Tag Archive: everyday tech

Feb 27 2009

Fun with magnets

cre.ations.net – Creation: Magnetic self-assembly in slow motion

Jan 10 2009

Wireless electricity is here (seriously)

We both shift our gaze to an unplugged Toshiba television set sitting 5 feet away on a folding table. He’s got to be kidding: There is no power cord attached to it. It’s off. Dark. Silent. “You ready?” he asks.

via Wireless Electricity Is Here (Seriously) | Fast Company.

 

Aug 13 2008

ThinkGeek

If you haven’t discovered this site yet, there’s still hope.

Aug 04 2007

How to survive in a sinking car

Another reason to wear that damn seat belt. Also, carry this on your keyring.

Jul 22 2007

Safest seats in a plane crash

Obviously, it’s all a plot to kill off the 1% in first class.

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Sep 25 2005

Finally, some useful technology…

How to eat a pizza with one hand.

Sep 17 2005

Power-dressing man leaves trail of destruction

An Australian man built up a 40,000-volt charge of static electricity in his clothes as he walked, leaving a trail of scorched carpet and molten plastic and forcing firefighters to evacuate a building.

Frank Clewer, who was wearing a woolen shirt and a synthetic nylon jacket, was oblivious to the growing electrical current that was building up as his clothes rubbed together. When he walked into a building in the country town of Warrnambool in the southern state of Victoria Thursday, the electrical charge ignited the carpet.

“It sounded almost like a firecracker,” Clewer told Australian radio Friday. “Within about five minutes, the carpet started to erupt.” Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 23 2005

Those clever Japanese….

Just wide enough to walk through.

Jul 13 2005

An alternative to the same old grill

Don’t do this at home.

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