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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 game’s mechanics are simple: Here’s a Boom Bot.

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 any commercial product of such nature, will freaking cease and desist their foolishness. I actually tried to justify to myself this gadget’s dimension-shattering existence, thinking that it might be useful for very young kids or people with special needs, such as amputees.
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Physicists Verify E=mc^2. Economy Still Struggling.

Physicists Verify E=mc^2. Economy Still Struggling.
In what is dubbed as a “heroic computational effort”, a group of French, German and Hungarian physicists plus the supercomputer equivalent of the Avengers teamed up to verify an equation which Einstein came up with using a pen and a piece – more like three pieces- of paper. Einstein’s formula for the equivalence of mass and energy states that anything that has mass possesses a certain amount of energy whether or not it’s at rest.

Littlebigplanet for PS3 Looking Impressive

Littlebigplanet for PS3 Looking Impressive
In addition to Sony’s announcement of their new PlayStation Home Virtual Community for the PS3, they also showed off this cool new title called LittleBigPlanet. The game is designed to be a co-op platformer, where individuals can design their own physics-driven platform levels, then run through them with friends.

Tech Demos From Next-Gen Star Wars Game

Tech Demos From Next-Gen Star Wars Game
The folks over at LucasArts are showing off some pretty cool new tech that’s planned for the upcoming Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, planned for next-generation consoles. The first video shows off the enhanced AI engine (called “Euphoria”) which provides each enemy with a “central nervous system,” which makes them intelligent and emotional reactions to stimuli in their environment: The second video shows off “Digital Molecular Matter,” which provides objects with much more realistic physical properties than seen in other game engines.

New Breakthrough Could Miniaturize Projectors

New Breakthrough Could Miniaturize Projectors
Researchers at Cornell University have developed a new system for rapidly scanning wide areas with a laser beam using a rapidly moving mirror. If the technology hits its potential, a dime-sized projector could cast an image about a meter wide from only half a meter away.
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