Jet-Powered Merry-Go-Round

Built by Brooklyn-based arts collective The Madagascar Institute, this Jet-Powered Merry-Go-Round had never been tested with real people on it, so Popular Mechanics’ Seth Porges “volunteered his life and limb to be the first human ever to take a jet-powered ride on this steam punk-inspired machine.” In case you want to skip the boring part, […]

Amazon Deal of the Day: $400 SIRIUS Stiletto 2 Portable Satellite Radio with MP3 Player – $99, Shipped

With the Stiletto 2, Sirius ushers in the next personal music player revolution. With a slim and sleek profile smaller than a video iPod, the ultra-portable Sirius Stiletto 2 satellite radio receiver features a built-in antenna that allows reception of the Sirius signal without the need for an external car or home docking station. This […]

10 Geeky Car Mods and Must-Have Accessories

So, your Geek Squad application was turned down, and now your dreams of driving the ultimate Geek-Mobile have vanished like Minovsky particles in the wind? No worries, here are 10 geeky car mods and must-have car accessories–listed in order of increasing awesomeness–that will make you forget all about the blank space on your door where […]


Holy Moley, it’s a wireless Rube Goldberg contraption. Nearness, by Jack Schulze and Timo Arnall uses RFID chips to activate each step. The film Nearness explores interacting without touching. With RFID it’s proximity that matters, and actual contact isn’t necessary. Much of Timo’s work in the Touch project addresses the fictions and speculations in the […]