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Author Stories
Feb 8, 2016 09:30 AM ET
Former JPL engineer Mark Rober transformed a leaf-blower into a gun that can fire 13 snowballs in .5 seconds.
Feb 5, 2016 01:50 PM ET
Neuroscientists are vying for a prize that awards the science behind preserving a brain's total functionality for a century. Continue reading →
Feb 5, 2016 09:00 AM ET
Kelly Slater won the Volcom Pipe Pro in Oahu. Earlier, he helped save a mother and toddler from a rogue wave. Continue reading →
Feb 3, 2016 03:45 PM ET
They're calling drone racing the sport of the future. Better grab a controller. Continue reading →
Feb 2, 2016 02:13 PM ET
Hundreds of kitesurfers hit the beach in South Africa to smash their previous world record. Continue reading →
Feb 1, 2016 04:10 PM ET
Nearly two dozen student teams won the chance to test their Hyperloop pod designs on a real track. Continue reading →
Jan 29, 2016 10:25 AM ET
This might look like a movie stunt, but wingboarding is on its way to becoming a high-flying new sport. Continue reading →
Jan 28, 2016 01:42 PM ET
The Gimball video drone is designed to handle tough environments so a rescue team tested it in the Swiss Alps. Continue reading →
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