We sure did botch up that server moving thing, didn’t we? Well now it seems everything is fine, though we did lose a few posts. Today onwards, we’ll be back on the usual routine. Look out for some really, cool stuff!
Those who enjoy the Xbox 360 Slim and Gears of War 3, would also enjoy a gander at this unusual Gears of War 3 Calibur11 Vault. Made specifically for the console, the vault has a “Bleed Out” color scheme with an LED illuminated Omen on the side. The vault is easy on the console, going on a simple wraparound with its chassis, body panel and locking mechanism. Apart from giving the Xbox good looks, this brings extra cooling and stability to the plate as well. Priced at $110.
Earth has the human problem. Full image after the jump.
As things stand, we thought taxidermy was creepy. But the work of Amsterdam-based sculptor Cedric Laquieze makes taxidermy seem rather subdued. Laquieze uses cat and dog skeletons to make sculptures, only he decides to spruce them up with flowers and a few taxidermy tricks to make them look way more creepy than they should have been.
By its looks, this is just some nondescript replica of a Civil War Rifle. But look deeper and you will find beauty in the scheme of things. The ornate rifle measuring 41 1/2 inches is actually a sword cane that holds a 27 7/8 inch sword. The sword is sheathed by the barrel of the rifle while the butt itself acts as the handle. Pretty neat, huh? Don’t go hunting bears with this one though, even if the handle has a color plate of famed Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Costs $45.
Foosball is hardwork, and we always expect rewards after doing any kind of work, and getting gumballs looks like a huge benefit. Not to mention that having gumballs at the ready means we won’t ever have problems in finding someone to play with. At least till we can keep the table stocked while better, more enthusiastic players turn up. Weighing 150lbs, the table is slightly smaller than the conventional table; a blasphemous thing we overlook only because it comes packed with 1700 gumballs in a flavor of the buyer’s choosing. Costs $115.
A satirical sculpture by Manuel Palou, this happens to be nothing more than a conventional 1TB hard drive. However, the value of the external hard drive comes from the data inside it, or the list of illegally downloaded files that it contains. The values for the software presumably comes from the irrationally high damages that corporations claim on illegal downloads.
Lefroy Brooks Belle Aire Faucet will just be looking for take-off in its stylish spaceship looks. It is available in chromium plate, antique gold, silver nickel, or satin nickel finishes and of course, there’s good looks to go along. Costs $2,030-$2,690.
We’ve all noticed a pen or pencil being placed in a liquid and appearing “broken” where the liquid meets the air. That’s pretty simple and clear representation of the refractive index of a liquid. With these new materials however, the pen in the liquid doesn’t just appear broken, it seems to have gone in an entirely different direction. Scientists at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Vienna) have succeeded in making a special material with a negative refractive index, with simple materials. Earlier, such materials could only be made with meta-materials, but researchers have now managed to get the same results with cobalt and iron-cobalt alloy. It may have far reaching effects on the world of science, but we just particularly love the picture, which sadly exists only as a montage but could be very real in the near future.
Flickr user Henrique Feliciano Silva hollowed out a light bulb, filled it with water and proceeded to take pictures of the neighborhood with this bulb hanging in his balcony.