Awesome tech you can’t buy yet: Better gaming keyboards, wrist phones, and more

but rather an alternative solution to wiping your butt with reams of toilet paper. Specifically, we’re talking about a smart, water at a high frequency and scrubs your pearly whites with an array of moving bristles. While this happens, micro-channels

Here's What The Ford Raptor's Suspension Looks Like When It's Running Off Road

but blast through some nasty terrain at high speeds as well. I’ll let our own Andrew Collins explain how the whole thing works: While a “standard” shock absorber may be 1.5 inches in diameter and have basic pressure-regulation, the Raptor’s Fox

How to go to the toilet in SPACE: Scientist reveals how astronauts 'boldly go' on the International Space Station

Ever wondered how astronauts use the toilet on the ISS in a weightless environment? Well wonder no more, as Montana-based scientist Hank Green has explained all you could ever want to know about micro-gravity differential air pressure to suck the

Get a Crash Course in Writing from 20 Journalists

Metafilter user not_the_water gathered the advice from articles, online courses, podcasts, live talks, and a drinking game. Some highlights: Certain themes run throughout: Narratives need character and tension. Collect story ideas everywhere and keep a file.

THIS is why we invest in science. This.

So what, right? Here’s what: using this technology — developed for rockets for NASA, remember — engineers designed a way to pump water more quickly and efficiently for fire suppression. The result is nothing short of astonishing: One series of tests

Why Can’t I Charge All Gadgets With the Same Charger?

Maybe you have a few of those “smart chargers” that you can disconnect the cord from out” the amps from the charger that it needs – the charger will not pump the maximum rated amperage into that phone. So, as long as your tablet charger is

Volkswagen Shows Off its New Gasoline-Powered Gas Engine That Runs on Gas

Volkswagen is embracing a far less controversial type of fuel with its new 1.5-liter TSI engine, unveiled yesterday at the Vienna Motor Symposium. The ultra-efficient four-cylinder uses variable turbine geometry (VTG) in its turbocharger to generate peak

Health News - Los Angeles Times

When Steve Byrne’s friend dared him to give up alcohol for the month of January five years ago, Byrne accepted the challenge. He cleared his calendar of beer-filled social events and doubled down on his CrossFit workouts. He had expected a little

California moves to ban ‘bullet buttons’ on semi-auto rifles

Gen. Kamala D. Harris would effectively close what the lawmakers term the “bullet button loophole” by banning the devices which require a tool to remove an otherwise fixed magazine from a semi-automatic rifle and require guns already fitted with such

Illinois Wants To Ban Location Tracking Without Consent

It’s increasingly difficult to do anything on your phone nowadays without sharing your geolocation information. Certain Snapchat filters, Facebook status updates, Instagrams, and even text messages are all potentially tied to geolocation data. It’s