By PatB Contributing Writer, [GAS] The Times Online reports that Google wants to pile several datacenters onto some empty oil tankers and shove them offshore to international waters. Their plan? Use the ocean’s waves to generate electricity and to keep their equipment cool. This could apparently save them millions in operating costs and also help […]
We’ve showed you the German “AirKick” a few weeks ago, and now you’ll see the next best thing: A Swiss homemade catapulting contraption. Oh, and before you hit the play button, here’s a bit of advice. If you’ve got a battleaxe or claymore laying around you, please make sure you put it away before looking […]
Yes folks, the guys from EepyBird are back with a whole new experiment, but this time, they’re not using Diet Coke and Mentos to amaze their audience. I won’t spoil the surprise and let you watch the show. Enjoy!
Since the LHC has been successfully powered up yesterday and a lot of confusion remains on what CERN’S Big Bang machine truly does, I thought that some of you might like getting some extra information on the subject. Created by CERN employee Chris Mann, the following presentation explains in relatively simple terms the inner working […]
Have you ever looked at the nutritional information on the side of a bag of chips? 150 calories, 11 grams of fat… FOR 10 CHIPS!!!! Can anyone here truly stop at 10 chips, especially when lounging in front of a 2-hour movie? Well, for the health-conscious geeks among you, Icelandic designer Hafsteinn Júlíusson has come […]
By Mark O’Neill Contributing Writer, [GAS] I’m sure you’ll agree with me that one of the best SNL comedy sketches of all time is Christopher Walken and his “gotta have more cowbell!”. Everytime I watch it, it just totally cracks me up. Well today I came across a website called “More Cowbell” which enables you […]
I’m usually not a fan of LOLCats, but this was just too good to pass up. [via Korben.info (French)]
Just a quick post to point you guys to the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) live webstream. The link we’ve posted a few days ago points to a very small video of the event, so we thought that you would appreciate seeing the whole thing in full screen. Enjoy!
By Mark O’Neill Contributing Writer, [GAS] A British academic is proposing that the English language be reformed so that people who are not perfect at spelling are not pressurised into feeling they have to do better. John Wells, Emeritus Professor of Phonetics at University College London, wants English to take a “phonetic approach” so that […]
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