William Shatner Is Crowdsourcing Ideas for His Bonkers Drought Plan

Hey, we’ve all got ideas to save California from its cataclysmic drought. Stop fracking! Stop showering! Stop eating! But none of us is William Shatner: Enterprise captain, Priceline spokesperson, Twitter watchdog, and probably, definitely, most certainly not a water expert. This is not preventing him from proposing… »4/24/15 12:15pm4/24/15 12:15pm


DARPA Working on a Submersible Aircraft That Can Go From Air to Sea

DARPA is pumping money into developing a submersible aircraft: a vehicle that can fly in the air and dive straight into the water, becoming a submarine (kind of like this one »10/06/08 6:20pm10/06/08 6:20pm). Badass! The DARPA Submersible Aircraft research project is focused on making a submersible aircraft, not, as they not, a flying submarine.…

How to Build Your Own Sea-Based Country for Fun and Profit

Last week, I told you about the new project by a small group of monied Silicon Valley geeks to build autonomous countries out at sea. The project, called Seasteading, will consist of structures out at sea similar to oil derricks but built with living in mind. And you'll be able to make your own laws! No rules! You… »5/27/08 10:50am5/27/08 10:50am

Silicon Valley Nerds Plan Sea-Based Utopian Country to Call Their Own

A group of super-rich Silicon Valley nerds are sick of the man keeping them down. That's why they're planning to create their own sea-based country made up of floating structures that will be similar to oil rigs, but with houses and offices rather than, you know, oil rig stuff on board. And this isn't some conceptual… »5/20/08 2:40pm5/20/08 2:40pm