Water-Powered Jet Pack

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Water-Powered Jet Pack
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Zapata Racing just released the Flyboard, a water-powered jet pack available to the public. The Flyboard gets it propulsion from a jet ski idling nearby; its hose forces water to shoot out of the user's feet. Not as cool as a the real deal the public is waiting on, but I guess this is a happy medium for now.

http://www.zapata-racing.com/uk/flyboard_uk.php

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-7RlL3YtiQ&w=500]

LOL While You Nuke

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3 U Penn students developed the µWave (microwave, get it?), an Arduino based kitchen hack that plays Youtube videos while you wait for noms. Once you set the cooking time the program goes to Youtube and finds a highly-rated video for the exact length. Read more about it at the project's website.

Hungarian Heating

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Hungarian Heating
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The Hungarian Forint is used in very large quantities ($1 USD = 218 Ft) so the government recycles a few tons of it every year. After shredding it and bundling it into bricks, the currency is shipped to charitable organizations to help with their heating cost.

Taking The Easy Way Out

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Taking The Easy Way Out
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From the submitter:

While I appreciate the skill displayed in the other booklamps produced, I feel they lack a certain kludge factor. I think I've achieved that here. Plus, no books were harmed in the making of this lamp!

One Man's Trash...

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One Man's Trash...
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Is another man's freaking awesome footwear. Good work, kid. If I were near you I would buy everything in stock.

~NSHA

One Printer You'll Never Get Frustrated With

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Meet the Little Printer. This adorable little guy from design firm BERG is a smartphone-controlled micro printer that can print anything from designs to receipts to to-do lists. It's scheduled for a 2012 release; no word yet on its price or what to do about ink or paper replacements.