This Girl's Hulkbuster High Chair Will Make You Wish You Were a Toddler

Every episode of Super-Fan Builds makes it harder and harder to deal with the fact that few of us have access to special effects wizards to build us cool stuff. And the latest episode of the web series, featuring a custom Iron Man Hulkbuster high chair, will make you wish you were still a toddler—and that’s completely… » 4/27/15 2:07pm Today 2:07pm

Another Frank Lloyd Wright masterpiece gets the Lego treatment

Even if architects like Marcel Breuer or Walter Gropius don’t sound familiar to you, you’ve probably heard of Frank Lloyd Wright. He’s a household name when it comes to architecture, and his Wingspread house, finished in 1939, is his latest masterpiece to be converted into the ideal Lego home for your minifigs. » 4/27/15 11:25am Today 11:25am

Transform Paper and Glue Into a Robot That Actually Transforms

If the thought of spending hours with a hobby knife, glue, and more patience than a saint doesn’t sound like a fun way to spend an evening, you’ll probably want to move along. Because it’s completely up to you to turn the six pages in this papercraft kit into a robot that actually transforms into a paper car. » 4/27/15 10:22am Today 10:22am

An Iron Man Bluetooth Speaker Is More Useful Than Most Collectibles

Unless you’ve managed to hold on to the imagination that inspired your make-believe childhood adventures, all those comic book collectibles you’ve bought don’t do much more than decorate your den. Except for this Iron Man helmet replica that’s secretly also a wireless Bluetooth speaker. » 4/27/15 9:40am Today 9:40am

This Japanese Gymnast Game Is the Laziest Way To Train For the Olympics

You can do everything from fly fighters jets, to steal cars, to fight wars in a video game, but there will always still be something appealing about games like this gymnastics challenge that test your timing and reflexes in real life. Plus, it just might give you the skills you need to try out for the Olympic games… » 4/24/15 5:08pm Friday 5:08pm

IBM Can Now Squeeze a Record-Setting 220TB On a Cassette Tape

It’s assumed that once CDs killed off audio cassette tapes, the medium became extinct. But believe it or not, magnetic tape is still alive and well when it comes to data storage, mostly because it’s so cheap. And now that IBM has found a way to squeeze 220 terabytes onto a single cartridge, hard drives will still… » 4/24/15 2:00pm Friday 2:00pm

An Adorable Felt Apple Watch That Never Needs Charging

You caved on the iPod Touch, and maybe even bought your kid a cheap tablet, but how are you going to explain to them that there's no way you're buying them a $500+ Apple Watch? Easy, you just make an adorable felt alternative like Hiné Mizushima did and tell them it's powered by their imagination so it never needs… » 4/24/15 10:30am Friday 10:30am

You'll Think Twice Before Biting Into These Realistic Chocolate Tools

If you’ve got a parent who’s handy with tools but has a better equipped workshop than Bob Vila, you might want to consider something a little different for Mother’s or Father’s Day this year. This adjustable wrench, rubber mallet, and pipe wrench might look like the real thing, but they’re actually all made from… » 4/24/15 10:14am Friday 10:14am

Eureka's New Vac Automatically Cleans Disgusting Hair From Its Brushroll

Better suction, battery power, and HEPA filters are all great features to look for in a vacuum. But who cares about any of those now that Eureka has created an upright vacuum that can automatically clean hairs and threads tangled around its spinning brush roll? Never having to reach in there with scissors is a… » 4/23/15 4:08pm Thursday 4:08pm

Melting Is Now One of Many, Many Terrible Ways a Stormtrooper Can Die

Stormtroopers are the disposable pawns of the Star Wars universe, and there’s more ways for them to die than movie spin-offs planned for the next 20 years. But in addition to dying from blaster fire, TIE fighter crashes, Death Star explosions, and lightsaber attacks, it appears that melting is yet another peril the… » 4/23/15 12:36pm Thursday 12:36pm

"Motion Magnification" Reveals Vibrations Invisible to the Naked Eye

A crane towering over a construction site might look rock solid to the naked eye, but new video processing software developed by researchers at MIT is able to accentuate and reveal its subtle motions as it sways back and forth in the wind. And it promises to have a devastating effect on enrollment at crane operator… » 4/23/15 11:10am Thursday 11:10am

A Touch-Sensitive Belt Lets You Subtly Control a Wearable Display

The first time around, Google Glass wasn’t exactly a runaway hit. But the technology behind it will certainly be improved to the point where it can eventually be integrated into a regular pair of glasses. And for when that day gets here, there’s now a novel and subtle way to navigate your wearable display using the… » 4/23/15 10:15am Thursday 10:15am

A New High-Speed MRI Technique Is Fast Enough To Record Someone Singing

It’s a remarkable technology capable of looking inside a human being, but magnetic resonance imaging—or MRI—machines are finicky and require a patient to remain absolutely still while it does its thing. But researchers at the University of Illinois have found a way to capture up to 100 frames per second on an MRI… » 4/22/15 3:57pm Wednesday 3:57pm

A Cheap $6 Toothbrush With a Display That Reminds You To Replace It

Our dentists constantly remind us to replace our toothbrushes every 90 days so they’re most effective at battling plaque, but how often do we really remember to do that? To make it easier, Brush Buddies has created the 90 Day Brush featuring a timer and built-in LCD display that reminds users exactly when it’s time to… » 4/22/15 2:46pm Wednesday 2:46pm

Build a pair of gravity-powered walking Lego animals

You usually see these kinds of gravity-powered walking toys made out of wood, but Jason Allemann has come up with a way to construct them out of Lego instead. And all you need to build your own walking duck and kangaroo is the proper Lego pieces, and the laws of the universe to still be in place by the time you’re… » 4/22/15 2:22pm Wednesday 2:22pm