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March 2, 2008 - March 8, 2008 Archives

  • March 7, 2008
    The HERCULES laser produces a beam that lasts 30 million billionths of a second and is believed to be the most intense light in the universe. If you could hold a giant magnifying glass in space and focus all the sunlight shining toward Earth onto one grain of sand, that conc... / Continue →
  • March 7, 2008
    I'm not a big fan of text-messaging while walking, but that's because I have the coordination of a newborn. Apparently a lot of people do it. And apparently a lot of people get hurt doing it (allegedly 1 in 10 London texters) . So now the city is starting to pad its lamp posts ... / Continue →
  • March 7, 2008
    This is a Nike with a Nintendo Entertainment System built it. Allegedly it works. And allegedly I want it really, really badly. I assume the system's output is on the opposite side, where it hooks up to your other shoe, which has a little LCD built in. Freaking sweet! Just... / Continue →
  • March 7, 2008
    Brickarms is a company that specialized in custom LEGO weapons and minifigs. This picture is of all their regular weapons, sold as the 'Ultra Arsenal' Weapons Pack for $18. It includes the following: * M1911 .45 Pistol * M23 Pistol * M23 SOCOM Pistol * PPK Sp... / Continue →
  • March 7, 2008
    Erbert and Gerbert, the delicious sandwich making company, decided to celebrate their 20th birthday in the most traditional way possible -- by building the world's largest air vortex cannon to blow out birthday candles from 180 feet. They even use a smoke machine in conjunctio... / Continue →
  • March 7, 2008
    Lichtenberg figures look like trapped lightning and are actually "branching electric discharges that sometimes appear on the surface or the interior of insulating materials." Popular Science has a DIY page if you're interested in creating your own, or you can just buy them her... / Continue →
  • March 7, 2008
    This is a video of some music a guy made using only sound effects from Windows. The video is of the music playing in ModPlug Tracker, the program he used to put it all together. The music only lasts for 1:31, then he starts going through all the different sounds he used. I r... / Continue →
  • March 7, 2008
    3-way chess is a chessboard on which three people can play. The same rules apply except for some slight variation on moves made through the center of the board. Apparently this particular game was bought in the Czech Republic. And you know what else you can buy in the Czech ... / Continue →
  • March 6, 2008
    Soon computers will be able to know what you're looking at simply by reading your mind. Scientists used a functional magnetic resonance imaging machine -- a real-time brain scanner -- to record the mental activity of a person looking at thousands of random pictures: people, a... / Continue →
  • March 6, 2008
    One String Willie is a recovering smack addict who used to turn tricks in a parked van to pay for his next fix. Not really, he's just some guy that likes playing a guitar with one string. I think his song is pretty impressive. You may not. But think about this -- if he's th... / Continue →
  • March 6, 2008
    The Anti-Smog Innovation Center is a conceptual building that was designed to reside on the Canal de L'Ourcq in Paris. It "would sport 2,700 solar panels as well as a titanium dioxide coating that would react with UV rays to break down smog." In addition, "a 148-foot-tall Win... / Continue →
  • March 6, 2008
    MOMA Online has an exhibit entitled Design and the Elastic Mind which is a bunch of different projects combining art and science. The Bee's Project is one of these. Basically it consists of a number of glass vessels with bees inside. Taking advantage of a bee's highly sophis... / Continue →
  • March 6, 2008
    We've featured Chris Lange's impressive Nintendo Power collages in the past, and here comes another of the Princess Peach variety. According to Chris, "This collage of Princess Peach resides in the office of an executive at Nintendo of America. I couldn't be more proud of this... / Continue →
  • March 6, 2008
    I've never heard of the Left Behind book series by Tim LaHaye and Jerry Jenkins, but that's because the only reading I do is on the back of cereal boxes. This game, LEFT BEHIND: Tribulation Forces is based on said books. You "combat the Antichrist’s forces on two bat... / Continue →
  • March 6, 2008
    Stashing airplane bottles at work is getting to be a hassle, and quite frankly the whole "up the rear" method is getting old (and probably wearing my O-ring out). Well now all my problems have been solved thanks to the Keyboard Organizer. It's a keyboard with a storage compar... / Continue →
  • March 6, 2008
    IMAGE REMOVED AT REQUEST OF OWNER Some girl who says she looks like Princess Zelda is looking for her soulmate Link on Craigslist. Hi, I know thats strange one. I want a guy who looks like link. from the game. I thought to myself that I might as well be honest. I look like ze... / Continue →
  • March 5, 2008
    The Zenith Defy Xtreme Tourbillon ZERO-G El Primero watch has a long name, costs $500,000, and I don't get it. In a veritable technical revolution, ZENITH Manufacture has devised the Zero-G system, in other words zero gravity! The gyroscope cage Tourbillon comprises an esca... / Continue →
  • March 5, 2008
    Here at Geekologie we've seen weird and disturbing knife-blocks in the past. Well to top them all is this prototype by Maarteen Baas. As you can see it's a man's head -- but with a bunch of damn knives sticking out of it. When my wife sees this she'll probably think it's fun... / Continue →
  • March 5, 2008
    Not too long ago we posted the brass knuckle inspired coffee mug, and now we're posting the perfect seat to complement said drink receptacle. The Brass Knuckle Chair looks tough on the outside, but is actually quite comfortable on the inside. Plus it has wheels. Available for... / Continue →
  • March 5, 2008
    These 20" x 20" pillows are printed with all your favorite video game controllers and cost $40 apiece. They've even got the new controllers, like the Wiimote. I remember my 3rd grade teacher once told me if you think about something a lot before bed, then you stand a better c... / Continue →
