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  • January 23, 2015
    This is a piece of metal that's been laser-etched with "micro- and nanoscale structures" by scientists at the University of Rochester to increase its hydrophobic (water-repellant) properties. The scientists believe it's a significantly better solution than chemical coatings, n... / Continue →
  • January 7, 2015
    This is a video of one of Laser Age's 500-watt scrubbing lasers blasting the grime off a baking sheet. Typically I just use dish soap and some elbow grease, but that's only because I don't have a powerful burning laser to do the job for me. Oh who am I kidding, I don't clean ... / Continue →
  • January 6, 2015
    This is a how-to video created by Youtuber Grant Thompson - "The King of Random" of how to melt aluminum soda cans, make them into metal biscuits, then recast them into something else (in this case, a sword). Pretty cool. You know what would be even cooler? Melting a soda ca... / Continue →
  • December 31, 2014
    This is the Death Star II fire pit created by an 84-year old grandfather to give to his grandkids for Christmas. The superweapon started as two propane tank ends welded together, then was cut into the Death Star II's iconic, unfinished shape from Return of the Jedi. So, are t... / Continue →
  • October 21, 2014
    In news that's sure to give Ted Nugent a giant flag-waving boner, this is a video of a man with a gun performing the Star Spangled Banner on musical targets (which are available for purchase HERE). He does a good job, but I would have liked to see it done a little quicker. LI... / Continue →
  • October 15, 2014
    This is a video demonstrating medieval combat maneuvers and strategies in full armor. Apparently the secret to success was managing to get your sword into the eye hole in your enemy's helmet. For reference, that is still an applicable strategy today. Same goes for using magi... / Continue →
  • October 9, 2014
    Seen here looking suspiciously like he has a spider for a penis, this is the giant Incredible Hulk sculpture that Thailand scrap metal artist BanHunLek created. He did a great job. You know, scrap metal is great because it's one of those materials that you can find lying arou... / Continue →
  • July 30, 2014
    This is the Darth Vader mask wood-burning stove built by Instructables member doddieszoomer. You can go to the Instructables website and follow his directions to build your own. Or you can follow the Google Maps directions to his house and steal this one. I'm kidding, please... / 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 →
  • July 11, 2014
    These are PaleoBarefoot's $265 PRONATIV chainmaille running shoes. They're supposed to feel like running barefoot (except you can allegedly walk on LEGO blocks without any pain). It's not the first time I've posted PaleoBarefoot's chainmaille shoes before (previous post here)... / Continue →