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GE Develops Water-Repelling Metals

Scientists at General Electric’s Global Research Center in Niskayuna, NY have developed a way to repel water off of metals through a treatment using superhydrophobicity properties. This is big news and is set to change the way we develop new products. Superhydrophobic metals open up many new applications, says Jeffrey Youngblood, a professor of materials engineering at Purdue University. “Metallic ...

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Recreating The Earth’s Magnetic Field – On Earth

Scientists are always trying to replicate phenomenons here on earth. With the Large Hadron Collider attempting to test various theories and even replicate the big bang, you’d think scientists all over the world have their hands full. On the contrary, scientists at the University of Maryland have their own little maniacal tests to conduct. They’ve built a ten foot high, ...

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iCage, The Bike Lock For Your iPod

Master Lock claims that 4-percent of all robberies are due to iPod thefts, so why not slap a bike lock on it? You just spent your entire month’s allowance on that brand new iPod Touch. Now, you’re looking for a lock so you can hang it up on any street post to force the general public into listening to whatever ...

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LockWasher Robots

If I was a hacker of any sort, I’d probably get a lot of credit for picking such a cool fucking name like LockWasher. That aside, LockWasher is a guy who makes all kinds of cool doo-dads. A jack of all trades, if you will. Found on MAKE, these robots are made from various bits of junk, electronic, scrap metal ...

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Land Rovers Grow Up

Land Rover is coming up on its 60th anniversary and to celebrate the occasion, sculpture artist Gerry Judah has created nothing short of a masterpiece. This 34 meter-high installation at the Goodwood Festival of Speed features several, from what I can make out, Range Rovers (?) scaling the structure. The entire thing weighs an astronomical 120 tons and is on ...

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Cheapest Money Clip Sold For Top Dollar

Money clips can be made out of anything. Paper clips, rubber bands, you name it and a money clip is made of it. Designer Scott Amron is trying to dupe people into buying either a $12 pre-made money clip or a $9 DIY kit to make your own. The design is simple: a dollar bill with one end taped with ...

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Do Hit Chair: Beat The Shit Out Of It And Then Take A Seat

How do you get your anger our? Some people like punching walls and telephone poles. Others use stress balls or meditation. But sometimes, you just have to pick up a heavy duty weapon and beat the shit out of a piece of steel. Am I right? Huh? HUH?! YEAH! The Do Hit Chair by Droog Design is a a cube ...

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Braceface? No, a titanium bristled toothbrush

So what do you think of when someone mentions metal in your mouth? Headgear? Braces? Or a toothbrush? This is about the latter. The TiFinity toothbrush uses titanium bristles to clean your teeth and last for an extremely long time. This toothbrush has a lifespan of 2 years! So what do you pay for a toothbrush that lasts for 2 ...

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Create a vaccum seal to make wine stay longer

It is quite obvious that the winter holiday season is now gone. It would be wrong to say that it left just a quickly as it came, because the Christmas merchandise usually goes up for sale around October. So now that all of the holiday parties are over, what are you going to do with all of this extra food, ...

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Solid metal pen gives you reason to never worry about ink again

This pen is just a hunk of metal alloy molded to look like a pen. Why is this significant? Because it does exactly what a real ink pen does: writes on paper. It doesn’t leave the same type of mark that an ink pen does, this pen’s marks cannot be erased or smudged! At only $30, it’s a bargain, and ...

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