The industrious kids at MIT are raffling off a trip to Ft Lauderdale to ride Zero-G's 727 microgravity jet. The organizer is a member of Zero G Corp.'s flight crew. Everyone always tells him they wish they could fly in zero gravity, too -- so he created a raffle so that one of them could!
Included in the prize: airfare (based on a R/T to the takeoff site in Ft. Lauderdale on Song airlines from Boston), and hotel. The raffle is need-not-be-present-to-win so anyone in the US can enter. Drawing will held on Saturday April 9th [extended] on April 16th. The organizer is Stephen Steiner, an MIT Grad Student in Material Science and an Aerogel genius. He can be reached at ssteiner [at] transuranium.com.
You’d be forgiven for thinking the videocassette format long-dead, but it turns out that Betamax is still around. Sony is finally going to withdraw tapes from sale, bringing a 40-year story to an end. The last recorders were sold in 2002. ベータビデオカセットおよびマイクロMVカセットテープ出荷終了のお知らせ [Sony; via The Verge]
A leaked Comcast memo discloses that the company’s consumer data caps have nothing to do with network congestion, contrary to its public claims. The internet service provider has often complained (such as when lobbying against net neutrality) that it must impose limits on service to prevent network congestion. The argument suggests that these measures are […]
These knitted gloves are here to save the day (and your hands) with an ultra-comfy, double-layer that will allow you to stay warm and use your phone. Now you can take photos on the fly, text, Tinder, and more without letting freezing temperatures get in your way. Plus they work with all touchscreens, so no […]
Carrying this EDC card is like slinging around a handheld toolbox wherever you go. Its minimal design is small enough to fit in your wallet’s billfold, and it’s TSA-compliant so you’ll never leave it behind. It’s got hex wrenches, metric and imperial rulers, flathead and Phillip’s screwdrivers, and a bottle opener so that you’re ready […]