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What Sorcery Keeps This Giant Ball Floating on a Tiny Stream of Water?

We’ve all made a tiny ping-pong ball float on a hair dryer, but what YouTube’s Veritasium is demonstrating here—a giant styrofoam ball floating on the side of a thin stream of water—seems to contradict every scientific law governing our universe. But there is an explanation as to what’s happening.Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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This Clever Camera Trick Lets You Photograph the Invisible World Around Us

When you rub your hands together to create friction and warmth, heat energy radiating off your hand creates air currents. They’re completely invisible to the human eye, but with a simple setup, it turns out your digital camera can reveal this invisible world around us.Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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All the Dangerous Things You Shouldn’t Be Doing With Your Fidget Spinners

Like lawn darts, nano-magnets, and slap bracelets, fidget spinners are only one stupid stunt away from becoming yet another forgotten fad. And as usual, instead of enjoying them responsibly, the internet is hard at work trying to find ways to make spinners as dangerous as playing with firecrackers. This is why we…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Something Wonderful Happens When You Mix Microwaves, Soda, and Wood

The next time you accidentally spill soda, or water, plus a little baking soda on one of your cutting boards, don’t complain about having to clean it up. Instead, tear the safety cover off your microwave and use it as a high-voltage power source to etch a cool lightning pattern into the mess.Read more… Continue […]

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Make Your Browser Talk With This Wonderfully Annoying Human Speech Simulator

If half your work day is spent thinking up ways to troll and annoy your co-workers, today’s going to be an easy one. Neil Thapen’s Pink Trombone is a browser-based speech synthesizer that lets you manipulate a simulated mouth, throat, tongue, and nasal cavity to create a remarkably realistic—and equally annoying—human…Read more… Continue Reading at http://gizmodo.com

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