel more like a paper book. …

5MIN News October 26, 2013: 7.1 Quake, X Flares, CMEs, Magnetic Storm Watch

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This Drive-In Theater Uses Junk Cars As Audience Seating

You might miss Empire Drive-In if you don't know it's there. This theater looks like the average junkyard, full of old cars and salvaged wood. Yet on …

Electric fields could shape the flames inside power plants so combustion is cleaner, more efficient

Better combustion and less wasted heat could result in 30% fuel savings<p>Humans have been in control of fire for millennia. Or at least we think we …

How We’ll Eat After The Ecopocalypse, When Sushi And Chocolate Are No More

Introducing GhostFood, the no-food food truck that feeds your fears about ecological disaster.<p>Think of some of your favorites foods, the kinds you routinely crave, dream about. Can you feel the unctuous texture of <i>otoro</i> (fatty tuna belly) or taste the complex notes of a dark chocolate truffle? Are …

A Brief History Of Coffeemakers, 1600-Present

An epic new book pours over four centuries of gorgeous coffeemakers–designs driven by our need to get out of bed in the morning.<p>These days, our coffee is usually spat from a black plastic machine with buttons and lights and gurgling noises and delivered in millions of identical paper cups from …

Back To The (Sustainable) Future: The Year 2050 In Words And Pictures

A new book presents a full-color future for us that’s rosy without being far-fetched, with water efficiency and robot friends.<p>It’s 2050. Somehow we haven’t joined the dinosaurs in extinction, succumbed to the Secret Society of Super Villains, or been raptured up to the clouds. And the robots are …

Get Obsessive With These Size Comparison Charts

Size matters. Especially when it comes to starships, giant monsters, buildings, and . . . well, pretty much anything else that you can obsessively …

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Concept Art Writing Prompt: The Rabid Unicorn

We kick off our October writing prompts with a gruesome sight: a once-noble unicorn gone utterly rabid. What story can you spin about this sick and …

Exquisite Craft Beer | Adroit Theory

AK [genesis warrior edition] - NE Style Imperial IPA<p>The heart of a warrior beats to the rhythm of war drums. The sound of chaos fuels the beast …