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We featured this 8-rotor helicopter a few months ago, and even then it was pretty evident that the DraganFlyer X8 is not meant for recreation. Now that it’s been released and we can see it’s specs and configurations, you can definitely cross out this thing on your Christmas wish list.
Were you naughty or nice this year? Not sure? If this invention ever made it to market, you’d be able to know of Santa is on his way or not.
Thomas Cane’s 1996 patent for a Santa Claus Detector doesn’t actually sense for the presence of the jolly old chap, but it’s designed to light up when an object is placed inside the stocking.
Astronomers have detected the heat signature of a planet 1200 light years away that is a super heated, carbon rich planet. The scientists think that the conditions on the planet are ripe for diamond creation. How many diamonds you ask?
Christmas is a time of family, friends, and decorations for folks all around the world. I put up the usual decorations with a tree, stockings, and some garland. I even throw a few lights on the house even though it’s two story and really steep.
Let’s be honest, I’ve never had the patience to knit. My mom showed me how, and I did it for about 2 minutes before I went back to playing with my LEGOs. Then again, Correx37 made a robotic knitting machine which will knit your sweaters by itself.
Remember that little girl who loved Star Wars, but was bullied at school because Star Wars was just for boys? She received an outpouring of support from geeks and geekettes everywhere, and companies started sending her stuff.
How often do you play your old NES? I bet you’d play it more if it were a guitar.
That’s right, someone out there got the brilliant idea to take an old NES and convert it into a fully-functional electric guitar.
You’d think that people who lost their arms would want a prosthetic that looked and worked much like real arms and hands do. However, University of Washington graduate Kaylene Kau found out that people with prosthetic arms tended to use their remaining flesh and bones hand as the dominant functioning hand, with the prosthetic arm used as a support.
Etsy seller Chrystal Doucette (aka Digitalsoaps) is kind of a big deal on the Internets because of her delightfully geeky bath products. This time, she’s outdone herself, making the most complicated soap I have ever seen:
Can you believe that 12 months ago, if you had said the words “Angry Birds”, most people would have thought you were talking about an Alfred Hitchcock movie. Now, it’s the mobile gaming juggernaut of 2010.
The WTF holiday ornament of the year:
Devoted minion Nifnaks hand-stitched this felt Cthulhu tree topper. It’s practically a stuffed toy, except with a ribbon at the back, so you can attach it and make it look like a monster is devouring your Christmas tree.
Green gadgets are cool, though at times they get to be a bit out there. The sweet Sol Theater has to be one of my favorite green things I have seen lately. The little theater is built inside a small travel trailer that’s powered entirely by the sun.