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Category: Weird Science

DIY Remote Control Changes Channels When You Fart

DIY Remote Control Changes Channels When You Fart
I am willing to bet that growing up your dad thought it was funny to rip a smelly fart when you were sitting nearby. If you have someone living in your home that likes cut the cheese, you might want to play a trick on them this remote control that changes to random channels when they pass gas.

Hydrofill Makes Hydrogen Fuel Cell Charger

Hydrofill Makes Hydrogen Fuel Cell Charger
I like the idea of a hydrogen fuel cell. I can fill a small cartridge with hydrogen, and then power my gadgets from the fuel cell as long as my hydrogen source holds out. That means that I won’t need an AC outlet to keep my iPhone running.

Star Wars: the Empire Strikes Back Rendered in Ms Paint!

Star Wars: the Empire Strikes Back Rendered in Ms Paint!
A dude named foldsfive decided to recreate the entire original Star Wars trilogy in MS Paint, then converted to animated GIFs. He released his take Star Wars: A New Hope last month. This month, it’s The Empire Strikes Back‘s turn.

Gorillapod as iPad Stand: Reusabilty is Fun!

Gorillapod as iPad Stand: Reusabilty is Fun!
You’ve probably heard of Joby’s Gorillapod. It’s a great take on the classic tripod that doesn’t take up too much space, and works just about anywhere. Now, it turns out you can reuse your Gorillapod as an iPad stand too.

The Dyson Balloon Accelerator: No, You Can’T Ride in It.

The Dyson Balloon Accelerator: No, You Can’T Ride in It.
A couple of engineers from Dyson decided to build a balloon accelerator, which uses Dyson Air Multiplier fans to speed along a balloon on its merry way, kind of like what a particle accelerator does, albeit at a much slower speed.

Sensgard Zem: Noise-Canceling Headphones That Don’T Need Any Power

Sensgard Zem: Noise-Canceling Headphones That Don’T Need Any Power
These new noise-canceling headphones from Sensgard don’t need any power to operate, which is amazing, since most noise-canceling headphones and earphones do need some kind of electricity to make their filters work. The Sensgard ZEM headphones come with a simple amplifier.

Beerbot Shirt: is That a Bottle Opener on Your Chest, or Are You Just Glad to See Me?

Beerbot Shirt: is That a Bottle Opener on Your Chest, or Are You Just Glad to See Me?
While I don’t drink enough to need an actual t-shirt that has an integrated beer opener, I guess that for some people, this might be very handy indeed, especially during Spring Break. The flexible-armed robot on the BeerBot T-shirt actually makes me think of Bender from Futurama, which just started its sixth season on Comedy Central, and does not have its own beer-bottle opener t-shirt (yet.)

Metal Detector Wielding Brit Finds $1-Million in Roman Coins

Metal Detector Wielding Brit Finds $1-Million in Roman Coins
I tried my hand at metal detection when I was a kid. I quickly gave up after all I found were beer bottle tops, tin cans, and eyeglasses. I had hoped to find something awesome like pirate treasure or that Star Wars lunchbox I buried in the backyard with my Luke Skywalker action figure in it.

Grape-Dr Supercomputer is the Greenest of Them All, but a Cable Nightmare!

Grape-Dr Supercomputer is the Greenest of Them All, but a Cable Nightmare!
This Japanese supercomputer is supposed to be one of the most environmentally-friendly supercomputer arrays available. But is it just me, or is this the ultimate in cable management problems? This supercomputer system is called the Grape-DR and is composed of 64 pairs of Intel’s Core i7-920 processors and a board mounted with 4 Grape-DR accelerator chips.

Female Mice Attracted to Same Sex After Genetic Modification

Female Mice Attracted to Same Sex After Genetic Modification
According to the Telegraph, a remarkable experiment conducted at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology in Daejon, South Korea resulted in female mice “to reject the advances of their male counterparts and attempt to mate with fellow females.”

Interview With a Robot. *Head Asplodes*

Interview With a Robot. *Head Asplodes*
New York Times correspondent Amy Harmon interviews “Bina48” a robot who’s supposed to be a “digital backup” of a real person.

Super Mario Hits the Sidewalk

Super Mario Hits the Sidewalk
I really like this animation by German artist Surfap – based on the classic 8-bit NES game Super Mario Bros. I’m actually not sure how he achieved the effect, but the illusion makes it look like the game was painted on a concrete wall and sidewalk.

Wrist Flamethrower is an Accident Waiting to Happen, but We Still Love It

Wrist Flamethrower is an Accident Waiting to Happen, but We Still Love It
ShockSlayer is one of those guys you can rely on to crank out cool portable game consoles, and the (occasional light-up Zelda belt buckle) but it turns out that in his spare time, he likes to play with fire.

Banana Vending Machine Doles Out Fruits in Japan

Banana Vending Machine Doles Out Fruits in Japan
Apparently, the Japanese enjoy vending machines so much that they keep coming up with new things to sell in them. Take for instance, Dole, who has just announced that they will be selling bananas through vending machines in Japan.

Herb the Butler Robot Will Eventually Do Your Bidding

Herb the Butler Robot Will Eventually Do Your Bidding
While most of us agree that it will take a while before we have robots to do our chores, it looks like things are moving the right direction for all us slackers, thanks to this new butler robot, simply called HERB.

3d Water Tetris: What Will They Think of Next?

3d Water Tetris: What Will They Think of Next?
Everything’s in 3D these days, so why shouldn’t Tetris get the X/Y/Z treatment too? Researchers Peter Barnum Srinivasa Narasimhan, and Takeo Kanade at Carnegie Mellon University have come up with a way to project 3-dimensional images onto multiple curtains of water to form a volumetric display.