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02 Aug 18:26

Hitchhiking robot lasts just two weeks in the US

by Jon Fingas
Hitchbot might have made it across Canada, but it appears that the US wasn't quite so kind to this mechanical traveler. The hitchhiking robot's American journey has ended after a mere two weeks thanks to a vandal attack in Philadelphia. While th...
31 Jul 17:42

Mongo Train Heist Truck |

by researchinstitute
Cooper Griggs

Looks playa ready to me. Eh Jake?

31 Jul 12:41

BMW pays i3 owners to charge their cars at non-peak times

by Nick Summers
Electric vehicles could be our salvation from traditional gas guzzlers, but mass adoption poses new challenges. If millions of homeowners start charging their cars every night, will the power grids be able to keep up? California utility company PG&E ...
31 Jul 17:44

Russia considers blocking Facebook over gay emojis

by Jessica Conditt
Vladimir Putin's Russia doesn't like Facebook and it doesn't care for gay people, and the government is now attempting to censor both of these things in one fell swoop. Mikhail Marchenko, a Russian senator in the upper house of parliament, has call...
31 Jul 18:16

Tesla's autopilot mode will get two awesome new features

by Andrew Tarantola
Last fall, Tesla introduced an optional, semiautonomous "autopilot" mode on its Model S. Equipped with ultrasonic radar, the system can sense and avoid obstacles, other vehicles and even pedestrians. Hell, the thing even changes lanes for you with...
01 Aug 00:42

FDA tells hospitals to ditch IV pumps that can be hacked remotely

by Jessica Conditt
The Food and Drug Administration "strongly encourages" hospitals to stop using Hospira's Symbiq Infusion System, because it's vulnerable to cyberattacks that would allow a third party to remotely control dosages delivered via the computerized pumps...
01 Aug 13:30

Recommended Reading: Kentucky distillery uses music to flavor its brandy

by Billy Steele
Recommended Reading highlights the best long-form writing on technology and more in print and on the web. Some weeks, you'll also find short reviews of books that we think are worth your time. We hope you enjoy the read. This Kentucky Distillery...
03 Aug 07:22

​This interactive map crams in American literature's greatest road trips

by Mat Smith
People love road trips. Some like 'em more than others. And some like them perhaps a little bit too much. This interactive map from Richard Kreitner and Steven Melendez crams the locations mentioned in twelve road-tripping books including Mark Twain...
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01 Aug 23:00

tastefullyoffensive: [@politicalmath]

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02 Aug 05:00

Comic for 2015.08.02

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31 Jul 08:52

Cold Comforts: Antarctic Research Bases Are Seriously Self-Sustaining | Magazine |

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31 Jul 22:53

Have a Nice Day

by leg
01 Aug 07:42


by kleeft
Cooper Griggs

My grandparents lived near Vandenberg AFB when the Space Shuttle program occasionally landed the shuttle there. We could hear the sonic booms when the shuttle entered the atmosphere. It was a nice connection to the work being done in space. A visceral reminder that we were doing the things our ancestors couldn't even dream of until quite recently. I miss those booms and can't wait til we are once again flying missions into space.

01 Aug 07:43

Likes | Tumblr

by kleeft
02 Aug 05:47

"I never lose. I either win or I learn."

“I never lose. I either win or I learn.”

- Angie Sarhan
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27 Jul 18:00

Hattori Hanzō Katana (Kill Bill) build (video)

by Jessica
Cooper Griggs

via David Pelaez

Cool video from AWE me on forging the sword from Kill Bill.

Every other Monday, our team of blacksmiths and craftsman will be building some of your favorite weapons, and some weapons that you’ve never seen before. This week, we’re using traditional techniques to forge Hattori Hanzō’s Katana wielded by Black Mamba in Kill Bill.

Read more.

29 Jul 01:43

Elio Motors crowdfunds $25 million to build its 84 mpg 3-wheeler

by Autoblog
Well, that didn't take long. After a month of asking for individual investors to pony up some money through the crowdfunding site StartEngine, Elio Motors announced today that it has reached the $25 million level. Now, that doesn't mean that Elio jus...
30 Jul 23:38

Need Input!

by mistercampos
31 Jul 03:44

MAN WITH A SPADE - dribbblepopular: Inside Out...

by reindesign
31 Jul 01:34

NASA space telescope discovers Earth's closest rocky neighbor

by Andrew Tarantola
NASA researchers working with the Spitzer Space Telescope announced on Thursday that they had indeed found the closest rocky exoplanet to our own. It's a tiny burg called HD 219134b that's just 21 light years from Earth in the Cassiopeia constellatio...
31 Jul 05:00

Comic for 2015.07.31

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Cooper Griggs

Go home cow.