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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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Fabric Dipped In Carbon Nanotubes Could Be Turned Into Wearable Batteries

Wouldn’t it be great if we could recycle all those old clothes lying in the back of our wardrobes, turning them into flexible batteries? By dipping fabric into an ink comprised of carbon nanotubes, their electrical properties are transferred over.

It’s being worked(…)

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Scientists create world’s first molecular transistor

Scientists from Yale University and the Gwangju Institute of Science and Technology in South Korea, have succeeded in creating the first transistor made from a single molecule.

Credit: Hyunwook Song and Takhee LeeCredit: Hyunwook Song and Takhee Lee

The team showed that a benzene molecule attached to gold contacts(…)

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This Woman Will Make Our Walls Breathe

Every single day we oooh and aahhh over the latest design concepts, but right now, let’s focus on one of the minds behind such designs and smile in awe of her motivations and inspirations. Meet MIT designer, Neri Oxman.

Oxman went through medical school, but abandoned(…)

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


With stacks of eight being only 0.6mm thick, ’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 prices.

According to Samsung, their new chips are(…)

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Nanowires, nanoribbons and ‘graphane’ among materials that’ll revolutionize computers

Architects of the next generation of computers are developing a variety of nanostructures to meet the demand for increasingly smaller features for semiconductors, microprocessors, and other components.

These tiny building blocks are quite extraordinary-some even self-assemble. And they’ll help overcome many of the limitations of today’s(…)

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