Category: Machine

Aug 14 2014

Roadside Attraction: Salmon Cannon

So salmon, amiright? They’re crazy animals. Ever year they swim up a river and do their thing to make new little salmon. Sounds pretty simple right, a little swim up stream with the reward of sexy-time? I suppose it could be, up until they hit a dam or something that has been built up in …

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Jun 25 2014

Not Fast Food: Collaborative Cooking lets 5 Chefs Cook at Once

you know the saying, “Too many cooks in the kitchen?” Does that apply when none of the cooks are actually in the kitchen but instead are working remotely and a machine is preparing the meal per their instructions? I’m going to guess yes, it would still be very easy for the guy with his finger …

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Jun 17 2014

Want: Never Ending Slinky

Every true geek wants just a few simply things in life, a decent bookshelf, a nice computer, and a perpetual motion machine to power the world and impress their friends. This doesn’t qualify as any of those but it is closets to the last so I’m going to tentatively put it in that category.  We …

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Jun 16 2014

My Dog Would Die: Guy Builds Automatic Fetching Machine

What do you do when you’re an engineer with a dog? Apparently you build an automatic fetching machine so your dog can play fetch by itself when you’re busy. I would love one of these for my dogs, maybe if they could play fetch by themselves they wouldn’t have such a meltdown every time I …

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Jun 12 2014

World Takeover Continues: Robotic Gas Pump

For those of us who don’t live in Oregon and have to pump our own gas, isn’t it a pain? You have to find a gas station that you trust, where the prices won’t make you cry, and see that the truck isn’t there stirring up the silt in the tank. Then you have to …

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May 29 2014

Need for Speed Street Luge: Luger is Shooting for 300 mph

Australian street luger Daz Fellows is working on breaking the world record for speed on the street luge. the current record stand at 115.8 mph set by Englishman Jason Bradbury, Fellows plans to more than double that by going 300 mph on a jet=powered luge of his own creation. “Well it’ll be hard to get …

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May 21 2014

Want: New Device Washes Laundry right in the Hamper

How handy would it be if you didn’t even have to take the dirty laundry out of the basket to wash it? Dead handy, that’s how.Well, that’s the idea with this new creation which is currently in the works by the people at Electrolux Design Lab. Here, just read the description that the makers gave. …

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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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Apr 16 2014

Because Japan: Giant Mech Hits the Streets of Japan

Everyday I find a new reason that living in Japan would be like living in Wonderland. The only thing stopping me from moving there is… I’m not really sure. Probably the language barrier. Maybe how many monsters they have that destroy their cities. It’s as bad as New York over there. Because of said, giant …

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Apr 15 2014

Good Luck to Them: Flying Around the World on Solar Power

This is the Solar Impulse 2 which is slated to fly around the world using only the power of the sun. That will be a pretty impressive feat if they can do it. So I’ll send them off with my best wishes. The aircraft has a 236-foot wingspan, and is covered in 17,238 solar cells. …

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