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3 Students Plan To Push Their Friend Off A Cliff In A Wright-Style Glider [Video]

This Saturday at a harbor near Washington, D.C., a team of student engineers is going to shove a homemade flying contraption off a cliff. With their friend inside. Don’t worry too much. Tommy Fallon, the pilot-to-be, and ...
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My Friend Gave Me A Bitcoin. Now What?

So you’ve got yourself a bitcoin. Congratulations! Its value was hovering around $100 at press time. But what can you do with your newly acquired digital riches? Quite a lot, as it turns out—especially if you have a penchan...
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Spot Exoplanets With Your Home Telescope, Using Free NASA Software

Well, this is what you bought that new telescope camera for, right? NASA is releasing, for free, a bit of software that allows those with telescopes to detect planets outside our solar system. You’ll need a digital imagin...
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Ride This: An SUV-Size Insectoid Robot

In 2007, Matt Denton stopped on the side of the road near his home in Hampshire, England, to watch an excavator dig. The machines had fascinated him since childhood, but after years of designing control systems for animatronic ...
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Crowdfund A $65 Robot That Runs Like A Maniac Cockroach

The Dash, created by Dash Robotics, is an insect-inspired simple robot kit that runs like the fastest, most rectangular cockroach ever. There’s a crowdfunding campaign and beta test, with 27 days left to get one of the fi...
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Build Your Own Photo Booth

NOW: INSTAGRAM PHOTO BOOTH Alexander Morris lugged a camera around everywhere during high school, making him the unofficial class photographer. Even after he graduated last year, his alma mater in Antrim, Northern Ireland, aske...
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3 Beautiful Instruments Made From Stuff Nobody Wanted

HYBRID ORCHESTRA Diego Stocco crafted his first Frankeninstrument when he was 16. Today the 37-year-old Italian musician enlists more than 30 unique creations to write and play scores for popular movies, TV shows, and videogame...
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This DIY Team Is Trying To Build 1,000-MPG Autonomous Vehicles

Google’s self-driving car doesn’t come cheap. Minus the price of the vehicle itself, the Silicon Valley’s autonomy-enabling equipment costs about $150,000. A plucky group of do-it-yourselfers in Seattle, howev...
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Watch The 2013 World Yo-Yo Champion’s Greatest Tricks

Looking for something new to learn in the next year? Why not consider becoming a master yo-yo-er? Kottke found and posted this video from this year’s winner of the World Yo-Yo Contest. Kottke also posted videos from yo-yo...
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