Introducing the i-Limb: The world’s first bionic hand

Here’s a short video segment from ABC news presenting the i-Limb: the world’s first bionic hand. What is really amazing about these new kinds of prosthesis is that they are entirely controlled by nerve impulses, just like real hands are. I wouldn’t be surprised if one day, these “bionic hands” become superior to regular ones. […]

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Aerogel – lightest, most expensive material in the world

Composed of 99% of air, Aerogel, aka “Blue Smoke”, is an absolutely amazing material that was originally developed by Steven Kistler back in 1931. Aerogel is a low-density solid-state material derived from gel in which the liquid component of the gel has been replaced with gas. The result is an extremely low density solid with […]

Change channels with a flashlight and a floppy disk

Interesting way to annoy the heck out of your family & fellow pub patrons… using a flashlight, and yes…a floppy disk. :)

Halo + Robocop = super body armor

By Rob Dunn Contributing Writer, [GAS] Troy Hurtubise, eccentric inventor, has developed the ‘Trojan’ suit. Aside from the unfortunate name, the suit is actually a lightweight, state-of-the-art, exoskeleton body armor which could be utilized by military personnel deployed in dangerous environments. Described by Hurtubise himself as the “first ballistic, full exoskeleton body suit of armor”, […]

Chevy Volt: From concept to reality

Imagine a gasoline-free morning commute. Wouldn’t that be great? It would certainly benefit your wallet, and support the environment. Last year, the engineers at Chevrolet introduced the Volt, a new concept car. The Volt is a new kind of electric vehicle that can be configured to run on regular gas, electricity, bio-diesel and E85 (ethanol). […]

The Principle of Bernoulli (Video)

Watch this crazy scientist as he demonstrates how the principle of Bernoulli works. Bernoulli’s Principle states that in an ideal fluid (low speed air is a good approximation), with no work being performed on the fluid, an increase in velocity occurs simultaneously with decrease in pressure or a change in the fluid’s gravitational potential energy. […]

Is video game addiction a plausible psychiatric disorder?

Will video game addiction soon become a part of the official psychiatric diseases list? That certainly seems to be the wish of a team of medical experts presenting their video games addiction study two days ago at the American Medical Association congress. This report responds to Resolution 421, adopted at the 2006 Annual Meeting, which […]

Video interview with Mr. Wizard from 2005

by Brian Boyko Contributor, [GAS] Saddened as we all are about the death of Don Herbert, a.k.a., Mr. Wizard, I thought it would be appropriate to tell you about a video interview he did in 2005 with the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Foundation. Additionally, the Archive of American Television also has tons of […]