Before us humans drained it, South Florida was first and foremost a swamp. Infrastructure improvements went in to make it look the way it is today, with its sewers and drainage systems built to take water back to the ocean. But when Hurricane Irma made itself known last week, it brought back old memories of the aged…
Many feared that NASA’s Kennedy Space Center was in for a world of hurt this weekend as the category 4 Hurricane Matthew plowed its way towards the Florida Panhandle. But the space agency says that damage was relatively minor and further inspections are taking place today.
So you did it. Or maybe you did it again. Dropped your favorite gadget in a sink or a toilet. Or you spilled an entire 40oz on it. Oops. That doesn't mean you can't save it though. Here are a few tips that might just bring it back to life.
There was a sense when the lights came back on in Manhattan that the worst of Hurricane Sandy's destruction was over. Sadly, that's far from the truth. For thousands upon thousands of people, life is about as far away from getting back to normal as you can imagined.
Hurricane Sandy is well on its way to Class Five Killstorm status. Expected to cause upwards of $20 Billion in damages, this super-storm is already wrecking shop along the Eastern seaboard. Here is some of the worst damage sustained so far in the Mid-Atlantic states.
So, you've got the new iPhone. You've been downloading apps all weekend. It's a joy to use. But... we're hearing some reports that suggest the latest iPhone picks up scratches faster than data flows through its new Lightning connector.
It's time to talk about the second letter in NASA: Aeronautics. Yes, NASA does mind-blowing things in outer space, but they also want you to get to your family reunion in one piece. NASA is making planes smarter.
Japanese researchers have spent the past few months surveying Tsunami damage at 5,300 coastal locations. This information has created the largest Tsunami survey dataset in the world and the first map to visualize the crushing impact of the wave.
Here's tip for all you male camera buffs out there "Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned" applies to camera equipment as well as cars, motorcycles and electronics.
A damaged thermal tile on the shuttle Endeavor's heat shield has raised some eyebrows with the mission's management team. The tile will be inspected using the shuttle's robotic arm, outfitted with a high-res camera and a laser, for safety's sake.
Yesterday, a 3-year-old boy and his dog decided to go for a morning stroll through the neighborhood. Only this walk involved a blowtorch and some $5,000 in property damage. Kids today really know how to have fun.
Boys will be boys? A 12-year-old and 9-year-old hopped into an excavator, drove it around a strip mining site and destroyed anything that got in their way. It got pretty bad. They flipped over a bulldozer, smashed windows and sprayed fire extinguishers at whatever they could find. The total damage the two boys caused…
Logan McMillian turned on his videocamera just a minute after his home in Christchurch, New Zealand was ravaged by a 6.3 earthquake. The resulting footage shows the surreal state of affairs moments after everyone's world was literally and figuratively shaken up.
Asteroids headed for Earth are scary. So get to know them a little! You can use the Impact: Earth! calculator to see what kind of damage an asteroid will cause. It's totally not as scary when you crunch the numbers.
This decrepit-looking camera is actually disguised in preparation for a trip overseas: It's intentionally damaged and taped up on the surface, but is actually in perfect working order to mislead potential thieves. Clever! [MAKE]
Microsoft is suing delivery service DHL for their refusal to compensate the boys in Redmond for the destruction of over 21,000 Xboxes in a Texas train derailment. The consoles were due for Hong Kong when the train, carrying two large containers of Xboxes, went off the tracks, sustaining a substantial amount of water…
You'd think a laptop from the One Laptop Per Child project would, I don't know, account for the fact that it's being used by a child? A child that likes to tear crap apart? Stuff like keyboards? No? Which is why people are seeing keyboards being ripped up rubber piece by rubber piece. A few of the commenters in the…