If you want to snap some pics with your iPhone while snorkeling or scuba diving, there are already a number of polycarbonate underwater housings that will let you take your phone to a depth of 30 meters (100 ft) or so.
The compact automatic rifle that Stalin’s engineers unveiled in 1947 didn’t look like much of a gun.
It is perhaps ironic that the creator of the AK-47 assault rifle, also known as the Kalashnikov named for its creator Mikhail Kalashnikov, and of which there are between 70 and 100 million in circulation making it the world's most popular weapon, ...
Scientists in Germany have succeeded in stopping light - the fastest thing in the universe - for a whole minute, smashing earlier records.
Mikhail Kalashnikov started out wanting to make farm equipment, but the harvest he reaped was one of blood as the designer of the AK-47 assault rifle, the world's most popular firearm. It was the carnage of World War, when Nazi Germany overran much
Rubber Band Machine Gun with unique Fast Charger
Like it or not, shotguns (and most guns) are designed for killing things, rather than as tools that can brings us life and joy. A company in Sweden wants to change that perception and get us to literally change our swords into plowshares, by loading
If you've ever owned a dog, chances are you've wondered just what your pup was thinking from time to time.
A team of researchers working at Purdue University have just discovered what could be called the next big super-material. It could also be called a carrot.
Flatpack furniture may be easier to get home than the already built variety, but getting to grips with fiddly screws, hex keys and "simple to follow" instructions can soon eat away at your free time, and your patience.
Big Dog, Wild Cat, Cheetah... all names one wouldn't associate with Google (if anything perhaps feline-named Apple operating systems).
In May 2012, a programmer named John Carmack—who, as a cofounder of id Software and the man behind games like Doom and Wolfenstein 3D, is widely seen as the father of 3D gaming—tweeted a picture of what looked like steampunk bifocals made out of a bl
German laser weapons hobbyist Patrick Priebe, the creator of such one-off curiosities as the Iron Man Gauntlet and the Crysis 2-inspired Gauss Rifle, has now gone and made a laser rifle.
British inventor James Dyson is working on an off-grid toilet design.
The search giant says patents are rubbish. Yet it’s accumulating more of them than ever.
Have you created a world-changing contraption? Tell us about it for a chance to be featured in our May 2014 inventions issue.
In 1991, Cuba's economy began to implode. "The Special Period in the Time of Peace" was the government's euphemism for what was a culmination of 30 years worth of isolation.
A new medical headset can do what kids all over the globe have been pretending their cardboard X-ray specs can for generations:
It's been years in the making, but at long last the Argus II "bionic eye" implant is being made available to the American public. Lucky individuals like Ron from Britain and the States' own Dean Lloyd already know what benefits the implant can afford
The Schlitterbahn Waterpark in Kansas City is constructing what will be the world's tallest waterslide. Seeing the nosebleed-inducing view from the top of its approximately 140-foot-tall frame, we're definitely not going to second guess that claim. T
SolidEnergy says its new battery materials store more energy and won’t catch fire.
A secretive little company in Mountain View, California just might be building itself a strange-looking flying car.
I speak from experience when I say that it's actually fun to go into the woods, saw up fallen trees, then bring the wood home to burn over the winter.
The idea came to Jorge Odón as he slept.
Harry Potter’s invisibility cloak makes him invisible to enemies and evil teachers thanks to magic. Making one like Harry’s with the power of science isn't remotely close to happening, but one scientist thinks she’s found the secret to the perfect in
As an idea, the Roomba sounds like every lazy but clean-loving person's dream. Most people know Roomba as the little circular vacuum 'bot that can get under tricky areas like beds and uses sensors to seamlessly suck up your house's dirt.
Rejoice, laundry hating humans: the days of washing your underwear may soon be over. Thanks to the power and versatility of 3D textile printing, the Tamicare company has created a biodegradable and completely customizable fabric that comes in any des
Graphene Supercapacitors Ready For Electric Vehicle Energy Storage, Say Korean Engineers
A new material described in Nature adds to the momentum suggesting a new path to high-efficiency, inexpensive solar cells.