30.11.08

Genius Dog Fetches the Ball


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29.11.08

Making Water Bounce

Using a high-speed camera setup in the lab, GE scientists captured details of water droplets dancing on amazing superhydrophobic surfaces developed in GE Global Research's Nanotechnology lab. For more information and videos, visit GE's technology blog at www.grcblog.com.

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28.11.08

Genius Guitar Machine

A street performer in the UK town of Bath playing a violin and a bizarre, foot controlled guitar machine.

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27.11.08

The Safest Place On Earth

Stone Mountain

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26.11.08

Mars Science Laboratory Mission


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25.11.08

Cars aint what they used to be either...

Lada - The best car in the world!

(So what happened to the driver?)
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24.11.08

Bicycles aren't what they used to be...

I'm afraid I can't do this on my bike.

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23.11.08

Hack into a flashlight for free power.

This is not a project for everybody, but it's cool, it's useful, and it's real clear.

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22.11.08

Simon gets a good night's sleep with his cat.

Time Lapse, for your viewing pleasure.
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21.11.08

The "Almost" Transformers

PATHETIC TRANSFORMERS - They had dreamt of being Transformers for a really really really long time.







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20.11.08

What if THE MATRIX Ran on Windows?


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19.11.08

Star Trek X Trailer


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18.11.08

Killer Whales Chasing a Penguin


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17.11.08

The Original Turbo Encabulator


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Fireworks!

I just like fireworks, and I figured today's a good day for them.


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16.11.08

PUDDLES NOT ALWAYS WHAT THEY SEEM

This innocent kid is playing innocently with puddles of water until he got more than he asked for!



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15.11.08

Magic Levitation Wand

OK, so it's not really magic (this page shows the science behind it), but it's still pretty cool. "Todays magic is tomorrow's science" as they say.

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14.11.08

I need some of this!


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13.11.08

Gabriela Montero - Improvisation @ Koln Philharmonie

This lady asks the audience to sing a song to her - a song she's never heard before. Then she improvises on it. Oh. My. Goodness. She is amazing!

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12.11.08

Dads Changing Diapers

See! Dads can change diapers!

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11.11.08

How to load a quad into your truck... NOT


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10.11.08

Fat guy pulls an amazing stunt


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9.11.08

Snake Head Attack


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8.11.08

Wedding Proposal via game hack

This is one of the most impressive marriage proposals I've ever seen, though it may be only effective among nerds.


His comments:

On October 17th, 2008, I proposed to my (now) Fiance. Originally I wanted to retun to the site of our first date, Mount Baker, near Bellingham Washington. Sadly, there was no discrete way to get her out there. So I turned to the next best thing, digitally recreating the mountain!

But why stop there? I figured I'd try and recreate many of our other favorite memories -- stargazing, dancing, even her favorite song lyrics (from the Princess Bride). I'm a college student who is studying Computer Science, and I wanted to do something unique that used my talents, so I did some research on Rom hacking, as she was playing through Chrono Trigger. (A perennial favorite of mine, I can't wait to buy it for my DS.) I even put in her cat, Cleo!

I had several goals in mind:
First) Keep the area in the context of the original game, the proposal should be a surprise.
Second) Get it done quick! I had the ring, I had the Father's blessing, and you can't sit on either of those for too long. You'll notice some of the NPC collision information is missing (the cat runs through a lot of weird places) and I didn't have time to properly debug every tile.
Third) Place memories that might be poignant enough to remind her of our relationship, while not advertantly giving away that this was somehow hacked.(See goal #1.)

Overall, it was a resounding success. She had no idea that this wasn't part of the original. She asked, "Hey, are those the Princess Bride lyrics? Do the Japanese really love that movie?" to which I responded, "Yeah! That's probably it! Either that or a bored translator slipping in an easter egg."

When her name appeared on screen (blurred in this video), she glanced over to me (on one knee, with the ring out), wondering, "How did they get my name in this game?" When she saw the ring, she reread the proposal, nodded yes, and said, "You are such a huge nerd! I love this!"

I spent a long time debating whether or not this proposal was awesome or incredibly stupid. Her friends, and my friends helped talk me into it, and it was a huge success!

I built the area by fusing a pre-existing area (Denodoro Mountains) with concepts I had in my mind. Each NPC in the area (save the cat, and the young girl at the beginning) is supposed to be either myself or my fiance.
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7.11.08

Pranks gone wrong





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6.11.08

This is what happens if you talk on your phone at a concert

This is good. They need to make this standard procedure

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5.11.08

Could You Forget Someone You Talked to 5 Seconds Ago?

These ordinary people did! The last bit is the best - so make sure you watch the entire thing!


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4.11.08

Formula hill climbing in iceland

This looks like a huge waste of time and money, but a whole lot of fun!


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3.11.08

Gun Control and the Election

This is certainly not politically correct. It is, however, hilarious. And it makes a point or two.

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Obama's Accomplishments

Such powerful qualifications!


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1.11.08

This guy is better than Kriss Angel


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