Best Stories of Today, March 14, 2011

A Journey Through Japan's Demolished Infrastructure

Over at Jalopnik, a tour of the devastation last week's earthquake caused to Japan's infrastructure. The time it will take to rebuild the country is incalculable. More »

Best Stories of Today, March 14, 2011This Is the Scariest First-Person Video of the Japan Tsunami Yet

This first-person view is the most terrifying and astonishing video I've seen of the Japan tsunami. Initially everything seems ok, just a mild wave coming towards the camera. But keep watching.More »

Best Stories of Today, March 14, 2011Where Disaster Struck, Before and After

On the left: Ishinomaki, Japan as it was captured by GeoEye's imaging satellites in April of last year. On the right: the exact same area as it looked on Saturday, just one day after last week's devastating tsunami. More »

Best Stories of Today, March 14, 2011Hobo With a Shotgun: The Game Is Exactly What It Sounds Like Except Better

You're familiar with Hobo With a Shotgun by now, aren't you? What started as a joke trailer in Quentin Tarantino's Grindhouse was later turned into a real movie that should be hitting theaters next month. Until then, you're strongly encouraged to get your homeless vigilante on with the 8-bit HWaS iOS game. More »

Best Stories of Today, March 14, 2011NASA Worker Falls Off Space Shuttle Pad and Dies

Bad news keep piling on: A United Space Alliance employee died today around 7:40am ET, at Kennedy Space Center's launch pad 39-A, in Florida. More »


Best Stories of Today, March 14, 2011AT&T's 4G Phones Are More Bullshit Than Anybody Else's

The definition of 4G is fairly loose, to say the least. Every carrier pushes their own version. Sprint was first, with WiMax. Then T-Mobile started pushing HSPA+. Verizon launched LTE, the fastest. And then AT&T started tossing around "4G" as well. More »

Best Stories of Today, March 14, 2011Ikea Cookbook Recipes Brought to Life in Visual Feasts for the Eye

Last year's Ikea cookbook showcased some of the most amazing product photography we'd ever seen. Now, thanks to the wonders of moving pictures, we can see them brought to life in mini adverts. More »

Best Stories of Today, March 14, 2011Just How Bad Is Japan's Radiation Problem?

As authorities work to avoid a full meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi power plant, where a second explosion occurred this morning and where three of four nuclear reactors are now experiencing severe cooling problems, potentially harmful radiation has already been introduced to the surrounding environment. There's still a good deal that's uncertain about how the situation will play out, but here's where things stand now. More »

Best Stories of Today, March 14, 2011Beautiful Nikes Made From Computer Junk

Gabriel Dishaw, an artist, sculpted a pair of nikes from old computer parts. We're talking motherboards, chipsets, power connectors, USB ports, and even an old typewriter case coming together to re-create the Air Max+ 2011. It's an absolutely stunning piece of art that took 90 hours to complete. More »

Best Stories of Today, March 14, 2011Second Explosion at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Plant

Three days after the earthquake and tsunami that rocked Japan, the rest of the world is still trying to make sense of what's happening. There's a lot of misinformation about, particularly regarding the nuclear plant situation, but what we do know is that today another explosion occurred at one of Fukushima Daiichi's reactors. More »