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  • January 23, 2014
    A new world record for the longest man-made reverberating echo has destroyed the previous record holder by a staggering 97-seconds. For reference, that would be like confidently entering the world's largest penis competition and having yours hang to your knees, while the next ... / Continue →
  • January 6, 2014
    This is a video from the University of Tokyo of scientists using four speakers to levitate and move objects in midair. Unfortunately, those objects are limited Styrofoam balls, water droplets, and other pieces of barely there. I want to see them levitate a human. Or implode ... / Continue →
  • September 20, 2013
    This is a shot of a cloud shaped like perfect little waves. Apparently the shape was caused by Kelvin-Helmholtz instability and not an air wizard like you probably thought. An air wizard! You're a crazy person. Let me guess -- you probably think ocean waves are caused by wat... / Continue →
  • March 13, 2013
    This is a video from Youtuber Brusspup of a stream of water appearing to fall to the ground in a zigzag pattern. Presumably because it's hipster water and a regular flow would be -- wait for it -- too mainstream. I'll be here all week, folks. The camera is set to match the v... / Continue →
  • December 11, 2012
    This is Papa Mau, a wave-powered robotic boat that managed to autonomously navigate its way 9,000 miles from San Francisco to Australia over the course of the last year instead of being eaten by a shark like I begged King Neptune to make happen. IT'S SUSHI NIGHT TONIGHT, NEPTU... / Continue →
  • September 17, 2012
    This is a video of a physicist from Argonne National Laboratory demonstrating acoustic levitation, first by floating some little styrofoam balls, then individual drops of liquid with pharmaceutical inside. Why pharmaceuticals? Hover-weed, brobro. The levitator uses two sma... / Continue →
  • October 4, 2011
    This is a video from San Diego of a surfer surfing in the midst of bioluminescent algae that, when disturbed, glow bright blue. As cool as it is, you sure as hell wouldn't catch me out there in the water after dark (night-sharks, bro -- night-sharks). On the beaches of Southe... / Continue →
  • October 18, 2010
    This isn't particularly NEW news because we mentioned it back in 2006 when you weren't even kneehigh to a tadpole yet, but we've got video this time. And video, as you may well know, are the words of the future. So yeah, a Japanese pool that can create shapes out of waves. T... / Continue →
  • July 15, 2010
    How paranoid are you about aliens controlling your brain? If you answered, "VERY", it's too late, they already are and just made you think that so you'd still feel in control. I'd check my butt for antennas if I were you. This guy decided that more tin foil the better. He co... / Continue →
  • October 15, 2009
    Two scientists in China have developed an electromagnetic black hole capable of sucking in and trapping microwaves (not my Kid's Cuisine!). Next stop: trapping visible light. The device, which works at microwave frequencies, may soon be extended to trap visible light, leading... / Continue →
  • August 28, 2009
    The x-ray umbrella is an umbrella with x-rays all over the damn place. It does NOT allow you to see through a woman's shirt. Unless she's wearing white and it's pouring out, in which case, yes, it does do that. And I've got to tell you: as a guy who's broken his arm twice in... / Continue →
  • July 2, 2009
    This is a little diagram showing how far our television broadcasts have traveled out into space already (I had to cut the image, full size version HERE). As you can see, the aliens orbiting Procyon are just about ready for some Sopranos action. Then, they'll smash their telev... / Continue →
  • June 9, 2009
    The Heinz Beanzawave is being billed as the world's smallest microwave and measures a scant 7.4 inches tall by 6.2 inches wide and 5.9 inches deep. It's equally suited for heating a can of beans/soup at your desk or frying your nuts so you can't have children. The mini micr... / Continue →
  • April 14, 2009
    The Human Regenerator is a $553,400 piece of monkey shit that's supposed to make you live longer or something. Personally, I think it looks suspiciously like Superman's tanning bed of solitude. The Human Regenerator is a Quantum-Pulse-Device that imitates and generates the ce... / Continue →
  • March 27, 2009
    'I Do' wedding bands were created by Sakurako Shimizu and are similar to waveform bracelets but much more matrimonial. They were cast in palladium and 18K gold and feature a waveform version of the words "I do". Of course, if you were smart you'd sneakily have an "I don't" ca... / Continue →
  • March 21, 2009
    The Sound Advice Project was designed to help parents keep their kids off drugs by giving them a reminder of how much they're loved and how bad drugs are. In this case, it's a bracelet that says, in waveform, something like "you're way too cool for drugs", or, "drugs will make... / Continue →
  • February 6, 2009
    I swear, I never get tired of watching non-Newtonian fluid fun. In this case, another 2:1 cornstarch to water concoction (aka oobleck) on a speaker. I really liked it when some of the pieces started diving out of the pool. Screw this sausage pool party, I'm outta heeeeeeeeee... / Continue →
  • December 29, 2008
    That thing doesn't even look real. It looks like a gun out of a video game. Or something cardboard Halo kid would make. But no, it's real (nonlethal) weapon. Pictured above is the PHaSR, the bad-ass "Personnel Halting and Stimulation Response" rifle that's just about ready ... / Continue →
  • September 10, 2008
    Helium is 6x less dense than air and makes your voice sound like you just got kicked in the pickle. But sulfur hexafluoride is 5x denser than air and makes you sound like a badass supervillian. You've got to hear it to believe it. And while Adam made me promise at the beginn... / Continue →
  • June 4, 2008
    NASA, who should be focusing their efforts on a way to blast me out of the solar system, is instead making movies with visible magnetic fields. Not sure how this is gonna help me bed an alien chick, but whatever, it's freaking awesome so I'll let it slide. Scientists from N... / Continue →