Mechanical and aerospace engineering professor Afsaneh Rabiei recently invented a new material that is actually stronger than stainless steel but lighter than aluminum. Rabiei’s metal foam is primarily made out of hollow steel spheres surrounded by aluminum. According to the following news report, it can absorb seven to eight times the energy absorbed by other […]
Yes, it’s all so clear now! However, why Mr. Cleese chose to slip “Paris Hilton” (1:27) into the explanation is beyond me. [Via MissC]
Nintendo Power magazine, which launched in 1988, has just published its 250th issue. A kind geek posted some teaser scans of the issue, which features “250 Reasons to Love Nintendo.” Among these, there are classic quotes, favorite heroes, favorite villains, things we love to hate, etc. I agree with a lot of these lists, and […]
Check out Pee-Wee Herman as he shows his new iPad to all his Playhouse friends.
Bubble Tanks 2 is a fun shooter-like game where you must travel through giant bubbles, destroying enemy tanks and taking their bubbles to fuel your growth. As you grow, you constantly evolve and get ever better weapons. Ultimately, you’ll have to face the ultimate adversary and defeat it to win the game.
If you thought Farmville was exciting, then it means you’ve probably never tried Mafia Wars! Check it out: [Via MUO]
It was International Data Privacy Day yesterday. That’s doesn’t appear to have led to any restaurant or bar discounts or formed the basis of an awesome themed party, but it did produce a series of events and speeches to promote the issue. The day is promoted by The Privacy Projects, an organization which researches and […]
DMs are the unsung heroes of tabletop RPGs. They get a bad reputation (sometimes deservingly) for being a little power hungry, often times controlling, and frequently heartless when it comes to playing games. But the truth is that every DM has their own style of DMing and their own approach to the game. Some like […]
This is what you get if you take Obama’s state of the union address and mix it up with the iPad presentation: Brilliant isn’t it? [Via Gizmodo]
File this under “strange but true.” Apparently one of PETA’s latest projects is an attempt to save Punxsutawney Phil from the cruel and unusual treatment of being forced to see his shadow (or not) every February 2. They believe that the ceremony is “traumatizing and stressful” for the groundhog, and that he should be replaced […]
Need to create a professional-looking news report to “Wow” your audience? Just follow Charlie Brooker’s advice on the subject. You could also check our Youtube channel for our absolutely AMAZING video content, but I may be a little biased in saying that, if you know what I mean… [Via Buzzfeed]