Inferno Speaker Blaster Makes you Vomit

Inferno is a "sonic barrier," a long metallic speakerbar that generates a sound made of four frequencies between 2 and 5 kilohertz. The sound itself is 125dB, which is the typical sound made by an alarm, but according to Danger Room's Sharon Weinberger, it's "the most unbearable, gut-wrenching noise I've ever heard in my… » 2/13/08 1:54pm 2/13/08 1:54pm

Touring the Umeda Sky Building and Riding the World's Highest Escalators

My last stop in Osaka before leaving for Kyoto was the Umeda Sky Building, which is actually two 40-story skyscrapers that just happen to be connected by the world's highest escalators. Two of them, in fact, which cross between the two buildings over 550 feet of clear space. Initially, there were supposed to be four… » 10/17/07 11:00am 10/17/07 11:00am

Wall-mountable Fireplace Heats Up Your Living Room

Feels like everyone's mounting their flat panels on their walls these days, so what better way to one-up your neighbor than with this wall-mountable fireplace. The fireplace's creators (West Country Fires) claim it automatically cleans up after itself so you don't have to worry about any harmful gases filling up your… » 11/15/06 6:50pm 11/15/06 6:50pm