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Diamonds: Hard as Aerogel

Diamonds are as useful as they are beautiful. They coat our blades, sharpen our tools, and convince women way out of our league to marry us. Researchers have now managed to construct a diamond aerogel 40 times as dense as air.

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Eureka!: Double-Sided Tube of Toothpaste

I friggen’ HATE when the last remaining bit of toothpaste happens to be all the way at the bottom of the tube. It’s one of my pet peeves. This double-sided tube of toothpaste contains two caps, so there really isn’t a bottem anymore, only a middle. So I guess my new pet peeve will be getting the remaining toothpaste from ...

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Crazy Germans Invent Steel Velcro

I’m stickin’ to you, cuz I’m made out of STEEL mothafuckin’ VELCRO! NO, I did not change the words at all, I SWEAR. Look at this face? How can you not trust me? *pout* The Germans have gone and invented something that might change the way we look at Velcro sneakers. Their “Metaklett” is pretty much Velcro on steroids, a ...

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Walk N’ Clean Slippers

Are you like me and too damn lazy to be bothered with crap like a mop and a bucket? Glad we’re in agreement. That’s why I’m considering getting a pair of these Walk N’ Clean slippers. I can just pour a glass of water on the floor and start dancing and moonwalking across it. Ten minutes later, my feet will ...

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Are You Smarter Than A 12-Year-Old?

It’s another exciting installment of Are You Smarter Than A 5th Grader? except in this episode we’re going to get schooled by 12-year old Elizabeth Rintels on techniques for going green. The By Kids For Kids “Going Green Challenge” is a contest that enables the youth to showcase their concerns and awareness of our dieing planet. It also shows how ...

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Students Invent Electric Motorcycle

A group of young minds at the Saint Thomas Academy in Mendota Heights, MN have constructed from scratch a lithium phosphate ion-powered motorcycle that can travel at speeds of 60 MPH for 50+ miles before needing to be recharged. Safer than any Vespa you’ve taken for a ride, this electric bike has been built with the driver’s safety in mind.  ...

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Soda Seal – Preserving Your Flat Mountain Dew

After taking a good look at Johan De Broyer’s Soda Seal, I have to say I’m impressed. Time after time, soda cans are usually littered about the house, sometimes half-full. Rather than let them sit around and become flat, the Soda Seal would cut back on wasted soda and that’s always a good thing. The device isn’t intended to be ...

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Gain super eye power with Nintendo DS

After all those brain and IQ training games on DS, Nintendo thinks that the next thing to train would be our eyes! So they announced this all new Eye Power Training game in Japan that works your eyes in 5 ways: 1. Motion vision: the ability of picking up and seeing moving objects clearly 2. Powerful glances: the ability to ...

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Nap Alarm sadistically keeps you awake

We know it’s hard to keep awake in painstakingly boring meetings, but wouldn’t it be great to have somebody next to you to wake you up when you fall asleep? The Japanese came out with various solutions for that, and one of them is the Nap Alarm. The Nap Alarm looks pretty much like just another headset for your mobile ...

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