Our friends at ThinkGeek have a better pizza cutter. For those who find cutting a straight line challenging, they have put a Picatinny tactical rail system on a pizza cutter and equipped it with a laser/flash light. Yes. You can cut your pizza in the dark with precision.
This is cool and [...]
The Cyclotram, unfortunately, is not real. It’s from the 1951 film Unknown World. Red Box doesn’t carry this film, so I’ve never seen it. From minutes of exhaustive research on the internets (i.e. I read a review on Monster Shack) I can tell you that the Cyclotram was built by scientists interested in [...]
Today across the USA and other random parts of the world, people are gathering with family and friends to eat, watch football, drink copious amounts of wine and other adult beverages, and…oh yeah…give thanks. We here at Atomic Toasters want to thank you, our readers and commenters, for another great year. We [...]
Cryptographic messages have been found dating back to 1900 BC in Egypt. Julius Caesar was one of the more famous early rulers to use cryptography to communicate securely with his generals. His system, oddly called the Caesar Cipher would replace each letter with another letter a fixed distance from the first in the [...]
Utah Valley University, which apparently has an aviation sciences department, put together this fantastic little video of the history of aviation. Well, mostly fantastic. They seem to have skipped a few things in post-war era. If you were making a similar video, what would you include that wasn’t included in UVU’s [...]
This tomato was cruising at about 4.8 miles per second approximately 230 miles above the surface of the earth. Then Astronaut Koichi Wakata of JAXA ate it. Even astronauts tweet pics of their food. Their backdrop is just more impressive than my dining room table.
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Last week, Sony introduced their new Playstation 4. Today, Microsoft’s Xbox One went on sale. Considering it’s been 7 years since the PS3 and 8 years since the Xbox 360 came out, the gaming community has had lots of pent up foaming-at-the-mouth excitement. Frankly, I’m disappointed. Sony and Microsoft should have released on [...]
One of my most treasured memories is having the opportunity to witness two space shuttle launches. The photo above is one I took with my old point and shoot camera of STS-127. Even from approximately 5 miles away, the sound of the launch was incredible. You can no longer see a space shuttle launch. However, thanks to the wonder that is the innerwebs, you can see one virtually. Hit the jump, crank up the speakers, and pretend you’re in Florida.
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On July 16, 1945 in the New Mexico desert the world was introduced to a new kind of weapon. One that caused J. Robert Oppenheimer to quote the Bhagavad Gita and say, “Now I am become Death, the destroyer of worlds.” It was both a triumphal test — the culmination of years of work by thousands of people — and the opening of a Pandora’s box. After that test, the world would be a different place. After that test, the world would be a scarier place.
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