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Tuesday: March 9, 2010

Physicists find brand new way to achieve Superman-like X-ray vision.Physicists find brand new way to achieve Superman-like X-ray vision.

In addition to allowing us to peer through paper or paint, and into cells, the technique opens up the possibility that opaque materials might be good optical elements in nano-scale devices, at levels where the construction of transparent lenses is particularly challenging.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Science @ 4:26 PM | Tags (11) | materials | objects | opacity | opaque | paint | paper | science | sciencedaily | superman | vision | xray |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 20 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Tuesday: November 24, 2009

Five materials that will make the world as we know it obsolete.Five materials that will make the world as we know it obsolete.

Researchers say metamaterials could eventually be used to divert matter the same way the invisibility cloak redirects light waves (feel free to read researcher Shuang Zhang's paper on the matter). At that point pretty much anybody who wears it is a wizard.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Technology @ 2:44 PM | Tags (9) | materials | science | cracked | funny | technology. obsolete | world | invisbility | cloaking | healing |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 47 Clicks | Posted by Vin


Thursday: October 29, 2009

A tutorial on how to make your very own LEGO costume from recycled materials.A tutorial on how to make your very own LEGO costume from recycled materials.

You'll need a box, some bowls, and some paint to bring the whole ensemble together. Bonus points if you can figure out how to make interlocking pieces.

Posted to Weekdaily filed in Tutorial @ 8:11 AM | Tags (7) | costumes | halloween | instructables | legos | materials | neat | recycled |  | Discuss (0) |  | facebook | twitter | 23 Clicks | Posted by Vin


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