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Archeologists Discover Maya Lost City of Stucco

Archeologists Discover Maya Lost City of Stucco
This is exactly why I wanted to be an archeologist as a kid. I wanted to crawl through a recently discovered ancient city. Only in my dreams, the city was packed with gold and all the cherry Pez I could eat.

Wearable LEGO Minifig Helmet Streams Audio Comics

Wearable LEGO Minifig Helmet Streams Audio Comics
Designer Jonathan Robson liked little comics that he received as a kid that were based on LEGO blocks. He says that the comics helped him to learn to read so he set about creating something for kids today that would make them want to learn to read.
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Sagemcom Sixty Cordless Phone Goes Back to the Future

Sagemcom Sixty Cordless Phone Goes Back to the Future
In a time where land-line phones are a dying breed, the idea of an old rotary phone seems even more like a distant memory. But Sagemcom is trying to breathe new life into the old desk phone with this modern tribute to Bell’s iconic rotary phone.

Wooden Xbox Console: Timber!

Wooden Xbox Console: Timber!
No matter how hard you might try, this Xbox just won’t power on, and it’ll never play Halo either. That’s because it’s made entirely out of wood. Sculptor Ben Winfield actually carved himself up both an Original Xbox and its chunky controller.

Pionen Data Center: Where Bond Villains Would Store Their Data

Pionen Data Center: Where Bond Villains Would Store Their Data
If I were an evil genius, this is totally where I would store my plans for world domination. When James Bond came by to foil my plans I could say cool things like “No Mr. Bond, I expect you to collate data.”

Fabricate Yourself in 3D with Kinect

Fabricate Yourself in 3D with Kinect
The Microsoft Kinect has been used for all sorts of interesting gameplay and visual hacks, but this is the first time I’ve seen it used in the process of generating physical objects.

WALdok Gives Your iPod Nano a New Home

WALdok Gives Your iPod Nano a New Home
The iPod Nano’s minimal, tiny form factor has made it the perfect centerpiece for a wristwatch, but its design is also great for other integration opportunities, like this nifty Nano-specific dock that can hang on the wall, plugged directly into an outlet.

Texas High School Freshman Sends Robot to School in His Place

Texas High School Freshman Sends Robot to School in His Place
This is so awesome. A school district in Knox City, Texas has allowed a student with a severe illness that keeps him at home to attend classes like a normal freshman by using a Vgo telepresence robot.

Nanocade Turns Your Spare Netbook into Arcade Cabinet

Nanocade Turns Your Spare Netbook into Arcade Cabinet
I made the unfortunate mistake of buying my first (and only) netbook PC about 2 months before the iPad came out. Once I got my iPad, the little ASUS netbook started gathering plenty of dust, and I’ve been wondering what I’m going to do with it.

Hammerhead HMR989 Looks Like No Other PC I’ve Ever Seen

Hammerhead HMR989 Looks Like No Other PC I’ve Ever Seen
These days, it’s pretty hard to design a computer that really turns heads. This new computer from DARWINmachine definitely fills that bill.

A Snowman in the Desert

A Snowman in the Desert
People that live where it snows a lot take it for granted. The highlight of the year in Texas is the random cold winter when we get some snow and can build snowmen in the yard.

World’s Smallest Periodic Table Fits on a Single Hair

World’s Smallest Periodic Table Fits on a Single Hair
Happy Birthday, Professor Martyn Poliakoff! Your lab-mates at the University of Nottingham’s Nanotechnology Centre have made you a birthday present.

Yiran Qian’S Watches have No Faces, Yet Can Still Tell Time

Yiran Qian’S Watches have No Faces, Yet Can Still Tell Time
OK, so these watches don’t have a face, yet they still can tell the time. They are called the Eye of the Storm and were created by Yiran Qian, a Chinese-born and German-based product designer.

Littlebigplanet 2: Sackenstein 3d

Littlebigplanet 2: Sackenstein 3d
We’ve already seen how incredibly powerful the world-building engine is in the upcoming Little Big Planet 2 for the PS3. But did you know you could run a FPS inside of it? Nope, neither did we.

Soundracer V12 Makes Your Putt-Mobile Sound Like a Ferrari

Soundracer V12 Makes Your Putt-Mobile Sound Like a Ferrari
Is your car a beater? Do you drive one of those stupid little Smart cars? I bet you wish you had a V12 engine under the hood, don’t you. Well with this fun little contraption, you can’t have that, but you can at least make your car sound like a sports car.

Optimus Prime Ice Sculpture: Conquered by Megatron’S Evil Bic Lighter

Optimus Prime Ice Sculpture: Conquered by Megatron’S Evil Bic Lighter
How come it is that when I go to a party, the ice sculpture centerpiece looks like a swan or maybe a unicorn? Somehow I never manage get myself invited to the really cool parties, like the one where they had a giant ice carving of Optimus Prime?
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