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Posts from March, 2013

Your Old Hard Drives Are DIY Cotton Candy Machines Just Waiting to Happen

Mar 31

18j46883b0estjpgWhat with cloud storage becoming more and more affordable, chances are you’ve got a stack of old hard drives just laying around somewhere. At least one. You could just throw them away, or leave them to languish, or you could throw caution to the wind and make one into a cotton candy machine. It’s not […]

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These Awesome Floating Vases Are Practically Invisible

Mar 31

18j4fhw7jv3zlpngAn expensive, ornate vase can be as much of a centerpiece as the flowers that are in it. These floating vases designed by the Japanese group oodesign take things in the opposite direction by making them look like water ripples. The vases themselves are just discs of clear plastic, but the design idea behind them […]

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Scientists Scooped Out Virus Guts to Make a Sterile, Zombified Vaccine

Mar 31

18j4e0kel96fyjpgVaccines beef up your immune system by giving it a little taste of a weak—but still alive—version of diseases. Now researchers over here in the UK have developed an alternative approach: rip out a virus’s insides and let your body crush its hollow husk. Not technically viruses but rather virus-like particles, the vaccine developed by […]

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What a Sci-Fi Porno Set Looks Like

Mar 31

18j0w2jbnhdl4jpgIf you want to take a peek at the set of the film Surviving Humanity, here it is. If you’re wondering what the heck Surviving Humanity is about, don’t worry. It’s fantastic. It’s a sci-fi porn that stars James Deen, Sinn Sage and Andy Sand Dimas. The wonderful guys at Topless Robot took a trip out […]

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How Big Is the Tallest Mountain That Could Ever Exist on Earth?

Mar 31

386362241.990449We’ve got some pretty tall mountains here on Earth. Granted, even the best of ‘em don’t hold a candle to what’s waiting on Mars, but they’re still impressive. Just look at the views Google got with its Street Mountain View shots. But how tall could a mountain on Earth actually be, under the most perfect […]

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A Sculpture Made of 10,000 Balloons Redefines Balloon Art

Mar 31

18j0b24ubqopmjpgJason Hackensworth is a balloon artist, but not the kind that wears oversized shoes and has been the villain in a 1990 horror movie. He’s known for his balloon sculptures of biological forms and creatures, like this anemone-like sculpture, currently on display in the Grand Gallery of the National Museum of Scotland as part of […]

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Whoa, Watch Magnetic Putty Completely Swallow a Rare-Earth Magnet Like a Mutant Monster

Mar 31

386361783.286714Think Plasticine is just fun and games? Not always! Just watch this magnetic putty completely devour a rare-earth magnet. It’s not as instantaneous as this time-lapse video makes it seem but it still ends up engulfing the entire magnet. The video, which was shot over an hour and a half in 3FPS but played at […]

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8 Random Celebrities Who Are Getting Google Glass

Mar 31

18j3hzgr9gkjvpngWhen Google started its Glass-giving spree, it picked out some odd picks. It got so bad that some of those offers got pulled. But you can bet these celebrity winners will get their copies. Stanford computer science student Andrej Karpathy put together a handy-dandy script that trawls Twitter and spits out the winners in order […]

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If All Embassies Looked Like This There Wouldn’t Be Any Wars

Mar 31

18izo9jvdpxpijpgBelieve it or not, this is the Dutch Embassy in Ethiopia. It doesn’t look like your average bureaucratic building, but perhaps more government agencies should take cues from not just its unusual aesthetic, but how the architects—Dick van Gameren and Bjarne Mastenbroek—drew influence from two different cultures. For example, the rough texture of the walls […]

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CheapAir, French Girls, and More

Mar 31

18j0h4hlaxncajpgFeeling lonely? For whatever reason, there was a whole slew of apps this week that get you connecting with others in mildly creepy ways. Whether its reminiscing about the past, seeing who’s around you and what they’re doing, or drawing total strangers for their enjoyment, there’s a friend out there waiting for you. Go get […]

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