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This $6,500 Santa Stakeout Kit Means Father Christmas Is Going Down

Murderer. Slave owner. Celebrated philanderer. These are the words that should come to mind when considering a one Mr. Nicholas "Santa" Claus. Just because you can see through that drunk jolly facade, though, doesn't mean the rest of the world can. So it's time to take matters into your own hands. Fortunately, … » 12/11/13 4:40pm 12/11/13 4:40pm

An Optical Illusion Bookshelf: Are There Three or Four Shelves?

Using inspiration from the impossible fork, ClarkeHopkinsClarke Architects built this optical illusion bookshelf. The shelf looks cartoony and almost invisible but that's not even the real illusion, the real mind bender is that there are what seems like 4 shelves on the left side but only 3 shelves on the right side.… » 3/02/11 3:40pm 3/02/11 3:40pm

Microsoft BlueTrack Mouse: Laser Precision On Any Surface

Following the other poorly kept » 9/09/08 1:01pm 9/09/08 1:01pm from Redmond this week, Microsoft officially announced their game-changing BlueTrack mouse that's been making the rounds lately. The BlueTrack takes the best parts of optical and laser mice and adds a massive blue beam to create a precise mouse that works on almost any surface.…

Scientists Develop Micro Microscope: Fits on a Chip, Costs $10

There's been a bit of a rush of pocket/USB digital microscopes recently, but none can hold a candle to this development from the clever chaps at Caltech. They've done a neat bit of thinking and redesigned how microscopes work: their new optofluidic microscope combines microfluidics and standard chip design, and floats… » 7/29/08 4:58am 7/29/08 4:58am