Home By Staff on Feb 25, 2014
Explore historical artifacts of the most interesting objects ever found. And never leave your desk. A new Kickstarter project by Hans Fex called the Mini Museum embeds miniature-sized collections of these items into a block of resin. What’s included? Try bits of the oldest matter ever collected in the known Universe – matter collected from carbonacious chondrites. Other items include pieces from the earliest evidence of life on Earth, the strelly pool stromatolites. Lunar rocks, dinosaur egg shells, Dracula’s castle, the Berlin Wall and many more.
According to Fex, he’s collected all these items over 35 years. Now, he wants to break each down into tiny pieces and embed them into resin. Are they real? Well, there are Kickstarter scams out there. Rex is a registered meteorite collector though, so it’s slightly believable. Fex offers 3 choices of Mini Museums: small, medium and large ($99, 159 and $239 respectively).
They’re still working on that cure for cancer, but at least scientists have discovered the next best thing: easy-pour ketchup bottles. It’s all due to “LiquiGlide,” a fancy new invention that, when sprayed on the inside of a ketchup, or other condiment, bottle, adheres like a solid while providing a lubricated surface. Lubricated. This means your cherished condiment can come running full-speed at your fries before they lose their oomph. It also means never needing to see commercials like this again.
Frantically wave your hands at your computer with a purpose using the Leap by Leap Motion ($70). The USB stick, when connected, creates four cubic feet of virtual space to perform all kinds of Minority Report-type hand gestures. You can even link several Leaps together to create a giant virtual workspace, where you control and manipulate virtual objects like the virtual god of virtuality. For the tech savvy (read: NERRRD), the Leap works on anything with an onboard computer, and its SDK allows for the creation of Leap compatibility apps. Suspiciously, Leap Motion isn’t disclosing information on the Leap’s specifics, so one can only assume they acquired this tech from some sort of satanic blood pact.