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Category: Strange + Wonderful

Chinese Construction Workers Have a Bulldozer Beatdown

Chinese Construction Workers Have a Bulldozer Beatdown
Ever since watching Stephen King’s Maximum Overdrive and seeing murderous construction equipment trying to kill people, I’ve got a healthy fear of big construction equipment. Apparently, in China, no one gives a crap about tons of…
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Extremely Thin and Flexible Wearable Electronics: Soft & Smooth Screen

Extremely Thin and Flexible Wearable Electronics: Soft & Smooth Screen
Today’s wearable devices often mimic the forms of analog devices such as sunglasses and watches. But that won’t be the case forever, in the same way that today’s smartphones look very different from their predecessors. Researchers…
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Retro Report Remembers Dungeons & Dragons’ Ironic Success Story

Retro Report Remembers Dungeons & Dragons’ Ironic Success Story
Look at these children having the time of their lives playing Dungeons & Dragons. But if you showed a similar scene to some American parents in the early ’80s, they’d freak out and say that these…
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E.T. Gets Roasted on a Spit: Barbecute

E.T. Gets Roasted on a Spit: Barbecute
It looks like E.T. will not be phoning home ever again. In fact, he won’t be doing much of anything since these folks decided to barbecue him. I’m guessing he tasted like chicken. Space chicken. What…
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This Cruise Ship Will Have a Go Kart Track

This Cruise Ship Will Have a Go Kart Track
You can always play Mario Kart at home, but imagine how cool it would be to race in real life on a ship while cruising the ocean? You may soon be able to do just that.…
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Splyt Light Modular Lighting Fixture: Bulb-Lamps Duality

Splyt Light Modular Lighting Fixture: Bulb-Lamps Duality
The Splyt Light is the bonsai of lighting. You can grow or trim it according to your needs or style. As long as your needs or style can be solved by Y-shaped modules and tiny light…
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Finely Embroidered Circuits: Science & Technology & Arts & Crafts

Finely Embroidered Circuits: Science & Technology & Arts & Crafts
The quest for wearable devices and embedded electronics might be completed with the help of a centuries-old handicraft. Ohio State University researchers John Volakis and Asimina Kiourti have been working on circuits that can be embroidered…
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These Origami Pots Grow with Your Plant

These Origami Pots Grow with Your Plant
Transplanting potted plants as they get bigger is a pain. Never let your plant outgrow its pot again. These GROWTH pots are expanding origami pots that grow with your plant. That means you don’t have to…
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Scientists Find Nessie at Bottom of Loch Ness

Scientists Find Nessie at Bottom of Loch Ness
One of the things that has intrigued me since I was a kid, and picked up a library book about mysteries is the Loch Ness monster. So many people claim to have seen a giant swimming…
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UDOO X86 Intel PC with Arduino 101: Double Board Computer

UDOO X86 Intel PC with Arduino 101: Double Board Computer
UDOO makes some of the most popular Arduino-compatible development boards. Now the company is branching out with a dev board that can run desktop operating systems. But the UDOO X86 doesn’t just have Intel inside, it…
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DIY Pocket Linux Computer: Nintendo LX

DIY Pocket Linux Computer: Nintendo LX
We’ve seen a Raspberry Pi used as the basis for a normal-sized laptop, but maker Node managed to cram a Pi 2, a keyboard and a 3.5″ touchscreen into a case that’s roughly the size of…
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Livia Claims to Stop Period Pains with Electricity

Livia Claims to Stop Period Pains with Electricity
While I can’t speak from direct experience, period pains can be pretty terrible. That said, we guys feel the pain too, since the ladies often give us hell when Aunt Flo is visiting. Some women take…
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This Soft Robot Moves Like an Octopus

This Soft Robot Moves Like an Octopus
Well, it looks like the creatures of the sea aren’t safe from robots taking their jobs either. Researchers in Italy are constructing a multi-armed soft robot that functions both in and out of water. That way…
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Robotic Birds That Scare Away Real Birds: Botrification

Robotic Birds That Scare Away Real Birds: Botrification
Birds are like deer. They symbolize nature, freedom and all those heartwarming concepts, but in truth they can be annoying and cause a lot of damage. They eat crops, interfere at airports, hang out at harbors…
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NexDock Laptop Dock: Atrix Reloaded

NexDock Laptop Dock: Atrix Reloaded
Last week we checked out Ben Heck’s keyboard and display in a box that he made to test dev kits. I mentioned that it should be a gadget that already exists. It turns out it does,…
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This Seashell Lets You Hear the Radio, Not the Ocean

This Seashell Lets You Hear the Radio, Not the Ocean
Normally, people hold seashells up to their ear to hear the ocean, but that’s not the case with these seashells. To celebrate 90 years of radio in Japan, Japanese radio station BayFM has collected 100 sazae…
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