Sam Champion's Just One Thing

In this installment of "Just One Thing," Sam took aim at recycling printer Let stand six hours or overnight. Then vacuum. Mix 1/3 cup vinegar with 2/3 cup warm water and apply to the stain. Then blot with a clean towel and repeat until the stain

2010 Jaguar XKR: 510 HP Pussycat Kills Even Faster

It is a compact Roots-type unit, feeding air through twin intercoolers, which in turn are water-cooled by their own discreet cooling circuit. The high helix Like Carbon Coating (DLC) has been used to reduce friction on the fuel pump tappets and a

Microfluidics—downsizing large-scale biology

A microliter of water can evaporate from an open well in a matter of minutes, a phenomenon that has discouraged many high-throughput screening laboratories the fluid may be driven by mechanical pressure or vacuum pumps, by inertia, or by one of several

Many Jefferson County employers have yet to file occupational tax data needed to calculate refunds (with list)

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- More than 60 percent of Jefferson County businesses have not provided the data needed to calculate worker refunds for Jefferson County occupational taxes in 2009, a list posted online today by a special master shows. The special

No Fixed Abode: You gotta be rich to own a cheap car.

If you’re a fan of automotive personality Matt Farah and/or his show, “The Smoking Tire”, you probably know that Matt recently bought a 1996 Lexus LS400 with 897,000 documented miles on the clock. That’s right. Do not adjust your television. That

Metamaterial Mesh Could Erase a Sub's Tell-Tale Wake

This mesh is still just a simulation; the researchers haven’t actually built a wake-free sphere, much less a full-size submarine, yet. So far, the cloak design would only work for small objects moving at a slow pace. For something four-tenths of an inch

2010's 100 Best Innovations of the Year, All in One Place

It's that time again, the time for year-end wrap-ups. At PopSci, we expand the scope of our 2010 list to include the defining innovations in a wide range of categories. When viewed together here, it's a fascinating portrait of the year that was.

How to Skim a Textbook When You Don’t Have Time to Read

I’ve been both a student and an instructor, and I totally get it. Textbooks are dry and hard to read. But if you don’t have time to read the whole chapter like you’re supposed to, there is actually a better solution than just glazing your eyes over

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

Aviation Week & Space Technology

Iran said it has conducted a test launch of an indigenous, solid-fuel, surface-to-surface missile designated the Fateh 110 Iran said it has conducted a test launch of an indigenous, solid-fuel, surface-to-surface missile designated the Fateh 110. Iranian