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World’s Largest LEGO United States Flag: The Stud Spangled Banner

World’s Largest LEGO United States Flag: The Stud Spangled Banner
The past week, more than 15,000 visitors at the National Museum of American History helped build the world’s largest LEGO United States flag. It’s made of over 100,000 bricks and measures 9.5ft x 14ft. LEGO employees…

MIT Charm School Teaches Social Skills, Street Smarts: Not Sure if This is the Hardest or Easiest Course for MIT Students

MIT Charm School Teaches Social Skills, Street Smarts: Not Sure if This is the Hardest or Easiest Course for MIT Students
MIT is famous for attracting and nurturing some of the brightest minds in the world. But you know what they say, nobody’s perfect. You may be able to code a social network, but find it hard…
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iPad Used as Passport to Cross US Border

iPad Used as Passport to Cross US Border
While the TSA and INS aren’t supposed to let you into the US without a real passport, that didn’t stop a Canadian man from using his iPad as a substitute for his passport, which he had…

Robot Programmed to Pick Up Poop: It’s Sh*t Like This That Will Bring Skynet on Our Asses

Robot Programmed to Pick Up Poop: It’s Sh*t Like This That Will Bring Skynet on Our Asses
The nerds at the University of Pennsylvania’s GRASP Laboratory seem to be fond of acronyms. As you may have guessed, GRASP itself is an acronym for General Robotics, Automation, Sensing & Perception. These are the guys…

Condor PS3 Supercomputer Goes Online for Air Force: Shall We Play a Game?

Condor PS3 Supercomputer Goes Online for Air Force: Shall We Play a Game?
There’s a reason why video game consoles like the Sony PS3 are restricted to some countries. It’s because if you have enough of them, you can build your own supercomputer. The Condor Project is a supercomputer…

Researchers Developing Software That Matches Mug Shots with Police Sketches, Can’t Help Witnesses with Bad Memory

Researchers Developing Software That Matches Mug Shots with Police Sketches, Can’t Help Witnesses with Bad Memory
A group of Michigan State University researchers led by Computer Science and Engineering professor Anil Jain and doctoral student Brendan Klare are working on a program that can match mug shots of known criminals to police…

Nooka Zub Zayu: the Truly Ambidextrous Watch

Nooka Zub Zayu: the Truly Ambidextrous Watch
Stylish watches aren’t just made in Japan. That’s what Nooka has proven time and time again. Their latest watch is called the Zub Zayu and I have to say that it looks pretty unique. This new…

California Police on the Lookout for Nonexistent Pedobear

California Police on the Lookout for Nonexistent Pedobear
If you frequent the Internet, you must have encountered at least one image photobombed by the Pedobear. Actually photobombed isn’t the right word. His presence in pictures is more of a warning sign, because the original…

Electricity-Grabbing Hook: Bender Would Want One

Electricity-Grabbing Hook: Bender Would Want One
Developed by Air Force engineers in Ohio, the RAPS (Remote Auxiliary Power System) was designed to provide electricity to field operatives by taking power directly from power lines. The hook has a sharp blade that can…

LEGO Reenactment of the Usa Vs England World Cup Match

LEGO Reenactment of the Usa Vs England World Cup Match
The world is presently going bonkers over the World Cup, which happens every four years. The US did really well in a recent match, which was promptly reenacted with LEGOs to commemorate the momentous occasion. I…

The Most Awesome Claw Machine in the World

The Most Awesome Claw Machine in the World
Because everything is big in Texas: This machine must be surrounded by hopeful gamers every single day.…

Doodle 4 Google: Kids, Let Your Art be Seen on the Most Popular Place on the Web!

Doodle 4 Google: Kids, Let Your Art be Seen on the Most Popular Place on the Web!
Google is inviting K-12 students all over the United States to participate in Doodle 4 Google, a contest to see who can create the best Google doodle – you know, the modified logos of Google that…

Green Screens: Not Just for Sci-Fi or Fantasy Movies Anymore

Green Screens: Not Just for Sci-Fi or Fantasy Movies Anymore
If Photoshopping believable images is hard work, I wonder how much more complicated it is to fabricate video. We’ve all seen green (or blue) screens in behind-the-scenes features for movies, but if you think that they’re…

Microsoft Looking for Video Game Testers, Offers Free Software

Microsoft Looking for Video Game Testers, Offers Free Software
Citizens of the United States of America, young and old, noob or hardcore, Xbox loyalist, Wii fanatic or PS3 fanboy, hear ye hear ye! Microsoft is looking for video game testers! The most likely location of…

Adrenalineman: Kansan Man Lifts Car Off Girl… or Did He?

Adrenalineman: Kansan Man Lifts Car Off Girl… or Did He?
It happened in Kansas, of all places: 32-year old Nick Harris was about to take his daughter to school when 6-year old Ashlyn Hough, a child of one of his neighbors, was accidentally run over by…

Car Launching: Exactly What It Sounds Like

Car Launching: Exactly What It Sounds Like
Think Gay Wilkinson’s anvil launching antics were crazy? 3 months ago, Bob Moravitz and his family and friends went beyond launching a small piece of metal – they launched cars. And a pickup. and a camper…
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