The "Euphonia," an 1845 invention by Joseph Faber, used foot pedals and a keyboard to produce a "weird, ghostly monotone" of a voice (in any European language) through a suspended mannequin-like head. If this suspended mannequin-like head could talk… (More here, though be warned that Faber's post-Euphonia trajectory was rather bleak.)
What is this, some kind of sorcery? How do you hear through the ear part? (Ear part = industry term, babe.) Where do you get this "done," assuming this is the sort of thing that "gets done" to your phone? And so on, forever. Also, that bikini top.
Scientists have invented a new material that is so lightweight it can sit atop a fluffy dandelion without crushing the little fuzzy seeds. It's so lightweight, styrofoam is 100 times heavier. It is so lightweight, in fact, that the research team consisting of scientists at UC Irvine, HRL Laboratories and Caltech say in the peer-reviewed Nov. 18 issue of Science that it is the lightest material on Earth, and no one has asked them to run a correction yet. That's light!
Keeping nail polish off your skin is definitely the most incredible of many things you can do with this stuff I got the other day. Wonder if it works on eyelids? Chill! I'm just wondering.
I'm generally pretty disappointed by the apps I download for my little android phone. I get them, I wait for them to fundamentally change my life, I feel crushing remorse, I delete them and go eat some pretzels. It’s like my relationship with email. I’ve been waiting for an email since the beginning of emails that’s like “Jim, you are wonderful, and the very thought of you makes me feel great. Let’s move to a cabin in the Maine woods and never talk to anyone ever again.” I still haven’t gotten this email. Every day there is a chance I will get this email. Just like every time I [...]
Sourdough: Wheat’s gone. Rye: I can’t believe it. Sourdough: Sliced by some heartless machine. Rye: What are we going to do? Bagel: It’s probably not so bad. Rye: Shut up, Bagel.
Brian: What happened to that bread? Aaron: I just made a little machine to cut it for me. B: What? A: It saves a few seconds. B: Oh my god! A: What? B: Holy shit, Aaron! Everyone said you were slow – A: Really? B: But look at this! A: It’s not a big – B: It’s amazing! A: I guess – B: I’m sorry, Aaron. A: Sorry? For what? B: You know I’m going [...]
I like to paint my nails. Crazy colors, glitter, rhinestones, I'm into all of it. And knowing this, starting about two years ago, certain friends of mine who have began pushing me to try this new kind of nail polish they were in love with: gel nail polish. By now you've heard of this. Gel nail polish is applied at the salon where they "set" the polish under a UV light. You stick your wet nails into a glowing blue light box and a few minutes later, voila, your nail polish is perfectly dry and hardened.
When converts talk to you about gel nail polish, they say [...]
It's hard to beat The Daily What's description of this "Life-Altering Spray Nozzle of the Day," so until tomorrow's life-altering spray nozzle (LASN) shows up, enjoy this one-minute demo of "Spray" the LASN of Monday, December 12. This LASN is still a prototype, but it has its own website, and Wired has a little bit more information.