Thu, 08 Mar 2012 05:00:00 ESTThe 2012 Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships are happening this week, so the half-pipe in Stratton,Vt., is full of snowboarders catching big air. Here, Olympic gold medalist Kelly Clark walks us through the anatomy of a 900.
Tue, 06 Mar 2012 06:30:00 ESTOur wood-frame houses just arent built to withstand tornado forces, as the pictures from storm-ravaged towns this weekend attest. But you can strengthen your home to make it more resistant to high winds.
Fri, 24 Feb 2012 03:30:00 ESTPhilip Polgreen is a disease detective, using smart sensors and mathematical models to help scientists get smarter about tracking outbreaks.
Fri, 03 Feb 2012 11:00:00 ESTForget the overstuffed three-ring binder. Tablet computers are quietly taking over NFL locker rooms as the playbook of the 21st century.
Fri, 03 Feb 2012 06:30:00 ESTThese muscular sleds are powering a new breed of snow junkiesand a DIY take on heliskiing. Theyre also igniting a cold war with skiers accustomed to having the mountain to themselves. We take a trip to try out the new style of the slopes.
Wed, 25 Jan 2012 06:30:00 ESTChris Southerly investigates the history that sits at the bottom of America's waters, including Queen Anne's Revenge, the flagship of the pirate Blackbeard, which lies off the coast of North Carolina.
Fri, 06 Jan 2012 12:00:00 ESTIt's Playoff time in the NFL, and while some teams will fight it out under the comfort of a dome, others will compete exposed to winter's wrath. But fear not, groundskeepers use all kinds of heat tech to keep players from freezing to death.
Wed, 14 Dec 2011 05:00:00 ESTOne hundred years ago today, Roald Amundsen reached the south pole riding on a dogsled. But if you wanted to accomplish the same feat today, how would you do it? We called modern-day south pole explorers on their satellite phone to find out.
Wed, 14 Dec 2011 12:00:00 ESTOne hundred years ago today, Norwegian Roald Amundsen became the first person to reach the bottom of the world. But for his competitor, British explorer Robert Falcon Scott, the race ultimately proved deadly.
Thu, 08 Dec 2011 04:00:00 ESTAt a Callaway event in New York, The King meets Popular Mechanics in a testy, overdue reunion.
Thu, 01 Dec 2011 06:30:00 ESTTired of fad diets but still desiring to lose weight, PM tech contributor John Brandon turned to cold hard data, trying out the new wave of devices such as Nike+ and FitBit. Did it help him shed the pounds?
Mon, 28 Nov 2011 02:00:00 ESTFootball players going against an NFL defense face a confusing barrage of bodies flying in front of them. But a new Nike training system could improve a players in-game vision.
Tue, 22 Nov 2011 05:00:00 ESTWood, metal, composite materialsit doesnt matter to Thomas Hosford, professional parts fabricator.
Tue, 25 Oct 2011 02:00:00 ESTAs a mechanical engineering student at MIT, Nate Ball helped to design the Atlas Power Ascender now used for mountain climbing, building scaling, and other uses.
Wed, 12 Oct 2011 03:00:00 ESTAll those weapons in action movies and crime TV shows have to come from somewhere, and many of them come from Ryder Washburn, who runs his family's armory business.
Mon, 26 Sep 2011 12:30:00 ESTThe lionfish, from the Indian Ocean and South Pacific, is invading Caribbean and Florida waters and muscling out other species. But PM Resident Contrarian Glenn Reynolds has found the secret that will be the lionfish's undoing. It's delicious.
Wed, 31 Aug 2011 03:00:00 ESTAcross America, the endless summer continues, and there are few better ways to beat the heat than by catching a wave. Here's how to get started, and some DIY tips that will benefit surfers of any skill level.
Wed, 31 Aug 2011 01:00:00 ESTThe sun is setting earlier and beach days are numbered, but theres still time to master these critical PM-worthy skills before Labor Day weekend, from grilling the perfect burger to maximizing the splash from your cannonball into the pool.
Tue, 30 Aug 2011 06:30:00 ESTAs long-term brain injuries in NFL players and other athletes get more attention, so does the Boston-based lab that studies the brains athletes donate to try to figure out brain diseases that come from repeated blows to the head.
Thu, 25 Aug 2011 10:30:00 ESTWaterproof is good, but today's storm jackets also need to be light and breathable. We put three of the bestthe Columbia Flyin' Dry, North Face Jammu and Adidas Outdoor Terrexthrough our abusive tests to find the best.