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MakerLegoBot Printer Builds LEGO Creations for Us, Can't Print Itself

As if the programmable LEGO Mindstorms toys weren't brilliant enough on their own, fanatics over at BattleBricks decided to construct a fully functioning 3-D LEGO printer, made entirely from three NXT kits and nine NXT motors. The machine, named MakerLegoBot in homage to the MakerBot series of 3-D...

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'Canvas Rider' Lets You Ditch the 'Line Rider' Sled for a Bike

 You might've played 'Line Rider' back in 2006, when it blew up as one of that year's biggest hits on the Web. In 'Canvas Rider,' the latest hat-tip to the original (and influenced by 'Free Rider 2'), the species-vague protagonist (whose name is, in fact, Bosh) is replaced by a hat-wearing...

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NASA's Hasselblad Lunar Camera for Sale for a Mere $34K

Ever tried to stage a lunar landing? Well, chances are, it didn't go so well, or even resemble the 1969 event at all. Luckily, a Hasselblad MKWE just went up for sale on eBay at the low price of $33,751. This camera was made specifically for NASA by Hasselblad, and was used by moon-walkers to...

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USB Desktop Aquarium Tells Time, Holds Pens, Tortures Fish

From CubicleBot, the USB-powered desktop aquarium looks torturous for our piscean friends. Come mid-October, when it's officially released, grab the combo of a 1.5-quart tank, pen holder, overhead and interior lights, and an LCD screen that displays time and weather info. For the fish that end up...

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The iPod Nano Watch Arrives, Will Catch on With Time

The iPod Nano wristwatch has arrived, and it's probably the best use for the Nano these days. Even Steve Jobs mentioned the Nano's potential as a watch when unveiling it to the world. So, grab a slim-enough wristband, loop it through the clip on the back, and see your fellow Apple fanboys get green...

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Can a Pacifist Gamer Complete 'Modern Warfare 2' Without Killing Anyone?

Glen McCracken avidly plays 'Modern Warfare 2' with a goal steadfast in mind. He has already reached rank 70 several times, completed all of the challenges and killed many a dude by locking and loading. So, when it came time for McCracken to start a brand new campaign, none of this seemed to be...

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'Cloud Control': If You Thought Forecasting Weather Was Tough, Try Controlling It

Being under the weather never seemed like much fun until we played 'Cloud Control.' The game is super simple, and resembles puzzle games you've most likely played before. Basically, there are three types of clouds: fluffy white, stormy gray and rainy blue. Using the arrow keys, navigate the white...

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Burning Paper Gadgets as a Tribute to the Dead

Amongst a sea of corporate retailers in Hong Kong, craftsman Au Yeung Ping Chi has found a niche market for his gadgets: mourning families. Admittedly, his products aren't meant for vigorous use, as they are made entirely out of paper and only meant to dissolve into ashes. At the Bo Wah Effigies...

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Danish Rocket Men Eye Manned Space Launch (and Record Books)

Nearly forty years after Yuri Gagarin became the first person in outer space, Denmark is set to become the fourth nation ever to put a man into orbit (following Russia, the U.S., and China). More importantly, however, they are doing it without government funding, and, if successful, will be the...

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Increasingly, College Students Use Services to Find Roommates Online

Dorm life has its pitfalls: the public restrooms, wandering drunks, bed bugs and "performance art" outside your door at 2 a.m. But, for most, when it comes time to make the switch from sleeping at home to passing out at college, the biggest impediment to adjusting well is a bad roommate. Yet, for...

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