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I Survived a Japanese Game Show: Shooting Balls, Breaking Faces

This week's over-the-top I Survived... challenges didn't have as much gadgety goodness as usual, but were strangely satisfying nonetheless. First, Velcro-clad contestants were dangled in front of of a teammate, who would try to pass them Velcro balls to catch. The objective was for the dangler, manipulated by two… »7/23/08 9:52pm7/23/08 9:52pm

Velcro 2.0 Can Support 8x More Weight Than Current Version

You'd think an invention like Velcro couldn't be redesigned, but don't tell that to Leonard Duffy. The 66-year-old architect has created a new Velcro he dubs "slidingly engaging fasteners." The fasteners don't make that tearing noise when you unfasten them, they don't wear down, and they can support 8x more weight… »5/18/07 9:30am5/18/07 9:30am