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Jeff Bezos: Human Space Flight by 2017
Bezos hasn’t quit his day job as CEO of Amazon.com, but lately he’s been paying more attention to his childhood dream: building rockets for space travel.
How NASA Will Stop a Killer Asteroid
Last Halloween, an asteroid nearly half a mile wide hurtled towards Earth. While scientists got busy calculating the odds of it wiping out life on an entire continent, NASA got busy with some calculations of its own: determining how much it would cost to prevent such a catastrophe. Is it worth it?
[VIDEO]: Reinvesting The Wheel—Literally
Tires are a form so perfected that “reinventing the wheel” has become synonymous with “unnecessary work.” Last week, at the Geneva International Motor Show, tire maker Goodyear ignored conventional wisdom and unveiled its new invention: a sphere-shaped wheel held in place by magnetic levitation. You’ll want these.
Bernie Asks: “How Fast is Your Internet?”
Bernie was shocked to discover that people in Romania enjoy faster Internet speeds than most of us here in the U.S. He says this is unacceptable. What would Bernie think about your Internet connection? Take the speed test here.
This Bionic Lens Gives You Perfect Vision
Dr. Garth Webb from British Columbia says he’s invented the holy grail of corrective lenses. His device looks like a small button, and it lets you see “three times better than 20/20 vision” without wearing contacts or glasses—for an entire lifetime.