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Pat Robertson, Horny Confused Beetles Recognized at Ig Nobel Awards [Science]

Sunday, October 2nd, 2011

This year’s Ig Nobel awards lacked the gas mask brassieres and whale snot breakthroughs that made them so charming in the past, but that doesn’t mean the most recent batch was a letdown. More »


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The Whale Tissue Holder Is Ridiculously Cute [Cute]

Sunday, February 20th, 2011

I’m surprised I never thought of this before: a whale tissue holder. It makes so much sense, the tissue “comes out” of the whale’s blowhole. Oh the cleverness of Etsy! [Etsy via NOTCOT] More »


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Powercast and Microchip fire up interest at a distance with wireless power development kit

Wednesday, October 27th, 2010

We’re sure if you asked Powercast nicely it’d tell you a whale of a tale, about how the “more than 100 companies” who allegedly signed up to develop products that seemingly pull energy from the ether materialized into this light-up Christmas tree. Still, we’d be happy to forgive and forget if meaningful products emerged instead, and that’s why we’re moderately happy the company’s announced a nice big development kit. $1,250 buys your firm or deep-pocketed hobbyist the spread pictured above, with a wireless transmitter to throw three watts and a pair of receiver boards to catch them from over 40 feet away, plus a low-power development board from Microchip equipped with that company’s proprietary short-range wireless protocols and ZigBee functionality. We can’t wait to see what people build, but we won’t be snapping one up ourselves — we’re still holding out for the firm to go open-source and build an Arduino version. PR after the break.

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Twitter Can Predict the Stock Market Six Days In Advance [Twitter]

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

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