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  • June 9, 2014
    This is the security cam footage from a manufacturing plant in Alberta, Canada, of a pickup truck driving down the road when it gets struck by lightning. The truck was being driven by Al Perry with his wife Betty riding shotgun when the blast occurred. Now, do any of you know... / Continue →
  • May 28, 2014
    Because I'm slow like a tortoise sloth, this is an Indiegogo campaign for the production of Solar Roadways, hexagonal solar cells that can be used to replace existing roads, sidewalks, driveways, etc. The solar cells will not only provide clean power to the grid, but also use ... / Continue →
  • May 28, 2014
    This is a short video of all 13 Saturn V rocket launches lifting off simultaneously. That...is a lot of power. The cordless leaf blower I bought yesterday? Nowhere near enough power. And if my cat hadn't already fallen in love with the box it came in I'd be returning it to ... / Continue →
  • April 9, 2014
    A new tech start-up claims they've developed a cell phone charger that can fully charge a phone in 30-seconds. For reference, that is 29-seconds slower than the cell phone charger I'm developing with the help of alien technology. "GW? Why is there a curly phone cord poking o... / Continue →
  • March 5, 2014
    These are the Hanaga Tap Nose Outlets from design firm ekoD Works. They turn any horizontal plug into a nose-shaped vertical plug and come in black, white and pink. They also cost $35 apiece, which sent me into a coughing/near-puking fit when I first read it. That's a lot of... / Continue →
  • August 1, 2013
    This is 'Riding the Booster', a video taken from cameras attached to a Space Shuttle's solid rocket boosters as it blasts off into the atmosphere. Plus there's real audio. Sounds like an inferno. I recommend watching lift-off and at least part of the first 90-seconds, then s... / Continue →
  • July 12, 2013
    This is a short video of a lady filming a storm out her window when ZIPPITY ZAP, a lightning bolt takes out the power line right in front of her house. Now I'm not saying this lady willed that lightning to happen, but you and I both know she did. Really, who the hell films a ... / Continue →
  • April 24, 2013
    These are Invisiplug wood grain surge protectors. They're designed to blend into wood grain flooring and not be such an eyesore. They make the perfect ironic statement for that hipster living room that's all tile. Still, even if you do have wood grain floors that actually ma... / Continue →
  • March 22, 2012
    This is a video of some guy with a mesmerizing accent explaining how you can pull "never-ending free energy" from a powerstrip by plugging it into itself then providing a "source of initial energy" to get the electricity flowing. It sucks, but maybe you can send it to your mom... / Continue →
  • January 6, 2012
    Note: Larger version HERE in case you want to, I dunno, print it out and tape it inside a Playboy or something. I know what you're into! So I was half joking in the shoutout of that Mass Effect Monopoly post when I said my re-re friend Terry was waiting for a Skyrim version. ... / Continue →
  • December 22, 2011
    Seen here trying to steal my soul with her stare, a Sony employee demonstrates a new "biological" battery capable of turning cellulose into glucose into energy efficiently enough to power an MP3 player. Me? I'm still cool recharging mine via USB, but what do I know? (SPOILER... / Continue →
  • December 12, 2011
    This is a picture of a $3-million, 328-foot wind turbine in North Ayrshire, Scotland trying to cope with hurricane winds. Obviously, it coped poorly. Like me in high school getting called a dork all the time. Which brings up an important topic: bullying. Listen up kids, I w... / Continue →
  • November 9, 2011
    Dialug is a conceptual electrical outlet that's rotatable so you can either set a plugged-in appliance for constant power or a limited amount of time. Can't fall asleep without the light on but want it to go out after you're under to save energy? I'm with you. Ghosts, right?... / Continue →
  • November 7, 2011
    Green yellow energy. Urine: minus writing your name in the snow or peeing under a roommate's bedroom door, most of it gets wasted. But now researchers in England are experimenting with microbial fuel cells (MFCs) to draw pee power from yellow gold. *splashing all over the ba... / Continue →
  • October 31, 2011
    These is a robotic Venus flytrap. It attracts and traps flies using technology and NOT yellow sticky tape (although that does work too and I do let my nephew pick the flies out and play with them). You know the saying, "you can't kill flies with a spear?" Well that's a lie, ... / Continue →
  • October 5, 2011
    Inb4 energy hog. This is the Svintus powerstrip concept from design studio Art Lebedev. It looks like a mutant pig and features 17 separate outlets. That...sounds like a house fire waiting to happen. Based on interest, they may actually put the powerpig into production. Of... / Continue →
  • September 22, 2011
    Robots: they're greedy. You give them two feet and they try to take a yard. Then? Then they take the beating of a lifetime. *ties electric cord to ceiling fan, watches robot get beat against walls until pieces start coming off* Now THIS -- this is real entertainment. Shii... / Continue →
  • June 20, 2011
    Japan, pissed the title was stripped from them by the much larger China, has officially regained the honor of homing the world's fastest supercomputer, capable of almost 3x the calculations per second of China's previous record-holder. Me? I'm good for about one calculation e... / Continue →
  • March 17, 2011
    Seen here looking suspiciously like some sort of Pagan sun talisman, a shock-wave generator may prove to be the future of engines, pushing traditional internal-combustion joints to the wayside. Ooooooor being all bullshit. Oooooor having its patent rights bought up by engine ... / Continue →
  • February 4, 2011
    Sad burglar is sad. Seen here looking like the sad idiot moron that he is, 25-year old stupid Cody Wilkins has been charged with a string of burglaries in Montgomery County, MD (MOCO FOR THE WIN -- GO QO COUGARS!) after leaving his cell phone charging at a house he was robbing... / Continue →