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Creme That Egg: Rube Goldberg Machine Destroys Easter In 8,000 Easy Steps

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrCb_fNmSTA[/youtube] I have to admit, this Rube Goldberg machine is pretty friggn' ingenious—even if it does result in a the gruesome death of a delicious Cadbury Egg. [Telegraph via Jezebel]

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A First Look at USB 3.0

A First Look at USB 3.0

Now that Intel's brought together the world in a harmonious USB 3.0 standard, here's a first look at the new connectors brought to us by MaximumPC. Ten times faster than the old USB spec, USB 3.0 can transfer a 27GB file in just 70 seconds. Plus, with more "lanes" of data within the connector, new U

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Samsung's New Ultra Slim 30-Nanometer Flash Memory Chips Will Cause Gadget Shrinkage

Samsung's New Ultra Slim 30-Nanometer Flash Memory Chips Will Cause Gadget Shrinkage

With stacks of eight being only 0.6mm thick, Samsung's new 30-nanometer NAND chips are practically anorexic, but for once that's a good thing. Thinner chips like these could bring smaller gadgets and hopefully also lead to lower SSD prices. According to Samsung, their new chips are actually the sl

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Canon D10 Water, Shock and Freeze Proof Camera Is Lovechild of Submarine and Bondi Blue iMac

Canon D10 Water, Shock and Freeze Proof Camera Is Lovechild of Submarine and Bondi Blue iMac

While all of Canon's new point-and-shoots look yummy, the shockproof D10 is my absolute favorite: It looks like the streamlined retro-future lovechild of a submarine and an original Bondi blue iMac. Besides being shock, water (up to 33 feet) and freeze-proof (down to 14 degrees F), it's got a

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WiLink Crams Wi-Fi, GPS, FM Transmission and Bluetooth Into a Single Chip

WiLink Crams Wi-Fi, GPS, FM Transmission and Bluetooth Into a Single Chip

Texas Instruments says that their WiLink 7.0 is the first chip with four wireless radios in one: FM transmission and reception, GPS, 802.11n Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth. What does this mean for you, gadget lovers? In theory, a wholalot goodness. Texas Instruments claims that mobile gadgets using this

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Signs of Armageddon: We’re worrying about CO2 emissions of a Google search

Take some interesting science statistics. Mix in a well-known company such as Google. Stir well. And you have a bunch of malarkey about how searching the Web is killing the planet. I suppose there’s nothing else to worry about on the weekend (Techmeme). First up, the Times of London “reveals t

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Obama's Plan to Digitize Medical Records Draws Criticism from Doctors

Obama's Plan to Digitize Medical Records Draws Criticism from Doctors

Digitization of medical records is one of Obama's most prominent talking points: he claims modernizing records will save lives and billions of dollars at the same time. But some doctors aren't taken with the idea. In a New York Times op-ed piece, Dr. Anne Armstrong-Coben expresses concern that

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Scientists Successfully Embed Silicon Chips Inside Human Cells

Scientists Successfully Embed Silicon Chips Inside Human Cells

Scientists have already created mini-cyborgs out of living cells and semiconductor materials, but now biological cells can also contain tiny silicon chips, which could become sensors that monitor microscopic activities, deliver drugs to target cells or even repair cell structures. According to

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Google Investing Heavily in $5 Billion Atlantic Wind Power Line

Google Investing Heavily in Billion Atlantic Wind Power Line

Google is positioned to be a major investor in a proposed transmission line for offshore wind farms on the Atlantic seaboard, a bold plan that could radically reshape the electrical grid in the region.

The proposed Atlantic Wind Connection, which would cost $5 billion in all,(…)

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Japanese Inventor Wants to Destroy Typhoons With Submarines

Japanese Inventor Wants to Destroy Typhoons With Submarines

Typhoons are a deadly problem along eastern Asia, killing dozens yearly. Their lifeblood? Warm ocean water. Which is exactly what Japanese inventor Koichi Kitamura wants to fix, with subs that would pump cold water to the surface, killing storms dead.

When seas are between 77 and(…)

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A New Train Record Has Been Smashed in Shanghai’s Speedy Bullet Train

A New Train Record Has Been Smashed in Shanghai's Speedy Bullet Train

Traveling at 415km/h, Shanghai’s latest bullet train has smashed the previous record held by the country last year, by 21km/h. It services the Shanghai to Hangzhou route, which are about 202km apart.

It may be super speedy, but according to locals it’s going to be super(…)

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Atmel maxTouch Technology Used in the Samsung Galaxy Tab

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It’s been announced that ’s chosen Atmel’s maxTouch technology for use in their Samsung Galaxy Tab – something they also did with their Samsung Galaxy S phones. also decided to go with maxTouch for some of their more recent, beefier handsets (with(…)

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New technology that captures exciton particles could replace today’s solar cells

New technology that captures "exciton" particles could replace today's solar cells

Even the most efficient cell loses a lot of in the form of wasted heat. But the electron-like particles that photons emit as they enter the cells could be turned into electrical , solving the heat loss problem.

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