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April 2, 2006 - April 8, 2006 Archives

  • April 7, 2006
    Not everybody can be an talented bartender, spinning bottles of alcohol while simultaneously making out with a movie star girlfriend and preaching the word of Scientology. Or something. I don't know. For those who are unsure of their abilities as a mixologist, pick up the Lazy D... / Continue →
  • April 7, 2006
    PixelRoller is a paint roller that paints text and images uploaded to the roller from a computer interface. Designed by Stuard Wood and Florian Ortkrass, the PixelRoller restricts the amount and location of the paint that's released, creating a line of text with every slash of ... / Continue →
  • April 7, 2006
    US scientists and engineers have built a solar-powered robot that should be able to handle the cold Antarctic climate. The one-cubic meter robot has the ability to drive hundreds of kilometers and perform scientific experiments without the aid of human or satellite interaction. ... / Continue →
  • April 6, 2006
    How many times have you told your kids to stand in one spot while you go out for a night of drinking, only to come back and find that they're asleep on the floor or, worse yet, crying in some corner? Dozens, at least. Get some added help with the Lazer Trip Wire, a basic intrusi... / Continue →
  • April 6, 2006
    "RunBot," a robot developed by scientists from Germany and Scotland, has just beaten the record for fastest robot on two legs, walking at a brisk 3.5 leg lengths per second. The speed record was previously held by MIT's "Spring Flamingo," a robot that is much taller, but only ma... / Continue →
  • April 6, 2006
    Japanese corporations DNP and NICT have developed an robot that will alert women when they forget to bring something with them when they leave the house. The system is based around tiny RFID tags that are attached to keys, wallets, cell phones, handguns, etc. When you pass the r... / Continue →
  • April 5, 2006
    Certain satellite navigation systems in England are sending drivers dangerously close to the edge of a 100ft cliff. Apparently when people enter the destination of a small village named "Crackpot" into their cars' GPS systems, they are directed to take a winding cliffside road t... / Continue →
  • April 5, 2006
    NASA rocket scientist Charles Bienz has designed an ultra aerodynamic backpack that will allow downhill skier Henry Egger to reach speeds of around 120mph. The backpack, affectionately referred to as "Emma", is an "optimized shell" made from Kevlar and carbon fiber that keeps He... / Continue →
  • April 4, 2006
    A Japanese quadriplegic is planning on ascending a Swiss mountain the way most people do, strapped to the back of a mountaineer wearing a specialized robotic suit. Seji Uchida has always dreamed of climbing the alps, but a traffic accident in 1983 left him completely paralyzed fr... / Continue →
  • April 4, 2006
    Five teenage girls ages 16-17 may face criminal charges for hanging seventeen Super Mario Bros. "question blocks" around their small town. When residents spotted the cardboard boxes, they rightly assumed that Batman's arch-nemesis the Riddler was attacking their small Ohio town,... / Continue →