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Crash test video pits 2009 Chevy Malibu against 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air – guess who wins?

If a 2009 Chevy Malibu got in a head-on collision with a 1959 Chevrolet Bel Air, which car would emerge with the least amount of damage? At first glance, you'd expect an old tank like the Bel Air to obliterate the Malibu, right? ButShow More Summary

It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, No… It’s High Voltage EPROM Man!

At Hackaday, we cover some pretty high-tech builds. Sometimes, though, you see something simple, but it still makes you feel happy to see it. That’s pretty much the case with [ProtoG’s] High Voltage EPROM Man. The parts probably came...Show More Summary

Time Lapse Shows How Much Snow Fell During the Blizzard of 2016

Winter Storm Jonas hit the east coast over the weekend and if you spent any time on Instagram or Facebook or any social network where people who live on the east coast are required to post a minimum of three pictures each, you’d know that there was a ridiculous amount of snow that got dropped onto cities. Show More Summary

Watch the latest trailer for ‘Warcraft,’ coming to theaters June 10th

Now that the Hobbit trilogy has ended its unexpected journey and The Lord of the Rings movies are little more than a distant memory, fans of epic medieval fantasy aren't left with much to get excited about in the coming months. In fact, the only real contender of 2016 might be Warcraft, a movie based on a video game. Show More Summary

Bismuth Crystals Hold Magnet Suspended for 100 Years

[NightHawkInLight] has been playing around with the diamagnetic properties of bismuth. Diamagnetic materials get a lot of attention due to their strange ability to produce the opposite of the magnetic field going through them. In simpler...Show More Summary

The crazy things that happen when you dump salt into a bottle of Coke

The wacky guy behind the CrazyRussianHacker YouTube account has been a little obsessed with doing things to Coca Cola lately. You may remember his previous video where he mixed Coke and bleach and got the soda to turn completely clear. Show More Summary

Finally, a Modern Theremin

Ever wanted to own your own Theremin but couldn’t justify dropping hundreds of dollars on one? Now you can build your own, or buy it for a quintuplet of Hamiltons. The Open.Theremin.UNO project has built up antenna-based oscillator control...Show More Summary

Hackaday Links: January 24, 2016

The RepRap wiki was spammed this week. Everything is fine now, but I feel I should call attention to the fact that the RepRap wiki needs some people to contribute, organize, and maintain everything. The wikis for obscure anime showsShow More Summary

Don’t Shovel Snow; Build an Epic Melt System!

When [Ronald Walters] was building a new house, he decided he didn’t want to shovel snow anymore. So he built a snow melt system under his new driveway. He knew the system would be expensive to operate, but he reasoned it was cheaper...Show More Summary

Let’s Play…Wheel of Solder!

Solder is solder right? Just spin the wheel and whatever comes up will work fine. Well, not so fast. If you’re new to electronics, or are looking at getting started, there is a bit to learn first. [Mr Carlson] has the info you need with this youtube video you can watch after the break. He begins with a discussion of solder diameter. Show More Summary

How to Use Lidar with the Raspberry Pi

The ability to inexpensively but accurately measure distance between an autonomous vehicle or robot and nearby objects is a challenging problem for hackers. Knowing the distance is key to obstacle avoidance. Running into something with...Show More Summary

The Trouble With Intel’s Management Engine

Something is rotten in the state of Intel. Over the last decade or so, Intel has dedicated enormous efforts to the security of their microcontrollers. For Intel, this is the only logical thing to do; you really, really want to know if the firmware running on a device is the firmware you want to run on a device. Show More Summary

Watch a Tanker Completely Implode in Slow Motion

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

The tanker in the video is 67-feet long with a 10-foot diameter and can hold up to 30,000 gallons of liquid. It’s made of thick steel and weighs 67,000 pounds and yet it can be crushed with just the sweet simple science of air pressure. Show More Summary

Can California Drought-Proof Itself With This Pair of Giant Gravity-Powered Water Tunnels?

2 weeks agoTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmodo

As part of his State of the State address today, California Governor Jerry Brown released a new video to explain his plan for protecting California’s water supply. According to Brown, it’ll not only drought-proof the state’s water, but also make it earthquake-proof, terrorism-proof, and climate change-proof. Ambitious. Read more...

Drawn in by the Siren’s Song

When I say “siren” what do you think of? Ambulances? Air raids? Sigh. I was afraid you were going to say that. We’ve got work to do. You see, the siren played an important role in physics and mathematics about 150 years ago. Through the first half of the 1900s, this fine apparatus was trivialized, used for its pure noise-making abilities. Show More Summary

Lady Ada Turns NeXT Equipment Into Something Useful

From the late 80s to the early 90s, [Steve Jobs] wasn’t at Apple. He built another company in the meantime, NeXT Computer, a company that introduced jet black workstations to universities and institutions, developed an incredible emphasis on object-oriented programming, and laid the groundwork for the Unix-ey flavor of Apple’s OS X. Show More Summary

Cleanest Rasberry Pi NES Mod

[ModPurist] sent us his Raspberry-Pi-in-a-Nintendo casemod. Before you go hitting the back button, this is a good one because it’s so well executed. And it’s actually a two-fer: he’d previously built up a wireless NES controller that completes the setup. Both of these mods are hacks in the purest sense of the word. Show More Summary

Saving Old Voices by Dumping ROMs

Some people collect stamps. Others collect porcelain miniatures. [David Viens] collects voice synthesizers and their ROMs. In this video, he just got his hands on the ultra-rare Electronic Voice Alert (EVA) from early 1980s ChryslerShow More Summary

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