This $590,000 camper van made of carbon fiber was built on a Ford F-550 and can sleep 4 adults — see inside
- The EarthRoamer LTi is a luxury carbon fiber tiny home that costs up to $700,000 and is built on a four-wheel-drive Ford F-550 chassis.
- The LTi has details from EarthRoamer's LTS and HD builds, both of which are also camper vans built on a Ford.
- However, unlike the two other models, LTi's body has been vacuum-infused with carbon fiber.
- Its maker claims this makes the vehicle "lighter and stronger" and allows the LTi to be over 1,000 pounds lighter than the LTS.
- The monocoque carbon fiber body isn't the only lightweight but strong part of the tiny home on wheels: the front and rear bumpers are aluminum, giving it the same "tough but light" qualities.
- There are five different floor plans that all affect various aspects of the interior, including the size of the galley, storage options, and the number of people who can seat and sleep inside the LTi. It also includes a bathroom with a shower and toilet.
Climate change is drying up the Colorado River
- As climate change disrupts historical patterns of rainfall and temperature, the Colorado River has not been faring well, and it's getting even increasingly unlikely that the river will reach the sea again.
- A paper published this week in Science reports that the river's flow has been declining by an alarming 9.3 percent for every 1°C of warming—and that declining snow levels are the main culprit for this dramatic decline.
- To figure that out, Milly and Dunne looked at a range of climate models that predict how global temperatures will change in future, using scenarios that depend on how well we do at curbing emissions.
- Simulations like these always have a degree of uncertainty, but the study is an "excellent example" of how they can be used alongside real-world data to build a better understanding of our water systems and how sensitive they are to change, Musselman says.
Boeing's Shocking Debris Problem Exposes the Company's Dangerous Monopoly
- This comes at a time when Boeing is trying to regain the flying public’s trust and bring the grounded 737 MAX back into service.
- But with foreign objects found in the fuel tanks of most of Boeing’s undelivered 737 MAX planes, it’s almost certain that the planes it has already delivered also contain the dangerous debris.
- Traditionally, antitrust regulators have viewed mergers that reduce competition to two firms (duopolies) with almost as much suspicion as markets with one firm (monopolies).
- But it shouldn’t come at the expense of the American consumer who is being essentially forced to fly on Boeing planes due to a dearth of competition in the market.
- With the discovery of foreign object debris in most of Boeing’s undelivered 737 MAX jets, it isn’t unreasonable to assume the jets Boeing has already delivered also contain the dangerous debris.
Here's what it looks like when Marines blast their way into buildings while battling in cities
- CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.—Sometimes in urban combat, Marines run up against obstacles that can really only be cleared with a bit of explosive power.
- In those moments, troops turn to combat engineers trained to blast their way through doors, walls, windows, and even roofs.
- Insider recently had the chance to observe Marines and members of the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force engage in urban breaching training at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.
- During the training, troops practiced blowing the doors off a training structure with various explosives.
- The videos above and the photos below show what it is like and what exactly goes into explosive breaching operations.