James MulroyContributor, PCWorld

James is a self-proclaimed rocket scientist, a student, and an amateur-professional foodie who likes long walks on the beach and experimental pyrotechnics.

MakerBot 3D Prints Stephen Colbert's Head: Stephen Has Wings and Tentacles--Who Knew?

Bre Pettis from MakerBot prints Stephen Colbert's head in plastic--even giving him wings! Plus: Some more fun stuff from the Thingverse community.

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Remote Controlled Dog Goes Where You Tell It To; Does Your Bidding

Control your dog and tell it where to go; no training necessary!

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Kinect Hack Makes Laser Dance Show, Turns Your Living Room Into a Nightclub

You don't have to go to the club anymore--this Kinect hack brings the techno light show to your living room.

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DIY Inkjet Printer Prints On Almost Any Surface

Students from the University of Washington made their inkjet printer--and now you can, too!

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Martin Jetpack Flies to 5000 Feet; Tests Ballistic Parachute Safety System

You may soon be flying around in your own jetpack; the Martin Jetpack is in the final stages of testing and almost ready to be shipped after almost 30 years of R&D.

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Endeavour on Final Descent; Atlantis Prepares for Its Final Flight

Update: NASA's Endeavour wraps up its final mission in space; only one Space Shuttle mission remains before the program ends.

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A Glimpse at the Past: The Military's First Quadruped

Any geek knows about the AT-AT Walker, but the military and GE had a working one before Star Wars was even made.

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NASA Plans to Send Astronauts to Deep Space

The Shuttle is retiring, but NASA is bringing back the Apollo-, Mercury-, and Gemini-style capsules for manned deep-space travel.

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Make An Arduino Board Oscilloscope

Got an Arduino board laying around? Make your own oscilloscope in only four steps. It might be the geekiest DIY project ever.

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NASA Endeavour Space Shuttle Has Damaged Heat Shield

A tile on the Space Shuttle Endeavour's heat shield has a gouge; NASA says it's not a risk.

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NASA Announces Launch Date for Final Space Shuttle Mission

Mark your calendars! The final Space Shuttle launch is set for July 8.

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ISS vs. Earth: The Ultimate Chess Showdown

A chess game. With Astronauts. Against Earth. On the International Space Station In space. Who will be the victor?

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Socially Awkward Blimp Stalks People, Isn't as Creepy as It Sounds

Ollie the autonomous blimp observes and reacts to the world around him. He'll follow you around, too.

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Bugs and Fixes: Adobe gives Users Privacy Controls; Skype Patches Extremely Dangerous Vulnerability

Skype releases a patch fixing an extremely dangerous vulnerability and Microsoft releases a tiny patch Tuesday.

Nanosatellite Will Search For Earth-like Planets Beyond Our Solar System

A new satellite the size of a loaf of bread will soon undertake the task of finding Earth-like planets that could support life.

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