Category : Wired News

Photos of Mangled Cars Find Beauty in the Wreckage

It’s hard to resist rubbernecking when we pass an accident on the freeway. What’s happening is none of our business, but we do it anyway. This voyeuristic urge is what Danish photographer Nicolai Howalt wants to explore in his series, Car Crash Studies.

Push Back Against the Elements With New Flexible, Super-Strong Umbrella

Anyone who has spent time in blustery, rainy climates knows the frustration of an umbrella defeated by the elements. In 2009, designer Federico Venturi experienced this frustration firsthand and, instead of throwing away the broken umbrella like everyone else does, decided to use it as inspiration for everything an umbrella

Specialized Aims to Make Bicycling Less of a Drag With New Wind Tunnel

For years, bicycle makers have squeezed more speed and efficiency out of their products by shaving weight to the minimums set by cycling’s ruling bodies. But to really improve a bike, whether it’s for riding in the peloton or the park, you have to reduce aerodynamic drag.

Charted: Extraterrestrial Driving Records

NASA has just released this cute chart depicting the various distances traveled by wheeled machines on other worlds.

Terrorist Entered Witness Protection, Then Fled the United States

The Justice Department’s internal watchdog found “significant problems” in how the feds handle terrorists who snitch and get new identities. They can evade no-fly lists. Some actually have.