• Bullet 580 Brings Back The Blimp… And It’s Huge

    Bullet 580 Brings Back The Blimp… And It’s Huge

    Blimps are back. Well, not really. But something inside me wants them to be when I saw 21st Century Airships’ Bullet 580, now officially the world’s largest blimp ever. Offering a more cost-effective alternative to fixed-wing aircrafts, the airship can stay at high altitudes (up to 20,000 feet) for extended periods at lower costs. Coupled with large cargo capacity and heavy lift (up to 2,000 lbs of payload on the outer envelope), it allows for plenty of applications in science [...]

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  • Banish Your Phobias With Augmented Reality

    Banish Your Phobias With Augmented Reality

    Most augmented reality software center around commercial and recreational applications. In fact, it’s gotten to a point where it feels a bit…too much. An article featured on the journal “Cyberpsychology, Behavior, and Social Networking,” however, gives hope that the platform might pave the way to helping people overcome their deep-seated fears. In the study, six female participants with an aversion to cockroaches were fitted with AR helmets carrying a camera onboard. The software added simulated images of the dirty insects [...]

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  • Return To Sender Eco-Friendly Coffins Let You Cross Over With Minimal Footprint

    Return To Sender Eco-Friendly Coffins Let You Cross Over With Minimal Footprint

    Turns out you can continue to do your part for the environment even after you’ve hit the proverbial bunker and sighed your last breath. How? By having your funeral arranged such that you’ll be buried in one of Return To Sender’s environmentally-friendly coffins. What makes a coffin environmentally more sound? In this case, it’s about a casket that carries modern looks, all while being fully biodegradable and using as few low-cost materials as possible. According to proprietor Greg Holdsworth, the [...]

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  • Spike Your Juice Turns Innocent Drinks Into Magical Alcohol

    Spike Your Juice Turns Innocent Drinks Into Magical Alcohol

    You can always pour cheap vodka on your favorite juice to give it a boozy edge, but there’s no way that can even be half as fun as watching the same juice turn into liquor right before your eyes. Don’t worry, it’s not as hard as you think. Not if you’ve got Spike Your Juice, a kit that lets you turn an innocent bottle of Welch into alcoholic goodness. Using rapidly fermenting yeast, mixed with magical pixie dust and ancient [...]

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  • Airplanes With A Balcony…What?!?

    Airplanes With A Balcony…What?!?

    Airplanes with a balcony – that’s the striking new feature in two luxury concepts from DesignQ and BAE Systems. They call it Air Decks, a viewing platform where passengers can step out of their stuffy seats and enjoy the open air. Hopefully, while the plane is on the ground. Otherwise, I hope you took out life insurance. Created for Avro Business Jet, the two concept planes consist of the Explorer One and Explorer Four, which the companies purport to be [...]

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  • Bacon Hot Sauce Puts Two Sublime Tastes In Your Mouth

    Bacon Hot Sauce Puts Two Sublime Tastes In Your Mouth

    What goes better with everything, bacon or hot sauce? If you answered both, then you best stock up on the Bacon Hot Sauce, a pepper sauce designed to burn your tongue, while lacing it with the sublime taste of cured pig’s meat. Only eggs in the fridge? No problem. Simply pour some of the spicy liquid on your sunny side ups to enjoy a full “bacon and egg drenched in hot sauce” breakfast. Word of warning, though: spicy foods can [...]

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  • Slice Your Dinner Like A Medieval Madman With The Two-Handed Great Sword

    Slice Your Dinner Like A Medieval Madman With The Two-Handed Great Sword

    Don’t like guns, but enjoy intimidating people? Put a medieval-style scare on your neighbors by walking around the street with the Two-Handed Great Sword, a battle-ready blade that’s so big you’re gonna need two hands to keep it under control. Created by blade-makers Cold Steel, it is the biggest sword in their arsenal and is designed to make short work out of whatever you plan to use a sword for. Whether it’s for looking like the scariest guy in your [...]

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  • EC145 Mercedes-Benz Style Helicopter Can Seat Eight People In Luxury

    EC145 Mercedes-Benz Style Helicopter Can Seat Eight People In Luxury

    I’ve never ridden a helicopter before, but I’ve seen plenty of movies with people flying in one. Flying comfortably in a bladed airfarer always looked no more snug than sitting on the passenger seat of a regular sedan. Well, not with the EC145 Mercedes-Benz Style, a luxury helicopter designed to transport passengers in lavish style. Developed in a partnership between Mercedes-Benz and Eurocopter, the aircraft features a cabin layout inspired by the former’s new R-Class range of sportscars. The cabin [...]

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  • Bodacious Beach Blanket Solves Pet Peeves When Lounging In The Sand

    Bodacious Beach Blanket Solves Pet Peeves When Lounging In The Sand

    Lounging in the beach is fun. It could be more fun, though, if you didn’t have to deal with sand on your face, strong winds taking your blanket to the sea and all your stuff getting dirtied up. The Bodacious Beach Blanket looks to save you from all these hassles, coming with numerous provisions that solve every beach-chilling pet peeve imaginable. Most beach blankets might as well be for the bedroom, since they don’t offer anything special that can make [...]

