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Author Archive: Paul Strauss

The Devastating Impact of Underwater Pressure: Making Shrunken Heads

The Devastating Impact of Underwater Pressure: Making Shrunken Heads
If you’ve ever wondered why it’s so important to properly pressurize and depressurize a submarine, this image should explain it for you. What you’re looking at is three identical styrofoam heads, each of which has been…

Amazing Miniature Structures by Takanori Aiba

Amazing Miniature Structures by Takanori Aiba
Artist Takanori Aiba has elevated the art of miniature sculptures to a new level. His intricate structures replicate dreamlike architecture, complete with tiny vehicles, umbrellas, street lamps, flags, and other details. Takanori crafts his models from…
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The Float-Tea is a Pool Float for Your Tea Cup

The Float-Tea is a Pool Float for Your Tea Cup
With the recent cold snap here in the midwest, I’ve been downing cups of tea like they’re going out of style. At times, I even imagine taking a swim in some chai or mint tea since…

Take an Intergalactic Trip Every Day with These Space-themed Backpacks

Take an Intergalactic Trip Every Day with These Space-themed Backpacks
Do you love to look up at a dark night sky and see the stars? If you live in the big city like I do, that doesn’t happen that often, thanks to all the light pollution.…

Alien Facehugger CPAP Mask: In Bed, No One Can Hear You Scream

Alien Facehugger CPAP Mask: In Bed, No One Can Hear You Scream
If you suffer from sleep apnea, you know it’s no laughing matter, and can be a major health risk. Fortunately, CPAP machines can help keep your airway open while sleeping, and dramatically improve your quality of…

The LEGO Speak & Spell Replica: L… E… G… O…

The LEGO Speak & Spell Replica: L… E… G… O…
Growing up in the 1970s, one of my earliest memories of an electronic toy had to be the Speak & Spell. This tablet-sized device helped many of us improve our spelling and vocabulary, playing word games…

Tiny Guitars are Finger Pluckin’ Insane

Tiny Guitars are Finger Pluckin’ Insane
I’ve tried playing the guitar on a few occasions in my life, but I always got frustrated with proper fret placement that I like to blame on my fat fingers rather than my lack of coordination.…

Giant Metal Scorpion is the Terminator of Arthropods

Giant Metal Scorpion is the Terminator of Arthropods
If there’s one critter that I think universally gives people the creeps, it’s the scorpion. While only a very small percentage are deadly enough to kill humans, they’re still pretty nasty looking creatures, and not the…

If Classic Game Consoles Were Cars

If Classic Game Consoles Were Cars
Have you ever wondered what cars might look like if you put the guys who design video game consoles in charge? Well, wonder no longer. Thanks to the guys at Jennings FordDirect, we now know exactly…

An X-Ray of Pac-Man

An X-Ray of Pac-Man
A few years back, an artist created a sculpture of what Pac-Man might look like in the real world. The image was simultaneously adorable and disturbing, and made me wonder what the yellow dot-gobbler’s insides might…

Hyundai Shows off Walking Car Concept for Extreme Terrain

Hyundai Shows off Walking Car Concept for Extreme Terrain
Innovation and CES used to go hand in hand, but in recent years, most of the tech on display is evolutionary, rather than revolutionary. Kudos to Hyundai and its CRADLE division for showing up at the…

Handi Squirrel: For Those Times When You Need a Squirrel

Handi Squirrel: For Those Times When You Need a Squirrel
Despite being smack dab in the middle of Chicago, my neighborhood is packed with all manner of woodland creatures. Every time I walk the dog, she wants to chase at least a dozen brown bunny rabbits,…

Carbon Fiber Toilet Seat: For High Performance Pooping

Carbon Fiber Toilet Seat: For High Performance Pooping
I think carbon fiber is one of the coolest materials ever invented. It can be formed into just about any shape, is extremely lightweight, and somehow still very strong. It’s amazing how the physics of weaving…

UFO-shaped Chicken Coop Ready for Lift-off

UFO-shaped Chicken Coop Ready for Lift-off
I live in the city in Chicago, so I never figured I’d see a live chicken wandering around my neighborhood. But it’s something I’ve actually seen on occasion. I’m assuming some hipster is doing urban farming…

This Mario Mega Man Mashup Is Marvelous

This Mario Mega Man Mashup Is Marvelous
Two of the best all-time Nintendo games are Super Mario Bros. and Mega Man. So I can think of no better Nintendo hero than one who combines Mario and Mega Man himself. This fun mashup comes…

Low-Poly Papercraft Sculptures by Oxygami

Low-Poly Papercraft Sculptures by Oxygami
There’s something about art made with rudimentary low-polygon count forms that I find very appealing. I think it’s because it harkens back to early 1990s video games like Virtua Fighter and the original Tomb Raider. If…
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