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Monster Machines: This Utility Truck Can Exterminate A Pothole Every 120 Seconds

Getting crews out to patch roads is sometimes more trouble than its worth. It snarls traffic for hours at a time, costs counties and states hundreds of thousands of dollars annually, and typically only fixes the problem for a short time. But this gravel-blasting utility truck aims to make the permanent patch process faster than firing a gunstick.


Giz Explains: What Your Poop Is Trying To Tell You

What the hell is that? Seriously, did that just come out of you, or did it crawl up the pipe? If you’ve just exorcised a poo that looks nothing like what you’ve eaten recently, it could be a sign of a serious illness. It could also just be that curry from last Wednesday, so it’s good to know what to look for.


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Monster Machines: Beijing's New Desalination Plant Will Give Water To The People

Beijing is one thirsty city. Its population of 22 million consumes barely 100 cubic metres of water per capita — one fifth the international water-shortage level — thanks to a chronic drought in the nation’s north. But this massive desalination plant could help supply a third of the city’s water singlehandedly.


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Breakfast Wrap: Monday Night's Top Stories

How You Can Make Graphene At Home In Your Blender You’ll need a little graphene to get started though.

Teenager Survives Five-Hour Flight In Aeroplane’s Wheel Well He should buy a lottery ticket.

Man Explains Why He Prefers $50 3D-Printed Hand To $42,000 Prosthesis Man, I really must get myself one of them dang 3D printers.

Explore The World Of Game Of Thrones As If It Were On Google Maps You can turn off spoilers.

Nine Of The Coolest Prefab Houses In History Cheaper and environmentally friendly… what’s not to love?


Monster Machines: Northrop's Flying Ram Would Have Sliced Enemy Planes Midair

War drives technological innovation like little else. No proposal is too ambitious, impractical, or downright foolhardy for consideration if it provides a strategic advantage. This school of thinking has led to atomic bombs, autonomous vehicles, and, in 1945, a short-lived fighter prototype that could cut through enemy aircraft in midair.