Now you can do almost anything with a personal space satellite

We've entered the Dr. Seuss phase of space satellites. Using the Cubesat model, they're so easy to make and launch that we've actually gotten an adorable infographic showing what they can do — sort of an Oh the Places You'll Go for the personal space age. Check it out, and learn more on the DiY Space Exploration… » 7/24/13 10:40am 7/24/13 10:40am

One-Man Ugandan Space Program To Build Country's First Satellite

Chris Nsamba — yes, the same guy who's trying to build a space shuttle from scratch in his mom's backyard — has turned his attention to something perhaps a bit more reasonable. He's making a small space satellite equipped with a camera, and occupied by one tiny passenger — a rat. » 7/23/13 2:16pm 7/23/13 2:16pm

Meet Ming Mecca, 2014's Weirdest Video Game System

If a Nintendo Entertainment System and a recording studio mixing board had a baby, it would look a lot like Ming Mecca, which is very likely the weirdest piece of new video game hardware announced this year. Or maybe any year. This trailer teases a new console/game creation tool that uses discrete analog inputs to… » 5/03/13 1:30pm 5/03/13 1:30pm

Meet Kelvin Doe, the self-taught engineering whiz who creates gadgets…

Kelvin Doe is an engineer and inventor from Sierra Leone, and his story is remarkable. One of the most incredible things about inspiration and innovation is that they can spring from anywhere. Kelvin's drive to teach himself electronics by reverse-engineering radios, generators and other devices from what 99.9% of the … » 11/21/12 4:00pm 11/21/12 4:00pm

Amazing, Experimental Science Gifts that You Can Make or Buy

Giving science gifts is relatively hard. There are some gifts which are fun enough, but have no educational or scientific value whatsoever. Other gifts are so soaked in pure education that they're as joyless as study guides. Here, we've got the best of both worlds — the most awesomely fun and educational science gifts… » 11/21/12 2:25pm 11/21/12 2:25pm

Gimli-inspired beer helmet lets you binge drink like a Dwarf

If you love the convenience of the hands-free, dual beverage drinking hat, but you prefer tankards to plastic cups, Instructables user DucttapeNinja explains how to convert an ordinary drinking helmet into a medieval helm worthy of a true beer guzzling warrior. » 10/27/12 10:30am 10/27/12 10:30am