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Category: Weird Science

Transparent iPhone 4 Casemod Looks Great, Doesn’t Make Phone Calls Any Clearer

Transparent iPhone 4 Casemod Looks Great, Doesn’t Make Phone Calls Any Clearer
I’m all for making your gadgets look better, but I draw the line at making something heavier. The previous iPhone 4 mod with the metal back looked good but I would have gone with carbon fiber…

Navy Has Breakthrough in Laser Tech

Navy Has Breakthrough in Laser Tech
Sharks with friggin’ laser beams it ain’t, but the Navy is proudly boasting that its laser program for a laser defense system mounted on it ships is ahead of schedule. The Navy is hard at work…
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Wings Askew: Why Does This Fly?

Wings Askew: Why Does This Fly?
Yep, this was a real plane that was created by NASA and it’s called the AD-1. It’s got these strange oblique wings that are turned 60-degrees across its fuselage. The main question is why was this…

Cloning Woolly Mammoths: Nothing Could Possibly Go Wrong

Cloning Woolly Mammoths: Nothing Could Possibly Go Wrong
Scientists have announced that they are close to cloning woolly mammoths. This could take place in as little as 4 years. While we won’t exactly get Jurassic Park, we may have a real-world Ice Age Park.…

Carbon Nanotubes Makes Aerogel Even Lighter Than it Already Was

Carbon Nanotubes Makes Aerogel Even Lighter Than it Already Was
Aerogel is a man-made material that was invented a while back. It’s one of those products that is really cool, but hasn’t made its way into anything too interesting that I have seen yet. Aerogel is…

DSO Nano v2.0 Puts An Oscilloscope in Your Pocket

DSO Nano v2.0 Puts An Oscilloscope in Your Pocket
Boy, I can remember when an oscilloscope was an unwieldy box with a vector screen, which required significant desktop space  – and cost at least a few hundred bucks. Now, thanks to modern technology, you can…

British Military Wants Invisible Tanks by 2013

British Military Wants Invisible Tanks by 2013
Researchers at BAE systems are hard at work on a system that uses E-ink and a hoard of sensors to render tanks almost invisible to the naked eye. The system is dubbed e-camouflage and would project…

Tokyo Control: World’s First 3D TV Series

Tokyo Control: World’s First 3D TV Series
Yes, 3D TVs are cool, but until you have shows that you can watch on them, they are somewhat useless. It looks like Sony and two Japanese broadcasters, Fuji and SkyPerfectTV, are set to launch the…

Arctic Laser Popcorn: Overkill Exemplified

Arctic Laser Popcorn: Overkill Exemplified
So you’ve got a couple of high-powered Arctic Spyder III blue lasers lying around. You’ve got to do something more impressive than aim them at a PowerPoint slideshow with ’em, right? Actually, if you’re not careful,…

ScentScape Programmable Aroma Generator: Boy, Does Your Computer Smell

ScentScape Programmable Aroma Generator: Boy, Does Your Computer Smell
This unusual gadget connects to your computer, and can be programmed to emit a variety aromas on digital cue. With an expected retail price of $69.99 (USD), ScentSciences‘ ScentScape device is a compact plug-and-play USB device…

Microsoft Surface 2: Cool and Expensive Enterprise Toy

Microsoft Surface 2: Cool and Expensive Enterprise Toy
It’s not only iOS devices that have a good grasp of touchscreen UIs, Microsoft isn’t bad at them either. However, there are only a few computers available that allow you to use gestures, and one of…

Kinect X-Ray Hack: No Those Aren’t Your Innards

Kinect X-Ray Hack: No Those Aren’t Your Innards
How’d you like to be able to see your insides courtesy of your Microsoft Kinect. Sorry, you can’t. But thanks to this hack, you might be able to use the Kinect to see a virtual model…

Researchers Develop Self-Powered Solar Microchips

Researchers Develop Self-Powered Solar Microchips
Back in grade school, I had this cool calculator watch that I used all the time in class. The thing was powered by a solar panel on the top, and I thought was awesome that it…

Cornell Building Food Printer: Download Your Dinner

Cornell Building Food Printer: Download Your Dinner
In a development that no doubt has printer manufacturers drooling, scientists at the Cornell Computational Synthesis Laboratory are looking into leveraging the capabilities of 3D printing – which they call Solid Freeform Fabrication (SFF) – to…

Wired Interviews Mike “Death Star” Brown, Killer of Pluto

Wired Interviews Mike “Death Star” Brown, Killer of Pluto
You probably remember back in 2007 when a bunch of astronomers got together and convinced the world that Pluto was no longer a planet. That single-handedly made a change in science books around the world. One…

Chinese Researchers Store Data Using Bacteria

Chinese Researchers Store Data Using Bacteria
The world has gone germ and bacterial crazy. Each time I go to my kids’ school, I see all the teachers making the kids use hand sanitizer all the time. I made it through the late…
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