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  • July 30, 2015
    These are two more short teaser videos of the hoverboard Lexus has been developing. Apparently we're actually going to get to see somebody ride it on August 5th. So mark your calendars. Then we can all gather around the internet next Wednesday and hold hands and be disappoin... / Continue →
  • July 17, 2015
    This is a video of the Yuppiechef demonstrating an induction stovetop, using a pan cut in half. For those of you who aren't familiar with induction cooking, it uses electromagnets to heat things with sorcery. It only works with iron-magnetic materials though, so you can put y... / Continue →
  • June 25, 2015
    This is the Back To The Future levitating hoverboard desktop toy available from ThinkGeek ($40). It floats on a series of rare earth magnets and will hover back and forth after given a push. Sadly, it is probably the closest many of us will ever come to getting to play with a... / Continue →
  • April 21, 2015
    This is the Make Project created by Christian Poulsen detailing how to build your own functional BB-8 droid with a Sphero robotic ball toy, a foam head, and a neodymium magnet. It works pretty well, although his head doesn't stay on top as smoothly as the real BB-8. Still, im... / Continue →
  • April 17, 2015
    This is a video from Star Wars Celebration 2015 yesterday of the franchise's new loveable droid, BB-8. Apparently they discussed using an entirely computer generated droid before realizing that would suck and be a George Lucas prequels move and decided to build a functional ro... / Continue →
  • April 10, 2015
    The Mag-Vest ($60) is currently a Kickstarter project for a vest containing large ceramic magnets so you can stick tools to yourself while you're working. It looks like a great way to accidentally drop a hammer on your foot. Plus it makes the perfect addition to your Magneto ... / Continue →
  • March 6, 2015
    This is a video of a simple electric train made out of a length of copper wire, several neodymium magnets, and a AA-battery (previously: an even simpler tracked version). Obviously, I just made a human-size version and should be in Japan in just under two hours. Am I wearing ... / Continue →
  • March 3, 2015
    This is a video of a bunch of origami cranes (chickens?) with magnets in their feet that dance when placed on a special stage with electric current moving underneath. This is basically as far as you can take origami. And, for the record, I'm still not convinced those aren't j... / Continue →
  • January 26, 2015
    This is a video of Tom the Blendtec guy blending a bunch of Buckyball neodymium magnets (which were recently banned by the Consumer Product Safety Commission because apparently parents couldn't manage to keep them out of their children's mouths). Did they blend? I think so. ... / Continue →
  • October 27, 2014
    This is an already funded Kickstarter project for the BeerLoft storage system ($20 for one, $35 for two). Each strip adheres to the top of the fridge with a piece of 3M adhesive and can hold up to the three beers (or other metal-topped bottles) using neodymium magnets. Unfort... / Continue →
  • October 21, 2014
    This is the Kickstarter for the Hendo Hoverboard, a board that can hover about an inch off the ground using four magnetic field inducing engines. THE BOARD ONLY WORKS ON NON-FERROMAGNETIC SURFACES THOUGH (i.e. sheets of copper or aluminum). That's the drawback. And a pretty ... / Continue →
  • August 21, 2014
    Because nobody needs their friends accidentally shooting each other because you left your gun out on the kitchen counter, Tactical Walls builds inconspicuous gun safes so you can hide your weapons in plain sight, where they're readily available. The safes use special magnetic ... / Continue →
  • August 19, 2014
    This is the OM/ONE, a spherical magnetically levitating Bluetooth speaker. It levitates and plays music. Plus has a microphone so you can use it for conference calls. The sphere can also be removed from the base and function as a wireless speaker for up to 15 hours. $179 ge... / Continue →
  • July 15, 2014
    This is the Magneto helmet made by twins and cosplayers Alexandra and Evgenia. It has neodymium magnets embedded under a fiberglass outer so you can stick metal things to it for storage. Now -- are you thinking what I'm thinking? "Probably not." I'll put the helmet on, then ... / Continue →
  • May 22, 2014
    Smooth legs. This is a video of Colin Furze (of 50MPH baby carriage and homemade Wolverine claws fame) walking on the ceiling thanks to his homemade Magneto boots. Sometimes I wish I could walk on the ceiling. But mostly just to kill spiders I can't reach from the ground. O... / Continue →
  • May 20, 2014
    This is a video from Vat19 answering questions about their Magnetic Thinking Putty ($15) by demonstrating what you can do with 100-lbs (500 cans) worth. It looks like fun. Unfortunately, I just don't have room in my personal budget right now for 500 cans of magnetic silly pu... / Continue →
  • April 4, 2014
    This is a video of a guy demonstrating Lenz's Law with neodymium magnets and a thick-ass copper tube. Why does the magnet fall so slowly? SCIENCE. Via Wikipedia because I suck at explaining things except 1) where babies come from and 2) RPG strategies. Eddy currents (also... / Continue →
  • January 2, 2014
    Watch your step, Florida. In case you were wondering, my Spirit Quest was a huge success and I am returning to reality refreshed AND with the knowledge of my spirit animal. I think it was a coyote, but it was pretty flat and there were a lot of tire tracks. In news that requ... / Continue →
  • December 13, 2013
    Scientists at the Institute for Integrative Nanosciences in Dresden, Germany, have developed "robotic sperm" by trapping bull sperm in metal nanotubes then controlling the direction they swim with a magnetic field. Personally, I don't care how strong that magnetic field is, mi... / Continue →
  • September 30, 2013
    This is a table made out of 27 individual wooden blocks with magnets embedded in them. The magnets repel each other, and the blocks on the second and third levels all float. Don't worry though, they also have a series of guide wires running through them so that @$$hole friend... / Continue →