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  • October 10, 2011
    This is the Solar Bonsai Electree, a 27-solar paneled gadget charger in the shape of a tree. Too crazy for you? Stop reading now. The tree reaches a full charge in less than three hours and can store enough juice to charge 9 iPhones. Why anybody would have more than six iPho... / Continue →
  • October 6, 2011
    Picture related: windows. 3M, a company best known for manufacturing Post-It notes and NOT being named 3M because they started business as the Minnesota Mining and Manufacturing Company, has developed a new transparent film that can be applied to windows, transforming them int... / Continue →
  • February 8, 2011
    Note: Worthwhile larger version HERE. This is an animated gif that makes the sun appear 3-D. Also, blue. While interesting, what's even more interesting is the UFO that keeps blinking in the bottom right corner. I suspect they're siphoning off our sun's energy like I do my ... / Continue →
  • January 31, 2011
    Seen here putting the hurt on a piece of dead tree (do your hand next!), 19-year old Eric Jacqmain demonstrates his homemade death-ray, which looks suspiciously like a satellite dish with a ton of little mirrors glued on. God, JUST THINK OF THE MOSAIC YOU COULD HAVE MADE! Whe... / Continue →
  • December 13, 2010
    Okay so it's not so much a house as it is a hut, but still. Huts ARE houses to some people. Me? I call the back of a 2001 Explorer Sport home. I don't need a kitchen, In-N-Out invented the drive-thru. I'm being serious, they really did. Suck on that fat straw, Ronald McD... / Continue →
  • November 29, 2010
    This is a video from the BBC's Bang Goes the Theory in which the host Jem (not to be confused with his sister, Scout) visits the Solar Furnace Research Facility in Southern France and uses solar energy stolen from this spaz to set (instantaneous) fire to a wood plank, melt stee... / Continue →
  • November 29, 2010
    Some idiot moron from Spain is claiming she owns the sun and is trying to toot her own horn about it like she's some kind of genius and I didn't lay claim to the fireball when I was like six. Angeles Duran, 49, told the online edition of daily El Mundo she took the step in Sep... / 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 →
  • February 16, 2010
    This is a shot of a total eclipse (unfortunately, not of the heart) showing the sun playing hide and seek behind the moon (very worthwhile high-res shot HERE). If you look close enough, you can even see an alien in the bottom left corner. Keep looking. This stunning solar ec... / Continue →
  • September 2, 2009
    Somebody better blast a proton torpedo through this thing's auxiliary exhaust port or it's game over, man. I'm serious too -- if you don't think this thing isn't gonna be powering our metallic harbingers of death, you're delusional. So, yeah, Japan is coughing up $21 billion ... / Continue →