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What Are BuckyBalls?

What are BuckyBalls?  Possibly the coolest educational toy (and best use of technology as a frivolous time-killer) that I've seen in a while...

Tiny Flying Saucer Makes Me Fear Alien Invasion

They're here! They're tiny! And their technology is far more advanced than our own! One look at their tiny flying vehicle has me convinced: the alien invasion has begun...

Healthy Or Not? Independent Group Tests Pet Products!

When you buy a bed or food bowls or toys for your pets, you believe that they are safe.  Or maybe you just hope they are not harmful, depending on how skeptical you are.  Perhaps you assume that the government would have recalled a product if it were not healthy for your pet.  Maybe it would, if the government tested all products, but it doesn't.  Who will?  Who does?

YO2 - Delta: A New Kind of Yo-Yo

The Yo-yo has been around since roughly 500BC.  In all that time I have yet to figure out how to get the stupid thing to glide back up the string.  But... the Yo-yo enters a new era with the advent of the YO2-Delta - a new take on an old toy.

Clone Wars Ultimate Lightsaber Brings Out the Jedi in You!

If you happen to see a crazy, naked guy running around in public swinging one of these things, it'll probably be me...

Oddfellows: Three Inches of Genius

Want a little bit of inspiration while working on your next invention?  These little guys may not help you lift your tools, they may be able to lift your spirits!

Nano-Technology Provides Desktop Fountain

Want the best example of nano-technology put to trivial use?  Look no further!  The Nano-Tech Aqua Dance is here!

Mecha Impression with the Gundam 30th Anniversary 1:60 Replica Model

Can't afford the 60-ft tall Gundam RX-78 Mobile Suit that looms menacingly over Tokyo's Odaiba Island? That's OK, it's not for sale... but a 12-inch tall, 30th anniversary replica model is!

Inventions On A Theme: Jigthings

The first advice given to a new writer is "Write what you know." It should, as well, be the advice given to a new inventor: Invent what you know.

Palm Sized Robot Provides More Than Just Home Security

The SRV-1 Blackfin Mobile Surveillance Robot may not be the most sleek little device, but it offers some unique features to entice the hobby roboticist in you!