When magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners reach the end of their lifetime, hospitals have to deal with a large piece of electronic waste, stuffed with potentially dangerous parts. Unless a physics lab can make use of them. Read more >>
There are only so many smartphones you can watch being torn to shreds before the 'Will it Blend?' novelty wears off. But to celebrate the birth of his 40th grandkid, Tom Dickson tosses a mountain of magnetic Buckyballs into the blades and the results are as spectacular as they are incredibly dangerous to try at home. Seriously, don't try this at home.
Last year's laser violin was the first re-imagined stringed instrument that didn't actually have any strings. And not to be outdone in the orchestra pit of the future, this year it's the cello's turn to get a fancy stringless upgrade.
Colin Furze, the guy who built fully automatic Wolverine claws, has now turned his attention to Magneto's power and made a pair of magnetic shoes. I was hoping that he found some way to make metal things levitate waving his hand, but this is still really cool.
I knew magnetic putty is a hungry gross thing that likes to eat stuff, but this doesn't look like magnetic putty at all. This looks like a hungry alien monster blindly looking to suck on some food (a giant magnet.) A 100-pound (45kg) magnetic putty monster.