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Humans Aren’t The Only Ones Striving to Stay Young

There are some celebrities that would do just about anything to stay young, but for Sumatran orangutans, the fountain of youth is a little easier to come by — at least for the males. That’s because they’re able to put off puberty to keep their good looks. For our great ape cousins, puberty means it’s time [...]

The Ultimate Gift For An Arrested Development Fan

If you watch Arrested Development, then you know there’s always money in the Banana Stand,  which is why this is such a great gift for any fan of the show. Link

Hot Ham Water and Other Posters of Fake TV and Movie Products

Sorry, Arrested Development fans! Lindsay’s hot ham water (your family will love it! So watery and yet there’s a smack of ham to it) is not coming to a grocery store near you. The poster above is just a clever creation of [...]

Terrafugia’s flying car receives clearance

The “roadable aircraft” has been in development for years and may finally be available next year. Terrafugia have run in to a lot of difficulties in t…

Robot Skin That Can Feel

Here is yet another development that will have you asking scientists “seriously, have you never seen The Terminator?” The good folks at Cyberdine – I mean Stanford researchers have developed a skin that could one day be used to cover and give tactile sensation to robots. The new super-skin will give future android robots–which are coming [...]

On Rockets, Boiling Whale Heads, and H-bombs

Today’s nerdy must-read: Neal Stephenson on the development of rockets. In the article, Stephenson talks about the surprising confluence of Hitler’s obsession with superweapons, the development of nuclear weapons, and the ensuing Cold War that married the technologies of rockets and bombs — and what this series of historical coincidences teaches us about technological “path [...]

Scientists strive for realistic ‘cyberhug’

Development is underway for a realistic “hug” system that can be physically felt over the internet. Scientists in both Singapore and Japan are working…

Extremely Narrow Buildings in Japan

Real estate development in densely-populated Japan can be expensive, so some architects have made good use of very narrow lots. Pictured above is one such project in Nagasaki. You can view several other very narrow buildings at the link. Link via Super Punch | Photo by Flickr user Sergio in Nagasaki used under Creative Commons license

Five Places Where Land is Free

Some communities need residents. Some need jobs. Some need development. In order to get those things, a few communities will give you free land! These small communities want you to build a house and make yourself at home. Several small cities in rural Kansas will give you a land lot if you agree to fashion housing [...]

Three Wolf Moon T-Shirt Now Official T-Shirt of New Hampshire

State officials have declared the Three Wolf Moon T-Shirt the official t-shirt of state economic development. The shirt was designed by a firm in the town of Keene, so the state is claiming it as its own: “The Mountain’s Three Wolf Moon is a true New Hampshire success story,” said Steve Boucher of the Division of [...]