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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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Intel’s Optical Breakthrough Downloads an HD Film in a Second, Literally

Intel's Optical Breakthrough Downloads an HD Film in a Second, Literally

Transfer a song to your . Seems pretty fast, right? Now imagine transferring the entire printed catalog of the Library of Congress in a minute and a half. says they’ve got the technology to make it happen (eventually).

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How Low Can You Cellphone Limbo?

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AKA how simple can you design a mobile ? Pretty darn simple. Designer Andrew Kim had a qualm with the group, that being the fact that there’s no real perfectly simple way to differentiate between lots(…)

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Bulletproof Custard: Liquid Armor That Can Stop Bullets

Bulletproof Custard: Liquid Armor That Can Stop Bullets

When it comes to bulletproof material, I think of strong, dense objects like concrete and really thick glass. I’ve never thought of liquids. But British scientists have, and they say liquid armor is better than ordinary Kevlar.

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A new facility is being built to harvest rare atoms

A new facility is being built to harvest rare atoms

Find out how a particle accelerator will be used to make rare isotopes used for nuclear medicine.

Technetium 99m sounds like something in a bad fifties science fiction film that would be injected into someone to give them psychic powers, or twelve hours, or(…)

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Solar-Powered Plane Flies Through the Night For the First Time

Solar-Powered Plane Flies Through the Night For the First Time

Every few months, the Impulse aircraft embarks upon another test flight, working gradually toward the goal of circumnavigating the globe. Yesterday, it flew for 26 hours, powered through the night by sun it collected during the day.

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