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The MegaPenny Project
categories: Geeky, Pics

Have you ever wondered what a stack of one million pennies looks like? How about a trillion? Or maybe one quadrillion? Perhaps a quintillion? Did you even know there was such a number as one quintillion? I didn’t. This site is all sorts of useful.

After Image Optical Illusion
categories: Geeky, Pics

Another optical illusion. Stare at the cross in the center of the circle and try not to move your eyes off of it. Eventually the outer circles should appear to fade or disappear entirely.

Fractal Bush Robot (no, not George Bush)
categories: Geeky

This is what a real robot looks like. The pioneering roboticist Hans Moravec first described the idea in the late 80’s. This abstract summarizes the concept, math and geometry of a “bush robot”. Such a robot could perform tricks like surgery without incisions, act like a lens, project holograms, and of course, embody a human mind with plenty of CPU & RAM left over to carry out its unimaginable posthuman agenda.

Scary Robot
categories: Crazy, Funny, Geeky, Pics

Is it me, or are humanoid robots just plain creepy? Here we see Honda’s ASIMO menacing a small child. She did nothing to deserve this treatment, and the thing can climb stairs! Why do engineers insist on designing them this way?

Newsmap
categories: Art, Geeky

Newsmap is a Flash application that visually reflects the constantly changing landscape of the Google News news aggregator. Its objective is to demonstrate visually the relationships between data and the unseen patterns in news media.

Whole latte love
categories: Geeky

Far too much information about coffee & espresso machines.

Moving Beans that Aren’t Moving Optical Illusion
categories: Geeky, Pics

Now officially available: the illusion that made baby jesus cry. Those bean-like things are moving so much I want to slap them, but they’re actually not moving at all. Seriously.

Cyborg Name Generator
categories: Geeky

We are the Digital Youth Optimized for Gratification. How appropriate.

Installation
categories: Geeky, Videos

This thing can be used to “install” three dimensional sausages into real space, sort of. I have no idea what I would do with it but I want one so badly just the same.

Celebrity Retouching
categories: Geeky, Pics

Botox is the real life equivalent of the Photoshop smudge tool.

DONTCLICK.IT
categories: Geeky

An interactive website user interface that doesn’t require using mouse clicks. Works better than you might think…