These Men Were Caught Building Homemade Nuclear Reactors

Richard Handl, was arrested by the Swedish police for the possession of nuclear material including radium, americium, and uranium. The inquisitive man was creating a nuclear reactor to see if it's possible to split atoms at home." Crazy, but true. » 8/03/11 10:45pm 8/03/11 10:45pm

Handl was much less sophisticated than Hahn. The Swedish man may…

Lifebag Saves Lives in Avalanches, Doubles as Halloween Costume

Aimed at winter sports enthusiasts, the Lifebag is a nifty refillable backpack. Weighing in at less than three pounds, its 150-liter capacity tank fills with gas in just three seconds when inflated manually, protecting the head and upper body of the wearer. But this Swiss invention could be so much more than just a… » 10/25/07 4:00pm 10/25/07 4:00pm

SmartFish: The Flyest of Flying Machines

If this is the future of travel, where do I sign up? A bunch of Swiss aeronautical designers have spent the last five years working on the SmartFish project, a lightweight, fuel-efficient hydrogen fuel cell-powered aircraft. Now at the small model prototype phase, they claim that a full-scale model of their invention… » 4/10/07 7:16am 4/10/07 7:16am