Practical Visionaries Solving Today's Environmental Problems

Co-director of the Center for Maximum Potential Building Systems (a.k.a. Max's Pot), Fisk enjoys searching out new scrounges aggregate from a nearby aluminum smelter that produces 800 tons of the stuff a day. The aggregate, which Fisk mixes with

Get a Crash Course in Writing from 20 Journalists

I only remember one practical writing lesson from my three years as an English major: Whenever you can, put the best bits at the end of the sentence. Put the next-best bits at the beginning, and put the rest in the middle. This trick works in every kind of

QOTD: When Did BMW Lose Its Edge?

He wasn’t the BMW type. He wasn’t cool enough. Back then, few were. Remember the BMW of yore? The sharknose 6 Series. That late-1990s 7 Series (E38) that looked like the kind of thing the devil would drive, if he was late to a board meeting in Hell.

Large-area molecular patterning with polymer pen lithography

Place the Si masters and the toluene solution on opposite sides of a large (∼30-cm diameter) vacuum desiccator (Fig. 2e). Apply vacuum until the toluene solution begins to boil, and then leave the desiccator under static vacuum for 12 h. Critical step

Recall Alert: Chevrolet Colorado, GMC Canyon, Isuzu I-Series Pickup Trucks

From our colleagues at Cars, GM has issued a recall for 185,903 GMT 355 series midsize pickup trucks Owners can contact Chevrolet at 1-800-630-2438, GMC at 1-866-996-9463, and Isuzu at 1-800-255-6727 or the NHTSA vehicle safety hotline at

2007 BMW 6-SERIES

Description BMW IS RECALLING CERTAIN MODEL YEAR 2004-2010 5-SERIES, 6-SERIES, AND MODEL YEAR 2002-2008 7-SERIES VEHICLES. A CHECK VALVE OF THE BRAKE VACUUM PUMP MAY LEAK A SMALL AMOUNT OF LUBRICATING OIL MAY CONTACT BMW AT 1-800-525-7417.

Forget Mars. Here’s Where We Should Build Our First Off-World Colonies

The collective space vision of all the world’s countries at the moment seems to be Mars, Mars, Mars. The U.S. has two operational rovers on the planet; a NASA probe called MAVEN and an Indian Mars orbiter will both arrive in Mars orbit later this month

The Fully-Autonomous Electric Smart ForTwo Concept Car Has A Grille That Will Greet You With 'Hey'

Called the Smart Vision EQ ForTwo, the Daimler Group feels it takes a “logical step” toward jettisoning a steering wheel and pedals. It’s pegged as an all-in-one mobility option—an all-electric, fully-autonomous ride that can be hailed by

Are German Cars Reliable? The Myth of “German Engineering”

With its new 3-series, BMW has set the bar even higher for sport sedans, and the new Porsche 911 has again solidified the automakers place in automotive history for making the best sports car in the business. It’s no surprise then that both cars were in

Daily Deals: 55-inch 4K HDR TV for $400, Save on Cuphead

Amazon has a couple series on within the IGN office, as to whether or not these glasses are really that useful. I will say there are some people here that have bought them, tried them, and swear by them. The people who cry snake oil, well, they've