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Tag: Physics

Gundam Learns How to Walk

Gundam Learns How to Walk
I always thought the Gundam already knew how to walk, but apparently the giant mech never really knew how to do it properly. So leave it to some enterprising Japanese geek to come up with a…

Joerg Sprave Builds Heated Slingshot for Maximum Zombie Killing Power

Joerg Sprave Builds Heated Slingshot for Maximum Zombie Killing Power
The latest slingshot from Joerg Sprave has turned up and while it’s lacking the zombie (and coconut) crushing power of the last one we talked about with a hammer on the end, the new one is…
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Pyro Board: Your Tunes are So Hot!

Pyro Board: Your Tunes are So Hot!
I’m sure many of you have are familiar with the Rubens’ Tube, which is a device which works sort of like a VU meter, but with flames. But I have to say that this thing is…

So This Is How Cobb Spun His Top in Inception

So This Is How Cobb Spun His Top in Inception
If you’ve seen the movie Inception, then you probably already know about his spinning top. If you haven’t, then I’m not about to go spoil the movie for you. However, I am going to talk about…

The Meissner Effect Illustrated (By a Cute Little Guy)

The Meissner Effect Illustrated (By a Cute Little Guy)
The Meissner effect is defined as “the expulsion of a magnetic field from a superconductor during its transition to the superconducting state.” When put to the test in scientific experiments, it usually manifests itself as magnet…

Perpetual Motion Machine? Nah. Just a Cool Optical Illusion Courtesy of M.C. Escher

Perpetual Motion Machine? Nah. Just a Cool Optical Illusion Courtesy of M.C. Escher
This machine is claimed to be yet another one of those fabled “perpetual motion machines” that makes its way onto the Interweb every once in a while.…

It’S Out of the Bag: Scientists Figure Out How Cats Drink

It’S Out of the Bag: Scientists Figure Out How Cats Drink
Fellow humans, mark this month of November, 2010. For it is on this month that our great science peoples have solved one of our centuries old mysteries, a question that have kept many a stoned person…

Gymnast Robot Scores a 9.9 From the Technabob Judges

Gymnast Robot Scores a 9.9 From the Technabob Judges
This amazing creation by robot enthusiast Hinamitetu appears to be getting ready for the Robot Olympics. As it builds up speed in the video below, the little robot eventually builds up enough speed to spin all…

Let’S Take Our Covered Wagon and Go Find El Dorado

Let’S Take Our Covered Wagon and Go Find El Dorado
Oregon Trail is an undeniable classic, but all that long, laborious travel, all that pesky resource management… after a while, don’t you really just want to start jumping the mountains in your covered wagon? Let’s Go…

Mouseneto: Variable Gravity Simulator Successfully Levitates Mice

Mouseneto: Variable Gravity Simulator Successfully Levitates Mice
Scientists working for NASA have built a “variable gravity simulator” powerful enough to levitate drops of water up to 2 inches wide, and even young mice. The device is made of a “superconducting magnet that generates…

Spewer: This Game Will Make You Want to Puke

Spewer: This Game Will Make You Want to Puke
Here’s a fun concept for a video game… you’re stuck in a maze and the only way out is to puke all over the place. That’s the basic concept behind Spewer. In this indie physics-based game…

If Pac-Man Obeyed the Laws of Physics [Zero-G Arcade]

If Pac-Man Obeyed the Laws of Physics [Zero-G Arcade]
If the Space Invaders can get physical, why can’t Pac-Man too? But unlike the strong gravitational pull in the Invaders’ physics simulation, Pac-Man and his ghostly pals have gotten the zero gravity treatment in this odd…

Wear These Science Shirts and Lose All of Your Friends

Wear These Science Shirts and Lose All of Your Friends
It’s one thing to confound people with scientific concepts. But these shirts take it to the next level of geekery. Wear at your own risk. The “I Survived the Large Hadron Collider” shirt celebrates the fact…

Space Invaders + Newton’S Law = Physics Invader

Space Invaders + Newton’S Law = Physics Invader
What happens when you take Space Invaders and give them realistic physical properties? I’ll tell you what you get. You get Physics Invader. Created by Yoshio Ishii for Japan’s NekoGames, Physics Invader is a Flash based…

Explosive Fun With Boom Bot 2

Explosive Fun With Boom Bot 2
Remember high school Physics? Me neither. But I bet if teachers used Boom Bots to teach us Newton’s Laws of Motion, our classes would have been much more memorable. I’d still forget the lessons though. The…

Electric Paper Plane Launcher: Why?

Electric Paper Plane Launcher: Why?
Most of the time we feature gadgets that are weird, funny or innovative. This gadget falls under none of those. We are presenting it in the hope that the people behind it, and everyone else behind…
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