Latest Rube Goldberg Stories

2013-06-04 23:16:05

The Sierra College Physics and Engineering club, which has 20 members, worked on their ℠Sierra Miners´ themed machine for 4 months, winning second place and a check for $500. Rocklin, California (PRWEB) June 04, 2013 Saturday April 20, the Sierra College Physics and Engineering Club came away with a top prize at the Rube Goldberg Machine Competition held at UC Berkeley. The club traveled to UC Berkeley for Cal Days, competing around 4pm where they won second place, including a...

2011-03-16 00:00:29

Introducing the Time Travel add-on pack. Turn back the clock in these zany levels with more amazing physics combined with 3D Rube Goldberg-style gameplay. Available today! New York, NY (PRWEB) March 15, 2011 Get ready to create the ultimate contraption when Viva Media's Crazy Machines 2 Complete launches both online and in retail stores nationally. Gamers and adoring fans of the franchise will be able to enter a new dimension of fun as they continue solving challenging puzzles using the...

2010-08-31 05:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Esurance, the direct-to-consumer personal auto insurance company, recently revealed plans for its on-site presence at the 2010 US Open in Flushing Meadows, New York. As the official car insurance sponsor of the event, Esurance will unveil a Rube Goldberg-type device, give away thousands of MetroCards, and promote public transportation to and from the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. To view the multimedia assets associated with this...

2008-12-17 17:49:16

Fanciful and improbable devices for doing household tasks earned immortality for cartoonist Rube Goldberg, who graduated from UC Berkeley in 1904. Students at the campus's School of Information (iSchool) channeled Goldberg's spirit last week, debuting a roomful of interactive inventions marrying the physical with the digital. The two-day open house was the grand finale of "Theory and Practice of Tangible User Interfaces," a.k.a. "TUI," a design studio taught by Assistant Professor Kimiko...

2008-09-09 15:00:34

By Tom Lochner Linnea Gullikson took a toy gun and shot a mousetrap, which pulled open the pop-up top of a drinking bottle, pouring water down a winding tube from where it dropped onto the blades of a water wheel fashioned from the hollow halves of plastic Easter eggs. The turning paddles emptied into a round container while a string wound around the axle gradually pulled aloft one end of a ramp, allowing a rubber duck to slide into the "pond," to applause. If it sounds like a Rube...

Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.