The XYZprinting Nobel 1.0 3D Printer is a fun novelty that is too expensive to be practical in the long run.
Among this year's winners of the award for creativity in science are a bra that converts into a face mask, a pain index for insect stings and whether a man can father 888 children.
This year's winners include an experiment that unboiled an egg, a study that tested how long it takes mammals to empty their bladders and other strange breakthroughs that sound like bar bets.
The XYZprinting Nobel 1.0 3D Printer is so cool that CNET editor Dong Ngo needs to put on gloves to work with it.
The XYZprinting Nobel 1.0 is the first stereolithography (SL) 3D printer that's cheap enough for consumers. The printer has a fascinating way of building a 3D object and can create impressive detail.
Technically Incorrect: Sir Tim Hunt, an English biochemist, appalls an audience in Korea with remarks that seem neanderthal. He later apologizes, but confesses he does have trouble with women.
Technically Incorrect: Still fighting a four-game suspension of their quarterback, the Patriots create a Web site to counter what they say is the NFL's dismissal of scientific evidence about ball deflation.
Three researchers helped revolutionize lighting with vastly better energy efficiency and brightness. The light-emitting diodes also are used in data storage, TVs and smartphones.
The 2014 Ig Nobel winners are in, celebrating the best scientific achievements "that first make people laugh, and then makes them think".
On this week's show, the delightful Andrew Hoyle is joined by the excellent Katie Collins to discuss a luxury titanium smartphone and being stung by a bee in the gentleman zone.