Sunday, March 31, 2013

Turn Empty Water Bottles Into Alcohol Fueled Rockets

Turn Empty Water Bottles Into Alcohol Fueled Rockets: "Turn Empty Water Bottles Into Alcohol Fueled Rockets
Not long ago I was challenged to create a project using a water bottle that could be displayed in a one minute long video. While I missed the one minute mark, I think I still managed to make a pretty entertaining device."

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Saturday, March 30, 2013

What I Wish I Knew

What I Wish I Knew: "When I found out Mom was pregnant with a baby who would have Down syndrome, I confess.  I was scared.  I didn’t know what it would mean for his life or for ours.  Well, recently World Down Syndrome Day was celebrated, and I saw this sweet post by  Amy Julia Becker, who lists five things she wishes she had known when she learned that her daughter was born with Down syndrome.  Here are two that jumped out at me:"

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Thursday, March 28, 2013

Jaguar's XJR, the big cat's newest performance saloon debuts in New York

Jaguar's XJR, the big cat's newest performance saloon debuts in New York: "Jaguar’s newest performance offering, the 500 hp XJR is the first R in Jaguar’s new XJ lineup, and it’s most aggressive saloon to date. Breaking cover at the New York Auto show this week, the fast-cat is purposely designed to go head to head with the likes of BMW, Audi and Mercedes best performance sedans."

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Vibromag Cable detects intruders using the Earth's magnetic fields

Vibromag Cable detects intruders using the Earth's magnetic fields: "Things might be getting a little more difficult for the James Bonds and Jason Bournes of the world. A new system developed by Prof. Uwe Hartmann at Germany’s Saarland University utilizes the Earth’s magnetic fields to instantly determine when and where a security fence has been breached."

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U.S. Army conducts parachute test jumps using latest IOTV body armor

U.S. Army conducts parachute test jumps using latest IOTV body armor: "If any soldier needs body armor, its a paratrooper making a parachute drop. Unfortunately, standard body armor is too inflexible for paratroopers to use without the risk of being injured upon landing. But the US Army’s Airborne and Special Operations Test Directorate hopes to rectify this, conducting test jumps with both the latest parachutes and body armor"

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Miniature hit-to-kill rocket interceptor completes flight test

Miniature hit-to-kill rocket interceptor completes flight test: "he U.S. Army is funding Lockheed Martin to develop hardware and software for the Extended Area Protection and Survivability (EAPS) program. Under this program, Lockheed Martin has conducted the first guided test flight of the Miniature Hit-to-Kill (MHTK) interceptor rocket. The MHTK is designed to defeat incoming rocket, artillery, and mortar fire out to ranges of 3 - 4 km (1.9 - 2.5 miles)"

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Order a living 'Game of Thrones' dire wolf (almost) | Crave - CNET

Order a living 'Game of Thrones' dire wolf (almost) | Crave - CNET: "Before "Game of Thrones" became a pop culture phenomenon, pretty much the only people thinking about dire wolves were historians and paleontologists. Canus dirus means "fearsome dog." The massive wolfy creatures are long extinct, but they've gained a new popularity through the "Game of Thrones" books and television show."

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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Jaguar brings track ready XKR-S GT to New York

Jaguar brings track ready XKR-S GT to New York: "Looking to get very serious about competing with the likes of BMW’s M series, Jaguar is bringing its new XKR-S GT to the track table. Tagged as the big cat's "ultimate road-going/track ready XK" the new kitty unveiled at the New York Auto Show this week isn’t just all pretty aero-bits and spoiler."

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Weber Faster One – the world's fastest street-legal sports car?

Weber Faster One – the world's fastest street-legal sports car?: "Weber Sportcars promised to unseat the Bugatti Veyron as the world’s fastest street-legal sports car with its Bugatti Veyron as the world’s fastest street-legal sports car with its Faster One (F1) back in 2008. It seems the Swiss car maker still has the title in its sights, releasing the specifications for the latest iteration of its two-seater mid-engine sports car with the claim that it's the fastest street-legal sports car in the world."

