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Category: Strange + Wonderful

Scientists Create Clock that Won’t Lose or Gain a Second for 15 Billion Years

Scientists Create Clock that Won’t Lose or Gain a Second for 15 Billion Years
When it comes to accuracy in telling time, the atomic clock is at the top of the heap. In fact, an atomic clock is used right now to set the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), which is…
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This Darth Vader Is Made of Bugs

This Darth Vader Is Made of Bugs
Artist Klaus Enrigue recreated Darth Vader’s helmet in an unusual way. He covered the mask with 150 creepy crawly insects. There are tarantulas, scorpions, and butterflies from around the world as if called by The Force…
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Orbit1 Desktop Metal Plating Machine: Modder’s Touch

Orbit1 Desktop Metal Plating Machine: Modder’s Touch
We already have 3D printers that can make objects out of metal or metal composites, but if all you want is a metal coating then the Orbit1 might be for you. It’s a compact electroplating machine…
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Google Maps Brings New Meaning to a Search for Nessie

Google Maps Brings New Meaning to a Search for Nessie
It is perhaps the most famous monster photo of all time. Appearing in England’s Daily Mail on April 21, 1934, it was snapped by London physician Robert Kenneth Wilson and became known as the “Surgeon’s Photograph.”…
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Brain Specimen Coasters are Perfect for Mad Scientists

Brain Specimen Coasters are Perfect for Mad Scientists
Coasters are those things that your mom had sitting on the coffee table growing up that no one ever used. If you are now all grown up and want your own coasters to yell at people…
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Toshiba’s Aiko Chihira Humanoid Robot Gets a Retail Job

Toshiba’s Aiko Chihira Humanoid Robot Gets a Retail Job
If you happen to be shopping in Japan anytime soon, prepare yourself. You may run into the stuff of nightmares. Toshiba has just installed Aiko Chihira, a humanoid greeter robot, at Tokyo’s Mitsukoshi department store. They…
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Cancer Victim Gets Custom Mask with the Help of 3D Printing

Cancer Victim Gets Custom Mask with the Help of 3D Printing
The Daily Mirror recently published an uplifting report about how 3D printing technology helped a recovering cancer patient. Keith Londsdale had major parts of his face removed to prevent his skin cancer from spreading further. He’s…
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zSpace Educational Virtual Reality Systems: Oculus Teach

zSpace Educational Virtual Reality Systems: Oculus Teach
If zSpace has its way, our kids will learn in the same way Tony Stark works in the movies. The company makes virtual reality computers that have infinite applications yet are easy enough for children to…
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Disney Research’s 3D Printer Prints with Fabric: A Whole New World

Disney Research’s 3D Printer Prints with Fabric: A Whole New World
We can now add fabric to the many kinds of 3D printing “ink”, thanks to Disney Research and their partners from Cornell University and Carnegie Mellon University. They developed a printer-laser cutter hybrid that stacks layers…
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Japanese Collagen Beer Gets You Hammered and Younger Looking at the Same Time

Japanese Collagen Beer Gets You Hammered and Younger Looking at the Same Time
Japan is always on the ball when it comes to weird things to eat or drink. The latest food oddity from Japan is a new beer called Precious. Each can of Precious has 350ml of beer…
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Mushroom Dome Lets You Grow Your Own Shrooms

Mushroom Dome Lets You Grow Your Own Shrooms
I love mushrooms. We eat them on steak, in salads, in stir-fry, mushrooms are great. I am also a fan of the show How It’s Made and the last episode I watched showed how they grow…
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A Periscope for Cyclists: Pedi-Scope

A Periscope for Cyclists: Pedi-Scope
Mike Lane’s Pedi-Scope is a simple analog device that will free cyclists of squealing from their neck pain. Squeaking from the freaking. Oinking from the boinking. The Pedi-Scope straps to the front of your bicycle and…
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Break up Beans are Perfect for the Patient

Break up Beans are Perfect for the Patient
If you are in a relationship that you want out of, but you really don’t want to have to tell your significant other to their face you want out, here is an alternative to a Dear…
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Light Cube Lets You Grow Carnivorous Plants: Feed Me Seymour!

Light Cube Lets You Grow Carnivorous Plants: Feed Me Seymour!
I’ve always had a fascination with Venus Flytraps because they eat bugs. The plants also creep me out more than a little; I blame Rick Moranis and The Little Shop of Horrors for that. If you…
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Kid Solves Rubik’s Cube While on His Head, Spinning

Kid Solves Rubik’s Cube While on His Head, Spinning
This kid is crazy. Crazy awesome. Check out this video of 15-year old Justin Stomp solving a Rubik’s Cube while spinning on his head. I know, crazy. I can’t do either of those things and this…
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BitTorrent Project Maelstrom Browser: Peer-to-Peer Web Hosting

BitTorrent Project Maelstrom Browser: Peer-to-Peer Web Hosting
As part of its efforts to leverage its peer-to-peer protocol in more legitimate and profitable ways, BitTorrent is developing a web browser that will be more secure, stable and open. Currently under the name Project Maelstrom,…
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