Virgin Galactic/Scaled Composites Spaceship Two 2,500 mph: the speed attained this year by the six-passenger Virgin Galactic/Scaled Composites Spaceship Two, the first commercial spacecraft to exceed Mach 1 99 percent: the portion of American exterminators that have encountered bed bug infestations in the past year, up from only 11 percent more than 10 years ago 2015: […]
It’s one of those ideas whose time has come, as Victor Hugo would say.
X-Ray Couples With a real X-ray machine, artists Ayako Kanda and Hayashi Mayuka took these intimate, dark, and kind of hilarious images of couples. Ayako Kanda and Hayashi Mayuka via io9
This mountain near Trollstigen in Norway would be scary going the right way…
Don’t shoot! I’ll let go! Sometimes the octopus doesn’t even straddle a map. Here it’s just a very subtle villain. Udo J. Keppler Octopuses, octopi, octopodes: whatever plural form used, the surprisingly smart eight-tentacled underwater …
Leasing solar panels works so well, they decided to try the same thing with energy storage systems.
Bizarre, compelling and yet done with scientific rigor, this “bio-artist’s” interdisciplinary work explores our symbiotic relationship with bacteria.
Trees and standing desks. Put them together and you get a match made in heaven.
Even farmers who don’t use organic practices are leaving genetically engineered crops behind.
Boeing/USAF X-51 WaveRider Boeing On May 1, this 25-foot, 4,000-pound test bed for future missiles survived the longest air-breathing hypersonic flight: three minutes at Mach 5. It’s the first true flight of a scramjet, a type of vehicle in which supersonic force pulls, burns, and accelerates oxygen without any moving parts (at these speeds, they’d […]