This cute Def Con badge beckons you to hack it

At previous Def Cons I wrote about the unofficial badges and the culture surrounding those pieces of technology. This year I was determined to move past my infatuation with blinking lights and colorful PCBs (printed circuit boards). Then I saw the Ma...

SpaceX readies its spacecraft and astronauts for crewed missions

SpaceX's priority is to get humans into space. Eventually, some of those people will end up on Mars. For now, the rocket-launching company needs to work on getting astronauts to the ISS (International Space Station). To that end, it recently showed o...

Theo Jansen’s New Strandbeest Marches onto the Beach

If You are a fan of Theo Jansen’s Strandbeest creations, you are going to love this. A recently released video shows off the evolution of his mechanical creatures, and there’s also a video of the new UMINAMI model he created this year.

Just in case you aren’t familiar with these majestic man-made beasts, Strandbeests are skeletal structures made from plastic tubing that walk along the beach, and are powered by the wind.

It’s interesting to see all of the different versions that he has made and how far these beasts have come over the years. People love these unique creations because they are creative, magical and full of wonder. If you ask me, Jansen’s latest design is his best yet. It looks pretty graceful doing its thing. The UMINAMI is not only graceful, but it looks fast too.

Theo says that he eventually wants “to put these animals out in herds on the beaches, so they will live their own lives.” I think that a herd of these things might be a bit creepy, but I really want to see that now. You know, someday some race is going to dig these up from the dirt and think they were the skeletons of living beasts.

[via Boing Boing via Geekologie]

Audi’s HD Matrix LED lights may soon be allowed on US roads

Headlights typically serve one purpose -- helping drivers see the road. To illuminate the asphalt at night the lights traditionally had two settings. Low beams for driving around town and passing other vehicles or high beams for seeing more of the ro...

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Ford Mustang Bullitt review: Almost Steve McQueen cool

Nostalgia is powerful -- it's why we still have Star Wars movies. It's the reason everyone loves the 80s and if you've ever talked to someone about their favorite music, it's usually from bands that came out while they were in high school. So when Fo...