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IdeaPaint turns walls into dry erase boards

IdeaPaint turns walls into dry erase boards: "Ah, the whiteboard. It’s a regular fixture of classrooms, boardrooms, laboratories and Big Bang Theory sets everywhere. Sometimes, however, the confines of that board may not be sufficient for all the ideas, equations, or random doodlings that need to go onto it. That’s why IdeaPaint was invented."

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Aging B-52 bomber gets new Sniper pod upgrade

Aging B-52 bomber gets new Sniper pod upgrade: "Last week, the United States Air Force’s 2nd Bomb Wing made its first live run with a new Lockheed Martin Sniper pod installed on the wing of a B-52H Stratofortress. Taking off from Barksdale Air Force Base, Louisiana, the practice run introduces new combat abilities that will give the aging bomber better integration with ground forces and laser-guided bombs for precision strikes."

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Review: The Benefits of Traveling with the Kindle Paperwhite

Review: The Benefits of Traveling with the Kindle Paperwhite: "f you know me, you know I’ve got a gadget obsession. But these days, it’s not just about the latest doodad anymore. I’m more interested in what my newest toy can do to keep me offline (chalk it up to getting older). And while Amazon’s newest Kindle is not a perfect device by any means, its many benefits – especially while traveling – outshadow its obvious compactness."

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Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Space tourism is coming soon from Virgin Galactic

Space tourism is coming soon from Virgin Galactic: "Richard Branson’s Virgin airlines unveiled the vehicle that will bring to the market, space travel for average, rich, people. The plan is to have space travel for paying customers coming for everyone in less than 1 year. After almost 10 years and close to $400,000,000,"

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Tardigrades

Tardigrades: "The toughest creature on earth is likely one that you have never heard of, it’s called a Tardigrade, also commonly referred to as a water bear, or moss piglet."

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Monday, March 25, 2013

Graphene aerogel takes world’s lightest material crown

Graphene aerogel takes world’s lightest material crown: "Not even a year after it claimed the title of the world’s lightest material, aerographite has been knocked off its crown by a new aerogel made from graphene. Created by a research team from China’s Zhejiang University in the Department of Polymer Science and Engineering lab headed by Professor Gao Chao, the ultra-light aerogel has a density lower than that of helium and just twice that of hydrogen."

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A clean-sheet V-Twin engine for the new 2014 Indian Motorcycles line

A clean-sheet V-Twin engine for the new 2014 Indian Motorcycles line: "ndian Motorcycles has once again risen from the dustbin of history. Purchased by Polaris Industries in 2011, the 2014 model year involves a complete redesign of the Indian motorcycle line. The most notable new feature is the new Thunder Stroke 111 V-Twin engine. A fresh design from the ground up, the design goals included keeping the classic Indian engine look while implementing a 49 degree V-Twin geometry with modern technology."

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Landsat's first LDCM images show Rocky Mountains in stunning detail

Landsat's first LDCM images show Rocky Mountains in stunning detail: "e haven't heard anything from NASA's Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) spacecraft since its launch in February, but the satellite is now ready to start sending its first images back home. The first batch of photos are part of a three-month testing period, and show the meeting of the Great Plains with the Front Ranges of the Rocky Mountains in Wyoming and Colorado. Viewed from space, it's already a pretty spectacular scene, but the images from the LDCM managed to enhance it even further."

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Hottest place on Earth

Hottest place on Earth: "There has been some dispute and controversy over the past 90 years about what place on Earth holds the record for the highest temperature reading. In July 1913 there was an official reading at Furnace Creek in Death Valley of 134 degrees. In 1922 there was a temperature recorded in Northern Libya of 136 degrees, that took the record away from Death Valley."

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Sunday, March 24, 2013

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Camera sensor size: Why does it matter and exactly how big are they?

Camera sensor size: Why does it matter and exactly how big are they?: "The megapixel myth has treated camera manufacturers well over the years, those ever increasing, and often meaningless, numbers have sold millions of cameras."

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Thursday, March 21, 2013

Hyundai teases with Concept HND-9 renderings

Hyundai teases with Concept HND-9 renderings: "Hyundai has released design sketches of its latest concept car ahead of a world premiere at the 2013 Seoul Motor Show later this month. Like the HCD-14 Genesis concept shown in Detroit, the HND-9 concept aims to spell out the company's future design direction for its luxury offerings – this time with an extra dose of sporty."

