How Seven Cities Designed Surprisingly Great Websites

The government has been shut down for over a week, as have plenty of federally funded websites. Which makes me appreciate a good civic website even more. I was able to find seven city sites that will make you feel good about government again. Maybe. » 10/11/13 12:40pm 10/11/13 12:40pm

The Giant Nine-Pound Rats Are Coming

Okay, let me just get this out of the way. AHHHHH HOLY CRAP THIS RAT WEIGHS NINE POUNDS! There, I feel better, but residents of the Florida Keys don't. Why? Because these 9-pound Gambian giant pouch rats are on the loose. » 3/25/12 2:30pm 3/25/12 2:30pm

Samsung’s Super-Sized Galaxy Note Changed My Life

Yeah yeah, the Galaxy Note is huge. But Abdel Ibrahim and Jon Dick at The Tech Block found ways to work the mobile colossus into their everyday lives. » 2/16/12 9:00am 2/16/12 9:00am

Surfer Shreds Huge Waves With a Jet-Propelled Surfboard

Motorized surfboards are nothing new, but typically we just see some yutz puttering around a glassy lake on them. Bo-ring. But today, finally, their potential is being realized. Check out braver-than-you big wave guru Garrett McNamara using a WaveJet to tame some giant, unfriendly waves. » 12/06/11 10:10am 12/06/11 10:10am

This Spirograph Draws Pictures That Are Bigger Than Your Tiny, Cramped…


I'm no artist. I couldn't draw a stick figure to save my life. But even I would be able to make a kick-ass sketch using this insanely cool, 9-feet tall, room-sized Spirograph by artist Eske Rex. (It takes up 380-square-freaking-feet.) » 4/22/11 7:20pm 4/22/11 7:20pm

Inside the Massive Boeing Dreamlifter

This video shows the guts and construction process of the Dreamlifter. Used to transport the composite fuselage and immense wings of the 787 Dreamliner, Boeing built this beast in the USA because they couldn't find an aircraft to ferry these parts cheaply and on time through the world. Only four Dreamlifters have been… » 4/02/08 1:30pm 4/02/08 1:30pm