Throw away your stirrers and say hello to the first paint container upgrade in decades. Dutch Boy's plastic Twist & Pour Paint Delivery System, otherwise known as a paint can, has a twist-off lid, internal pouring spout, and mug handle. Need to remix? Just close, shake, and pour. Initially available for gallon cans of latex-based paints; quarts will soon
The size of a briefcase and weighing in at more than 10 pounds, Toshiba's Satellite 1955 didn't engender much interest at first glance. But then Masa Okumura, Toshiba's director of product marketing, casually removed the keyboard from the base-and explained that it'll work as far as 3 feet away. There have been laptop prototypes over the years that turn into full-feature desktops, but this is the first that actually delivers.
Watches are hopping on the tactile bandwagon. With six electrodes in its sapphire face, the Tissot T-Touch puts smart functions at your fingertips: thermometer, altimeter, chronograph, compass, alarm, and weather. We'd like to see a larger LCD, but smarts and good looks make this watch appropriate for the office or the Appalachian Trail.
If your cousin's cellphone is on Sprint PCS and yours is on Voicestream, in the past you couldn't send text messages. But with Intercarrier messaging, rolling out now, you can send text directly to any cell number. The service is limited to text for now. Enhanced Messaging Service, which supports graphics, and Multimedia Messaging Service (pictures, audio, and video) are still available only to intra-carrier subscribers.
Despite the inherent danger, scuba became all the rage not long after Jacques Cousteau invented the Self-Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus in 1943. (In fact, in July 1953, Popular Science showed readers how to make their own gear.) Almost 60 years later, scuba is still growing in popularity, with 3 million certified divers in the United States alone. The major reason: New technology continues to make it safer and cheaper. This year's top advances allow you to ...
The Navy's new little SWARM drones will survey, report, even possibly attack-working as an intelligent group.
By Frank VizardPosted 07.29.2002 at 8:10 pm 0 Comments
Something about the way the brown pelicans flew in formation over the waves transfixed Vince Castelli. He was on vacation at the Outer Banks of North Carolina, but the movement of the birds took him back to discussions he and his engineering colleagues at the Naval Surface Warfare Center in West Bethesda, Maryland, had had in a brainstorming session. The team had hatched the idea of small, inexpensive, unmanned aircraft that would fly in formation, cooperatively conducting surveillance, reconnaissance, and other operations against an enemy.
I've jumped from buses, somersaulted from airplanes, run from explosions, and been thrown through walls, but today for TBS Superstation's new reality series Worst Case Scenario, I find myself in a rather unique predicament: I'm vacuum-sealed to the 25th floor of a San Diego office building.
The Hypothesis When it comes to gas mileage, it's not only what you drive but how you drive.
The Challenge Over 195 miles of interstate, get better gas mileage from a full-size truck than a midsize car. Use any means necessary to improve the truck's mileage, but leave the car untweaked. (We added 600 pounds to each to simulate three passengers and their stuff.)
Pickup trucks far outsell cars. SUVs are still hotter than the asphalt at Daytona. Many of Lincoln and Cadillac's current customers also own another automaker's truck. If you're one of these companies' top executives, how can you not decide to start building pickup trucks?