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Robot Scales Walls with Sticky Plastic Feet

Robot Scales Walls with Sticky Plastic Feet
A team of researchers in Switzerland have been working on a new robot that’s able to climb vertical surfaces of all sorts using unique sticky feet. The robot can climb all sorts of surfaces including walls, rock, aluminum, and others.

DARPA Wants Electronics That Melt into the Environment on Command

DARPA Wants Electronics That Melt into the Environment on Command
DARPA is looking for input from companies in the electronics industry, researchers, and other interested parties on technology that sounds like something out of a Mission Impossible movie. No, they don’t want exploding sunglasses or anything like that.
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SwitchEasy Melt Case: Pardon Me, but Your iPhone is Running

SwitchEasy Melt Case: Pardon Me, but Your iPhone is Running
While those of you up North are probably freezing or covered in snow, where I live the weather is actually starting to warm up. Of course, there’s still the occasional thunderstorm, but it’s mostly a whole lot of warm and sunny weather.

Army Men Bowl Reminds Me of Younger Days

Army Men Bowl Reminds Me of Younger Days
When I was a kid, me and a couple of my friends would sneak hairspray outside along with matches from my dad’s ash tray and spend some time having war with the little plastic army men complete with real flame throwers.

Game Boy Charred, but Still Plays

Game Boy Charred, but Still Plays
While it might look a bit singed and melty around the edges, this Nintendo Game Boy managed to survive a bombing back during the 1990-1991 Gulf War.

Cassette Tape Skeleton: Honey, I Made You a Mix Tape

Cassette Tape Skeleton: Honey, I Made You a Mix Tape
This oooey-gooey delicious skeleton is made from the melted down old carcasses of cassette tapes. Artist Brian Dettmer created these guys for an exhibition at the International Museum of Surgical Science, right here in my hometown of Chicago.

Super Melty Mario

Super Melty Mario
There’s really not much I can say about this oddity, except that it’s a handmade candle featuring the likeness of Mario, along with what I think are some butterflies and ribbons. The artist says that the outside won’t burn so you can reuse the candle with a tealight inside.

Melting Light Bulb: is This How Salvador Dali Lit His House?

Melting Light Bulb: is This How Salvador Dali Lit His House?
Light bulbs are made out of glass, so they shouldn’t melt unless you heat them to a couple of thousand degrees Farenheit. That is, unless you get one of these kooky lighting fixtures from Propaganda. The lamp lets you fool people around you into thinking that your bulb is actually melting like a Good Humor bar on a hot Summer day.
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