Monthly Archives: April 2012

The computerized unitards in Tron: Uprising are actually super hot [Video]

The more we see of Tron: Uprising, the more excited we get. Why couldn’t have been our big-screen Tron movie? Check out the new cast of programs, and watch as they kick Clu’s minions in the face. And c… Continue reading

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Who Knew Kitchen Ventilation Was Worth Drooling Over? [Stoves]

Kitchen ventilation sounds like something totally boring, albeit necessary. But Gaggenau creates some really awesome solutions for keeping your cook space aired out that look modern and refined. More… Continue reading

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Incredible "supercell" storm clouds loom menacingly above the plains of Texas [Photography]

Few people realize that storms and clouds are often categorized into a variety of taxonomies — including families, genera, and even species — not unlike like plants and animals. Last Thursda… Continue reading

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Congress Wants Broken Laser to Zap North Korea’s Broken Missiles [Lasers]

North Korea’s missile program seems to be moving backwards, with its latest failed launch crapping out earlier than its 2009 dud. Yet House Republicans still want a flying, missile-zapping laser cannon … Continue reading

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The Most Amazing Warehouse I Have Ever Seen [Image Cache]

I was amazed when I saw the 65-foot-high Lego cathedrals, one of the largest warehouses in Europe that holds 19 billion Lego pieces a year. But this Christian Stoll’s photo of one of DB Schenker’s wareh… Continue reading

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The Most Alarming Amazon Reviews Ever [Holy Crap Wtf]

And no, that’s not an exaggeration. The reviews for Veet for Men Hair Removal Gel, over at Amazon UK are both alarming and sort of encouragingly insane. They leave you with a sense that the spirit of he… Continue reading

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British ISPs will block The Pirate Bay within weeks

High court orders service providers including Sky and Virgin Media to block The Pirate Bay in the UKBritain’s internet providers have been ordered by the high court to block access to the filesharing website The Pirate Bay.The high court on Monday told… Continue reading

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Are you ready for your chinplant?

‘A new chin’ is the latest plastic surgery craze in the US, but could it catch on in Britain?The American tradition of high school proms has its unique set of signifiers: a corsage, a questionable suit/gown, a limousine. In 2012, we can add “a new chin… Continue reading

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SloPro: Shoot and Edit Slow Motion Videos on Your iPhone 4S [App Of The Day]

One of the best parts about the iPhone is that it gives anyone the ability to crank out decent home video without needing a separate camcorder. And there are tons of apps that make the experience even b… Continue reading

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5 Scientific Explanations for Game of Thrones’ Messed-Up Seasons [Game Of Thrones]

We real-world Earthlings take for granted that the seasons will change on schedule. Our planet’s clockwork-like seasonality allows us to predict the passage of time with complete precision, and we can a… Continue reading

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What Do These Crazy Hacked Cars Have To Do With Michel Gondry’s Next Film? [Cars]

When you’re walking through the set of a Michel Gondry film you can’t expect that everything is going to seem normal, or even make sense. Case in point, he’s currently shooting an adaptation of Boris Vi… Continue reading

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Asteroid mining could be against the law [Space Law]

Leave it to lawyers to ruin the party. Just a week after James Cameron and Google announced their plans to extract water and precious metals from nearby asteroids comes a warning from a space law expert… Continue reading

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What are quarks, and why do they have colors and flavors? [Physics]

Quarks make up all matter, but have never been seen by themselves. And they have “flavors” and “colors” — though neither term has any relevance to what they actually do. Let’s take a look at why … Continue reading

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Maybe This Is Why Those in Glass Houses Shouldn’t Throw Stones [Art]

Happen to have an extra 2000 pounds of glass laying around? In need of a saturday afternoon project? Why not shatter all that glass and make it look like silicon oxide is oozing from your windows? Mo… Continue reading

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Why Won’t The LAPD Help Recover This Stolen Computer? (Updated) [Crime]

Find my iPhone and all that built in tracking stuff is great. But it’s only useful if the police are willing to help. If they’re not? Well. Welcome to Los Angeles. More »

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Mark Trail versus the marijuana farmers is the new greatest comic strip of all time [Holy Crap Wtf]

Your local paper’s comics page is usually an elephant graveyard of half-realized punchlines and the inchoate mutterings of cartoonists who realized it’s impossible to be funny 365 days a year, for decad… Continue reading

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Dentist Removes All of Her Ex-Boyfriend’s Teeth in His Sleep [Wtf]

I had an emergency tooth extraction last Friday. One of my molars cracked and got infected. Fortunately, my dentist isn’t an ex-girlfriend. Otherwise I may have ended like Marek Olszewski, who went to h… Continue reading

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Pachyderm-Inspired Fan Lets You Direct the Breeze Through Its Adorable Trunk [Fans]

Summer is right around the corner, and if air conditioning is a luxury you can’t afford, it’s time to start amassing your collection of fans to stay cool. We particularly like Yuen’to Design’s humorousl… Continue reading

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Solar realignment could spell decades of cooler temperatures on Earth [Space]

Looks like the Sun is up to some more crazy stunts. The website Asahi Shimbun reports that the Sun may soon have four poles, according to research by the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan and t… Continue reading

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Stained Glass Iron Man Helmet Would Totally Class-Up Avengers HQ [Iron Man]

It’s a little-known fact that’s rarely mentioned in the comic books, but in addition to battling the forces of evil with a cybernetic supersuit, Tony Stark also has a passion for stylish Art Nouveau lig… Continue reading

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