Richard Foreman

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How To Fold The World's Farthest-Flying Paper Airplane

By John Park’s Workshop. This Mini iPad pinball project uses a couple of arcade buttons...<p>This is the flamethrowing skateboard built by Mike Warren …

Nature's Fury: Gripping Images of Natural Disasters

From earthquakes to volcanic eruptions to hurricanes, natural disasters reveal the fearsome power of Mother Nature. Scientists are studying these …

Geology

Hackers from China breached the federal weather network, report says

When a handful of weather satellites went offline last October, many suspected the National Weather Service was suffering from another in a long line …

This Coffeemaker Is Super Smart

We’ve written about all kinds of alarm clocks to help you wake up: one that tracks your circadian rhythm, one that wakes you with colored lights, another that plays your favorite Pandora station, and even an alarm clock-sex toy. But when it comes to finding motivation to wake up and get out of bed, …

Crazy clouds over paris: http://t.co/0eeKge1uV2

Alaska storm becomes strongest in Bering Sea history

A massive storm in the Bering Sea, off the western Alaska coast and to the east of Russia, strengthened enough to be considered the strongest storm …

NFL's newest beef: Bill Belichick vs. meteorologists

Notoriously surly New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick learned a very valuable lesson this week: Meteorologists ain't nothin' to mess with.<p>The …

Meteorological 'bomb' is about to go off in the Bering Strait

<i>Update: Nov. 7, 4:15 p.m. ET: As predicted, the storm is taking shape over the Bering Sea, with wind gusts of nearly 100 miles per hour already being</i> …

The Star Trek communicator is real -- and it's now on sale

When Star Trek's Captain Picard presses his communicator badge, he can instantly speak with any member of his crew -- even when they've beamed down to a planet or a nearby spaceship.<p>A company called OnBeep has made the Star Trek communicator badge a reality (well, except for the spaceship part). It …

Extreme weather in North America likely, thanks to Typhoon Nuri

Typhoon Nuri in the Western Pacific will likely cause extreme weather for the Northern Pacific and parts of North America in the next 5-10 …

Calling All Cloud-Loving Citizen Scientists : Image of the Day

Cloud lovers—and really, who doesn’t love to look at clouds—take note. With just the click of a camera and a few more on your computer, you can …

The U.S. is losing the battle to predict the next Hurricane Sandy

Hurricane Sandy, which made landfall near Brigantine, New Jersey, on Oct. 29, 2012, was a showcase of modern weather forecasting — but not …

How to Watch Spectacular 1st Nighttime Antares Launch to ISS on Oct. 27 - Complete Viewing Guide

NASA WALLOPS FLIGHT FACILITY, VA – Tens of millions of US East Coast residents can expect a dinnertime spectacular for the first ever nighttime …

New Fabric Softener Tech Promises Clothes That Never Stain

Sofft wants to kickstart a new age of clothes washing.<p>Detergent, prepare to be disrupted.<p>The makers of a new fabric softener, Sofft, say they want our clothes to join us in the fight against stink and stains. While mixing with your clothes in the washing machine, Sofft coats organic and plastic …

This Smart Light Lets You Check Your Front Door From Anywhere in the World

Did Kuna reinvent the digital doorman?<p>Roughly 75 percent of those burglaries happen to residences, and often when their owners are away, according to the FBI's most recent crime report. The first step to protecting yourself and your home, then, is simply to make it appear that you're not an easy …

Home Automation

A Century Later, Relics Emerge From a War Frozen in Time

Retreating ice in the Alps sheds new light on high-altitude battle in World War I.<p><i>Greetings from Cercen Pass. It is storming and snow covers the highest peaks. We wait for peace, but the bad weather, the high altitudes ... Peace can only come with our death.</i><p>—from the May 28, 1916, diary of C.D., a …

How to Safely Watch Next Week's Partial Solar Eclipse

Millions of people across North America could have a chance to observe a partial solar eclipse next week, weather permitting.<p>Although Thursday's …

Ryan: Humans might not be cause of climate change

KENOSHA, Wis. (AP) — The planet has faced climate change forever and humans' pollution might not be to blame, Republican U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan said …

Tropical Storm Gonzalo gains strength, aims at Puerto Rico

Tropical Storm Gonzalo swept through the eastern Caribbean on Monday, slowly gaining strength toward potential hurricane status on track to move over the U.S. Virgin Islands and parts of Puerto Rico.<p>Heavy rain and strong winds buffeted Antigua, where the effects of Gonzalo were expected to be felt …

WeatherSignal: Crowdsourced Weather Reports on iPhone

In May last year, we brought you news on WeatherSignal, a new crowdsourced weather reporting tool. The Web and Android app came courtesy of the good folks at OpenSignal, the company that creates independent maps of mobile phone network coverage from mobile phone users.<p>As of today, WeatherSignal is …

Undulatus asperatus: A new category of cloud.

I have been known, over the course of the past few years, to post pictures of the odd cloud or two. And I do mean odd. Sometimes they’re photos I’ve …

Amazon Plans to Open Its First Brick-and-Mortar Store

The world’s largest e-commerce company is finally going to embrace brick-and-mortar.<p>The Wall Street Journal on Thursday reported that Amazon.com will …

This Gun Makes And Fires Paper Airplanes

Yes, you read that correctly.<p>Sometimes, a person accomplishes something so great, so revolutionary, that all they can do is smile as wide as humanly possible and show off the thing. This paper airplane gun, crafted by a 3-D printing and paper airplane enthusiast, is such a device. Wordlessly, the …

Guns

The Quest To Harness Wind Energy At 2,000 Feet

High-altitude wind contains enough energy to power the planet. A Boston start-up wants to be the first to bring it down to Earth.<p>Nothing about the grooved, inflatable body taking shape inside Greentown Labs in Somerville, Massachusetts, resembles a wind turbine. It looks more like a jetliner's …

Deford: A New Sports Talk Show By Women, But Will People Watch?

Probably the three biggest recent stories involving women in sports have been Mo'ne Davis, Michele Roberts and Becky Hammon. Since you may have already forgotten them, Davis was the Philadelphia Little League pitcher, Roberts was the lawyer who was named executive director of the NBA Players …

Are the Philadelphia Eagles Lucky or Good?

Are the 2014 Philadelphia Eagles lucky or good? That’s what you’re here for, isn’t it? The answers to life’s most important questions?<p>What we know for certain is the Eagles are owners of a 4-1 record—four wins and only one loss in five games—which is definitively good. Of that there is no …

Football (U.S.)

The 100-Year Storm

Wildlife<p><i>Gregg Treinish and his team at Adventurers and Scientists for Conservation bring us stories from around the world about adventuring with purpose. Here, ASC volunteer Morgan Cardiff shows us the wonders and challenges of life on the American Prairie Reserve</i>, <i>where he collected wildlife and</i> …