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October 12, 2009

Shadow Robot Hand

Can your robot hand do this?

Didn't think so.

London-based Shadow Robot is on the bleeding edge of industrial robotics, numbering NASA among its customers.

More about the company and its technology in a January 4, 2009 Economist story.

October 12, 2009 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

Programmable Tea Thermometer/Timer


World's most technical tea accessory.

From the website:


Tea Thermometer & Timer

Take the guesswork out of brewing your tea.

Different varieties of teas need different brewing times and temperatures to taste their best.

This combination digital tea thermometer and timer is pre-programmed for 18 types of loose, ball or bagged teas, including green, chai, black, herbal and many more.

Use the thermometer to determine the precise steeping temperature.

Then choose the tea type and 1 of 8 tea strengths.

An alarm alerts you when it’s done.

You can also custom program for endless options.

The 4" stainless steel stem can be placed in a teacup, mug or teapot.

Requires 2 LR44 batteries (included).

Plastic storage case included.

7" long.



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Brewster Rockit: Space Guy! Explains String Theory


Tim Rickard spells it all out for you.

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Star Trek Monopoly — Continuum Edition

From the website:


Star Trek Monopoly — Continuum Edition

Travel to all ends of the Star Trek universe, unfettered by time, space or Prime Directive.

The 22 locations available for purchase range from Andoria to Vulcan.

Six collectible pewter tokens include a Vulcan harp, phaser, communicator, Klingon blood wine goblet, shuttlecraft and captain's chair.

For 2-6 players, ages 8 and up.



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Dancing Sifaka Lemurs of Madagascar: 'Possibly my favorite species in all the world' — Richard Dawkins

won't argue.

October 12, 2009 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1) | TrackBack

What is it?


Answer here this time tomorrow.

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Where did that phone call come from?

Picterure 2

Find out here.

[via Milena]

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White Collar Grime — Disposable Collar Protector


From the website:


White Collar Grime™ Disposable Collar Protector

Put simply, White Collar Grime saves shirts, and you, the embarrassment caused by dirty, sweaty shirt collars.

Easy to use: just cut off the desired length of this 100% super-soft adhesive-backed cotton tape, stick it to the inside of your collar, and go about your dirty work.

At the end of the day, peel off the tape, dispose, and your white, blue, pink or any color collar won't look criminal.

It's perfect for those long days of meetings followed by client dinners with no time for a change of clothes.

As an added bonus, use it to cover up the itchy backside of that embroidered alligator or scratchy designer label that you just cannot bring yourself to cut off.

10 feet roll comes packaged in a white cardboard box that measures 3 inches square.




[via my7475]

October 12, 2009 at 09:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0) | TrackBack

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