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Solenoid Engine with Woodworking Chops

16 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

Simple, elegant, and well executed. This solenoid engine build is everything we’ve come to love about [Matthias Wandel]’s work. If you don’t recognize his name you probably remember the name of his site: Wood Gears. In what feels like an afternoon project he put together a solenoid engine. Show More Summary

Cute but Serious-Faced Automata Produce a Pour Over

16 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Hack a Day

Check out the great workmanship that went into [TonyRobot]’s coffee vending version of ROBOT CAFE at Tokyo Maker Faire 2016. We’d really like to see this in action, so if anyone has more success than we did at tracking down more info...Show More Summary

You Can't Unsee This Roach Giving Birth While Being Eaten by Ants

16 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The circle of life is gross. It’s even grosser when you throw in a cockroach, larvae and some violently ravenous fire ants. Read more...

Voyager Space Probe Lands Back on Earth, But Only One Person Is Left to Hear Its Message

16 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

After meeting with misadventure, a space probe from the Voyager mission crashes back to Earth, centuries after it left. But Earth is a very different place now, and there’s only one person around to witness the Golden Record’s message. Read more...

Another Psychological Study Fails the Reproducibility Test

16 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The field of psychology is currently in the midst of a kind of civil war, with one side claiming a widespread reproducibility crisis, and the other just as loudly proclaiming that concerns are greatly exaggerated. Read more...

These Elaborate Seashell Crowns Are Perfect for a Mermaid Queen

16 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Whether you plan to rule over Atlantis, or just the neighborhood pool, these crowns by artist Chelsea Shiels will complete your water-based royalty ensemble. Read more...

Gary Johnson's Solution For Climate Change Involves Moving to Other Planets

16 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Libertarian nominee for president Gary Johnson got a lot of heat recently for comments he made in 2011 about not having to worry about climate change because the sun was eventually going to destroy Earth anyway. So Johnson went on ABC’s This Week today to tell everyone to lighten up and explain his real solution for climate change: moving to other planets. Read more...

Negotiations With Aliens This Massive Are Just A Little Bit Trickier

When Scout Zhang spotted the creature scrambling up and away from the wreckage, he took a deep breath. Sure, the thing had just devoured thirty tons of perfectly good salvage, but when it came to first contact, patience always trumped anger. More »      

Win Friends and Influence People With This Rubik's Cube-Solving Program

16 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Do you remember that Will Smith movie where he got the big high-powered Wall Street job by solving a Rubik’s Cube in front of the company’s CEO? With a little deception, that could be you, by using this Rubik’s Cube-solving application. Read more...

Movie Review: The Osiris Child Is a Fun Throwback to B-Movie Scifi of the '80s and '90s

16 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Twenty-years ago, you could walk into a video store and pick out a certain kind of low-budget science fiction movie. Movies that looked the same, but if one had lasers, starships and a cyborg suit in it, it was probably worth watching. Show More Summary

How Venomous Creatures Can Kill You--Or One Day Save Your Life

16 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

If you’ve ever been stung by a jellyfish while swimming in the ocean, you know firsthand the pain that a venomous creature can inflict, even if it doesn’t outright kill you. But scientists studying the chemical properties of venom might one day be able to develop therapeutic drugs that could save lives. Read more...

China Powers Up the World's Largest Alien-Hunting Telescope

16 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

You had a good run Arecibo, but there’s a new big dog in town. China has switched on the massive dish that now officially holds the record for the world’s largest single-aperture telescope. Among other things, researchers hope it will provide a big boost in the hunt for extraterrestrial life. Read more...

Those Used Coffee Grounds Could Get the Lead Out of Your Water

16 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

Those used coffee grounds you dump into the trash every morning might just help remove lead and mercury from drinking water one day, according to a new study by a team of Italian scientists. Read more...

New Law Forces IMDB To Remove the Age of Actors on Request

16 hours agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The governor of California signed a bill into law today that will make it illegal for entertainment websites like IMDB to post the ages of actors if that actor requests the information to be taken down. Needless to say, free speech advocates are outraged. Read more...

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