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The Jetsons Premiered 50 Years Ago Today

Getty Images If you’re wondering when we’ll be getting flying cars and robot maids, the show was set in 2062. Today’s question: If you could have one innovation featured on The Jetsons right now, what would you choose?

The Missing Links: The Science of Anti-Social Traveling

This Thing Is Gonna Be Huge Well, maybe not, but this PBS exploration of viral videos is interesting nonetheless. * Is This A Full Flight? The answer to that question can make or break your day. Standup comics have made jokes about talkative strangers on planes for years. We’ve all held our breath and prayed that the person walking [...]

The Missing Links: On Testicles and Valor

The Linguistic Association Between Testicles and Valor Juliet Lapidos explains the connection between ballsy and courageous. * The Olympics Require Extreme, Rigorous, State-of-the-Art Performance Testing I’m referring to all the time used getting the torch ready, of course. * Han Solo’s “I Know” Line Might Not Work As Well When Your Significant Other Professes His or Her Love But that doesn’t mean [...]

The Missing Links: Testicles and Valor

The Linguistic Association Between Testicles and Valor Juliet Lapidos explains the connection between ballsy and courageous. * The Olympics Require Extreme, Rigorous, State-of-the-Art Performance Testing I’m referring to all the time used getting the torch ready, of course. * Han Solo’s “I Know” Line Might Not Work As Well When Your Significant Other Professes His or Love But that doesn’t mean [...]

Gumball Machine Dress Has Real Gumballs Inside

But it’s not a functional gumball machine, which would be cool. Think of that as the future. Who needs flying cars and holodecks? We need gumball machine dresses, and Etsy seller Coyote Peyote has taken the first step toward making that dream a reality. Link -via Technabob

8 Once Amazing Sci Fi Technologies Now Inferior to Real Life Gadgets

We don’t have flying cars, but otherwise, it can be hard for science fiction to keep up with the pace of modern technology. Evan Hoovler of blastr has a list of eight technological wonders from science fiction now present in real life, such as the PADD from Star Trek, now available as the iPad: Like modern [...]

"Impossible" device could propel flying cars

Considered by many to be an impossibility, the Emdrive is a device that if real could propel everything from spaceships to flying cars. But how li…