Two recent items of internews (internet+news = stories that are popular for a few hours) regarding Turing machines, my second-favorite type of machine.*
Massive in-game Turing machine built inside a mechanical game (via BoingBoing).
Actual real-life Turing machine built inside this universe (via BoingBoing, HackADay, Slashdot, Gizmodo).
This post's theme word: sedulous, "involving great care, effort, and persistence." Any Turing machine construction, whether engineering or mathematical, is of necessity quite sedulous.
*Printing presses. Nothing can beat 'em.