Mobile Star City Is China's Plan to Take Over the World

We love MAD architects-creators of crazy buildings and giant killer wasps skyscrapers »9/18/08 10:00am9/18/08 10:00am-because they are truly mad, like their latest concept. Presented as a gigantic model at the 11th Venice Biennale, the Super Star City is a "mobile China Town" that can be deployed all over the planet to "inject the energy of China to…

Fun with Pain Rays, Sound Cannons and Other Non-Lethal Weaponry

This week's New Yorker (yep, you heard me right) has a cool piece on the development of non-lethal weapons for military and police. You can tell the writer, Alec Wilkinson, had a good time reporting it. The story focuses on Charles Heal, a badass part-time Marine and part-time LA Sheriff's Department officer known in… »5/28/08 11:00am5/28/08 11:00am

The Ultimate Gadget Lover Takes Pics of Same Vending Machine Daily for Two Years

If you ever wake up in the morning and think: "Every day is just the same old same old," then maybe you need to look at Ryuuichi Terada's blog. Entitled "I Take a Picture of the Same Vending Machine Every Day (or so). I'm Very Sorry," the Sapporo-based man has spent the past two years doing exactly that, highlighting… »9/24/07 8:35am9/24/07 8:35am