All Your Favorite Weed References in One Glorious Supercut

Turns out, the American motion picture and music recording industry loves weed just as much the rest of us do. For more than 60 years, weed's been getting name-dropped in pop culture—from early propaganda videos like Reefer Madness to more recent celebrations of stoner culture like Half Baked. Eclectic method… » 4/18/14 12:00am Today 12:00am

Northrop's Flying Ram Would Have Sliced Enemy Planes in Midair

War drives technological innovation like little else. No proposal is too ambitious, impractical, or downright foolhardy for consideration if it provides a strategic advantage. This school of thinking has led to atomic bombs, autonomous vehicles, and, in 1945, a short-lived fighter prototype that could cut through enemy … » 4/17/14 11:42am Yesterday 11:42am

How We Could Save the World From Global Warming Before Our Time Is Up

We've blown our chances of fully counteracting the effects of climate change; recently-released reports from the International Energy Agency and the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) provide plenty of evidence. But all hope is not yet lost, we've still got a small chance to keep from irreversibly poisoning our… » 4/16/14 11:00am Wednesday 11:00am

This Fractured Fairy Tale of French Fantasy Will Haunt Your Dreams

Moongai, the Electro Pop duo out of Nantes, France has a new album coming out. But rather than play a single track all the way through to show off their musical chops, the band instead performs a bit of each in their surreal music video. But as with all dreams, not everything in these fanciful visions is as it seems. » 4/16/14 12:00am Wednesday 12:00am

OSIRIS-REx Wants to Lasso an Asteroid to Explain Life on Earth

NASA has a plan to better explore how our own local star system, and life within it, got started. It wants to intercept, study, and sample a passing asteroid. The only thing more impressive than this mission's astronomical level of precision is how the space agency somehow shoehorned "Origins Spectral Interpretation… » 4/15/14 11:40am Tuesday 11:40am

Boss Noodles Make Lunch in Your Cubicle the Best Part of the Day

Waddaup playa, you tired of this 14-hour-a-day Salary Man drudgery? Well, your ticket to the boardroom has just arrived in an easy-to-open cellophane wrapper. Crunch through those delicious flash-dried noodles, rack up a seasoned fatty, and show Elaine in marketing what she's been missing with Boss Noodles. » 4/15/14 12:00am Tuesday 12:00am

Shooting Down a Tiny Drone Is Nearly Impossible, Even with Machine Guns

Turns out, those drone hunting permits that Colorado wisely declined to issue earlier this year man not have done much good anyway. As this video shows, hitting a drone on the wing is really, really hard. Even if you bring fully automatic weapons to the party. » 4/14/14 1:40pm Monday 1:40pm

This Indigenous Iranian UAV Is the Poor Man's Predator Drone

Iran's previous attempts at creating an indigenous UAV fleet have been rather, well, comical. However, with recent sightings of a this medium-altitude, long-endurance flyer in the skies over Damascus, Iran's drone program may have finally reached the big time. » 4/14/14 11:40am Monday 11:40am

This Oculus Rift-Powered Light Cycle Sim Is the Ultimate Arcade Game

The Oculus Rift hasn't even made it out of beta testing and it's already changing the world for the better—at least for one dedicated developer. He's integrated one into an incredible, full-scale Tron: Legacy light cycle replica. Strap on a headset and hop aboard, we're going racing. » 4/10/14 2:40pm 4/10/14 2:40pm