Category: Invention

May 26 2013

Does it come in black? Bullet Proof Paint.

Seen above being useless are thousands of rice husks. If you don’t know what a husk is then you are just a husk of a person, Google it. Currently rice husks are used for insulation, pillow stuffing, and as a brewing agent for beer, see useless. But now, thanks to Vietnamese chemist Hoe Thi Nguyen …

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May 23 2013

Glowing trees

The Glowing Plant Project out of California is working on creating, what else, glowing plants. As cool as this might sound is exactly as cool as it is. Picture this, you’re walking home from work, it’s dark because you work the crap shifts, your city council has decided to get rid of all the street …

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May 21 2013

Gold Farming: Now with real gold.

Northwestern University postdoctoral fellow Zhichang Liu (don’t try to hard you’ll hurt yourself) has given us the gift of safer gold. If you’ve ever watched any of the channels in the Discovery Network you know the basics behind how gold is mined. Mine owners contract with Leprechauns and goblins to crawl into caves and bring …

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May 21 2013

Boom Headshot! Every Time.

When you hear a new product is out that includes, “a computer running the open-source Linux operating system, a laser rangefinder, a camera and a high-resolution colour display” does that turn you on? Yeah baby, yeah! Well you’re sick, and you’re okay with people who spell color wrong.¬† Your opinion is bad and you should …

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May 21 2013

We’re So Screwed: Self-Assembling Robots

When MIT and Harvard put their heads together bad things can happen. This time it’s a self-assembling inchworm robot. In the future who knows? Maybe a self-assembling tapeworm parasite, or a self-assured 900 pound weaponized butt kicking machine. I am in love with the technology at play here: 3d printing, shape memory polymers, batteries… but …

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May 17 2013

Bacon press, as if it weren’t impressive enough.

We’ve all seen it happen, you throw a couple rashers of bacon in the pan to try and make your day a little more bearable and only to see then twist and curl up on themselves like some sort of possessed trout. As cool as the rings of bacon you end up with may be …

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May 16 2013

Kepler is Kaput

It is a sad day for all of those that care about finding potentially habitable planets. The Kepler Space Telescope, the thing that has been giving us data about all these potentially habitable planets, has suffered a major mechanical failure. ¬†Initially, it appeared that all three wheels responded and that rotation had been successfully stopped, …

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May 16 2013

Loop wheels.

Because your butt isn’t cushion enough and you’re not sure what to do with that ¬£420 note your grandma sent you here’s Loop Wheels. Sam Pearce out of Nottingham, UK (where Robin Hood lives) came up with the idea to add suspension directly to the tires of a bike. So instead of just the springs …

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