Save Your Automobile in a Hurricane Using Sophisticated Gadgetry

The Hurricane Rope Tether—because you can never be too prepared when it comes to protecting your beater car from being washed away in a storm. This fancy DIY project is brought to you via a KTRK TV viewer in Houston during their recent brush with Hurricane Ike. File this one under smart tips for suburban disaster… » 9/15/08 2:15pm 9/15/08 2:15pm

Invisible, Near-Weightless Nanotubes Could Support Humans, Buildings,…

In what sounds like the result of the lamest Truth or Dare party ever, scientists have calculated how many nanotubes it would take to support the weight of one human. The discovery unto itself isn't that impressive-a nanotube rope that's one centimeter in diameter could do the trick. But when you realize that the rope… » 7/21/08 11:15am 7/21/08 11:15am