  • March 5, 2008
    This is a video of 9-year old Ben tearing up Through the Fire and Flames for Guitar Hero III on expert. His little fingers move so fast. Just imagine how well he'd work on my child-labor powered assembly line. I bet he could really ramp up my production numbers. Don't get a... / Continue →
  • March 5, 2008
    The Quantum Sleeper is essentially a saferoom built around a bed. It comes packed with all the following features: 1.25" Polycarbonate Bulletproof Plating/Shielding, Bio-Chemical Filtered Ventilation, Rebreather, Control Panel Mode Selection (i.e., Basic System Ops., Intruder... / Continue →
  • March 5, 2008
    What you see is a Gameboy that survived a barracks bombing during the Gulf War and currently resides at the Nintendo World Store in NYC. As is evident by the Tetris screen, it still works! Now that, my friends, is quality. This clearly proves beyond a shadow of a doubt one o... / Continue →
  • March 5, 2008
    So I wake up this morning and what do I find in my inbox? A link to a singing clown urinal in Osaka, Japan. Basically you walk up to the sucker and he starts singing and moving up and down the wall while you try to pee in his mouth. WTF!? What are we teaching the youth thes... / Continue →
  • March 4, 2008
    Gary Gygax, co-creator of Dungeons & Dragons, has passed away. He and Dave Arneson developed the game in 1974. I will remember him best for keeping me safe from the evils of sex during my teenage years. He is survived by his wife and six children. And while officials assert... / Continue →
  • March 4, 2008
    This Dodge Caravan isn’t your standard stock vehicle. No sir -- this bad boy is packing a jet engine. It does an 1/8 mile in 7.65 seconds and is way cooler than the van my mom used to drive me to school in. It even has a mechanism that opens the window and positions the jet ... / Continue →
  • March 4, 2008
    This handheld UV scanner costs $30 and runs on 4 AAA batteries. You wave it over an object you're going to touch and it kills 99.9% of germs. But I've got news for you -- it's that 0.01% of germs that'll kill you. No, seriously -- those are the ones that are so tough nothing... / Continue →
  • March 4, 2008
    This is a computer case cleverly disguised as everyone's favorite trashcan shaped robot friend R2-D2. As you may very well imagine, inside are all the typical components of a computer. But the outside... The outside looks like R2! Whee! "Hey R2, how you doing little buddy?... / Continue →
  • March 4, 2008
    From time to time I look up from drowning my sorrows in beer and liquor at the bar to see what's on the television. And this is one thing I happened to see: An episode of Mythbusters where they tested the myth of being able to cut down a tree using a gun. They started with li... / Continue →
  • March 4, 2008
    Luis Berumen's ZeroPointZero concept watch is made from a pair of handcuffs. I like it. Not sure if I could rock it to work, but it'd certainly come in handy sometimes. After all, there's nothing worse than losing track of time when you're cuffed to the bed and your signifi... / Continue →
  • March 4, 2008
    Italian police recently accused 15 people of building and selling fake Ferraris and confiscated 21 cars (14 of which were already sold). Apparently the cars were going for way cheap -- around 20,000 euros (a paltry $30,400). Car body workers who police called "very able" cobb... / Continue →
  • March 4, 2008
    Joe Falciatano III (of the Falciatano dynasty) is 12-years old and has broken 12 computers in his school's computer lab. They thought it had something to do with magnetism, but it's now believed to be a static issue related to his over-insulated shoes. Personally, I think it'... / Continue →
  • March 3, 2008
    Phun is a 2D physics environment where you can build/destroy and otherwise have a jolly good time with all sorts of objects (including your own). It was programmed by Emil Ernerfeldt (awesome name) of UmeÃ¥ University for his CS thesis. It really is awesome and the perfect wa... / Continue →
  • March 3, 2008
    Dave Veloz built this sweet little steampunk Mac Mini for his wife-to-be and give it to her for their wedding. Doesn't it look good? It's so heartwarming to know there are still people in the world who care about their significant other enough to do/make things for them. It's... / Continue →
  • March 3, 2008
    This home theater system has a 16-foot motorized circle in the middle on which the front row of chairs is attached. The idea behind the rotation is that when you're not watching something on the screen, the room should still be able to be used for chatting or drinking champagn... / Continue →
  • March 3, 2008
    Some guy in California modded his Honda del Sol into Luke's X-Wing Fighter from Star Wars: A New Hope. As you can see it's got R2 in the trunk, some nice graphics work (burns, Rebel insignia), and laser blasters on the car doors. I swear if you squint your eyes, shake your he... / Continue →
  • March 3, 2008
    Remember the Mr. Sketch (great name) Scented Markers that first introduced you to the wonderful world of huffing? I sure do. Damn that grape was out of this world. Well, if you loved them as much as I did, you know about the risk of accidentally marking on your nose and gett... / Continue →
  • March 3, 2008
    Remember Super Mario Bros. 2? Remember the Birdos, those egg spitting bosses? Yeah, I remember them too. But not like this. This is not definitely not the way I remember the Birdos of my childhood. Now I've seen a lot of sick things in my day, and I've even done a few, bu... / Continue →
  • March 3, 2008
    There's a new apartment complex going up in Wuhan, China. Big deal you say? Well what if I told you that each apartment includes a 100-square-foot trellised hydroponic garden? Now I know what you're thinking -- "Yes, weed!" And you are correct. Indeed, all the weed you nee... / Continue →
  • March 3, 2008
    The iMac iView is a conceptual product design by Nuno Teixeira. As you can see it's a curved iMac. It looks incredibly similar to a bad idea. But it does have one saving grace - a second screen on the back (picture after the jump). That way your office wall (long left out o... / Continue →