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Hold on to your Jedi panties-Guy makes real life light saber!

Allen Pan, also known as WIZARD and JEDI MASTER Allen Pan, has used all of his jedi (read as electrical engineering) education to create this wonderment… this beauty… this WET dream come true for all nerdom EVERYWHERE! Allen Pan has created a real working light saber.


Ok… so the saber is more the size of a fencer’s foil, but it even makes the SOUND EFFECTS!!!

Check the build and a 3 min video HERE and wear a diaper just in case a little wee comes out. OR just don’t wear pants (that’s what I do!)

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New Thorium Engine out to Screw Big Oil… WITH its pants ON


The crazy Connecticut… ians? are the source of a Thorium Powered Car that only needs to be refueled once a century. WHAT?! Laser Power Systems have developed an engine powered by the incredibly dense material known as Thorium.

Thorium is so dense that according to Charles Stevens (CEO) “one gram yields more energy than 7, 396 gallons of gasoline, and 8 grams would power the typical car for a century.”

For the actual article with all the sciencey stuff click HERE

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ERMAGAWD it’s like TOTALLY Amy Poehler’s new show! And it’s about science!

Do you like totally love science, but are like totally bummed because you’re like a total uberlicious sexy girl and can’t like wrap your head around all that sciencey stuff? WELL, here’s a show for like YOU!


Amy Poehler and Megan Amram (comedian and writer on “Parks and Rec”) have teamed up to bring you Experimenting with Megan Amram. It’s rife with satire about women in science and technology as well as loads of ACTUAL science. It’s geared toward girls, which is awesome and it looks like it’ll be hilarious. Also, you’ll want to punch Megan Amram in the face… BUT in a good way.

Check the jump for the first episode and the link to the website for the show.

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Not Enough Zombie Action at SDCC? Make Sure to Check Out the Broadcast Thought Panel!

SDCC is far from lacking in zombie themed events, and coupled with the zombie awareness increase caused by the recent “zombie scare” in Miami, the undead presence will be everywhere this year. We know that hordes of zombie lovers will be at The Walking Dead panel, but not everyone can camp out by Hall H on Friday morning. If you actually want a chance to get into a zombie-themed panel, or maybe you’d like a zombie discussion that’s based more on fact than fiction, be sure to check out Broadcast Thought‘s SDCC presentation, Zombies, Vampires, and Werewolves on Trial: The Forensic Psychiatry of the Dead, the Undead, and the Unlucky.

The doctors of Broadcast Thought, H. Eric Bender, M.D., Praveen R. Kambam, M.D., and Vasilis K. Pozios M.D., will ” determine whether these monsters are actually competent to stand trial for their killings or even not guilty by reason of insanity.  The doctors offer fascinating real life medical and mental health takes on the lore of these flesh-eaters, blood suckers, and wild beasts.” Specializing in forensic, child and adolescent, and adult psychiatry, the physicians of Broadcast are avid fans of film and pop culture, providing expert consultation to the media and entertainment industry to provide “Accuracy in Entertainment and Entertainment in Accuracy.”  The panel will be held on July 12, 2012 from 8pm-9:30pm in Room 7AB.



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