Phil Naranjo

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Underneath The Pacific - The nature of the PNW's feared slab, told by Jeremy Rasmussen

In the numbing, sharky waters of the Pacific Northwest, a monster slab sits deep in the open ocean ready to Jekyll-and-Hyde on any surfer willing to …

Donald Trump's Real Ambition

I normally stay clear of psychologically profiling public figures. But when the writing is so clearly on the wall, when the stakes are so high, and …

Everything You Need to Know About the Surfboard Materials Race

The race is on. But where’s the finish line?<p><b>It seems that almost every month there is a new advanced surfboard construction coming out on the market.</b> …

Aquatic Sports

Jarvis Boards

Jarvis, an Austin-based company, craft beautiful authentic wood stand up paddle boards made to last while minimizing environmental impacts. Designed …

This is a Different Breed of Big Wave Surfing

<b>Big wave surfing has been all the talk lately.</b> From hairy Mavericks and the Titans contest, to maxed out epic Waimea and The Eddie getting the nod, …

Ask Ethan: Do gravitational waves exhibit wave-particle duality?

Everything that’s inherently quantum in the Universe is both a wave and a particle. So, are gravitational waves?<p><i>“You asked me how to get out of the</i> …

'RipSurf' Brings Surfing To The Street

Razor unveiled a new ride-on product at Toy Fair, RipSurf, following up on last year’s successful <i>Crazy Kart</i>.<p>The board is designed by Ali Kermani, who was also responsible for Crazy Cart and is looking for lightening to strike twice. Seeing it in action at the New York Toy Fair, this may well happen.<p>…

The Surfboards of Mavericks

Photo: Stephen Lam<p>The Titans of Mavericks big wave contest, which took place Friday off the coast of Half Moon Bay in Northern California, is one of the most important, gnarliest surf events in the United States. Twenty-four of the world’s best surfers gather one day each winter to ride waves that …

Robots Could Replace 5 Million Workers by 2021

Here come the automatons.<p>Did you think the Chinese outsourcing phenomenon was bad? Well, you’d better sit down for this next news: The robots are …

Physics: Broaden the search for dark matter

Bold strategies are needed to identify the elusive particles that should make up most of the Universe's mass, say Mario Livio and Joe Silk.<p>Subject …

Tor Wars: The Signal Awakens

The long arm of the law wants ever more eyes, if you’ll pardon the gruesome metaphor. The UK government recently unveiled an attempt to legalize “draconian state surveillance powers.” US voices keep calling for a mythical “secure golden key” for government access to encrypted messages. Canadian …

Mystery bright spots could be first glimpse of another universe

THE curtain at the edge of the universe may be rippling, hinting that there’s more backstage. Data from the European Space Agency’s Planck telescope …

LESS THAN ZERO: VANCOUVER'S PECULIAR POPULARITY

British Columbia might be the most emblazoned coldwater destination in the Northern Hemisphere -- and you've probably never even surfed there.

Get Extreme Sports Envy with Point Break's Over-the-Top Remake Trailer

This movie is desperately trying to make the xXx's of yore look like films for toddlers with Razor scooters.<p>The first trailer for the <i>Point Break</i> remake was stupid-crazy, like putting a rocket on your favorite old skateboard and then trying to re-ride it (and yeah, the whole hair switch was …

Make your own surfboard with a design pro at this Laguna Beach hotel

The Laguna Beach House wants to school you in how to shape a surfboard.<p>That's why it has partnered with hand-crafted surfboard maker Donald Brink to teach you everything you need to know.<p>Guests stay two nights in a coastal view room at the recently renovated hotel. Then it's off to Brink's studio …

Yes, Quiksilver Is Going Under. But Surfing’s Doing Just Fine.

It’s been a long fall for Quiksilver from the heady days of the 1990s and early 2000s, when the Australian-born brand rode a tidal wave of popularity in surfwear among people who had never set foot on a board.<p>The iconic brand—founded in 1969, now based in Huntington Beach, California—became the …

Map of the World’s Neutrinos Exposes Nuclear Activity Wherever It’s Happening - MIT Technology Review

As far as useful discoveries go, the neutrino didn’t look promising. These ghostly particles are produced by the sun, by radioactive elements, and by …

Physics

Why use a whole plane when you can fly one wing?

Flying wings<p>Sleek. Efficient. Wildly unstable.<p>1946<p>Since the days of the Wright Brothers, aviation engineers have experimented with the concept of a …

Aviation

Meet the NASA Engineer Who Became an Astronaut—After Being Rejected 14 Times

Clayton Anderson, "the ordinary spaceman," talks his long journey to the ISS, the view from 250 miles above the Earth, and the extraordinary things on the horizon for space travel.<p><i>Clayton Anderson spent his first 15 years at NASA designing spacecraft. He spent his last 15 flying them. But somewhere</i> …

The Soviet Architect Who Drafted the Space Race

Galina Balashova's futuristic illustrations propelled the Soviet space program.<p>During the space race in the 1950s and 1960s, the task of designing the look of the Soviet Union's booster rockets, orbital laboratories, space shuttles, and other masterworks of engineering fell to one woman: Galina …

The best VR headsets of 2018

Back in 2016, the world of consumer virtual reality changed forever with the launch of the HTC Vive and Oculus Rift VR headsets. While both were …

Virtual Reality

15 Kraken Facts and Myths to Unleash In Conversation

There once was a time when uttering the name Kraken sent chills down a mariner’s spine. The legendary beast was known for dragging whole ships down …

You Should Be Coding in Your Physics Course

It's near the start of a new semester of physics. Many faculty are working on their plans for introductory physics courses. How many tests should …

Mathematics

Russian cosmonauts to control land robot from ISS in preparation for Moon mission

Three-time cosmonaut Oleg Kononenko will manipulate robots in Munich and St. Petersburg with the help of a joystick from the ISS, a dry run for the …

Elon Musk responds to question on Uber tie-up with six-second silence

"I don't think I should, uh, answer it."<p>When asked about a potential tie-up with ride-sharing service Uber on an earnings call this week, Telsa's …

Tesla

Here's why small satellites are so big right now

It’s a bullish time to be in the commercial space business these days. The industry as a whole has grown more than sixfold in the last five years to …

Think Your Conscious Brain Directs Your Actions? Think Again

Think your deliberate, guiding, <i>conscious</i> thoughts are in charge of your actions?<p>Think again.<p>In a provocative new paper in <i>Behavioral and Brain …

The Chase: a tiny film

Honestly, we went to Iceland to catch big fish. It was that simple. We wanted to bask in the late Arctic sun while bringing dreamy meter-long …

NASA's Kepler Mission Discovers Bigger, Older Cousin to Earth

NASA's Kepler mission has confirmed the first near-Earth-size planet in the "habitable zone" around a sun-like star. This discovery and the …

A Surfboard Made By A Rocket Scientist

Blast off!<p>Edison Conner, a former SpaceX rocket scientist and co-founder of Varial Surf Technology, tried for years to create a durable surfboard from aerospace material. In his eyes, the surfboard industry was ripe for disruption. Makers had clung to one manufacturing method for more than 50 …