Genius machine sorts Skittles and M&M's by color so you don't have to

Here's a question I'm not sure I want to know the answer for: if Skittles and M&M's came in individual packets for each flavor, would I combine them and eat them like how I do now (in a pile shoved into my mouth) or would I keep the flavors separate and enjoy them on their own? They might be better on their own. » 12/24/13 5:15pm 12/24/13 5:15pm

Hand-Cranked Machine Plays Catch with Itself

There's something that's oddly hypnotic about watching this hand-cranked machine slice, drop and catch these small spherical rare earth magnets one at a time. The little 5mm ball magnets start out as a connected string, and are continuously fed through the contraption in a loop. As the video goes on, you get to see… » 5/06/11 7:30am 5/06/11 7:30am

The World's Largest Tunnel Boring Machine: A 400-Foot, 9.5-Million…

We've been thinking a lot today about moving earth to make pathways. Tunnels. What if you're not talking about thin, dirt tubes to move humans, though, but holes so big entire industries can flow through them? This is the world's largest tunnel boring machine: an Earth Pressure Balance (EPB) Shield developed by… » 4/25/11 5:18pm 4/25/11 5:18pm