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Would you eat a marshmallow zapped by a Tesla coil?

Weird science! Some California makers wanted to know if the sparks from a Tesla coil could roast marshmallows, so they built one to find out.

By June 13, 2014

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Zap! Yellow Jacket stun-gun case powers up for iPhone 5

The Yellow Jacket stun-gun case shows up in a new, improved version for CES. It's got a better design and more oomph for taking out an attacker.

By January 8, 2014

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Women sue: Caffeinated underwear doesn't zap fat

Underwear performance underwhelming, says suit targeting Maidenform's caffeine microcapsule undies that promise to burn cellulite.

By November 9, 2013

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When wearable tech makes you smarter -- by zapping your brain

A slew of controversial, DIY methods of brain stimulation have culminated in the Focus headset. But take note: It's not yet known whether augmenting the mind is truly safe.

By August 9, 2013

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Zap ugliness: Hide those power outlets with Inlet covers

Your household outlets refuse to evolve. Here's one Kickstarter idea that could make them safer and easier on the eyes.

By June 11, 2013

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Zap your pet's blues away with Petcube laser pointer

Petcube is a smartphone-controlled Webcam that shines a laser spot around when you're out. It might make you feel less guilty about leaving little Rover home alone.

By May 20, 2013

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New device traps, then zaps, airborne pathogens

Researchers say a new device called a soft X-ray electrostatic precipitator protected mice from airborne bacteria, viruses, and allergens, and could some day be incorporated into HVAC systems.

By February 4, 2013

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Functional Iron Man gauntlet zaps enemy balloons

Just point and shoot: Patrick Priebe's exoskeleton glove fires laser beams with surprising force. What would Tony Stark say?

By January 21, 2013

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Apple zaps Thunderbolt glitches with firmware update

The small update fixes communications problems with some Thunderbolt devices.

By November 28, 2012

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Curiosity's ChemCam laser zaps its first target on Mars (pictures)

The ChemCam instrument will be firing a series of powerful, but invisible, laser pulses at target rocks and soil for at least the next two years, according to the NASA schedule. It is located on the rover's mast, near the Navigation camera that took this image. A telescopic camera known as the remote micro-imager will show the atomic context of the spots hit with the laser.

11 Images August 21, 2012