What’s 15 minutes of fame worth to you? Are you willing to spend the rest of your life feeling like you just rode the Tilt-A-Whirl at the carnival for three weeks? Because strapping yourself into a spinning office chair powered by a pair of spraying nitrous tanks is likely going to scramble your brain, among other…
Oil is the lifeblood of every gasoline and diesel-burning automobile engine. It flows through the components, keeping them cool and lubricated. Without it, the engine would just seize up and fry itself. But apparently they can keep on churning for longer than I expected.
Neodymium is basically the strongest magnet you can get without your own metallurgical laboratory. Just one piece the size of a skateboard wheel could have 80 pounds of pulling force. That doesn’t exactly get you a hoverboard, but maybe a gravity-resistant one?
You know those movie scenes where somebody gets shot but they’re fine because there was a bible or something in their pocket acting as body armor? Here’s a little experiment with the, uh, modern equivalent. Or maybe just an excuse to shoot a gun at a stack of iPhones.
Remember when Google Maps started letting you compare travel time between "driving, walking, public transport?" Probably not, because we take it for granted. Now Ford is experimenting with a vehicle-and-nav-system pairing that's just as versatile.