Magic material is both a reflecting mirror and a see through window

No, it's not a one way mirror. It's much cooler than that. MIT scientists have invented a new invisible mirror that can show reflections like a typical mirror but also be see through like a window. The magic is in the alternating 84 ultra thin layers typical glass and tantalum oxide. It's a mirror but when you spin it, … » 4/19/14 1:35am 48 minutes ago

Biker offers getaway to handbag thief, takes him to police station

This hilarious thing happened in China: A 29-year-old biker saw a guy stealing a woman's handbag on the street and quickly went to him to offer a getaway. The thief jumped on the bike but took him to a police station, where the thief tried to escape. I can imagine the guy's "ffffuuuuu" face as he entered the station… » 4/19/14 12:33am Today 12:33am

Scientifically accurate SpongeBob is hilariously and horrifyingly sad

After getting sucked on and eaten by his best friend Patrick Star, scientifically accurate SpongeBob Squarepants as imagined by ADHD is destined for a life of cleaning dishes. That caps a hilariously sad life of basically being immobile at the bottom of the ocean with "friends" who are killer creatures. Real life sure… » 4/18/14 11:11pm Yesterday 11:11pm

Watch a super genius honey badger break out of all kinds of cages

No matter what you do, you can't keep this honey badger locked up. It's a master jail breaker. Lock the gate? It'll find out how to slide it open. Put it in a deep pit with high walls, it'll build a rock ramp. Take away the rocks? It'll use mud or trees to climb out. What a fascinatingly clever little badger. I hope he … » 4/18/14 9:31pm Yesterday 9:31pm

Most Beautiful Items: April 11 - 18, 2014

Tiny homes, classic cars, and mesmerizing cityscapes—those, among other wonders, are the treasures we're working with in this round of the most beautiful items of the week. Check out what we discovered for you below: » 4/18/14 9:00pm Yesterday 9:00pm

84 year science experiment finally sees results after years of nothing

Since 1930, there has been a science experiment that basically does nothing. Seriously. Scientists watch as a solid—that's actually a liquid 230 billion times more viscous than water—drips down a glass container. But that takes time. A lot of time with a whole lot of nothing. For the past 84 years, the blob of tar has… » 4/18/14 8:32pm Yesterday 8:32pm

Report: Nike Is Killing the FuelBand

Nike has fired the majority of the team responsible for its FuelBand fitness tracker according to a report from CNET today, which also claims that the company is jettisoning wearable hardware for good. An anonymous source says that roughly 55 employees were let go from Nike's Digital Sport hardware team, which covers… » 4/18/14 8:06pm Yesterday 8:06pm

Sorry, Laser Zeppelin, This German Light Show Is Way Cooler Than You

Whoa. It's happened. Laser-Zeppelin has met its match. The crazy creative folks at Urbanscreen have transformed the cavernous interior of the Gasometer in Oberhausen, Germany, into a wild light show that looks all kinds of trippy. So long, Stairway. » 4/18/14 7:40pm Yesterday 7:40pm

A Pedal-Powered Monowheel For When a Unicycle Is Somehow Too Cool

Apparently during the closing ceremonies of the 2008 Beijing Olympics a bunch of performers were riding glowing monowheels around the stadium. If you missed it, that's ok, because no one cares about the closing ceremonies—and anyways, now you can now own what sounded like the most interesting part of the event. » 4/18/14 7:20pm Yesterday 7:20pm

Reframe Roundup: This Week's Best Photography Posts

Did you guys know there is a Gizmodo subdomain where you can go for all things photographic? Yep! It's called Reframe, and it's where you'll find additional coverage of gear, techniques, news, and all kinds of great stuff related to the crafts of photography and videography. » 4/18/14 7:00pm Yesterday 7:00pm

Scientists Figured Out a Way to Help Power Homes with Toilet Flushes

A team of researchers in South Korea have a pretty exciting new idea for hydroelectricity. They figured out a way to turn the mechanical energy from flowing water into a sustainable energy source. In other words, your toilet flushes could help power your home. » 4/18/14 6:40pm Yesterday 6:40pm

Name Your Own Price On This Top Learn To Code Bundle

Whether you want to become a pro developer, or create your own kick-ass portfolio, it can be pretty hard to get started with coding. So to help get you up to speed, we've put together a bundle of courses, covering HTML5, CSS, Java, PHP, MySQL, Objective C, Xcode, Python and more. The best part? it's name your own price » 3/03/14 4:25pm 3/03/14 4:25pm

From EVPs to Reiki, A Real Ghost Hunter Shares the Tricks of the Trade

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Like Kevin, the hapless protagonist on Hulu's new ghost-hunting show Deadbeat, Marti Haines sees dead people. And, like Kevin, she has made it her life's work to help them communicate with their loved ones. However, Marti isn't a character on a show — she's a real live medium and ghost hunter, who works and lives in… » 4/16/14 12:00pm Wednesday 12:00pm

Everything You Need to Cut The Cord, Wearables, Nest Thermostat

If you're ready to cut the cord, Newegg will sell you everything you need to get started today for under $100. The Mohu Leaf is the most popular indoor antenna out there, and the Roku 3 is an excellent media player without a hidden agenda. » 4/18/14 1:45pm Yesterday 1:45pm