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Jeff Bezos recovers Apollo F-1 engines from the ocean floor

Jeff Bezos recovers Apollo F-1 engines from the ocean floor: "Amazon.com founder and the man behind Blue Origin, Jeff Bezos, has recovered parts of the F-1 rocket engines used in the Apollo missions. Recovered by remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) from the multi-purpose offshore vessel Seabed Worker, they were brought up from a depth of over 14,000 feet (4,267 m) over a three week period. Bezos has been working on the project for over a year in hopes of recovering the engines used to launch Apollo 11 on July 16, 1969."

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Who says a wallet can't also perform 11 other functions?

Who says a wallet can't also perform 11 other functions?: "The MULTI is a new wallet that aims to pack as many features as possible into a tiny package. To start with, it's a minimalistic wallet made with high-strength aluminum or titanium, depending on the model. However, it also offers a ton of other functions, most of which are things you would never expect to see in a wallet."

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Voyager 1 leaves the Solar System?

Voyager 1 leaves the Solar System?: "Has Voyager 1 left the Solar System? Is it officially the first spacecraft to reach interstellar space? It depends on whom you ask. NASA says no, but W.R. Webber of the New Mexico State University Department of Astronomy and F.B. McDonald of the University of Maryland Institute of Physical Science and Technology say yes"

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Yes, You Can Tell From His Face What Your Dog Is Feeling | Popular Science

Yes, You Can Tell From His Face What Your Dog Is Feeling | Popular Science: "People can reliably read a dog’s facial expressions, suggesting humans are finely tuned to detect emotions even in other creatures. Behavioral scientists have long known that people can accurately read other humans’ emotions, but this study suggests our empathy extends to other members of the animal kingdom."

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Wednesday, March 20, 2013

12 Gauge Dragons Breath - YouTube

12 Gauge Dragons Breath - YouTube: ""

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British fleet's new radar system can detect a supersonic tennis ball 25 km away

British fleet's new radar system can detect a supersonic tennis ball 25 km away: "If you've ever worried about the threat from supersonic tennis balls, then BAE Systems’ Artisan medium-range Type 997 3D surveillance radar should put you at ease – it can detect one traveling at Mach 3 (1,980 mph, 3,186 km/h) at a distance of 25 kilometers (15.5 mi). The new radar, developed for the Royal Navy’s Type 23 Duke-class frigates, is designed to simultaneously detect 900 targets smaller than a bird, against background noise equivalent to 10,000 mobile phone signals at ranges from 200 meters (656 ft) to 200 kilometers (124 mi)."

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SRT lets the limited edition Viper "Time Attack" out of its cage

SRT lets the limited edition Viper "Time Attack" out of its cage: "Chrysler primed the all-new SRT Viper for production a few short months ago. Now it's preemptively answering calls for more performance with the Viper TA, a limited edition road-legal package that enhances performance with track-inspired upgrades."

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Fornasari's Zagato-like Gigi 311 Sports Car

Fornasari's Zagato-like Gigi 311 Sports Car: "Off-kilter boutique auto-maker Fornasari brought to light its latest design venture this past month in Geneva – the Gigi 311 GT. Shown as what appears to be a rolling chassis only the Gigi 311 is promoted as a performance GT with full customization options."

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Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Porsche's bitey GT3 receives a complete track makeover for 2014

Porsche's bitey GT3 receives a complete track makeover for 2014: "What’s red and German and goes 200 mph … a Bavarian frog in a blender. The other more legitimate side to that joke is Porsche’s new 2014 track thumper, the GT3 (geeteethree), which recently premiered at the Geneva Auto Show. The new fifth generation GT3 is tagged as a complete makeover from previous generations. New chassis, powerplant, fuel delivery system, gearbox and body fill out the grocery list of track star upgrades in the 2014."

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Callaway turns the 2014 Corvette Stingray into a wagon

Callaway turns the 2014 Corvette Stingray into a wagon: "Chevrolet offered the first Corvette hatchback on the 1982 Collector Edition. This model and future Corvettes that repeated the hatchback feature added convenience and versatility to the sports coupe. Apparently Callaway doesn't feel that Chevy developed the hatchback enough over the past three decades and has broadened the hatchback on the new Corvette, creating a Corvette wagon."

