Here's Something Steampunk-Inspired That Actually Works

Normally we ignore "steampunk" news because it has nothing to do with real, actual steampunk and more to do with some bloke attaching nonfunctional brass tubing to his PC, but in this case these guns actually shoot something. » 2/07/10 4:00pm 2/07/10 4:00pm

Uber Tuber: The Instant French Fries Bazooka System

For some reason, Ted Goessling and Zach Gens think that creating a French fries machine using a potato gun-a compressed-air bazooka that fires potatoes-, a wire screen, and a large pot with hot oil is a good idea. I don't agree. I think their instant French fries maker-or Uber Tube, as they call it-kicks some serious… » 11/28/08 6:00pm 11/28/08 6:00pm

Shapeways Allows You to Materialize Any 3D Object, Star Trek Style

While visiting the Philips research lab here in Amsterdam I came across a company that is getting the Star Trek replicator closer to everyday life. Imagine being able to create any 3D object you want-a World of Warcraft » 8/26/08 9:00am 8/26/08 9:00am avatar, a chess set, a lamp, a Lego piece you are missing, a house for a train model, or a fully…