Science

Chinese Electricute Wine, Make it “Older”. Next Stop: Gymnasts.

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China’s burgeoning wine industry is now looking into technology that would allow them to artificially age wine, cutting a 20 year process of complex chemical reactions down to a 3 minute spin in some machine.  The process involves running “rough wine”, also known as “undrinkable swill” through a pipe that runs through a pair of [...]

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Laser-Guided Scissors Are Unnecessary, Accurate; Terrify Children

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Nothing says,”put this next to your child’s head” quite like a laser-sight attached to a pair of blades.  In an attempt to create cleaner, straighter cuts, the good folks over at thinkgeek have attached a laser to the top of a pair of scissors, projecting a laser beam across the surface that is about to [...]

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VentureOne, Car That Spills Your Drink

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While it is much more fun to be cynical about crazy new things, this car is actually pretty cool. Venture Vehicles is developing a road car using tilting technology first explored by Carver Engineering. The idea behind the technology is that as a typical, 4-wheeled car turns, the center of gravity is shifted from the [...]

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Monster Cables are Overpriced, Replacable by Coat Hangers

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One of the most consistently debated topics on audiophile message boards is whether or not Monster brand audio cables are worth the INSANE prices.  Monster cables, well-known for being up to 10x more expensive as their competition, has somehow managed to sell tons and tons of audio and video cables thanks to clever and creative [...]

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Magnetic Furniture is Not Pacemaker-Safe

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Held together with “Strong Magnets”, designer Josh Pell has created the world’s first furniture held together with nothing more than magnets. No screws, no fasteners, no adhesives of any kind were used in the production of this furniture. Each segment of each piece is crafted from a solid piece of Corian, and is held together [...]

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Japanese Teahouse is 2 Balls, Insert Own Joke Here

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Kengo Kuma likes balls.  He likes balls so much, in fact, that he decided to use them in his latest architectural concept.  This inflatable Japanese teahouse, currently on display in the Museum für Angewandte Kunst Frankfurt, consists of two double-membraned domes built into a single structure.  Between these two membranes, one can find a series [...]

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Tesla Coil Guitar Amp: Rock Out With Your Shock Out

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I know, I know: lame title. But, whatever, the video is plenty cool to make up for that. This is for you guitar freaks that have a billion-ty amps, but still are not satisfied. Scopeboy decided that he’d turn an extra Tesla coil (that he just happened to have laying around) into an amp. This [...]

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Russian Scientists Seek To Recreate Big Bang and Time Travel. Bill Nye’s Head Explodes.

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Two Russian scientists seem to think that their Large Hadron Collider, a particle accelerator, may pave the way for time travel. This sucker is being buit at the European Particle Physics Centre, near Geneva, in Switzerland. The scientists will attempt put the Big Bang theory into practice by smashing small particles together at extreme speeds. [...]

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