Mechlift—The Easiest Way to Pick Up 3/4 Tons without a Patlabor [Monster Machines]

November 30th, 2011 No Comments   Posted in Uncategorized

Having worked in a UPS warehouse, I can attest that picking up and moving heavy objects for eight hours a day gets old real quick. It’s back-breaking, knee-knocking labor. And it’s about to get much easier with RonI’s new Mechlift System. More »







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Superman’s Debut "Steels" Title of World’s Most Expensive Comic [Comics]

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The first issue of Action Comics sold for 10 cents in 1938 and featured a brand new hero: Superman. Fast forward 73 years and that same comic leaps to over $2 million dollars in a single bound. More »







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NASA Wants a Washing Machine for the ISS [Space]

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I was joking when I said this looked like a washing machine being installed on the International Space Station. Now NASA is serious about it. You know, because astronauts stink. More »







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How the Muppets Sound as Captivating as They Look [Video]

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The magic of the Muppets is the uncanny suspension of disbelief, which itself is a function of their being actual physical entities. A CGI Kermit would be a joke; the one we grew up with, though, we can see, and touch, and hear. And that last part is sorely underrated. More »







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This Carbonite-Frozen Han Solo Is the Only Chocolate I Want This Holiday Season [Star Wars]

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Here’s the official Carbonite-Frozen Han Solo Chocolate Bar just because I love you. George Lucas has no shame. And sometimes I don’t care. This 4.5-ounce dark chocolate measures six inches in length. For $12, Leia approves. [Think Geek] More »







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The World’s Largest Model Railroad Adds the World’s Largest Model Airport [Video]

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With expansions planned all the way to 2020, the world’s largest model railroad just opened its latest addition: a 1,600-square-foot model airport, chock full of tiny aircraft support vehicles, hangers, terminals, and passengers. More »







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If AT&T and T-Mobile Can’t Marry, They Might Still Date [At&t]

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It’s been a blood bath for the AT&T-Mobile deal the past few days, but it hasn’t all been sour pudding. AT&T’s still got its Hail Mary sell-off gambit in play, and if the merger totally goes under, the WSJ claims it might enter a joint venture with Deustche Telekom, T-Mobile’s parent company. More »







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Try Out Spotify’s New Apps Right Now [Video]

November 30th, 2011 No Comments   Posted in Uncategorized

If you’re intrigued by Spotify’s new app platform, the beta version of their desktop client is available here. There’s no apps functionality in the mobile version for now, but Spotify says it’s something they’re working on. [Spotify] More »







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Kinect Powered Sandbox Turns Hills and Valleys Into a Living Ecosystem [Video]

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An imagination is no longer required to enjoy a sandbox thanks to some Czech students, who use a Kinect sensor and a projector to map interactive animations of hills and rivers based on how deep the sand is. More »







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Fighting Mosquitoes With GM Mosquitoes

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doug141 writes “Scientists are releasing genetically modified male mosquitoes that produce flightless female offspring. The male offspring go on to wipe out another generation of females. This is similar to the way screwworms were eradicated in the U.S., except with nature itself making more of the modified males. Field trials are already underway.”

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