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Wiesmann's new M-powered Clubsport

Wiesmann's new M-powered Clubsport: "Celebrating 25 years of hand-built boutique Morgan/Lotus-esque styled vehicles, Wiesmann is one of those rare auto-design houses that incorporates and melds old-school design techniques with current day performance and handling bits. Rarely seen in North America, Wiesmann rides are considered an exotic performance treat for but a special few rich of wallet type individuals. The company's latest offering – the new BMW M-powered Clubsport – makes one of the world’s hottest boutique rides even more appealing."

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Mercedes Benz 544 hp G 63 AMG 6x6 off-roader close to production

Mercedes Benz 544 hp G 63 AMG 6x6 off-roader close to production: "What type of vehicle do you want if you plan to tackle dirt trails, rock fields and rolling slickrock expanses? Why, a 4x4, of course! Not necessarily, says Mercedes-Benz. You may want to add a pair of wheels and capitalize on the sheer power and might of the new G 63 AMG 6x6."

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Monday, March 18, 2013

BioLite adds a grill option to its gadget-charging CampStove

BioLite adds a grill option to its gadget-charging CampStove: "Since its introduction a few years ago, the BioLite CampStove has received much acclaim, winning multiple nominations and awards, including a selection for our top camping gadgets list. Thanks to the added function of electricity generation, the new stove appeals to more than just crunchy outdoor folks muling sweat-stained packs; it appeals to tech and gadget lovers, too. The BioLite's general market appeal is sure to broaden with the recent addition of a new accessory: a grill."

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Swiss company aims to fly satellites into space

Swiss company aims to fly satellites into space: "If you want to launch a satellite in the usual way – on top of a rocket – it will typically cost you at least US$50,000,000. Newly-inaugurated aerospace firm Swiss Space Systems (S3), however, claims that it will be able to put your small satellite into orbit for about 10.6 million bucks. Why so cheap? S3 is planning on flying satellites into space, using an airliner and an unmanned shuttle."

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60 years of Corvette

60 years of Corvette: "At the first major auto show of 2013, Chevrolet presented one of the biggest car debuts of the year: the long-awaited seventh-generation Corvette, a model that brings back the iconic Stingray label and draws on a design heritage stretching back 60 years."

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Thursday, March 14, 2013

ALMA, Earth's Largest Telescope, Is Officially Open For Business | Popular Science

ALMA, Earth's Largest Telescope, Is Officially Open For Business | Popular Science: "NEAR SAN PEDRO DE ATACAMA, CHILE -- A massive new telescope that will unveil the faintest, most distant objects in our universe is officially inaugurated today, with great fanfare and anticipation from the world's astronomical community. Scientists gathered in the desolate Chilean Andes this week say the new Atacama Large Millimeter-submillimeter Array could revolutionize cosmology. It it is the largest, most complex and most ambitious telescope project in history."

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Mico headphones scan brainwaves to match songs to your mood

Mico headphones scan brainwaves to match songs to your mood: "Finding the perfect song to match what a person is feeling is practically an art form. It's the main reason people spend so much time putting together song playlists for any occasion."

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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Worlds toughest creature

Worlds toughest creature: "The toughest creature on earth is likely one that you have never heard of, it’s called a Tardigrade, also commonly referred to as a water bear, or moss piglet. This creature is about .039 of an inch long full when full grown, it's small but tough. Tardigrades live in freshwater or saltwater, and in most other damp areas. You can in fact find them in almost any damp mossy area. Because of their size you will have to look close to see them, but they can be seen with some low level magnification and even the naked eye in perfect conditions."

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Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Exagon's 155 mph Furtive-eGT electric supercar

Exagon's 155 mph Furtive-eGT electric supercar: "Previously shown at the Paris Motor Show, the Furtive-eGT, Exagon hopes to bring back the days of the 1930s when car makers displayed a high degree of customization. Then, it was common for customers to buy a chassis and engine from one company and have another design and construct the body. Since for Exagon this means adjusting some 6,000 components to suit customer desires, the company only makes about 100 hand-assembled Furtive-eGTs per year."

