How Hot Your City Could Be By 2100 If Climate Change Goes Unchecked

It's a sorry truth that hits you mid-July: Average summer temperatures have been rising since the 1970s. If we continue down this path, according to a new study by Climate Central, in 2100, summers in Boston will feel more like sticky Miami—and summers in Miami will feel like toasty Harlingen, Texas. » 7/09/14 6:00pm 7/09/14 6:00pm

Magic fabric doesn't catch fire after being doused with molten aluminum

The molten aluminum being poured out onto the thin black fabric is bubbling at a scorching 1500 degrees Fahrenheit. That's hot. And yet, for all the heat and fire and flame power, the magic fabric easily withstands the burning liquid metal. The fabric doesn't catch fire, it doesn't get burned through and there's not a… » 6/25/14 12:27am 6/25/14 12:27am

How Hot Does It Get Inside a Parked Car? (Spoiler: SO FREAKING HOT)

It's summer. It's stinking hot. And for any silly person who leaves their pets (or any imbecile who leaves their kids) inside a parked car, watch this video where a doctor traps himself inside a parked car to see how how it gets. Even with all four windows cracked down a bit, the car temperature reaches 117 degrees in… » 7/03/13 1:00am 7/03/13 1:00am

The Story of the Great Philadelphia Hot Dog Launcher

Hot dog maker Hatfield constructed a hot dog launcher with the help of the Philly Phanatic, famous weirdo mascot of the Philadelphia Phillies, for use during Phillies games. And now, in a fit of boredom and comedic inspiration, they've released a "documentary" detailing the making of the launcher. It's absolutely… » 11/22/08 1:30pm 11/22/08 1:30pm

10 Gadgets For Air-Conditioned Summer Survival

For many of us, the first day of summer starts just before midnight tonight. That means it is time to start thinking about how to beat the heat when the temperatures soar and the air conditioning unit in your home or office inevitably breaks down. In this scenario, survival means being prepared for anything. The… » 6/20/08 4:00pm 6/20/08 4:00pm

Spaceship Fragrance Oil Warmer (Appropriate for Flash Gordon's Bedroom)

You finally brought that man/woman of your dreams back to your space den, and you're trying to seal the deal. May I suggest using this $15 Spaceship Fragrance Oil Warmer, the geekiest love aid we've ever seen. Imported from far off galaxies and recommended by captains by the name of Kirk, Gordon, Solo and Zapp… » 3/07/08 1:30pm 3/07/08 1:30pm

Fujitsu Flepia e-Reader Displays 4,096 Colors

Keep ignoring e-paper and e-readers, but as we see more color displays it will slowly take over the world. And Fujitsu just showed off some of their sweet new color e-reader prototypes. These readers feature 8" or 12" displays, boast 4,096-colors and XGA 768 x 1024 resolution...all on top of touch screen capability.… » 10/11/07 10:48am 10/11/07 10:48am