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  • PasswordCard Hides Your Passwords In A Coded Cheatsheet

    PasswordCard Hides Your Passwords In A Coded Cheatsheet

    I hate random passwords, especially complex ones with capitalizations, numbers and symbols. Not only are they difficult to type, they’re almost impossible to remember. But security risks have made it so that you either choose an obscure combination or risk getting your accounts hacked into. The solution? Use complex passwords and write them down. Of course, that means if that place you keep the passwords in get stolen (such as a notebook or a mobile phone), you run yourself at [...]

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  • Pepsi Encourages Recycling With Dream Machine Kiosks

    Pepsi Encourages Recycling With Dream Machine Kiosks

    Pepsi is putting out new kiosks. Instead of dispensing soda like regular vending machines, though, the Pepsi Dream Machine is meant to collect bottles and cans for on-the-go recycling. Done in partnership with Waste Management, the computerized bin is designed to make for a convenient place to dump used soda containers, providing on-the-go recycling facilities to regular consumers. Each can or bottle you drop in is recorded, with redeemable reward points (probably for more Pepsi) doled out for your troubles. [...]

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  • Hello Russia: Boat With Giant Chainsaw

    Hello Russia: Boat With Giant Chainsaw

    If Russia threatened America with a giant chainsaw during the Cold War instead of nuclear bombs, every nation would have totally supported starting World War III. Of course, the US had to respond with the threat of giant clawhammers or it wouldn’t have worked. Imagine the movies we’d be making about that now, especially if Japan joined the fray and unleashed one of the secret robots we always knew they’ve been hiding under the streets of Tokyo. The 10-foot chainsaw [...]

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  • Volcanic Eruptions: The New Perfect Backdrop To A Romantic Dinner

    Volcanic Eruptions: The New Perfect Backdrop To A Romantic Dinner

    Why waste a perfectly good exploding volcano when you can use it for a little rest and recreation? These two certainly didn’t, choosing to take the opportunity to partake in a romantic meal – cooked in steaming hot lava rocks. Thrillseekers flocked to the Fimmvorduhals volcano in the middle of the Eyjafjallajokull glacier in Iceland when it began eruptions last March 21st. We pay good money to watch disaster movies, after all, so why not make the trek to experience [...]

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  • Dancing Samurai Robot Waiters Bring You Sushi, Dance Moves

    Dancing Samurai Robot Waiters Bring You Sushi, Dance Moves

    Dancing and singing waiters? Been there, done that. How about Dancing Samurai Robot Waiters with goofy eyes and a toothy grin? Bring it on, right? While Japanese food may be the fare at Thailand’s Hajime Robot Restaurant, these raw-fish serving robot attendants are the real attractions. A fully-automated sushi bar, clients can pick their orders from a touchscreen menu, take their seats and wait for the rolling bundles of steel to show up with their food. Dressed in traditional (okay, [...]

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  • Buy Your Own Small Town From eBay

    Buy Your Own Small Town From eBay

    Why run for Mayor? Buy your own small town and declare yourself an Emperor. While we’re not sure how to go about making the latter official, you can get a headstart by snagging Wauconda, a small town in eastern Washington currently on auction at eBay. Millionaires have been buying their own private islands for a while now. Do them one better and buy your own town. Who wants to be surrounded by sharks and all that saltwater anyway?  Wauconda, which [...]

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  • World’s Oldest Whiskey: Mortlach 70 Year Old

    World’s Oldest Whiskey: Mortlach 70 Year Old

    Some liquors are aged. Others are just freaking ancient. The Mortlach 70 Year Old is the new granddaddy for your whiskey collection, having stewed patiently a full seven decades. Aged in a special cherry cask that lived to see the world before World War II in the Speyside region of Scotland, it’s as old as it is special. Only a limited number of bottles have been made, none of which I’ll have the heart to ever open even if you [...]

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  • China Unleashes New Superweapon: Giant Deodorant Cannons

    China Unleashes New Superweapon: Giant Deodorant Cannons

    Look out superpowers. China has unveiled a new cannon. And it’s armed with massive doses of…errr…deodorant. Don’t worry, humble citizen who doesn’t take baths. It’s not meant for you. Instead, Beijing will be using the Giant Deodorant Guns to spray gallons of fragrance over the city’s ever-growing landfills, so that nearby residents don’t have to put up with the aroma of freshly-rotting garbage whenever the wind blows their way. That’s how serious Beijing’s garbage problem has become – a direct [...]

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  • Computers Know Everything, Even How To Avoid Landmines

    Computers Know Everything, Even How To Avoid Landmines

    Sick of military games showing children even wilder ways to kill? A new game, Landmine Lookout, goes the other way, teaching young lads in war-torn countries how to help keep everyone alive. Developed by students and faculty from Michigan State University (MSU), the game looks to educate children on the finer points of avoiding unexploded landmines. Obviously not for the majority of people, it’s designed for use in areas ravaged by years of wars, with landmines intended to catch enemies [...]

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  • Matsumura Yoran Offers Service To Bring Orchids Back From The Dead

    Matsumura Yoran Offers Service To Bring Orchids Back From The Dead

    Japanese hobby gardeners who have developed an attachment to their flowers need not be sad when their orchids die. Orchid grower Matsumura Yoran is opening a new business that they claim will Frankenstein customers’ dead orchids back into bloom. Just like the plot to a bad horror movie. According to company president Hidehiko Matsumura, “We want our customers to enjoy the attraction of orchids as long as possible.” And that they will, once the orchids go through the company’s revival [...]

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