Category Archive: Cool

May 13 2014

Are Walls Terrain? Mountain Bike Goes Horizontal

Look at the image above and think back to the last time you fond yourself in a similar situation. How did it turn out? I’m guessing it ended with road rash, a mouth full or dirt and perhaps even a trip to the hospital. That’s how it would have ended for me at least. Well, …

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May 09 2014

Want: Helicopter Truck Hybrid

What is the coolest way to get to work? “By jet pack.” Ok, what’s the second coolest way? “Hoverboard.” Fine. What’s the coolest way that actually exists? “Heli-truck.” You cheated, you peeked at the title didn’t you? “Of course, what kind of an idiot do you take me for?” A complete idiot. The company Advanced …

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May 08 2014

Good Ideas: Foldable Bike

You may have seen bicycles that fold up to a smaller size before. Or maybe you’ve just crashed so hard that you folded a bike. I tried that once, wouldn’t recommend it. This bike though, is meant to fold up. The secret to folding really small is the hubless tires. Instead of holding the tires …

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Apr 28 2014

Nicely Done: Skull Violins

Stratton Violins is in the business of making the violin a “cool” instrument for today’s youth and death metal bands to take up. Not sure how that’s going but their product is pretty awesome. They make Skull Violins. Instead of using real skulls which probably wouldn’t sound as good they make their violins from pure …

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Apr 23 2014

The End is Nearing: Micro-Robots are Building Stuff Now

This is one on many tiny robots bent on taking over the world. Seeing as how they are smaller than the tip of your finger you might be tempted to disbelieve that they are a real threat. But let me remind you of that ant hill you laid in last summer when you were trying …

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Apr 22 2014

Fooom, You Just Blew My Mind: Balloon in a Car Breaks Physics

So physics, amiright? It’s pretty much the most confusing thing in this world. Aside from trying to set up email on an iPad. Compared to that Quantum Entanglement is as clear-cut as a cheese sandwich. Here’s Dustin from Smarter Every Day using his magical powers to make a balloon accelerate along with him in his …

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Apr 21 2014

Want: Tiny Robotic Printer

If you’ve ever had to set up your own or help anyone else with theirs you know that printers are the absolute worst technology on the planet. Everything about them is horrible. The ink is expensive, the software either doesn’t work or hijacks your whole computer, they constantly get paper jams because their paper tray …

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Apr 21 2014

The Sky is Falling: Russia Gets Another Meteor

Russia is the land of snow and dash cams. Int he same way that India is the land of mystery and Minnesota is the land of many lakes. Because f the plenitude of these dash cams we sometimes get amazing videos of people crashing their cars or meteors lighting up the sky. This is the …

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Apr 17 2014

This is my 1000th Post

Everyone bow down in astonished horror. You read that right, this is my 1000th post on Uncanny Flats. I can’t believe we’ve made it so far. To make it even better. I did it in under a year. Tomorrow is the one year anniversary of my very first post. Let’s look back at some of …

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Apr 11 2014

Want: Personal Jet Engines for Extreme Sports

The future is here, or maybe it’s still coming, I’m not really clear on that. Dreamscience is currently working on the development of personal jet engines for use in extreme sports. We’re going to have to find a new term for them now. I suggest we break them into two classes. Unassisted Extreme Sports and …

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