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The R2-D2 Desk Vacuum is Just Too Cool.

Fellow Star Wars fans rejoice, there is no longer any excuse for a crumby desk, the R2-D2 Desk Vac is here to save the day. He won’t fix your X-Wing, project holograms or respond with witty beep boop retorts but he will vacuum clean your desk.

Powered by a USB cable the little R2-D2 (13.5 x 10.5 x 10) sucks up any desk debris through a vent in his front third leg (no pun intended) and stores it in an internal canister that is emptied by unscrewing his head (ouch). Priced at $23.39 USD from ToyLand its cheap enough that we can all have a little droid of our own. All we need now is a C-3PO in an apron to push him around.

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Quantum Vacuum Fluctuations, Zero Point Energy and the Mirror of Gothenburg…

In the depths of Deep Space, the vast emptiness may be more alive than we ever thought possible.

The vacuum of space isn’t as void as previously advertised. Zero-Point EnergyZPE – pervades every corner of the universe, populating space with it’s minimalism. This week a new experiment was conducted that went a long way to confirming the existence of Zero Point Energy.

Scientists at the Chalmers University of Technology in Gothenburg, Sweden constructed an electronic magnetic mirror and wiggled it 6 billion times a second. At this speed the mirror was able to produce a shower of photons from nothing, reflect light that wasn’t even there. In a completely dark and void vacuum, zero-point energy it seems exists.

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