I can't have enough of these metal milling videos

I think I want one of these German Datron M8Cube High-Speed Machining Center in my house. It would replace my TV. I would just turn it on to make random 3D models out of blocks of aluminum to watch it while I eat pizza all day long. Like this mold for a radio controlled quadrocopter. » 10/07/14 7:41pm 10/07/14 7:41pm

An Unintended Effect of Energy-Efficient Buildings: Toxic Mold

Energy-efficient buildings can be wonderful at keeping out drafts and keeping down heating bills. But the same air-tightness, unfortunately, is also perfect for trapping humid air where toxic mold can go to party. » 2/16/14 1:00pm 2/16/14 1:00pm

What Our Gadgets Will Look Like a 100 Years From Now

Some objects age gracefully. Think the design of products from 1960's era Braun. Or some of Apple's stuff. But that's just the design that stays timeless, the actual object gets beat up by both Father Time, Mother Nature and Careless Human. It's going to be rare to see a mint condition iPod a hundred years from now,… » 4/20/13 1:00am 4/20/13 1:00am

Slime Mold and Highways Take the Exact Same Paths

Slime mold is weird stuff: despite having no brain or nervous system it's ruthlessly efficient at hunting down food. So efficient that if you lay out food for it in the pattern of major cities across the US, it grows in the exact same paths as the highways we've already built. » 3/14/12 12:20pm 3/14/12 12:20pm

How To Pirate Vinyl Records

Just because vinyl records are analog, it doesn't mean you can't pirate them. All you need is a wood box, glass, window cement, silicone mixture, liquid plastic and a drill press. Hey, I didn't say it was going to be easy. » 7/29/10 10:40pm 7/29/10 10:40pm

BLUE Bowl Shines Light on Your Fruit to Stop the Rot

This design concept from Ahmet Bektes, Koray Gelmez & Eda Kose uses "Action Fresh Blue" technology—apparently used in "many new refrigerators"— to keep your fruit fresh. It seems that this tech is essentially a blue light, which shines down from the bowl's handle, killing bacteria. Hmmm: I'm skeptical. But at least… » 5/15/08 9:36am 5/15/08 9:36am

Create Perfect Ice Spheres For Perfect Cocktails

If you are serious about your on-the-rocks beverages, you probably already know that ice is a major factor in constructing the perfect drink. The best ice consists of quality water and is shaped in such a way that it does not take up much surface area—which ensures that your drink does not get watered down… » 5/08/08 5:30pm 5/08/08 5:30pm

The Most Disgusting and Gross Tech Gear Gallery Ever

Without a doubt, this has to be the most disgusting and gross tech gear photo gallery in the history of The Most Disgusting and Gross Tech Gear Photo Galleries. Ever. The vomit-inducing shot above, a pancake of beige, white and green mold with the Dell logo impressed on it, is just the aperitif. Honestly, I thought my » 3/06/08 9:10am 3/06/08 9:10am