The path to Mars is paved with gooey mozzarella, thanks to NASA, who have just approved a $125,000 research grant for the construction of a 3D pizza printer. Austin, Texas, engineer Anjan Contractor, of Systems and Materials Research Corporation, will use the grant to build an advanced prototype of his food synthesizer, which he hopes will one day be used to feed astronauts on long voyages through space.
In theory, the synthesizer will use pressurized cartridges of powders and oils to build n... Read More
The internet is in a (predictable) lather after a British woman tweeted about hitting a cyclist with her car. The rider survived, but the incident points to the dangers of cycling on British roads—122 riders died in 2012, a five-year high.
"Definitely knocked a cyclist off his bike earlier – I have right of way he doesn’t even pay road tax #bloodycyclists," she wrote, according to the Guardian.
Her comment was retweeted hundreds of times, leading to outrage among cyclists w... Read More
The Sierra Club has joined seven other environmental groups that filed a lawsuit last week against a mountain bike park at Timberline Ski Area on Mt. Hood. Plans for the 17-mile trail network have been in the works since 2010 and were approved by Mt. Hood National Forest Supervisor Christopher Worth this past November.
The groups say the trails are likely to increase erosion and disturb wildlife, as well as interrupt other forms of recreation, like hiking. Timberline, on the other hand, sees ... Read More
At least 24 people are dead, including 9 children, after a massive tornado swept through the suburbs of Oklahoma City Monday. The tornado was estimated to be at least two miles in diameter at the height of its powers, with winds up to 200 mph. Emergency personnel have so far rescued 101 people from rubble in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area.
At least 7 of the 9 children killed were at Plaza Towers Elementary School in Moore, just south of the Oklahoma City area. The school took a direct hi... Read More
A Jumanji remake? Or just your typical day in South Africa. Seven baboons broke into a home near Cape Town and had a field day, while a concerned neighbor and his friends filmed their criminal activity.
The footage has now gone viral (understandably). You can watch the baboons slip into an open window to raid the cabinets for chicken wings—then the neighbor as he makes a heroic assault with some loud noises and a broom. Later, there’s a tense showdown with a particularly stubborn... Read More