Automated Vehicle Occupancy Detection Knows Exactly Who's in Your Car

For years, government agencies have chased technologies that would make it easier to ensure that vehicles in carpool lanes are actually carrying multiple passengers. Perhaps the only reason these systems haven’t garnered much attention is that they haven’t been particularly effective or accurate, as UC Berkeley… » 4/28/15 5:00am Today 5:00am

Google's 'Digital News Initiative' Will Help Make Online News Better

Google isn’t too popular in the EU right now, but it’s hoping that a new scheme may help smooth things a little. Its new Digital News Initiative will see it invest $150 million to help European publishers—including the FT and Guardian—to establish “more sustainable models for news.” » 4/28/15 4:15am Today 4:15am

Spraypainting Phalluses On Potholes Is One Way To Get Them Fixed

The roads around my house have emerged from the winter looking like the set from a WWII epic set on a war-torn Moon. Local government, as a rule, sucks at repairing car-eating potholes in a timely and effective manner — unless, that is, you surround said pothole with a brightly colored penis. » 4/27/15 11:55pm Yesterday 11:55pm

Bold profile photo of the F-35 makes it look like a future space fighter

The F-35 Lightning II is a comically expensive fighter jet with a host of problems but one thing you can’t deny: it can sure look badass. Like badass in the being able to see a glimpse of the future today badass. Like badass as in this flying killer machine totally looks like it’s from a sci-fi movie badass. Like… » 4/27/15 10:40pm Yesterday 10:40pm

The Internet Just Killed An App Store For Video Game Worlds

Perhaps you’ve heard a thing or two about “Valve” and “Skyrim” and “mods” recently. What does it all mean? The company that built the world’s most successful video game marketplace started an app store that pays people to remix virtual worlds—and 100,000 angry internet denizens just shot down that idea. » 4/27/15 10:00pm Yesterday 10:00pm

Watch the top 10 coolest airplane dogfight scenes in movie history

I’m not sure that CineFix included all the most visually awesome aerial dogfight scenes in their top 10 video for best dogfights of all time, but I do know that it’s always fun as hell to see two flying killer bird machines try to take down each other in an incredible array of skill, weaponry, quick reflexes and oh… » 4/27/15 9:42pm Yesterday 9:42pm

Video: The stunning still beauty of Antarctica

I think heaven on Earth is Antarctica. Or at least, that’s what it looks like to me. It’s so peaceful and serene and beautiful and pure that it looks like an untouched world. Kalle Ljung filmed this view of Antarctica over a 20-day trip and it’s just gorgeous shot after gorgeous shot. The white is so lovely. » 4/27/15 8:40pm Yesterday 8:40pm

Buying These Epic Photos Will Help Nepal

I spent two months — this past November and January — trekking and climbing in Nepal. I journeyed there for the mountains, but the tiny country’s vibrant culture and kind people are what stole my heart. » 4/27/15 8:00pm Yesterday 8:00pm

California Farmers Without Water Are Installing Solar Panels Instead

Due to the unprecedented drought, many of California’s farmers won’t be allocated any water this year, thanks to the way that the state’s water rights work. But what actually happens to the farms that don’t get water? Some of the farmers are ditching produce altogether for a more profitable alternative to… » 4/27/15 6:49pm Yesterday 6:49pm

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