The Early Warning Radar Systems That Defended WWII Britain

In 1940, less than a year after blitzkrieging its way through Poland and the rest of Western Europe, the Nazi army set its sights on the UK and commenced a vicious bombing campaign targeting the nation's major cities. Luckily, the British Royal Air Force saw this threat coming and cleverly deployed a series of radio… » 10/27/14 11:40am Monday 11:40am

This Flying Wing Was 3D-Printed From Plastic Dust In a Day

Embraced by industry titans like Boeing and amateur R/C enthusiasts alike, 3D printing never been adopted more aggressively than in the aerospace industry. And when taken to the limits of its capabilities, 3D printing can produce more than just lightweight composite fan blades. We're talking full-blown flying wings. » 10/22/14 11:48am 10/22/14 11:48am

Nowhere Under the Sea Is Safe from Britain's Newest Nuclear Submarine

Russia isn't the only nation launching a nuclear sub hunter after two decades of development. The UK recently rolled the third of seven £1 billion Astute Class nuclear submarines, the HMS Artful, out of its cavernous dry dock for a year of demanding sea trials and a quarter century of service beneath the seas. » 7/04/14 11:30am 7/04/14 11:30am

This burger has 17 different types of beef in it

I mean, I don't even think I could name 17 different types of beef and yet one delicious, blood thickening burger will have all that in between its buns. Totaling in at over 2,500 calories and costing more than 40 bucks, the Holy Cow burger is basically like sandwiching an entire cow. With that much beef, you can't… » 6/10/14 12:40am 6/10/14 12:40am

This Huge Nuclear Waste Dump Will Be Washed Away By Rising Sea Levels

A dumping ground for nuclear waste located near the British coast is "virtually certain" to be washed away by rising sea levels, a new report warns. The UK Environment Agency has admitted that constructing the Drigg Low-Level Waste Repository so near the coast was a mistake, and that one million cubic meters of… » 4/21/14 9:41am 4/21/14 9:41am

How the American Dream Is Killing the American Electric Bill

In 2012, American homes consumed 3.65 billion kilowatthours (kWh) worth of electricity—up from 720 million kWh in 1950—more than double per household than our British counterparts, and second only to China. How did the American home become such an energy hog, despite so many advances in efficient appliances and… » 4/10/14 2:00pm 4/10/14 2:00pm

Holy crap, look at this giant wave towering over an entire English town

According to the Met Office—UK's national meteorological service—a hurricane-force superstorm similar to the catastrophic Great Storm of 1987 is about to obliterate Britain. Just look at this incredible wave towering above an entire town on the coast of Cornwall, England. It's just the beginning. » 2/12/14 10:03pm 2/12/14 10:03pm

Sealand: The Island Nation Founded by a Guy Calling "Dibs"

If you haven't heard of Sealand before, it is the site of one of Britain's Maunsell Naval Sea Forts that were utilized during WWII. This particular one was originally named HM Fort Roughs. The fort's primary function was to keep tabs on the Germans who were laying mines off the coast of England at the time. The… » 2/06/14 3:20pm 2/06/14 3:20pm

BBC Servers Were Hacked and Access Auctioned Off on Christmas Day

How about giving a nerdy Doctor Who fan the ultimate gift this year: hacked access to a BBC server. That was the deal apparently on offer on some "underground" internet sites on Christmas Day, after a hacker allegedly gained access to a BBC server and tried to sell on his access method. » 12/30/13 10:30am 12/30/13 10:30am