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ArcAttack: America’s Next Pop Sensation? Or Mainstream Music Machine Victim? [Conspiracies]

by on Jun.04, 2010, under 1d, 2, 2010, 3, 3D, 5, 7, 7d, Ac, Act, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, america, and, ANT, Ants, AR, arc, ArcAttack, Ati, Bp, British, cat, Cia, clear, color, Conspiracies, cow, d8, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, EC, Et, Feeds, ff, Ge, Geek, Gizmo, gizmodo, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, In, Io, Ion, Ir, Isp, ISS, kin, La, Labels, Light, Lightning, Mac, machine, MER, mid, Mod, Music, Musicians, Nbc, nex, next, nin, Nsa, Of, Oil, om, One, order, Os, Pad, Padd, PI, Ping, Pixel, Play, Pr, Pro, Q, quant, Rc, Red, Rock, Roof, RSS, Rv, Secrets, serve, Shop, shopping, Sim, Stream, Study, Style, Tag, tech, television, Tesla, teslacoils, TI, TV, Ui, Us, V, Vide, Video, Who, X1

A study in incongruity: ArcAttack, the Tesla-coil playing musical act adored by geeks everywhere , rocking out for Sharon Osbourne, Howie Mandel, and That British Guy Who Isn’t Simon Cowell on America’s Got Talent. But something else is amiss… atlanta appliance repair . More

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Playing the Dr. Who Theme With Millions of Volts of Electricity [Electricity]

by on May.28, 2010, under 17, 2, 2010, 3, 5, 5D, 7, 7d, Ac, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, and, ANT, Ants, AR, arc, ArcAttack, ash, Bp, bus, business, cat, Cia, city, clear, color, dash, de, Display, down, Dr. Who, Dr. who theme, Ds, E, E3, Ea, EC, eco, electric, Electricity, Et, ff, Gallery, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, good, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, images, impress, In, Interview, Io, Ion, ions, Ir, Isp, La, Labels, Light, Lightning, Lions, Maker Faire, mid, Mod, Model, Models, Moto, Music, Musicians, My, Nes, nin, NK, Of, Oil, om, One, order, Os, ota, Padd, PI, Pixel, Play, Pr, pre, Pro, Q, quant, Rc, Rf, Roof, RSS, Rv, Secrets, serve, Style, Tag, tech, Tesla, Tesla Coil, Tesla coil music, Tesla Motors, tesla-coils, Theme, TI, Toy, Toyota, TV, Us, V, Vide, Video, view, volt, Who, X1

ArcAttack graced us with their musical Tesla coils —and an entertaining interview —at last year’s Gizmodo Gallery . And as impressed as we were with their performance then, I’m downright giddy that they’ve added the Dr. Who theme to their repertoire.

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What Is This? [Whatisthis]

by on May.05, 2010, under 17, 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 787, 7d, A8, Ac, Acdc, Act, Ad, Add, Ads, age, Ai, AR, arc, Ati, Bioshock, Ces, clear, current, cv, Dc, DCAC, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, eco, energy, Engine, Et, F1, fish, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Glow, Gq, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Im, In, Isp, MER, Mercury, Mercuryarcvalverectifier, Mod, NK, Of, om, One, order, Os, Padd, Play, power, Q, Radio, Rc, Rectifier, Red, Retromodo, rom, Science, ship, Space, Steam, Steampunk, Style, Tag, Tea, Tesla, TI, Up, Valve, what, what is this, Whatisthis, X1

A mock-up of a weapon from Bioshock 3? A radioactive steampunk fish tank? The glowing engine of a recovered Area 51 spaceship? The answer may shock you.

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Nikola Tesla’s Uncanny Cellphone Prediction [Blockquote]

by on May.04, 2010, under 17, 2, 2010, 3, 5, 7, 7d, A4, A9, Ad, ADAM, Add, Ads, age, AR, BlackBerry, Blockquote, book, Books, C6, car, Cell, Cellphone, Cellphones, Cia, clear, de, Display, Ds, E, Ea, eco, Epa, Et, Fb, Ge, Gizmo, gizmodo, Google, Hd, Home Automation, Id, Ie, Im, In, Interview, Ion, Isp, late, Lock, magic, Mechanics, mobile, Mod, N8, Nes, New York, New York Times, News, Niko, nikola-tesla, om, One, order, Os, Padd, phone, Phones, PI, Pioneer, Play, Pr, pre, prediction, Q, Rc, Red, RNA, Rv, Style, Tag, Techno, Technology, ted, telegraph, Tesla, TI, time, Uk, Us, Via, view, vision, X1

