Wesley McCune

26 Flips | 1 Magazine | @wesmccune | Keep up with Wesley McCune on Flipboard, a place to see the stories, photos, and updates that matter to you. Flipboard creates a personalized magazine full of everything, from world news to life’s great moments. Download Flipboard for free and search for “Wesley McCune”

Solar Impulse attempts to cross weather front

<b>A solar-powered plane that is attempting to cross the Pacific Ocean is encountering its first weather front.</b><p>It will have to navigate a route through the wall of clouds and rain to continue its epic journey to Hawaii.<p>Solar Impulse took off from Japan's Nagoya Airfield at 18:03 GMT on Sunday, and is …

Toyota, Nissan, Honda back hydrogen stations for fuel cells

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota, Nissan and Honda are working together to get more fuel cell vehicles on roads in what they call Japan's big push toward "a …

What Weapons Would China Use In World War III?

A top secret preview of the weapons in Ghost Fleet, a new novel about our future war with China<p>Today, <i>Ghost Fleet: A Novel of the Next World War</i>, is coming out. By August Cole and Eastern Arsenal's very own P.W. Singer, it's a novel about what might happen if the brewing Cold War between the U.S. …

Pilot of Solar Plane Shares Secrets of 5-Day Flight

Swiss pilot battles exhaustion and weather during endurance mission.<p>Swiss pilot André Borschberg still has a long flight ahead. He took off Sunday afternoon from Nagoya, Japan, in the Solar Impulse 2, an experimental craft powered only by sunlight that is attempting to set a record as the first …

Going Nuclear: The Fusion Race Is Heating Up. Will Anyone Cross the Finish Line? (Video)

Welcome to the Wild West of fusion.<p>A growing number of private players believe they can commercialize fusion energy within a decade, promising a carbon-free energy source with near-limitless fuel, potentially in time to ease the mounting risks of climate change.<p>A team at Lockheed Martin’s Skunk …

Energy

Nanogenerators Will Let Car Tires Pull Electricity From The Ground

Reinventing the wheel<p>It’s becoming clear: electric cars are the future. Between electric mainstays like Tesla and legacy car manufacturers like Ford and Chevrolet, the auto industry is racing towards making truly viable electric cars. Now, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are …

Is War With China Avoidable?

Ghost Fleet author Peter W. Singer answers some frequently asked questions<p>1) <i>What is Ghost Fleet about? What does it mean, “A Novel of the Next World War?”</i><p>Ghost Fleet explores what would happen if the brewing Cold War with Russia and China ever turned hot. What makes it different, however, that it …

Rosetta spacecraft finds massive sinkholes on comet's surface

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - The comet being studied by Europe’s Rosetta spacecraft has massive sinkholes in its surface that are nearly wide enough to swallow Egypt’s Great Pyramid of Giza, research published on Wednesday shows.<p>The Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko is seen in an image taken by …

Space

Rosetta Orbiter Spots 18 Holes On Comet

Also a small clubhouse serving refreshments<p>On the other side of our solar system, the Rosetta spacecraft is orbiting a duck-shaped comet named 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. New images have revealed that the surface of that comet is riddled with sinkholes. We've counted 18 so far.<p>Comet 67P is …

Our Favorite Burgers All Over the Country

Our staff-sourced list of best burgers ever.<p>Everyone has a different idea of what makes the best burger. Is it a thin patty or a thick one? Medium rare or medium well? Cheddar or American? We're not interested in diving into that debate right now. Instead, we present our staff-sourced list of our …

When a 5-Year-Old Makes the Rules

<i>In Kids' Lunch, take a look into what people in the food world and the world at large pack their children (and occasionally their signifcant others and maybe even their pets) for lunch.</i><p><i>Today: Prerna Singh of Indian Simmer has a daughter who demands simple, utensil-free food that is also "pretty,"</i> …

This Thing Now: Only from Hawaii

<i>We're pretty obsessed with This Thing Now. Here's how to get it into your life.</i><p>I can only go so long without my fingertips freckled with pale pink <i>li</i> …

Stars and Stripes and Fried Chicken: Our Ultimate July 4th Picnic Menu

The real fireworks this Fourth of July are in the picnic basket. Let chef Ari Kolender of Leon’s Oyster Shop take care of the menu.<p>“Stars, Stripes, and Fried Chicken Forever”—that was the original name of that song, right? In celebration of our nation’s birthday, we’re taking our love for this …

Cooking

After 199 Days in Orbit, Space Station Trio Comes Back Down to Earth

A NASA astronaut, a Russian cosmonaut and a record-setting Italian spaceflier left the International Space Station and landed back on Earth on Thursday after spending a longer-than-expected 199 days in orbit.<p>NASA's Terry Virts, Russia's Anton Shkaplerov and Italy's Samantha Cristoforetti sailed …

Space Science

Google adds home security camera to Nest range

Google’s Nest will add a new wireless home security camera to its range of Internet of Things products, leaked pictures show.<p>According to photos and details acquired by technology site Droid Life, the new camera is an update to the Dropcam wireless camera and will integrate with Nest’s smart …

Internet of Things

Google offering a free movie rental for Chromecast owners

Google has just opened up a pretty compelling offer to Chromecast users today, offering all owners a free movie rental of their choice from a selection of Play Store titles. We’re not just talking a few obscure films here, titles available include popular recent films, such as Kingsman and …

Google

Privately funded spacecraft spreads its solar sails

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - A privately funded space project to demonstrate an innovative solar sail passed with flying colors despite a series of near-fatal technical issues, program managers said on Wednesday.<p>The 11-pound (5 kg) LightSail spacecraft, tucked inside a 4- by 4- by 12-inch (10- …

Space Travel

In 'The Martian' Trailer, Matt Damon Promises To 'Science The S**t Out Of This'

Being stranded on Mars never looked so cool<p>You’re on an expedition with a research team out in a desert wilderness. All of a sudden, a major dust storm hits. You and the group scramble to get to safety, when flying debris hits your side and knocks you out. After the storm subsides, you awake hours …

Blogs | Food & Wine

Anyone following the craft beer world even sort of closely will see a familiar pattern in this latest sale: The fight to keep beer independent is a …

Craft Beer

How to Make the Absolute Best Scrambled Eggs Ever

By Bon Appétit<p>These scrambled eggs are super soft and just a little runny, aka exactly how they should be.<p>We believe strongly that "putting an egg on it" transforms almost anything into a meal. But lately we've turned our attention away from our beloved olive oil-fried egg and toward a soft sunny …

Breakfast

Eggplant Parm Is the Greatest Recipe of All Time

Eggplant Parmesan is the greatest recipe of all time.<p><i>You know those recipes we hold near and dear to our hearts because they are really the greatest ever of all time? Well, we’re using this series as an opportunity to wax poetic about them. The eggplant parm of test kitchen manager Brad Leone's</i> …