Proof that Ninjas Have Children Too: The NERF Blowgun Project

Father's Day is coming and, since the courts won't let you take the kids to a strip club like last year, you might as well teach them something about physics and craftsmanship. The Geek Dad's Guide to Weekend Fun by Ken Denmead has projects to help even the most irresponsible man bond with his kids. » 5/05/11 8:00pm 5/05/11 8:00pm

Scientists Claiming Planet Vulcan May Exist Don't Have Pointy Ears

Using data from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope, Dr Massimo Marengo—from the Harvard-Smithsonian Centre for Astrophysics—and Dr Dana Backman—from the SETI Institute—are claiming that there's a solar system which is a younger twin of our own, just 10.5 light-years from us. Nothing surprising, really, until they tell you… » 10/29/08 8:54am 10/29/08 8:54am

DARPA Unveils Details About the Mach 6 Vulcan Engine

How does one design a propulsion system that combines a full-scale turbine engine and a Constant Volume Combustion (CVC) engine that is capable of delivering 12,000 pounds of payload up to 9,000 nautical miles from the continental United States in less than two hours? DARPA has released new details on how they plan on… » 6/25/08 6:20pm 6/25/08 6:20pm

Powernic Massager: Robotic Shiatsu Claw with a Vulcan Grip

It looks like a prop from the latest Dr. Who series, it clamps down with the deliberateness of a Vulcan, and it feels... well... not too bad. The Powernic finger-pressure massager is a pretty serious apparatus, and in the wrong hands it could probably do quite a bit of damage. Good thing there's a touch-sensitive… » 5/14/08 4:45pm 5/14/08 4:45pm

Nerf Vulcan EBF-25: Fully Automatic Toy Dart Gun Rambo Junior's Weapon…

The best new Nerf toy out of the entire Toy Fair 2008 lineup is this fully automatic dart gun. The toy is $40, and comes with 25 belt-fed darts, powered by six D-cell batteries (!). Paired with the Mission Kit Tactical Light, this is the kind of base unit a Nerf gun modder could really learn to love. » 2/19/08 5:10am 2/19/08 5:10am

Vulcan FlipStart E-1001S: Vaporware, Four Years Later

Many of you whippersnappers won't even know what we're talking about when we mention the FlipStart, a piece of vaporware from the distant past (this nonsense started all the way back in 2003) when ultra-mobile PCs (UMPC) were just a glimmer in the eyes of their creators. Now a group of pictures have emerged of the… » 3/06/07 9:40am 3/06/07 9:40am