A Better Way to Harvest Bone Marrow

In the following video, Daniel Kraft demos the Marrow Miner — a new device that quickly harvests life-saving bone marrow with minimal pain to the donor. He emphasizes that the adult stem cells found in bone marrow can be used to treat many terminal conditions, from Parkinson’s to heart disease.

Darth Porkchop: When your meat turns to the dark side

Well, it looks like we’re paying tribute to pork meat this week on [GaS]. Yesterday, we featured the Original Bacon Explosion, and lo and behold, today, we have the geekiest piece of porkchop ever: Darth Porkchop. [Via BuzzFeed]

MonitorES Helps You Save Energy, Money and Time!

This incredibly small  98.2kb file will allow you to automagically power off your display when you lock your computer. It also does a bunch of other things, including muting your master volume and setting your status on IM clients to “away.” The full list of features is as follows: Automatically turn off monitor Automatically pause […]

Movie Review: Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

By Casey Lynn Contributing Writer, [GAS] I have a long history with Harry Potter – getting the books at midnight (and reading them in the eight or so hours immediately following), going to line parties for some of the film premieres, dressing as Tonks for Halloween, even writing law review articles about fandom. I point […]

$23 quadrillion cigarette mystery solved

An internet consultant says he’s solved the mystery of how a New Hampshire man was charged $23 quadrillion dollars for cigarettes. Josh Muszynski hit the headlines after paying for the cigarettes at a gas station on Monday using a prepaid Visa card. He was somewhat surprised when he next logged into his online account and […]

US State Department Thinks Firefox is Too Expensive

In the following video, a women asks Hillary Clinton why the US State Department staff cannot use Firefox, even though the browser is completely free and was approved for the “entire intelligence community.” The answer? Deploying and maintaining the browser is “too expensive.” The only reason I can think of as to why they would […]

G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra – Second Trailer

From the Egyptian desert to deep below the polar ice caps, the elite G.I. Joe team uses the latest in next-generation spy and military equipment to fight the corrupt arms dealer Destro and the growing threat of the mysterious Cobra organization to prevent them from plunging the world into chaos. [Via TechEblog]

Space digest: Apollo 11 anniversary, Endeavor delays, Mars mission simulation

As the 40th anniversary of the first moon landings draws nearer, space travel both past and present continues to make headlines. NASA has launched an official web page to commemorate the Apollo 11 flight. Highlights include a state by state map showing locations of lunar tie-ins, from the birthplaces of astronauts to the current homes […]

Wednesday Geeky Pics: More Geeky Cakes

Remember our inaugural Wednesday Geeky Pics post? Well, maybe I’ve been watching too much Cake Boss, but I have cake on the brain again. Plus, who doesn’t like cake? Also remember – these cakes should not be judged by quality but by geekiness! Plus, I’m sure they were all delicious. This cake is a lie. […]

This is Why You’re Fat: The Original Bacon Explosion

To keep on going with our series of posts on super-unhealthy food, let us present you the arteries-clogging Original Bacon Explosion: Unfortunately, the inventor of this life-threatening delicacy didn’t list the recipe’s dietary values, but if our guess is right, this thing probably has a few 1000’s calories along with way too many grams of […]

Musical Typewriting

Born out of the demented mind of Fabien Cappello, this oldschool typewriter has each of its keys wired to play a different musical note as you type. And while we give it a 10 for creativity, the device doesn’t rate very high in our mind when it comes to melodiousness, especially if you use it […]

Fire-Starting Rube Goldberg Contraption

Ok, this might not be a very efficient way to start a fire, but it sure is one of the most fun we’ve seen!