Is there such a thing as a TSUNAMI that could save your life? But wait is there such a thing of a TSUNAMI that will make your community a safer place to live? If you ask Steve Teachout, then the answer is yes.
As any stormchaser worth his or her salt knows, when Mother Nature throws you a twister you'd best be driving something sturdier than Miss Gulch's bicycle. These 10 souped-up, battened-down and innovated-out storm chaser vehicles are designed to get supercell stalkers (and their little dogs, too) to the wildest weather systems and safely back again... in awesome, post-apocalyptic style.
by Julia Bobak
Handheld tools were essentially humankind’s first technology, and many – consider the hammer – have remained largely unchanged in the eons since. The development of power tools meant that the operator no longer required physical strength to complete a task, but many such tools still necessitated a certain degree of skill and training to avoid serious injury. Now researchers are working to develop autonomous robot tools that will greatly decrease the risk associated with these devices.
by Amber Leventry
Camping, backpacking, or day trips to the mountain are popular family destinations, and bringing your own food is not only necessary but economical. The pots and pans needed to prepare the food do not save you much space, though. The innovative new cooking gear from Sea to Summit will solve this problem with their award winning X-Pot.
by Ron Callari
Instagrammers are still reeling from the latest flurry of notoriety that 65-year old Richard Prince has been able to stir up in the intellectual property pot, both on-and-offline. As a self-proclaimed painter and photographer, critics have found a number of derogatory monikers to label him: ’InstaThief,’ 'AppropriationArtist,’ ‘FairUseAbuser' with hashtags such as #PrinceofAppropriation and #geniustroll.
by Kim Patterson
You pour; you sip and you wait for that wave of relaxation to take hold. It’s a great way to unwind, but what if you could start out with a little tipsiness? Tipsy Wine Glasses by Big Mouth Toys will put a smile on your face. These hand-blown glasses are a little off, in a good way.
GWA Auto Design & Tuning's proposed Veinte Victorias concept salutes the highly modified 1954 Studebaker Starliner coupes that have won an astounding Twenty Victories since the historic La Carrera Panamericana vintage road race was revived in 1988.
by Beth Graddon-Hodgson
Despite their best intentions to appear "normal" and do social good, there are some businesses that are just creepy. If I've said that before (which over the years I've had the pleasure of writing this column, I'm sure I have), this one has to be the most "unusual" of the group. Now isn't that a scary thought, considering you've already read the headline?
by Paul Fitzgerald
Glasses and contact lenses believe it or not will soon be a thing of the past. A Canadian doctor has invented a new bionic lens and it is a massive breakthrough.
Yes, you have to ‘see’ it to believe it.
by Julia Bobak
We are all aware of many of the myriad effects of climate change – higher temperatures, rising sea levels, more extreme weather events, but coral bleaching has tended to escape notice despite being one of the most acute problems facing our oceans right now. New research resulting from a worldwide collaboration suggests that we have reached a tipping point and a geoengineering technique called Solar Radiation Management may be the only way to save coral reefs from mass bleaching.
by Amber Leventry
Few things are better than getting lost in a world created by our own imaginations. Art work, music, and books facilitate our ability to imagine exciting, mysterious, or magical places—places that can grow with the additional layers of colors and feelings our mind adds to the story. The parents who imagined the Dreamhut have created an interactive, indoor playhouse which coverts ideas into adventures.