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10/31/2012   18 comments
In which we discover yet another way in which Hurricane Sandy can mess up your day…
Gadget guts? Try these for graphic graphics
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10/29/2012   3 comments
As we become more and more attached to electronic devices, Peitersen’s art imagines devices taking on a whole biological being of their own, as grotesque as that may be at first glance.
Incredible Lego: great ball contraption
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10/29/2012   Post a comment
The Great Ball Contraption (GBC) was built by a Japanese mechanical engineer Akiyuki, in his house over the course of two years. Or a total of a whopping 600 hours in construction time.
Engineering Gangnam style
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10/26/2012   Post a comment
Gagnam Style, the Korean Pop sensation taking the world by storm, has moved its catchy beat up to the next level--artificial intelligence dancing robot style.
8-bit zombie tee of my dreams (nightmares)
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10/20/2012   4 comments
Halloween attire in scary low resolution
SNL tech talk touches raw nerve?
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10/17/2012   6 comments
Saturday night live is known for its risqué comedy, and its latest sketch a “tech talk” on the iPhone 5 proved no exception.
Engineer solves Cinderella glass slipper dilemma
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10/12/2012   17 comments
Once upon a time, there lived a mechanical engineer who pondered a question that has bothered intelligent, curious children for years. Namely, what qualities would the glass in Cinderella’s slippers need to have in order for her to walk and dance comfortably (and hold her weight)?
Great balls of robot
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10/9/2012   2 comments
Simple looking on the outside, wildly complex on the inside, but mostly just a whole lot of fun to play with, Sphero from robotics company, Orbotix, is rolling full speed ahead.


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