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SpaceX teases Mars-bound future with retro travel posters

SpaceX teases Mars-bound future with retro travel posters

Back in January, NASA published some inspirational travel posters for far away planets based on real travel posters from the past. Now SpaceX has followed suit, only it wants your attention to be solely on Mars — the subject of its new three retro posters. The space company dropped the posters on its Flickr account over the weekend, and though we doubt this is what life on Mars would actually look like, it’s a fun way to dream of a future in space while enjoy the nostalgia of classic science fiction-like artwork.

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Hulkbuster high chair makes dinner time unbeatable

Hulkbuster high chair makes dinner time unbeatable

There are a few different teams out there that spend their time creating fascinating versions of popular fictional items and movie props, and one such team is the folks behind Super-Fan Builds. We previously saw them create a version of the Batman tumbler vehicle as perhaps the most unique stroller ever, and now they're back with another build for a toddler -- this time, though, they've set their sights on Iron Man, specifically on the giant Hulkbuster suit.

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Iron Man glove replica shoots real lasers

Iron Man glove replica shoots real lasers

We’ve previously seen an Iron Man prosthetic, and now another rendition of the glove has surfaced, this one of a different sort: it is an Iron Man glove with functional lasers, as well as sound effects that make it sound like the real thing. It was created by Patrick Priebe, who has previously created some other things incorporating lasers, the latter of which have an important place in his latest creation. Both blue and red lasers are included, and they’re shown off on video, which we have after the jump.

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Man cited for shooting his Dell desktop dead

Man cited for shooting his Dell desktop dead

Have you ever had a gadget so frustrating you imagined filling it full of bullets? No? Good. Some don't share your mental stability, however, and get the ultimate revenge by emptying a round or two into their faulty devices, smugly terminating them for their non-sentient foibles. A man in Colorado is one such excellent example of this. He recently, after growing tired of his computer's endless problems, quite literally took the Dell desktop out back and shot it. Eight times.

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Candy Rocket is a real rocket fueled by candy

Candy Rocket is a real rocket fueled by candy

If the Killer Klowns from Outer Space had a long-range weapon, this would definitely be it. Some industrious and fun-loving rocket scientists (and, apparently, candy experts?) from Japan put their brilliant minds together to bring to life a project designed to inspire the youngest generation upward, as well as maybe do something that has never been done before. What did they do? Created a rocket powered by candy, launching it with a fiery burst to over 800ft. in the sky.

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Surgeon develops (possible) method for transplanting human heads

Surgeon develops (possible) method for transplanting human heads

The idea of transplanting a person's head onto another person's body is nothing new, and for those with catastrophically damaged bodies, the prospect is likely an exciting one (and, you know, it's creepy, too). Such ideas have been, more or less, left to the realm of fiction writing, but one scientist is hoping to change that in the next couple years. His name is Sergio Canavero, he is the Turin Advanced Neuromodulation Group's director over in Italy, and he has developed a new method for living head transplants that just might work.

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Apex is a futuristic machined aluminum wallet

Apex is a futuristic machined aluminum wallet

Once mobile payments become common place and retailers get on board with solely digital rewards cards, the need to carry around a physical wallet will disappear into the realm of all things archaic and hipster. Until then, you likely still find it necessary to carry a wallet, and that wallet is probably average in every way. Such doesn't have to be the case, however; all sorts of wallets exist, and counted among them is new Kickstarter entrant Apex, a machine aluminum wallet with RFID protection.

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This track piece lets you drift Hot Wheels like a boss

This track piece lets you drift Hot Wheels like a boss

Hot Wheels cars: you have likely played with them at some point or another, maybe stepped on one and took an impromptu slide across the floor. Near endless track arrays are available for playing with the miniature cars, but at the end of the day it all revolves around the same thing: rolling around. Just rolling. That is, unless you are Phil Foss, the man behind a new track piece that lets you drift Hot Wheels cars like a boss.

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Batmobile stroller: a miniature tumbler replica for toddlers

Batmobile stroller: a miniature tumbler replica for toddlers

We've seen different replicas of movie cars, including the Batmobile, some of which have been more functional than others. Sometimes you have to think a bit smaller, though, when it comes to a child with a love of Batman, the latter of which being the inspiration for the latest Super-fan Builds project: a Batmobile baby stroller. It is modeled after the Batmobile tumbler vehicle complete with all the sharp angles and beastly base, and includes things like a steel frame for reinforcement and, of course, a handle for the parents to push.

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NY Public Library shares pre-Internet reference questions

NY Public Library shares pre-Internet reference questions

If you have a question about any little thing that crosses your mind, there's a good change you pull out your phone and consult Google, being dished up a bunch of answers in no time at all. Of course, that convenience has only been around for a brief out our inquisitive history, and before such options existed people had to resort to slower, more limited resources. The New York Public Library was one such source as shown by a bunch of reference cards from the 1940s through 1980s.

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