A lot of people use Slinkies to introduce kids to waves. But Slinky waves can move too fast for people to really wrap their heads around. Instead, science teacher and filmmaker Alom Shaha suggests, they should try this wave machine. You can build it yourself, and you can do it on the cheap. Here's how.
Definitely not coming to water park near you is a FloWave, a state-of-the-art wave pool that whips water around, simulating waves as tall as 90-feet and currents at 20 feet per second. FloWave is a real ocean simulator, you see, and its job is to prepare our infrastructure for the violent battering of the seas.
Skimboarder Brad Domke headed to Puerto Escondido, Mexico, to encounter this insane looking wave—the largest ever surfed on a skimboard and already described as a potential "wave of the year". Skimboards don't have fins so this is even more impressive than it looks.
That guy being lifted by the ocean several feet up in the air and then smashed down against the beach is bodyboarder Alex Johnston. It's like the ocean is alive and Poseidon is saying "would you stop being clowns and GET OFF MY LAWN?"
An impressive image of surfer Sean Woolnough on top of a wave, taken by Stuart Gibson in Namotu Island, Fiji, for the Red Bull Illume photo contest. Frozen in time, it looks like a comfy place to lie down and enjoy the sun. Looking for airplane tickets right now.
With 7,000 tractor trailers currently in its fleet, it makes sense that Walmart would have a vested interest in designing more efficient delivery vehicles. The company's new ultra-aerodynamic Walmart Advanced Vehicle Experience—or WAVE—concept is lighter and more fuel efficient than other trucks on the market, and can…
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.
Anyone who's ever emptied a pool or stolen gas from a car's tank knows how a siphon works, but that doesn't make this 3D printed Wave toy seem any less magical. Seeing it in action you'd assume there was some kind of sorcery involved here, as one side of the Wave draws liquid to the other until both glasses have the…
To pump out all the radio-frequency signals that let you make phone calls and consume the internet wirelessly, your phone uses small chunks of silicon to create microwaves. Science had pushed the little things as far as they could—but now a nanoscale version promises to make your phone smaller, cheaper and…
Coffee is an extremely fickle drink when it comes to its creation. Weight, temperature, and time are all key factors in brewing a great cup, but those variables rarely stay the same for the making of any given cup. What you can master, however, is technique. And when it comes to brewing pour-over coffee with the …
History is littered with the corpses of failed products—from Edsels and DeLoreans to Zunes and everything on CBS's early season lineup. Google is no different. It's just announced that it's culling six services most people didn't know existed...because nobody actually used them.
Backscatter X-ray machines may or may not be carcinogenic. The European Union isn't taking any chances, but the TSA is so confident in their safety that it likely won't conduct the additional tests it promised the Senate.
The FDA, which regulates medical technology, has long opposed large-scale X-ray machine deployment, arguing that people shouldn't be irradiated without a direct medical benefit. So how did 250 X-ray "backscatter" scanners, which potentially increase cancer rates, land in American airports? Because the TSA insists…
Traditional surf pools force large quantities of water over a hump to create their swells. Problem is, waves fall apart the further they travel, making for a less-than-gnarly curl. So the Wavegarden builds a better wave, mechanically.
According to an ex-googler, the search giant may no longer be the quick-moving, innovative company we have grown to know and love.
Microwaves don't just use magic to heat up food, they use real microwaves too. Here's what those invisible microwaves look like.
Susan Casey recounts the voyage of the RRS Discovery. Its mission to measure oceanic conditions went horribly awry when the ship was caught amidst the largest waves ever recorded. Waves that shouldn't exist.