Science Finds the Universe's Best French Fries Would Come From Jupiter

Just because we can't fry food in the vacuum of space doesn't mean that the entire universe has to be devoid of its greasy wonder. In fact, turns out us Earthlings live in an environment damned to produce subpar french fries without even realizing it. According to a new study, if you're really jonesing for the good… » 1/08/14 12:40pm 1/08/14 12:40pm

Behold the new US star destroyer turbolaser cannon—or just a centrifuge

Cool photo from Sandia National Laboratories of what appears to be some exotic plasma cannon to be installed in the first US star destroyer—until your dreams are destroyed when you read the caption: it's a centrifuge "used to simulate gravity for re-entry situations." » 12/10/13 10:40am 12/10/13 10:40am

DIY Egg Beater Centrifuge Can Save Lives

Apparently, egg beaters are more than just a tool for making tasty omelets—these cheap contraptions can also be used as a quick and dirty centrifuge in developing countries. According to the Royal Society of Chemistry, taping a bit of plastic tubing to the end of a standard egg beater and a little elbow grease is all… » 10/15/08 2:50pm 10/15/08 2:50pm

Ancient DIY Electric Centrifuge BB Gun To Shoot Your Eye Out


This DIY electric centrifuge BB gun may be from a 1963 issue of Pop Mech. And it's more of a toy than the full on killing machine that the Dread centrifuge gun is. But that doesn't mean it can't hurl pellets at ridiculous velocity. According to the article, the muzzle velocity will reach 5,000 feet per second, which… » 12/30/06 9:44am 12/30/06 9:44am