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Category: Weird Science

Stellarwindow Turns Tablet Pcs Into a Virtual Planetarium

Stellarwindow Turns Tablet Pcs Into a Virtual Planetarium
This intriguing hardware/software combo from Japan’s Fairy Devices lets you turn a tablet PC into a veritable “window to the stars”. As you hold your PC up and move it around, the highly-sensitive motion-sensor USB module…
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Warnlaser: Fun With Frickin’ Laser Beams

Warnlaser: Fun With Frickin’ Laser Beams
The guys over at Warnlaser were kind enough to send me a couple of their battery-powered laser pointers to play with and I wanted to let you guys know – lasers are fun! Now these aren’t…
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Lab Chops: Scientists Create Artificial Pork

Lab Chops: Scientists Create Artificial Pork
Scientists in the Netherlands managed to create artificial meat using muscle cells extracted from a live pig combined with “a broth of other animal products”, which allowed the muscle cells to multiply and form muscle tissue.…
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Green Algae-Based Batteries Show Tremendous Potential

Green Algae-Based Batteries Show Tremendous Potential
Almost every aspect of electronic devices have been vastly improved – or at least miniaturized – these days. Touchscreen displays are becoming common. Monitors and TVs are becoming larger, thinner and the overall quality of their…
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It’S Science! Chemistry Magnets for the Kitchen

It’S Science! Chemistry Magnets for the Kitchen
If you’re curious about what’s really kicking in your holiday food this season, these chemical magnets will shed a little light on the science behind the flavor (and decorate your fridge). Love garlic? Thank the allicin–and…
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Alien Sonogram T-Shirt: Sigourney Shoulda Had One

Alien Sonogram T-Shirt: Sigourney Shoulda Had One
Know someone who’s gonna have a baby? Here’s a fun t-shirt for moms-to-be with a fondness for sci-fi. Designed by Ruby Red Design, this “Who’s the Daddy?” Alien maternity t-shirt ($26 USD) features a sonogram image…
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Gaming in Space (Almost, Really)

Gaming in Space (Almost, Really)
NASA wants to put you in space–sort of–and they’re willing to build an MMO to prove it. With Astronaut: Mars, Moon and Beyond, the folks behind the American space program hope to produce a game that…
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Gaon Street Light/Wastebasket Turns Trash Into Flash

Gaon Street Light/Wastebasket Turns Trash Into Flash
Designed by Haneum Lee, the Gaon street light/wastebasket concept composts biodegradable waste and uses the methane by-product to power its light, saving energy and eliminating waste while lighting the streets. It’s a bright idea – or…
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Forget P2p, Here’S B2b: Brain-to-Brain Communication

Forget P2p, Here’S B2b: Brain-to-Brain Communication
We can now add telepathy to the list of things that’s possible thanks to the Internet. Researchers at the University of Southampton in the UK have demonstrated that it is possible to transmit thoughts from one…
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Snackbot Snack-Delivering Robot: I Want One Now.

Snackbot Snack-Delivering Robot: I Want One Now.
I’ve always wanted a robotic butler. You know, like the personal service ‘bots in Woody Allen’s Sleeper. Except without the sexual harassment part. Turns out that a team of industrious scientists at Carnegie Mellon University’s Robotics…
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Ric-Rolled: Mascots to Soon be Replaced With Robots

Ric-Rolled: Mascots to Soon be Replaced With Robots
If you thought that the derelicts they have walking around city streets donning smelly mascot costumes and trying to hand you flyers for hot dogs and prepaid cell phone cards weren’t creepy enough, have I got…
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Inventor: We Can All be Cyborgs 20 Years From Now. California Governor: Been There, Done That.

Inventor: We Can All be Cyborgs 20 Years From Now. California Governor: Been There, Done That.
In a recent article in The Sun, famous inventor and futurist Ray Kurzweil makes a lot of bold claims about our future, saying that by 2029 humans will be able to halt and even reverse the…
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Mouseneto: Variable Gravity Simulator Successfully Levitates Mice

Mouseneto: Variable Gravity Simulator Successfully Levitates Mice
Scientists working for NASA have built a “variable gravity simulator” powerful enough to levitate drops of water up to 2 inches wide, and even young mice. The device is made of a “superconducting magnet that generates…
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Dog Swallows 1,000 Magnets – Erases Every Floppy and Vhs Tape in the House

Dog Swallows 1,000 Magnets – Erases Every Floppy and Vhs Tape in the House
The United Press International continues to build on their 100 years of journalistic excellence with their coverage of an Australian woman and her cattle dog. Polly – the dog – recently underwent emergency surgery to remove…
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Satanvision Red LED Tv: the Devil Made Him Do It

Satanvision Red LED Tv: the Devil Made Him Do It
What might television look like in hell? Maybe a bit like this. This incredibly lo-fi SatanVision television set was designed by David Forbes. It’s outputs of an unbelievably crappy 128×96 resolution image, and all of the…
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Art Math: Steampunk Technology + Bones = “Osteomechanics”

Art Math: Steampunk Technology + Bones = “Osteomechanics”
Ron Bell has been a cinematographer for 25 years, but in his spare time he likes to play with bones. And copper. And aluminum. And glass. What does he do with all these components? Why, he…
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