Category Archives: Cool Stuff

Cool Space History

Wired Science has a pretty awesome list of Botched Spacewalks, Crash Landings, and Smuggled Sandwiches: Spaceflight’s Most Badass Maneuvers. Here’s just one: Cooper’s Landing Astronaut Gordon Cooper, one of the original seven Mercury astronauts, probably wins as the most clear-headed and … Continue reading

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Pendulum Waves

From Harvard Natural Sciences comes a video of “fifteen uncoupled simple pendulums of monotonically increasing lengths.” That’s what they call it. I call it awesome.

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Hummingbird Central

What does 13 gallons of sugar water a day get you? A whole mess o’ hummingbirds. Technorati Tags: Hummingbirds, David Attenborough, Nature

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Cool 3-Dimensional Helical Loop Fan

The coolest ceiling fan ever, via Gizmag. Plus, it is supposed to work better than traditional ceiling fans: To establish the optimum blade curvature, [Australian industrial designer Ben] McMahon ran trials with scale models, full-size test fans, and CFD (computational … Continue reading

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54 Fiercest Female Ass-Kickers

Wired chose Geek Culture’s 26 Most Awesome Female Ass-Kickers, including some well known Geek heart throbs: Buffy, Starbuck, Xena, Sydney, and so on. Predictably, readers noted some major ommissions that demanded correcting, so Wired followed up with Geek Culture’s Fiercest … Continue reading

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Kingston Liquid Cooled Memory

Kingston is introducing a new line of high performance, water cooled DDR3 memory modules: “Water cooling is desirable for its quiet operation and long-term reliability,” explains Kingston’s senior technology manager Mark Tekunoff. “We are bringing HyperX H2O to market as … Continue reading

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Bizarre Triple Sun over China

Three suns apparently appeared in the skies over a city in China at 8 PM on July 26th, lasting for about 10 minutes. What caused this rather odd optical illusion is as yet unknown. Professor Wang Sichao, from Purple Mountain … Continue reading

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Achieving PM Karma

Writing on PM Karma, Jason Westland lists the 5 Goals of a project manager. Jason gets the goals right, but I have to expand on goal 4 because this is a particular pet peeve of mine: Goal 4: To keep … Continue reading

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What does 8 Speakers in 2 Tiny Earbuds Cost

CrunchGear reviews custom made in-ear “headphones” (if they fit in your ear, aren’t they “earphones”?). Prices range from $250 to an incredible $1,149. What does nearly $1200 get you? JH Audio 16 Pro – $1149These earbuds are incredible. They have … Continue reading

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Robot Delivers and Defends . . . Beer

What’s cooler than a robot that delivers beer right to your hand? A robot that can defend the beer during transport! Pictured is a home made beer-delivering, gun-toting, music-blaring, soccer-playing robot. No lie. The creator has made a video available … Continue reading

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