Hovercraft attempts to go Back To The Future (and other stuff you missed)

DeLorean HoverboardAfter the mayhem of CES, Facebook was next up to take the tech limelight, offering a peek at upcoming changes to its main search functionality. Sadly, you can't use it just yet, but this parody video gives you a good idea as to what you can expect. Honest.

In the meantime, here's some stories you may have missed today.

Bay to the Future [YouTube]

YouTube user Terry Barentsen was taking a walk down by the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco when a passing DeLorean interrupted him. It wasn't just any DeLorean, however, as this Back To The Future ride was a hovercraft.

The video doesn't show if this custom machine hits 88 miles per hour, but one thing's for sure: Wherever this hovercraft is going, it won't need roads. [via Ubergizmo]

I is clever; am I genious? [Mensa]

Do you want to be officially recognized as a smartypants? If so, Mensa is happy to tell you if you're clever enough to join its high IQ society.

The club, whose goal is to nuture those with above-average intelligence, is offering a free online test throughout January. The test, which takes about half an hour to complete, will give you an idea if you have what it takes to join the club. If you do decide to try for a full membership (which requires you to pay for an official test in a controlled environment), you'd have a chance to join the likes of Quentin Tarantino, Steve Martin, and Sir Clive Sinclair. [via Gizmodo]

Laser-cut artwork will make you say "oh sheet!" [Eric Standley]

Eric Standley
Eric StandleyEric Standley

Damn, this is some intricate laser work. Artist Eric Standley spends countless hours planning his frankly amazing paper-based laser art, and the results are uniquely beautiful.

Eric uses colored paper to make his works, which are based on gothic architecture. Take a look. [via Hi Fructose]

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