You can call him black magician or Nostradamus reincarnated, but Nikola Tesla was “just” a genius. Such a visionary that he predicted cellphones back in 1909, during a New York Times interview. [ Popular Mechanics via Telegraph via Recombu ] More

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And Tesla the Twain Shall Meet [Image Cache]

by on Feb.26, 2010, under Ads, age, Ai, Ati, Bes, clear, dash, Display, Ds, e1, E3, Ea, Eu, Ge, Gizmo, Google, Hd, Home Automation, Image cache, Isp, lamp, Lg, Mark Twain, Men, mind, Mod, Nikola tesla mark twain, nikola-tesla, One, Os, power, Pr, Rc, Red, Retromodo, Rf, Science, Style, ted, Tesla, Test, Tests, TI, TV, Ui, Wikipedia, Wise, Xm

Mark Twain and Nikola Tesla : The most powerful of minds, and the best of friends . Here, a captivated Sam Clemens tests Tesla’s inductively powered incandescent lamp.

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Nikola’s Letterhead (And How Tesla Won the War of the Currents) [Lifechanger]

by on Feb.25, 2010, under Ads, age, Ai, Air, Animals, ANT, app, Art, Ati, Bic, Blockquote, Cats, Cf, Chair, Cia, clear, Danger, dash, demo, Display, down, Ds, e1, Electricity, Eu, Film, Fun, Ge, Gizmo, Hd, History, Home Automation, Hp, Ion, ISO, Isp, Led, Lifechanger, Lock, lte, Make, mind, Mod, movie, nikola-tesla, One, Os, Ovi, PC, Pr, pre, ps, Rc, Rf, Rim, spread, star, Style, Tat, ted, Tesla, Thomas edison', TI, Top, Ui, Up, Video, War, War of the currents, what, Wikipedia, xl

This was Nikola Tesla ‘s letterhead. It reminded us that along with the often overlooked little things which change our lives , we need the loud, filthy, slaughter-filled battles just as much. Like the dirty War of the Currents . Just in case you’re not familiar with the War of Currents—one of my favorite messes in the history of electricity—allow me to catch you up

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Omega Recoil Makes Art With Tesla Coils [Zap]

by on Jun.18, 2009, under Ads, Art, Gadget, Gadgets, Hd, Home Automation, Os, Rc, Red, Rf, Science, Tesla, Tesla Coil, Video, what, Zap

Art is great, sure. But art made from bolts of electricity fired from tesla coils

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Would a Sub $10,000 Zero-Emissions Car Be The Greatest Consumer Gadget Ever? [Blockquote]

by on Jun.15, 2009, under 3D, Ads, Blockquote, Display, E3, Hd, Home Automation, Os, Pro, Ram, Rc, Red, Shai Agassi, Tesla, Tesla Motors, Transportation, twitter, Ui, Wikipedia, zero-emissions

Speaking at the Wired Business Conference in NYC, Shai Agassi , the founder of green transportation company Better Place , made a bold statement about near-future electric cars: From WiredBiz’s twitter feed : A sub $10,000, zero-emissions car will be the most desirable consumer electronics device in history.

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Recreating Tesla’s Wireless Power Experiments [Tesla]

by on Jun.12, 2009, under Ads, Display, Hd, Home Automation, Light, Os, pre, Pro, Rc, Red, Rim, Tesla, Tesla Coil, TV, wireless, wireless electricity, wireless power

If you have a thing for Tesla coils (and who doesn’t really) you will be interested in this experiment/history lesson about wireless power put on by Omega Recoil at this year’s Maker Faire. During the presentation, they provide some background on Nikola Tesla’s experiments and attempt to recreate them by powering a light bulb wirelessly at various distances.

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New Lithium-Sulfur Batteries Could Last 3 Times Longer Than Lithium-Ion [Batteries]

by on Jun.10, 2009, under Ads, Atom, Blockquote, components, design, Hd, Home Automation, iPod, Led, Light, Mac, MacBook, Nano, Nanotechnology, oss, pre, Pro, Rc, Space, Tesla, Via, what

Scientists at the University of Waterloo have designed a lithium-sulfur battery that, thanks to nanotechnology, is capable of 3 times the power of lithium-ion batteries with equal volume while remaining both lighter and cheaper to produce. Long-distance electric cars , anyone? The different atomic structure of the battery and knowledge of nanotechnology are what make this battery different.

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