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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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Wash Your Hands With Plasma Gas

Soap is dead. Never stood a chance, really. It had a good run, but the age of disinfecting our hands in plasma-gas filled boxes has finally dawned.

As the NY TImes has it, several laboratories are working on the technology, which bathes(…)

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World’s Smallest Solar Sensor Could Run Indefinitely

The smallest sensor in the world is 1,000 times smaller than standard systems, and under the right conditions, it could last forever.

According to electrical engineering professor David Blaauw, who participated in the project at the University of Michigan:

“Our system can run

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Scientists Find an Antibody Which Hunts and Kills Prostate Cancer

Researchers have discovered an antibody which, when injected into mice, will bond with prostate cancer tissue and “initiate direct cell death” in it. If results carry over to humans, this discovery would almost be a cure to prostate cancer.

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Top 9 Homemade Remedies for What Ails You

Feeling under the weather? Thinking—as you look around your office—that you might be soon? Hone your home remedy skill set with a look at 9 of our favorite DIY cures for illnesses and your body’s annoyances.

Photo by Robert Couse-Baker.

9. Honey for rough coughs

When you’ve got a bad cough, it feels like your own body is fighting against you—your throat dries out, your lungs spasm beyond your control, and it all makes a bad illness experience feel even worse. Before reaching for the over-the-counter stuff, consider a spoonful of honey. It did better in studies of children’s coughs than any of the expensive elixirs, and it very likely elicits fewer taste complaints.(…)

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Electronic Circuits That Melt Into Your Body

It makes me nervous too. I’m not so keen on the idea of circuits enveloped in a silk substrate, which melts into your body leaving just nanometers-thick layers of electronics. But it’s for the best, trust me on this one.

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