The Lattice of Tubes Covering This Building Are a Natural AC System

If you have ever sweated through a summer in the city, you can thank those skyscrapers all around. Tall buildings trap heat that create urban heat islands. But what if you could create a building that cools the city instead? A building skin made of a series of tubes with evaporating rainwater can do just that. » 7/22/14 3:48pm 18 minutes ago

This Simple Contraption Lets You Make 100 Water Balloons Every Minute

Like with nuclear war, a water balloon fight isn't about pinpoint accuracy. What's most important is raining down as much soakage on your opponent as quickly as possible. Which means that the Bunch O Balloons, which promises to let you make 100 throw-ready water balloons every minute, could be the most important… » 7/22/14 1:33pm Today 1:33pm

Guy builds biggest fart machine ever, plans to fart at France with it

Colin Furze—maker of the coolest Wolverine claws—wants to build a giant butt and fart at France from Dover. That's why he has built the biggest valveless pulse jet machine ever—these engines powered the Nazi V-1 bombs that terrified London during WW2 making an infernal noise that sounds like a furious fart from hell. » 7/22/14 12:56pm Today 12:56pm

New Nanotech Sensors Could Put Bomb-Sniffing Dogs Out of a Job

TSA lines are the very definition of a "necessary evil." Everyone hates the long waits and the awkward disrobing dances as you rid yourself of all your shoes, smartphones, metal, etc. Yet, we're eternally grateful when crazy people with samurai swords don't fly coach. Now, a new breakthrough in nanotechnology could… » 7/22/14 12:31pm Today 12:31pm

World's longest pedestrian suspension bridge opens—and you can jump off…

The longest pedestrian suspension bridge in the world has opened in Russia, with a 1,800-foot span. It offers breathtaking views of the Sochi landscape but it isn't really designed for your daily commute—it is part of a skypark and you can bungee jump off it for a 650-foot drop, as shown in this video. » 7/22/14 11:27am Today 11:27am

Making Faster Optical "Cables" Using Nothing But Lasers and Air

Pulses of light are the absolute fastest way to transfer data (because nothing's faster than light), but old school fiber optic cables can only go so many places. Scientists have a new idea: use high-powered lasers to make a column of low-density air that can carry a light signal just as well as a normal cable. Yes,… » 7/22/14 11:23am Today 11:23am

That Predator-Vision iPhone Camera Case Finally Goes on Sale Tomorrow

Back in January we stumbled across one of the most exciting iPhone accessories we've seen in years. FLIR took the thermal imaging technology it sells to law enforcement and the military and squeezed it down into a compact iPhone 5/5S case called the FLIR ONE that will finally be available for pre-order starting… » 7/22/14 11:09am Today 11:09am

How to Approach Every Day Like an Explorer

Explorers are never bored for long. Their lives are filled with mystery, adventure, and the thrill of the unknown. While that may sound more aspirational than attainable, a few small adjustments to your routine could release the explorer inside you — you may even be just the type of person National Geographic's … » 7/09/14 12:00pm 7/09/14 12:00pm