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Solar Cookup200 cooks gets its power from the yellow sun

Solar Cookup200 cooks gets its power from the yellow sun

If you ever find yourself stranded in the wilds packed with a bunch of mirrors, wood, and some chicken that needs burning we have the outdoor cooking tool for you. This thing you see is called the solar Cookup200. It looks like some sort of satellite frying doohickey. It’s actually a device for focusing the sun light that hits it to cook up food.

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Researcher creates little flying carpet made of conductive plastic

Researcher creates little flying carpet made of conductive plastic

The flying carpet is something that is featured in fairy tales and cartoons. A researcher has made a real flying carpet though from a sheet of conductive plastic. The researcher that made the creation is Noah Jafferis and the idea came to him after reading a mathematical paper after he received his PhD from Princeton.

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Neff Lumberjack Knit Hat is perfect for the facial hair deficient

Neff Lumberjack Knit Hat is perfect for the facial hair deficient

Back in the 70's and 80's all the manly men on TV had mustaches. Just look at Tom Selleck, his mustache was practically a character on Magnum PI back in the day. If you are the sort that wants to rock a beard and mustache, but you lack the ability to grow anything other than a patchy stubble beard that is bald in places, this hat will fix you right up.

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Alpha Dog robot is just as creepy as Big Dog robot

Alpha Dog robot is just as creepy as Big Dog robot

One of the things that places a limit on how far a military patrol can roam is the amount of gear like food, water, and ammo they can carry with them. The military is working on getting some devices like robots into the field that will be able to carry packs and supplies for soldiers over any terrain. A company called Boston Dynamics has previously unveiled the Big Dog four-legged robot that was sufficiently creepy.

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DIY toilet paper printer, tweets for your butt

DIY toilet paper printer, tweets for your butt

The 90's ruined me, I find it hard to think about TP today without thinking about The Great Cornholio. I bet had our pal Beavis not been a raving idiot, he would have used this TP printer that writes tweets or content from a RSS feed directly onto your favorite paper. Apparently this printer contraption was invented by a German dude named Mario Lukas to enter some sort of tech competition.

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ITV documentary uses video game footage, claims its real IRA film

ITV documentary uses video game footage, claims its real IRA film

When you watch a documentary on a war that took place decades ago on a network like ITV, you might expect that all the footage used and claimed to be actual footage from the fighting would be real. You would be assuming too much though. Apparently, an ITV documentary that was looking into the support Gaddhafi gave to the IRA used some footage said to be the IRA's own video.

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Sound Tank lays down the boom

Sound Tank lays down the boom

In my neck of the woods, there are plenty of cars and trucks that have more watts in stereo gear than the drivers have in brain cells. You know the sort that has more money tied up in wheels and stereo gear than the car is worth even though the paint is falling off the car. An artist named Nik Nowak has taken mobile stereo gear to the next level. Notice I didn’t say automotive stereo gear, Nik didn’t use a car or truck for his stereo.

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Scientists reconstruct YouTube videos from brain activity

Scientists reconstruct YouTube videos from brain activity

This is pretty awesome. Researchers at UC Berkeley have been able to recreate what people are seeing as they watch YouTube videos using brain activity. The quality of the videos they recreate isn't good at all. In fact, in the video on the ABC News story the clip of the jet seems to be missing the jet. The participants in the project were members of the research team headed by Jack Gallant, a professor of psychology.

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VendScreen gives boring plain vending machines touchscreen coolness

VendScreen gives boring plain vending machines touchscreen coolness

Clearly one of the places that Japan has surpassed the US in the tech world is in the hotly contested vending machine market. In Japan, vending machines are high tech with touchscreens and they hand out things like hot soup rather than cookies, soft drinks, and chips like we are stuck with in the US. That can all change though with the VendScreen retrofit touchscreen.

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Chinese man builds full size AR.Drone to fly around

Chinese man builds full size AR.Drone to fly around

This has to be the bravest dude on the planet, or perhaps the dumbest I can’t really decide. A Chinese farmer named Shu Mansheng has designed his own flying contraption that has no wings and used eight motorcycle engines fitted with propellers inside a big metal circle that holds a basket. The design of the craft reminds me more than a little of the AR.Drone.

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Sign up for a Merchant Account and get a free AK-47

Sign up for a Merchant Account and get a free AK-47

If you have a store and you need a merchant account and have been thinking to yourself that you really need a new AK-47 to boot we have a seriously good deal for you. Over at MerchantService.com you can sign up for a merchant account for your business and get a free AK-47. It's not like they are doing anything weird like sending the gun to you in the mail once you process your first transaction or anything.

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Chinese dude bathes with eels, one swims up his penis

Chinese dude bathes with eels, one swims up his penis

I know how you early morning types like your weird, so here it is. I know that eels and leeches are different, but the last time I was this grossed out at the thought of a slimy thing getting on private parts was in that Stand by Me scene where he finds the leech in a place guys don't even want to think about. Prepare to squirm guys, you have been warned. Apparently, in China a treatment to make your skin look better is to bathe with some sort of slimy eels.

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