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  • November 29, 2012
    Land mines: they suck. And unfortunately there are still parts of the world covered with them from bygone wars. Enter Callum Cooper's Mine Kafon, a rolling wind-powered land mine detonator inspired by a children's toy. Callum claims the average cost of a land mine removal is... / Continue →
  • June 10, 2010
    This is an Australian wind farm that, when viewed from above, looks suspiciously like a bunch of USB cables. What's up with that?! Now I'm not saying this proves my conspiracy theory about the Australian government being infiltrated by aliens so they can use the continent as ... / Continue →
  • November 16, 2009
    Two extreme sporters used particularly gusty winds today to fulfill their live's dreams: to jump Worthing Pier in West Sussex, England, on kite-boards. It's time to dream bigger, brahs! Jake Scrace, 25, and Lewis Crathern, 24, had been planning Monday morning's jump for three... / Continue →
  • January 18, 2009
    The alien apocalypse is upon us! Those other-worldly asslovers have already started sabotaging our power systems, starting with most crippling -- yes, the wind turbines. The facts: The turbine suffered a catastrophic failure at night around the same time many locals reported... / Continue →
  • August 11, 2008
    The telemegaphone is a combination telephone and megaphone, hence the clever name. Telemegaphone Dale stands seven meters tall on top of the Bergskletten mountain overlooking the idyllic Dalsfjord in Western Norway. When you dial the Telemegaphone's phone number the sound of... / Continue →
  • June 25, 2008
    A rotating skyscraper is slated to be built in, wait for it -- Dubai! The structure, designed by Italian architect David Fisher, has floors that can each rotate independently of one another. Allegedly the building will be powered entirely by wind and solar energy via outer sol... / Continue →
  • November 26, 2007
    Architect Laurie Chetwood believes that kites will play a key roll in future "green" energy generation. Chetwood's brainchild, the Wind Dam, is scheduled to go up over Lake Lagoda (Russia) in the coming months. He is convinced the concept will be a hit, stating it's "highly eff... / Continue →
  • October 19, 2007
    It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's just some dildo in a Vampire 2 Wingsuit from Phoenix-Fly. The suit was designed to slow your free-fall from 111-139 mph to 37-59 mph thanks to the lift created -- allowing you to fly around and enjoy the view longer. It costs $1,250. Now... / Continue →
  • October 18, 2007
    The Guinnes Book of Records verified that the artificial tornado in Germany's Mercedes Benz Museum is the world's largest man-made twister. It's 34.43 meters (~113 feet) tall, and contains approximately 28 tons of air. It takes 144 jets about seven minutes to produce. It was... / Continue →
  • August 20, 2007
    Orange, a U.K. based telecommunications firm is dropping the Orange Mobile Wind Charger. It, um, charges your cell phone with the power of the wind! Amazing. Reminds me of that time I developed a perpetual motion machine, the wind powered windmill. Brilliant really. I'm no... / Continue →