What Would It Take to Drive Boston's Snow to California?

As we deal with two winters in the U.S.—warm and dry out west, cold and snowy in the Northeast—exasperated Californians watched as Boston got nearly 100 inches of snow in a month. The storms brought up a common question among parched westerners: what would it take to ship Boston's snow to California? » 2/23/15 5:09pm 2/23/15 5:09pm

Don't Drive 1,000 MPH: Raindrops Will Destroy Your Windshield

Rain hitting your windshield can mean dicey road conditions and traffic snags. According to XKCD's What If, the force of those drops hitting your windshield can also destroy your car's windshield. Lesson learned: don't drive at speeds of Mach 1.5 in a downpour if you want your glass to survive. » 4/26/14 10:20am 4/26/14 10:20am

If Nerds Ruled The World These Would Be Our Speed Limit Signs

In a surprise move, Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood stepped down this morning and announced he will be replaced by a collective of super nerds. Their first act is to institute these new equation-based speed limits. » 8/31/12 10:30am 8/31/12 10:30am

F-22 Raptor Engineer Prevents Crash By Causing One

Duane Innes was driving when he noticed a passed out pickup truck driver heading towards traffic. Innes, an engineer and Boeing's manager of the F-22 fighter-jet program, quickly did the math, sped up, and let the pickup crash into him. » 10/21/10 6:00pm 10/21/10 6:00pm