How NASA Solved a $100 Million Problem for Five Bucks

A few years ago, back when the Constellation Program was still alive, NASA engineers discovered that the Ares I rocket had a crucial flaw, one that could have jeopardized the entire project. They panicked. They plotted. They steeled themselves for the hundreds of millions of dollars it was going to take to make… » 1/31/12 3:20pm 1/31/12 3:20pm

Touchscreen Computer-Controlled Coffee Machine Provides Spit-Free Drinks

This computer-controlled coffee machine created by Reko Maenpaa is the king of tech in coffee technology, creating a cup of joe in under 30 seconds while sporting a 8" touchscreen and the innards of a PC. Outfitted with an Intel 500 MHz Pentium 3 processor, ATX motherboad and a GeForce MX 440 graphics card, the coffee… » 11/24/08 10:45pm 11/24/08 10:45pm

DIY Geiger Counters Help Us Face Our Dismal, Irradiated Futures

What with the financial crisis » 10/02/08 10:30pm 10/02/08 10:30pm and and the possibility of having an insane (but like-able! Teehee!) person becoming the , we could be headed for a -esque situation in the near future. And when that day comes, I'll be the person on the block with a DIY Geiger counter. Hack-n-Mod has compiled a list of the three best…