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  • 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 →
  • November 23, 2010
    Harry Potter laser tag wands not your cup of tea? What the f*** are you doing drinking tea in the first place? IT'S TAKING UP VALUABLE STOMACH REAL ESTATE WHERE YOU COULD FIT BOOZE. Anyway, how about a voice-activated Harry Potter wand flashlight? No? Not digging this one ... / Continue →
  • October 7, 2010
    Mmmm, liquefied jellyfish. I use it instead of jam on my sandwiches. It's tingly in my mouth. And now it's a key ingredient in developing nano-scale power cells. Don't tell PETA, they'll throw a fish! Scientists say by liquidizing the humble Aequorea victoria -- a glow-in-... / Continue →
  • July 19, 2010
    Brother (the printer/sewing machine company, not my brother Frank), has developed vibration-powered batteries that promise to stay charged simply by shaking them. Shake Weight battery chargers? I think so! Called the Vibration-powered Generating Battery (maybe in the future ... / Continue →
  • August 7, 2009
    I've gotten this tip like a thousand times and have been trying to avoid posting it because, damnit, I'm just too classy for this kind of thing (yes, this is a monocle). I mean, it goes against all the theological and geometrical principles I hold dear. Then I realized I was ... / Continue →
  • April 5, 2009
    It may look like the world's smallest golden wallet, but it's actually a cyborg battery. You see, in the future robots will harvest humans to provide the blood they need to recharge their batteries. Well, happy Sunday to you too! A small colony of yeast lives inside each bat... / Continue →
  • February 3, 2009
    We reported on a 'death by cell phone explosion' last year, but that one turned out to be some guy trying to cover up accidentally killing a coworker. Maybe this one's real. Or maybe somebody else pushed the wrong lever. A man has died after his mobile phone exploded, severi... / Continue →
  • November 5, 2008
    Have a mouse problem? Stop leaving cheese out yo. But if you want to get rid of them and feel like a sadistic bastard in one fell swoop, look into the Victor Multi-Kill Electronic Mouse Trap. Basically a mouse walks in, up some stairs, gets his electrocution on in the Shock ... / Continue →
  • October 14, 2008
    German Porsche modder RUF Automobile GmbH went and dropped a 204hp electric motor into a 911. It's powered by 96 lithium ion batteries, can hit 60 in less than 7 seconds, tops out at 160 , and has a 180-mile range. All in all, not too shabby. Who'd have thunk it -- an electr... / Continue →
  • October 3, 2008
    This thinking cap promises to make its wearer smarter. How? Using a magnetic coil to send juice to portions of the left side of the brain, researchers claim that they can turn anyone into a savant, improving memory and creativity by incredible amounts. Being a skeptic, I wen... / Continue →