How Two Women Made Your Watch Glow in the Dark

On December 21, 1898, Marie and Pierre Curie discovered the radioactive element radium (in the form of radium chloride), extracting it from uraninite. They first removed the uranium from the uraninite sample and then found that the remaining matter was still radioactive, so investigated further. Along with the barium… » 6/13/14 5:15am 6/13/14 5:15am

These Glow-in-the-Dark Curtains Put the Northern Lights On Your Windows

As conference rooms go, you could do way, way worse than the one situated in Newfoundland's Fogo Island Inn, what with windows that look straight out onto the rocky shores and far off foggy horizon line. Pull the printed curtains down and suddenly you've got a cool stormy night effect, but the real magic happens when… » 5/30/14 10:20am 5/30/14 10:20am

Get All Starry-Eyed With This Indestructible Tyvek Constellation Map

I am a dope when it comes to constellations; identifying Orion's Belt and the Dippers (Big and Little) is about as deep as my skills go when it comes to eyeballing the heavens. This Crumpled Sky Map by Palomar seems like it would be an awesome tool to help me and my fellow heavens-blind folk educate ourselves in the… » 1/09/14 5:00pm 1/09/14 5:00pm

Why on Earth Would You Need a Glow-In-The-Dark Crowbar?

No, seriously, that's not the lead-in to a joke or anything. I'm genuinely curious as to why anyone would need to do demo work in the dark. Sure the Glowbar is cool with its high-carbon steel construction and Silicate-Aluminium-Oxide-based powder coating—allowing it to glow 10 times more brightly than other glowing… » 12/16/11 11:00pm 12/16/11 11:00pm

Nooka Glow-In-The-Dark Watches Are Just For Kanye West

Speaking of jackholes with gadgets, here's Nooka's special glow-in-the-dark Zub watches that they made for Kanye West and his "Glow in the Dark" tour. You know, Nooka, the company tha tmakes watches with dots and meters? Too bad you can't have any of these because Kanye took them all. Tough luck, sucka! Maybe when… » 6/18/08 4:00pm 6/18/08 4:00pm