Before the internet, an actual series of tubes really was the best way to transport messages quickly. OObject has complied an amazing list of these systems—some dating as far back as the 19th century. [OObject]
This DIY Christmas Cannon provides a solution to a problem I didn't know existed: how to combine explosive firearms with the warmth, generosity, and joy of Christmas. Video after the jump.
Now here's an art installation that would make Gene Kelly proud. Peter William Holden created an installation called "AutoGene" (get it?), which consists of eight umbrellas that dance around to the song, "Singin' in the Rain". Never heard that tune? Then you're uncool. Using a programmable logic controller from…