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Helicopters Are About to Get Faster Thanks to Humpback Whale Fins

By Andrew Tarantola on at

A helicopter's rotor design may allow for vertical takeoffs but that comes at a price — the backwards moving blade counteracts the helicopter's forward momentum, causing it to stall at high speeds. But one German firm believes that outfitting the blades with bumps inspired by the fins of humpback whales will speed whirly-bird flights significantly.

Lost World Discovered Under Antarctica

By Jamie Condliffe on at

This discovery is amazing, amd straight out of a Jules Verne's novel: scientists from the University of Oxford, University of Southampton, the National Oceanography Centre, and the British Antarctic Survey have discovered a "lost world" under Antarctica, in the East Scotia Ridge.

How Not to Body Board

By Brent Rose on at

If you like seeing guys shred on boogie-boards, this video is not for you. If, on the other hand, you like seeing guys in wigs get absolutely pounded by some raw ocean energy, click play. Tee hee.