Archive for September 27th, 2010

Heat-Seeking Nerf Machine Gun

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Make held a weird gadget contest, and Rick Prescott’s modified Nerf Vulcan EBF-25TM machine gun came in first place. It uses heat sensors to track the movement of warm-bodied intruders and fire at them. Found at Flickr from rickpres22 via Neatorama.

Kennedy/Nixon Presidential Debate – 1960

Monday, September 27th, 2010

On September 26, 1960, Senator John F. Kennedy and Vice President Richard Nixon stood before an audience of 70 million Americans—two-thirds of the nation’s adult population—in the first nationally televised Presidential debate. This first of four debates held before the end of October gave a vast national audience the opportunity to see and compare the two candidates, and ushered in a new age of Presidential politics. Found at YouTube from JFKLF.

Arthur C. Clarke Predicts 2000…In 1964

Monday, September 27th, 2010

Writer Aurthur C. Clarke accurately predicts the year 2000 in this clip from 1964. Found at YouTube from elabjer via Julio Ojeda-Zapata.