Your dreams of captaining your own tiny-but-shiny electric boat are about two grand and a fair amount of elbow grease away.
Donald Bell (previously) of Maker Project Lab shared Rapid Whale's Mini Boat with me yesterday and I'm already sourcing a captain's hat.
The Mini Boat is a kit you can buy for $950 and then assemble with cable ties and epoxy. No, really, look...
It'll cost you another $510 to $1140 to complete it. From there, it's all smooth sailing.
photos by Rapid Whale
Dr. Adrian Smith of the North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences at North Carolina State University has been raising mealworms as ant food for many years. He had little interest in the creatures, but then starting taking time-lapse photos of them and discovered how truly amazing they are. Here are some things I learned about […]
Russian scientist Denis Rebrikov claims that he’s begun a gene-editing process to eventually enable couples who both carry a specific genetic mutation that causes deafness to birth children who can hear. Rebrikov formerly announced his effort to use the CRISPR tool for gene editing to create babies resistant to HIV. From Nature: In his e-mail […]
Available from Banksy’s delightful new homewares shop Gross Domestic Product, the “Met ball” “home entertainment lighting system is made from an old Police riot helmet and approximately 650 little mirrors.” It is a limited, signed edition of 15 and sells for £500.00.
In recent years, natural language processing technology and language translation technology have advanced greatly. The trouble is, language translation software typically comes in the form of apps. And while your mileage may vary on their usefulness, they share one thing in common: a serious drain on the battery for your smartphone, the very thing you’ll […]
Treat yourself, internet: We’ve rounded up some deals from the past week that were too good not to bring back for an encore. Take your pick from home goods, massagers and other tech, all at serious discounts. TREBLAB Z2 Bluetooth 5.0 Noise-Cancelling Headphones Get in the groove and stay that way with these headphones and […]
As cool as your smartphone is, it can’t do everything. When a job requires a little elbow grease, a multitool is a great thing to have around – and might just save your life in the right situation. Here’s a roundup of some of the latest multitool designs, which have come a long way since […]