This is a video from the BBC's Bang Goes the Theory in which the host Jem (not to be confused with his sister, Scout) visits the Solar Furnace Research Facility in Southern France and uses solar energy stolen from this spaz to set (instantaneous) fire to a wood plank, melt steel and even melt rocks. How hot does the focal point get? Try 3,500Â° C (6,332Â° F). That's hot enough to melt any earthly material and almost as hot as me on the international scale of sessiness. I'm like a 12. Supermodels are typically in the 4-6 range, and most regular people are disqualified for scoring negative. You? You're a solid 2.
Hit the jump for a worthwhile 1:45 of solar destruction.
The Viking XL lift system is a real medical product designed by Liko to help lift people who can't lift themselves. It can support up to 660lbs and If I'm chuckling I assure you it's only because if I wasn't I'd be crying. And I'm not just saying that because Gilbert Grape us... / Continue →
This is the homemade ED-E replica from Fallout: New Vegas lovingly crafted by Geekologie reader Will Brown. As you can see, he did a great job. I actually traveled with ED-E for the majority of my stay in New Vegas. Plus Cassidy for a little bit. Oooh -- and Rex the robot d... / Continue →
Mmmm, liquefied jellyfish. I use it instead of jam on my sandwiches. It's tingly in my mouth. And now it's a key ingredient in developing nano-scale power cells. Don't tell PETA, they'll throw a fish!
Scientists say by liquidizing the humble Aequorea victoria -- a glow-in-... / Continue →