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The Torch Flashlight

The Torch Flashlight

Ever wondered why Brits call flashlights “torches?” Wicked Lasers’ Torch Flashlight uses a 100W halogen that actually sets things on fire; scope the video above for proof!

Video: The Bricked Mac

Video: The Bricked Mac

With all the talk about bricked iPhones, this Mac Pro made out of Lego bricks is the real deal: it was built in 14 hours for MacMod Challenge 2008, and actually houses a working Mac Mini.

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Art: Simon Dominic Brewer

Art: Simon Dominic Brewer

Simon Dominic Brewer’s art is a gorgeous mix of sci-fi and fantasy with a bit of tongue-in-cheek humor throw in. He’s created an impressive portfolio given his four years of experience.

Transforming Motorola

Transforming Motorola

Forget the iPhone–if you really wanna turn heads, this heavily modded Motorola ROKR E6 transforms into a robot, yet still works! Check out the Taiwanese ad above to see it in action.

Video: Solar

Video: Solar

Robert Hodgin’s Solar video has already made several rounds on the interwebs, but it’s so amazing we’ll share it again. It’s cued to Goldfrapp’s “Lovely Head” and made with Processing.

Mini War Scenes

Mini War Scenes

Via Neatorama: These amazing war dioramas are mostly WW2 based but a few are from modern eras. One even seems to be a scene from the 80s time travel flick, The Final Countdown.

Video: Sebastian’s Voodoo

Video: Sebastian’s Voodoo

Sebastian’s Voodoo is made by the highly talented Joaquin Baldwin, who studies at the UCLA Animation Workshop. Beautiful composition and plot make this a must see; watch hi-res here.

Shin Tanaka’s Papercraft

Shin Tanaka’s Papercraft

We’re really digging Shin Tanaka’s super-fly papercraft models. From multiple versions of T-Boy to shoes, mecha and other vinyls, Sensei Tanaka’s origami-fu is most awesome.

Adobe CS4

Adobe CS4

Adobe Creative Suite 4 has launched, and will finally utilize your video card’s GPU. It will also include Flash SWF support, a cleaner, common interface and 64-bit for Windows users.

Art: Jacob Charles Dietz

Art: Jacob Charles Dietz

Jacob Charles Dietz’s dystopic artwork is a pastiche of dreary skies and soggy, neon-lit streets. It’s a bit of Blade Runner mixed in with real-world Seattle, where he spent much of his life.

Photos: Tokyo Twilight Zone

Photos: Tokyo Twilight Zone

Tokyo Twilight Zone is a fantastic collection of photos of the Tokyo cityscape by Sato Shintaro. His shots are all taken of apartment back alleys during 15 precious minutes of twilight.

Art: Dead Star

Art: Dead Star

Made by artist Michel de Broin, Dead Star is an amazing sculpture made with real batteries, urethane and polystyrene. Also: check out Black Whole, Revolutions and Entrelacement.

Website: Wordle.net

Website: Wordle.net

Want to create trendy word clouds like the one above? Wordle.net automatically creates a cloud for you from either your website or your own words, with your choice of colors and fonts.

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Video: Metamorphosis

Video: Metamorphosis

The amazing Metamorphosis is the work of Glenn Marshall, who used Processing.org, an open source animation and interaction language. It’s set to music by Scottish group Boards of Canada.

Concept: BRIX

Concept: BRIX

Microsoft’s Zune may let you share songs, but this BRIX concept by Seokwon Hong proposes sharing multiple BRIXs to form an impromptu viewscreen; family plan, anyone?

Lego Rebel Attack

Lego Rebel Attack

We’re having a hard time digesting just how awesome Tim G.’s hectic Lego Rebel Attack diorama is, from a damaged X-Wing trailing smoke to a cameo by Boba Fett; the full gallery is here.

Zelda with Tesla Coils

Zelda with Tesla Coils

Like Ruben’s Tube, these musical Tesla coils by Steve Ward and Jeff Larson are designed to be seen and heard. Above: listen to them play the Zelda theme song. Even crazier: Lightsabers.

Transformers Papercraft

Transformers Papercraft

This Transformers papercraft model of Bumblebee makes our paper football look like such weak sauce: it’s made with food cartons and KFC bucket lids and actually articulates.

Keith Thompson’s Art

Keith Thompson’s Art

Keith Thompson is one of our favorite sci-fi/fantasy artists; not only is his work awesome, but he takes the time to write background stories. Spend an hour here; we sure did.

AAAAArrrrrrrrrrr!

AAAAArrrrrrrrrrr!

Ahoy mateys, it be International Talk Like A Pirate Day! Perhaps ye be wantin’ to pick up this Pirate Tee and his scurvy dog? If not, we leave ye be with these pirates. Shiver me timbers!

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Rubens’ Tube

Rubens’ Tube

Physics class needn’t be boring: a Rubens’ Tube uses sound waves, propane and fire to put on a pyrotechnics show. It was MADE for hard rock: skip to 2:00 to really watch things cook.

Milto’s Lego Bikes

Milto’s Lego Bikes

These Lego motorcycles by Milto almost look life sized, but it’s really just forced perspective tricks. Either way, check out his gallery here, which also includes Batmobiles and Bugattis.

Video: Methane Rocket

Video: Methane Rocket

Above is a methane rocket test by XCOR Aerospace; check out those shock diamonds! There are certain advantages to methane, including lower price, higher density and easier storage.

World’s Biggest Airplanes

World’s Biggest Airplanes

Our buddies over at Dark Roasted Blend have posted The World’s Biggest Airplanes, which include everything from steampunk airships to monstrous, sky-splitting Russian planes.

Video: Professor Wikipedia

Video: Professor Wikipedia

We had a good laugh with this video from College Humor about Professor Wikipedia. It starts off slowly but hits the nail on the head regarding Wikipedia’s usefulness (or lack thereof).

Atari Modern Classics

Atari Modern Classics

Those of us old enough to remember the Atari 2600 will love these Atari Modern Classics pictures from The -Minus World; they’re a wonderful take on retro package design.

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