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SpiderSense suit delivers superhuman perception

SpiderSense suit delivers superhuman perception: "In the Spider-Man comics and movies, the famous hero's "Spider Sense" warns him of incoming danger, which proves to be just as important a superpower as slinging webs and climbing walls. Now a group of researchers at the University of Illinois in Chicago may have found a way to replicate such superhuman perception that doesn't involve any radioactive spiders."

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Forgetting Boring Data | RealSimple: Tricks to Improve Your Memory | Comcast.net

Forgetting Boring Data | RealSimple: Tricks to Improve Your Memory | Comcast.net: "Problem: You tend to forget appointments, addresses, PINs, and passwords. Take heart?the brain wasn’t designed to store such data, called declarative memories, for a long time unless you make a concerted effort to do so. This type of information, which by nature isn’t special or exciting, has a short shelf life. Other declarative memories include historical dates and birthdays."

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Beyond Google Glass: Creating next generation augmented reality

Beyond Google Glass: Creating next generation augmented reality: "Todd Humphreys and his students at the University of Texas in Austin are tired of waiting for augmented reality that meets the promise of the technology we've been hearing about and seeing in science fiction for years now. So they set out to build it themselves, and presented a very rough prototype for the first time at the South By Southwest Interactive Festival (SXSW) in Austin on Friday."

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Launch Edition Alfa Romeo 4C arrives in Geneva

Launch Edition Alfa Romeo 4C arrives in Geneva: "For two years, the Alfa Romeo 4C has been one of the great teases of the auto industry. A lusciously Italian ultralight sports coupe rumored to be as affordable as a Porsche Cayman, the 4C has shown all kinds of potential since showing up as a concept at the 2011 Geneva auto show. As promised, it's now officially here. The stylish coupe, which will mark Alfa's return to the U.S. market, is priced and ready for production lines."

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Tricycle House pedal-powered RV offers lots of home comforts

Tricycle House pedal-powered RV offers lots of home comforts: "The idea of living life on the road in an RV can be appealing. Unfortunately, most RV’s aren’t very environmentally friendly, nor are they self-sufficient. However, the Tricycle House isn’t like most RV’s, as it relies on pedal power to move between destinations, and boasts several pieces of clever folding furniture to provide those much-needed home comforts."

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Chevrolet unveils soft-top Corvette Stingray at Geneva Motor Show

Chevrolet unveils soft-top Corvette Stingray at Geneva Motor Show: "This year’s Geneva Motor Show seems to be littered with motoring anniversaries from the Porsche 911 to Italdesign Giugiaro. Now it’s the Chevrolet Corvette’s turn as it hits 60 years on the market, and Chevy’s commemoration is the 2014 Corvette Stingray. Last month, we looked at the coupé version and now, at Geneva, it’s the turn of the Corvette Stingray convertible."

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First Dreambox 3D printer vending machine heads to UC Berkeley

First Dreambox 3D printer vending machine heads to UC Berkeley: "Back in November, we hoped that it wouldn't be too long before 3D printing vending machines broke out of university and made their way into the public domain."

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Saturday, March 9, 2013

Comet Pan-STARRS at its Brightest This Weekend

Comet Pan-STARRS at its Brightest This Weekend: "A rare treat for sky watchers is hovering overhead this weekend through next week.

Comet Pan-STARRS is now visible on the western horizon in the Northern Hemisphere and viewers in the United States may be able to see it with the naked eye."

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Computer-Generated Women - Business Insider

Computer-Generated Women - Business Insider:

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If Earth Were Hosting An Alien Species, This Is What It Would Look Like | Popular Science

If Earth Were Hosting An Alien Species, This Is What It Would Look Like | Popular Science: "In 2011, the European Space Agency launched Earth's weirdest creature, the tardigrade, into orbit for twelve days on an unmanned spacecraft. And I mean on the spacecraft--scientists attached the organisms to the outside of the rocket to test just how alien-like the very alien-looking tardigrade is."

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Friday, March 8, 2013

New Porsche 911 GT3 unveiled at Geneva

New Porsche 911 GT3 unveiled at Geneva: "The Porsche 911 has been around for 50 years. With its classic design and tendency to eat up racing trophies, it’s hard to miss, and Porsche is marking the anniversary at this month’s Geneva Motor Show by unveiling the latest 911 GT3."

