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  • Shooting down mosquitos with laser beams

    Remember Reagan and his infamous Star Wars Defense Initiative? 25 years ago, scientists suggested that the U.S. build a network of laser equipped satellites to knock down Soviet missiles out of the sky. While that idea never really took off, the technology is currently being re-purposed to shoot down mosquitoes. Read More

  • Dell laptop (almost) electrocutes young boy, his dog, potentially grandma

    A fascinating post in Dell Community support forums details the travails of a young man and is XPS m1530. It seems that his laptop is “crackling” and “sparking” when he touches it, suggesting a grounding issue. While we’ve all felt that weird “smoothness because we’re about to be electrocuted” feeling on laptops and even lamps, this sounds… Read More

  • Originally For iPod, iZap Battery Works Wonders On iPhone

    The iPhone’s battery life is already acceptable, but who wouldn’t want to squeeze even more talk time out of it? (Josh. Nah, he wouldn’t.) Battery specialist Zap’s $80 iZap battery, originally designed for the iPod, works swimmingly with the iPhone, dontcha know. Read More