Category: Technology

Jan 20 2014

Looks Speedy: High-Tech US Speed Skating Suits

Look at the legs on that guy. He looks like he could crush your skull like a grapefruit. The US Olympic team is well known for doing what it can with clothing and equipment to give its competitors an edge. This year we’ll be seeing some extra fancy suits on the speed skaters competing in …

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Jan 16 2014

Looks Dangerous: One Wheel Skateboard

Looks exciting, I know. The Onewheel – Self-Balancing Electric Skateboard is currently smashing funding goals on its Kickstarter project. What the project breaks down to is smaller pieces a board with one big wheel in the middle that hides a motor and some sort of self balancing magic technology that allows you to actually ride …

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Jan 16 2014

I’ll do it: Send a Message to an Astroid

NASA has put out an invitation for everyone to have their name etched on a microchip and then fired at a passing asteroid. I’m guessing this is in a hope to make future visiting life forms more friendly to those with familiar names. Everybody who thinks space is cool go try this out. You’ll be …

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Jan 08 2014

Print Me a Cake: 3D Printed Food

With CES going on this week in Las Vegas (there’s still time to send me an invitation guys) we’re seeing a lot of news on 3D printing. A 3D printer is one thing that I would love to get my hands on. Before you knew it I’d have an army of those army guys with …

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Dec 03 2013

First: Government Recognized Cyborg

Neil Harbisson wins. The rest of you can stop with your petitions now. The UK government has finally recognized him as a cyborg. They let him take his passport photo wearing his eyeborg, a device that allows him to perceive color. You see, Neil has a visual impairment called achromatopsia that causes him to see …

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Nov 21 2013

Futuristic: Kawasaki Concept Motorcycle Thing

So speaking of piglets futuristic battery concept vehicles. Kawasaki just unveiled a battery-powered concept motorcycle/reverse-tricycle thingy. They call it the Kawasaki J.  Besides the sweet paint job, the cool white-wall tires, and the impressive lack of a rear axle this bike offers another interesting feature. It has no handle bars. Instead of handle bars this …

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Nov 21 2013

Geek Think: Self Healing Batteries are Coming

Just yesterday I was discussing with a colleague about the problems that exist in device design and manufacturing today. Sounds like more of an interesting conversation than it actually was. You see the problem we were discussing is built-in batteries and how they are becoming very common and how that’s an awful trend. Take your …

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Nov 19 2013

Good to Know: How to Open a Can

Random fact time, did you know that tin cans have been around since at least 1772 but the can opener didn’t come about until 1855? Well, according to the Internets it’s true. So how did people back them get the food back out of the can that they sealed it in. I’ll bet a lot …

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Nov 18 2013

Can I See it in Purple: Compartmentalized Plate Cooker

You know how in your basic microwave when you cook something you end up with the end results as still half frozen and half lava-hot? Even though your microwave has a working turntable and a fan to diffuse the magnetron ray. So sometimes when you bite into a burrito you can chip your tooth of …

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Nov 15 2013

PEW PEW PEW! Light Bullets

I know, this image doesn’t make sense now but give it a minute, you’ll see where I’m going with this. Scientists in Greece and France teamed up to experiment with ring-Airy beams, a particular shape of light waves that actually focuses itself more intensely as it travels, unlike other light forms that disperse over distance. …

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