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Watering Plant, the Rube Goldbergian Way!

In the 2011 Rube Goldberg Machine Contest at Purdue, 11 teams compete to water a plant in 20 or more steps. Here’s the winning entry: [YouTube Clip] The winning entry was based on a time machine that followed the history of the world from the big bang to the present. It took 212 steps to finally [...]

"Steampunk" Anthology Reviewed, in All Its Brass Glory

SF SITE UPDATE: This week over at SF.DRB site: “Steampunk” Anthology reviewed, story-by-story -> Avi Abrams reviews stories by Ted Chiang, Joe R. Lansdale, Paul Di Filippo, etc. included in the “Steampunk” anthology, edited by Ann and Jeff VanderMeer - “…It is one heck of a ride, and it has everything a dime novel should have – mystery, [...]