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Thursday, March 7, 2013

FPSRussia- My Top 4 Handguns! - YouTube

FPSRussia- My Top 4 Handguns! - YouTube: ""

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DJI Phantom RC Quadrotor UAS Review: A Powerful Personal Drone That Knows Its Place | Popular Science

DJI Phantom RC Quadrotor UAS Review: A Powerful Personal Drone That Knows Its Place | Popular Science: "It’s a sign of the times when new consumer-grade, commercially available remote-controlled drones just show up unsolicited at our offices with an invitation from the manufacturer to take them for a spin. Drones are big news these days, their reputation alternately buoyed and tarnished by their efficacy as machines of warfare and the lack of solid legalities governing their use, and likewise by their limitless potential across a range of commercial applications and their similarly limitless potential for abuse where personal privacy is concerned."

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KTM X-Bow GT – full technical details revealed

KTM X-Bow GT – full technical details revealed: "KTM has displayed the GT version of its X-Bow roadster for the first time at the 2013 Geneva Auto Show. While the previously released images revealed that the new X-Bow would get a practicality boost over the X-Bow R on which it is based with the addition of a windscreen, side windows and doors, we now have full technical details on the Austrian manufacturer's latest street-legal go-kart."

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Giugiaro's Parcour concept – a Lamborghini-powered off-roader

Giugiaro's Parcour concept – a Lamborghini-powered off-roader: "This year marks the 45th anniversary of Italdesign Giugiaro opening its doors, and to celebrate the occasion the Italy-based design firm has premiered its Parcour supercar at this year's Geneva Motor Show."

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Wednesday, March 6, 2013

'Duck Dynasty' star chose hunting over playing in the NFL - latimes.com

'Duck Dynasty' star chose hunting over playing in the NFL - latimes.com: ""Duck Dynasty" star Phil Robertson seems a bit eccentric, but this may be plain old crazy.

Robertson reportedly turned down an offer to play for the Washington Redskins so he could pursue his hobby: hunting."

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Lamborghini spits fiery venom with the Veneno

Lamborghini spits fiery venom with the Veneno: "For years, Lamborghini has been looking to the skies for inspiration. Fighter jets have inspired such releases as the Reventón, Sesto Elemento and even the Aventador. The all-new Veneno takes sharp, angular jet-inspired design to an extreme level. Lamborghini will build only a handful of these hardcore racecars-for-the-road."

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When scooter and pogo stick combine, JumpX is born

When scooter and pogo stick combine, JumpX is born: "Remember a few years ago when Razor scooters were the thing every kid wanted to have? While the trend may have died in the mainstream, there are still dedicated scooter riders out there, and a quick trip to any skatepark will likely yield just as many scooter riders as skateboarders. A company called Fuzion Scooters is looking to mix things up a bit by adding a little bit of pogo stick action to the JumpX scooter."

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SQUID spawns vehicle-stopping Pit-BUL and NightHawk devices

SQUID spawns vehicle-stopping Pit-BUL and NightHawk devices: "We’ve all seen movies where a strip of retractable spikes at a checkpoint tears up a vehicle’s tires, or where a roadside cop throws a chain of linked spikes across the highway in front of a car. While such devices are pretty effective, there’s always room for improvement"

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Don't judge a book by its title: The Ferrari LaFerrari (F70) hybrid hypercar

Don't judge a book by its title: The Ferrari LaFerrari (F70) hybrid hypercar: "The 288 GTO, the F40, the F50, the Enzo, the ... LaFerrari? They really want us to call it that? It's not the strongest model name, but Ferrari's latest creation is its most powerful, technological masterpiece to date. Flirting with 1,000 horsepower, the Ferrari LaFerrari isn't your typical green car, but it is Ferrari's first production hybrid and its most efficient car ever."

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Tuesday, March 5, 2013

'Duck Dynasty': Why you should be watching it | Fox News

'Duck Dynasty': Why you should be watching it | Fox News: "When "Duck Dynasty" returned for its third season last week, it was greeted by an audience of 8.6 million viewers. Pretty good for an A&E reality series about bearded bayou brethren who manufacture duck calls and love to go bird hunting."

