The Best Vape Pen for Every Appetite

Why settle for a vape pen that can only handle oils, waxes, loose-leaf marijuana or e-liquids when one pen can do it all? Multimode pens are getting easy to find, and they’re quickly dropping down to double-digit prices. Problem is, a lot of these cannabis and tobacco-vaporizing devices perform like you bought them… » 4/20/15 2:15pm 4/20/15 2:15pm

All the World's Cows on Treadmills Could Power Six Percent of Earth

When roaming open pastures, cattle can walk up to eight hours a day while grazing but they can't always get as much exercise when confined to a barnyard. One enterprising farmer, however, has invented an ingenious means of getting his herd mooving—and generate a bit of free electricity on the side. » 1/16/15 11:40am 1/16/15 11:40am

Say Hello to China's New 11-Barrel Hypersonic Missile Killer

The future of naval warfare will likely include lasers, auto-cannons, and hypersonic missiles launched from the other side of the horizon. But while it may not have a defense against frickin' lasers, China's newly unveiled Type 1130 close-in weapon system can make short work of inbound warheads travelling at four… » 1/15/15 11:40am 1/15/15 11:40am

This Concept Drone Would Hunt Other Drones Using Bits of String   

Got a pesky personal UAV hovering about your home, just out of broom-swipe reach? Well, before you try to burn it out of the sky, consider a slightly less treasonous option: Knocking it out of the sky with the help of an autonomous air wolf, the Rapere. » 1/14/15 6:30pm 1/14/15 6:30pm

Forget Beanbags, Shotguns Could Soon Be Firing Shock Wave Slugs

The next time riot police open fire during your Constitutionally-protected demonstration, it might not be with tear gas canisters. It could be with shotgun-launched stun and pepper rounds. Enjoy your concussion and face full of capsaicin, citizen, and be glad they're not murder bullets. » 1/14/15 6:05pm 1/14/15 6:05pm

Why Frame Rate Matters

We all know the motion picture is a lie. That movement on screen? It's just a bunch of still images. Still images that seem more like believable, realistic, lifelike motion the faster they flicker along. Faster is better, and that 48 frame-per-second version of The Hobbit was just the beginning. » 1/14/15 3:00pm 1/14/15 3:00pm

GE's "Point and Shoot" Microscope Snaps Spectacular Cellular Shots

The microscopic worlds contained within a droplet of water are just as fascinating—and just as inaccessible to humans—as the farthest reaches of space. But the universe of the very small is now a little closer thanks to a highly-automated, cell counting microscope-camera hybrid from GE. » 1/14/15 11:40am 1/14/15 11:40am

The Golden Gate Bridge Gets the Massive Median Mover It Needed

After a marathon weekend installation, the Golden Gate Bridge has finally gotten the $3o million movable median barrier system that it so desperately needs. These are the oversized mechanical zipper pulls that will be in charge of changing lanes (quite literally) twice a day to keep traffic flowing smoothly. » 1/12/15 11:40am 1/12/15 11:40am

How to Keep Your Dog Safe and Warm This Winter

You wouldn't venture nearly naked into the frozen wastes of your neighborhood during the dead of winter just to use the outhouse, so why do you expect your dog to? This winter hasn't been nearly as intense as last year's snowpacalypse, but it's still a dangerous time of year for pets. Here are the tips and tech… » 1/10/15 2:00pm 1/10/15 2:00pm

Arizer Air Review: A Breath of Fresh Vapor

For the last year or so, the Firefly has been my portable loose-leaf vaporizer of choice—and why wouldn't it be? It's blown the competition away in terms of efficiency, portability, ease of use, and vapor quality. But with the release of Arizer's latest porta-vape offering, the Firefly's reign could be coming to an… » 1/09/15 4:20pm 1/09/15 4:20pm

This Spinal Implant Is Letting Paralyzed Rats Walk Again

The ability to internally bridge the gap between two ends of severed spinal cord—not just rely on the support of an external carapace like the Ekso-Suitwould be nothing short of revolutionary for the neurosurgical field. Oh wait, looks like a team from the EPFL has just invented a way to do just that—in mice. » 1/09/15 2:00pm 1/09/15 2:00pm

The Army's Biggest Tug Boat Can Haul an Entire Aircraft Carrier

Parking a 567-foot guided missile cruiser is tougher than it sounds. So when the Army's largest ocean-going vessels need a helping hand squeezing into foreign ports, they call on the biggest and baddest tugboats in the armed forces: the MGen. Nathanael Greene-class large coastal tugs. » 1/09/15 11:40am 1/09/15 11:40am

Breakthrough Quantum Hard Drive Holds Data 100 Times Longer

Storing data in a state of quantum entanglement could hold enormous promise for securing our online information, but right now we can only maintain these states for a short time before the entanglement fails. An Australian research team has found a way to store data for hours, not milliseconds: Say hello to the… » 1/08/15 1:55pm 1/08/15 1:55pm

This Tabletop Gadget Steers Light with a Wall of Sound

Our collective Holodeck-Danger Room fantasies are one step closer to reality thanks to a new acousto-optic device described in the latest issue of the journal Optics Express. It can manipulate laser beams in near real time using nothing but sound waves. » 1/08/15 11:40am 1/08/15 11:40am

Buzz In Guests Remotely With August Smart Lock's New Internet Hub 

While I personally prefer an auto-lock that doesn't connect to the Internet and expose my home network to the antics of script kiddies, in today's connected home that's isn't always a viable option. Luckily, August's new Smart Lock hardware lets you have it both ways. » 1/07/15 1:00pm 1/07/15 1:00pm