In an Army Corps of Engineers press release, details on the astounding rate at which workers are draining water from New York's subway and transit tunnels: "To date, the USACE has used about 50 pumps of various sizes to remove 64 million gallons of water from the New York City mass transit system. Operations are ongoing at six sites, with pumps removing about 116,000 gallons per minute. The 696,000 gallons the pumps are draining each minute exceeds the amount of water in one Olympic-size swimming pool (660,000 gallons). There were roughly 600 million gallons in the tunnels when pumping operations began on Thursday, Nov. 1." (via Noah Shachtman).
People living near (or simply passing over) the Golden Gate bridge have been complaining since 2020 that recent engineering work resulted in unpleasant "singing" noises when it's windy. It was very windy in the Bay Area this weekend. READ THE REST
To the tradition of "would you rather fight one horse-sized duck or 100 duck-sized horses?" add "would you rather fly a plane with one horse-sized engine or 50 duckling-sized engines?" READ THE REST
Come for the noisy, doomed 3D-printed engine fan. Stay for the freezer duct-taped shut that one notices in the aftermath. (Fan fans can follow the creator's progress on the SkyersJet YouTube channel. Here's technical info. Someone send them a high frame-rate camera!) READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Who doesn't love getting an Apple product for the holidays? This year, you can put a smile on your face or a loved ones with these newly refurbished Apple products that… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. The holidays are supposed to be a joyous time, but with the ever-growing gift list you've got going, it's easy to feel more stressed than ever. Lucky for you, here's a… READ THE REST
We thank our sponsor for making this content possible; it is not written by the editorial staff nor does it necessarily reflect its views. Every year on Black Friday, we see incredible deals in every industry. TVs, appliances, toys, even vehicles. This roundup concerns a different Doorbuster story: skills. Each of the 20 items on… READ THE REST