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Modular Teal campers and shelters hit the market

Modular Teal campers and shelters hit the market: "The modular, build-it-yourself Teal camper is officially available for purchase. Teal debuted its first model, the Tail Feather, at the Colorado RV, Sports, Boat and Travel Show last week and has begun production on the camper, which features a few structural changes from when we last saw it."

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Video: Marksmen Practice on Target at 2,300 Yards - OutdoorHub.com

Video: Marksmen Practice on Target at 2,300 Yards - OutdoorHub.com: "It was a clear day with almost no wind: perfect weather for a day of shooting targets out in the Nevada desert. Why the desert? Well, let’s just say it provides the perfect backdrop from someone who wants to shoot a target upwards of 1.3 miles away"

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Video: Mercedes-Benz's New Six-wheel Beast - OutdoorHub.com

Video: Mercedes-Benz's New Six-wheel Beast - OutdoorHub.com: "Mercedes-Benz recently revealed the G63 AMG 6×6, the car to make all other cars feel inadequate."

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Monday, March 4, 2013

Hennessey bulking the all-new Corvette up to 1000 HP

Hennessey bulking the all-new Corvette up to 1000 HP: "Behind its dramatically restyled front fascia, the 2014 Corvette Stingray packs a new 450-hp 6.2-liter V8 engine. Not surprisingly, that engine isn't quite powerful enough for some gear-heads. Well before the new 'Vette makes its way into showrooms later this year, Hennessey Performance is teasing potential buyers with a version that puts out more than double the horsepower."

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Satechi's Bluetooth Smart Trigger turns an iOS device into a wireless DSLR remote

Satechi's Bluetooth Smart Trigger turns an iOS device into a wireless DSLR remote: "Wirelessly triggering a camera was once the reserve of professional photographers, but it's now something more of us want to do, ideally via our smartphone. However, while more compact and mirrorless cameras now have wireless capabilities, DSLRs have mostly been left out of the smartphone-shooting fun. The Bluetooth Smart Trigger from Satechi is a wireless remote that aims to address this by bringing smartphone control to many DSLRs."

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Boeing and Sikorsky to team up on X2-based rotorcraft for U.S. Army

Boeing and Sikorsky to team up on X2-based rotorcraft for U.S. Army: "Sikorsky’s coaxial X2 Demonstrator may have taken its last flight, but the rotorcraft’s design will serve as the basis for a new aircraft proposed by Sikorsky and Boeing. The companies will submit a joint proposal to build the new aircraft for Phase 1 of the U.S. Army’s Joint Multi-Role (JMR) Technology Demonstrator (TD) program that aims to deliver the next generation of vertical lift utility and attack aircraft."

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The Russian Sniper - YouTube

The Russian Sniper - YouTube:

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Friday, March 1, 2013

Skyflash: Jetman-like wings designed to allow ground take off

Skyflash: Jetman-like wings designed to allow ground take off: "While most of us sit around grumbling and demanding to know, “where’s my jetpack?", German Fritz Unger and a group of friends have decided to do something about it. On a shoestring budget they are building their own one-man, jet-propelled wing. Dubbed “Skyflash,” it’s meant to not only emulate the jet wing made famous by Jetman Yves Rossy, but to go one better by taking off from the ground instead of having to be dropped from an aircraft."

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Ultra-Ever Dry hydrophobic coating repels almost any liquid

Ultra-Ever Dry hydrophobic coating repels almost any liquid: "Ready to be amazed? According to Ultra-tech, a Florida-based containment provider for chemical clean-up and waste management, its new Ultra-Ever Dry coating is an amazing product. The coating is "super-hydrophobic" and "oleophobic," meaning it repels almost any liquid on a wide range of materials, including – but not limited to – hammers to boots and gloves as you'll see in the following video demonstration."

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Titanium Escape Ring: Jewelry for James Bond-types

Titanium Escape Ring: Jewelry for James Bond-types: "Countless movies and books include a plot-line in which the protagonist is abducted and either tied or handcuffed to something solid. It happens in real life too, though thankfully a lot less often than the thriller genre would have us believe. In the unlikely event you were taken hostage and incapacitated it would be nice to have something about your person that could help you escape. We're entering James Bond territory here."

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