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Microscopic Bugs 3D Printed In Titanium So They Become Giant Bugs
Microscopic Bugs 3D Printed In Titanium So They Become Giant Bugs

How Marijuana Affects A Spider's Ability To Spin A Web
 
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How Marijuana Affects A Spider’s Ability To Spin A Web

Before I tell you about a cruel experiment done with spiders, I want you to know that I don’t condone this or any cruelty to animals, even if they are pesky spiders. Many years ago, NASA performed an experiment where they wanted to test the effects of certain drugs on the behavior of living things. Since spiders are so fabulously able to spin mind-blowing webs, they were chosen to be the “guinea pigs” so to speak. That way, the researchers would be able to determine ...


For Geeks That Love the Holidays: DIY Lego Ornaments
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For Geeks That Love The Holidays: DIY Lego Ornaments

I’m so excited right now to write about this. You already know from all my Lego articles how much I love those little colorful bricks; however, to combine Lego and my favorite holiday, oh my goodness! If you are a geek, if you celebrate Christmas, and if you plan to decorate a Christmas tree, this article is for you! I can’t think of anything better to do with all those boxes of Lego bricks you have lying around the house than to custom make your ...


The Phone That Becomes The Current Weather
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The Phone That Becomes The Current Weather

While I was attending University, there were a few years when I wanted to be a Meteorologist. I’ve always been fascinated by weather, especially when Mother Nature becomes a mad scientist, and we see crazy weather patterns. For example, just this past Friday, it was a mild sunny day in Georgia. Out of nowhere, while I was driving down the highway, big balls of hail started to fall from the sky. What caused that? Why didn’t they melt before they hit the ground? How cold ...


The Baked Table: Now You Can Eat Your Fork & Napkin
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The Baked Table: Now You Can Eat Your Fork & Napkin

Here in Atlanta, it’s not uncommon to order soup inside of an edible bread bowl in a restaurant. However, before today, I’ve never seen an entire table wear set created from baked bread! Andere Monjo, an artist and designer living in Spain, created this set called “Baked Table” for the London Design Festival. Not only did she bake the entire set from a simple recipe, she also crafted each piece to look as if it was made by cavemen or something. The look is that ...


Design Inspiration: The Sideways Coffee Shop
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Design Inspiration: The Sideways Coffee Shop

This is an Alice in Wonderland style coffee shop all the way. The pictures below might even make you a little dizzy! A new coffee shop, part of the Despresso chain of coffee shops, recently opened a block away from the New York Public Library at Bryant Park. The owner, Eugene Kagansky, decided to have fun with the 500 square feet that he had on Madison Avenue and 42nd Street. He wanted to create a memorable, unusual, creative place for people to grab their morning ...


Star Trek Pizza Cutter! Boldly Cut Where No Man Has Cut Before!
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Star Trek Pizza Cutter! Boldly Cut Where No Man Has Cut Before!

Pizza is one of our favorite foods for dinner, and why not? It’s yummy, its convenient, and it’s a lot of fun to eat while watching your favorite sports channel or movie while lounging around on a Saturday night. We always have pizza when cooking is too much of a hassle, or when everyone is tired. I am amazed at those who actually make their own pizza! I think its great because they can create it exactly the way they like it, whether it’s more ...


Unusual Art: Victorian Zombies Stained With Blood
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Disturbing Art: Victorian Zombies With Severed Heads

I filed this under stuff that’s completely twisted and disturbing yet interesting and intriguing. We’ve all seen these Victorian sculptures before, right? To me, they have a kind of “little old lady” feel to them since they were popular back when I was very young. Many times you’ll see them on dusty bookshelves as if they’ve been sitting there forever, just waiting for someone to notice them. I think my grandmother has about twenty of these kinds of figurines. Now, tell me, what would possess ...


Now Having A Laser Light Show for Your Party Is A Breeze!
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Now Having A Laser Light Show For Your Party Is A Breeze!

I have produced several parties and events over the past six years. We have organized events that catered to small groups of 100 people all the way up to 5,000 guests in one night. The elements that seem to capture their interests, aside from the entertainment (bands or live performers) are the videos and light shows that we incorporate in the program for the night. We install different lights that really wow the crowd into a frenzy. This is quite easy to do because of ...


Technology: Band-Aids That Alert Us To Infection
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Technology: Band-Aids That Alert Us To Infection

Here we go again. Yep, this is another thing that I will be telling my grandchildren, “When I was little, we had to rip the band-aid off our cut to check to see if it was healing or infected. And it hurt!” At least, that’s the way I remember it. Some really smart and practical scientists at the Fraunhofer Research Institution for Modular Solid State Technologies EMFT in Germany have created a band-aid that turns colors when the cut that it’s covering becomes infected. How ...


The Smartest Animal I've Ever Seen
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The Smartest Animal I’ve Ever Seen

Everything that I’m about to write is based on the assumption that the video below is real. It’s so nuts to me that an octopus could do this, so I have to consider the fact that it’s fake; however, for right now, I will assume it’s for real. So, we all get it that animals are smart, right? After all, we’ve seen the animals that can paint, which is impressive. There is even one animal that has figured out how to live forever, and wow, ...


The Tunnel People: Could You Live Like This?
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The Tunnel People: Could You Live Like This?

As many of you know, I work very closely with the homeless community in Atlanta. I became passionate about this work several years ago when I realized that during the months of November and December, especially around the holidays, there are always tons of volunteers and people willing to donate food, clothing and other essentials to those less fortunate. However, during the other ten months of the year, many times these people are not noticed or recognized at all. As a matter of fact, I’ve ...


Skateboard Skulls: Creative, Creepy & Effective Marketing
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Skateboard Skulls: Creative, Creepy & Effective Marketing

What do you do when you want to promote your skate store in a unique way that is cheap, good for the environment and that will make customers practically come running to you? Well, you do what designer Beto Janz did of course! He carved scary-as-hell skulls out of broken, discarded skateboards, applied stickers with the store information onto each one like a business card, and then left them all over town in Curitiba, Brazil. As you can see in the pictures below, the decks ...


Little People: Tiny Art Installations On The Street
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Little People: Tiny Art Installations To Inspire You

It seems like one of the trends in photography now is taking pictures of anything that is itty-bitty. Microscope photography has gotten a lot of attention in the past year, and that is really when I remember this trend starting. It seems people everywhere like to take pictures of small things. Whether it’s a dead fly, tiny plastic people, drops of alcohol, or even spores of pollen, it’s all very interesting to look at. It seems there is a whole other world within our world, ...


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