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Category: Weird Science

Batman Grappling Hook Gun Created at BYU

Batman Grappling Hook Gun Created at BYU

Of all the gadgets and gizmos that Batman uses to fight crime, one of the ones I always thought was most interesting was his grappling hook gun that he can fire up onto ledges or the…

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SAR-400 Robot is Russia’s Answer to NASA’s Robonaut 2

SAR-400 Robot is Russia’s Answer to NASA’s Robonaut 2

NASA and General Motors teamed up a while back to create a humanoid robot called Robonaut 2 or R2. R2 is now on the International Space Station where it will be used to conduct repairs and…

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Chocolate Printer Now Available For Willy Wonka Wannabes

Chocolate Printer Now Available For Willy Wonka Wannabes

The 3D printer that uses chocolate as its “ink” now has a name – Choc Creator – and a price. As far as I’m concerned it’s a machine that dispenses chocolate, and that’s good enough for…

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Scientists Grow Hair on Disgusting Bald Mouse

Scientists Grow Hair on Disgusting Bald Mouse

I know more than a few of you out there are bald. I guess it’s easy for me to say please avoid the comb over, since I’m not bald. But seriously, you aren’t fooling anyone with…

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“Elephant Nose” Sniffs for Genetically Modified Stuff in Your Food

“Elephant Nose” Sniffs for Genetically Modified Stuff in Your Food

Genetically-modified foods are becoming more common as world crop production falls while the population continues to balloon.…

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Scientists Building Doctor Who’s Sonic Screwdriver

Scientists Building Doctor Who’s Sonic Screwdriver

Dundee University researchers have created Doctor Who’s sonic screwdriver. Or at least a rough version. The machine can use ultrasound to lift and rotate a rubber disc floating in a cylinder of water. This is important…

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Quarters Shrunken Down to Size Through Electromagnetism

Quarters Shrunken Down to Size Through Electromagnetism

When I was growing up, I remember seeing a native tribe somewhere on TV or the movies who had a bunch of shrunken heads hanging around their huts. I seem to remember that they looked like…

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Robotic Octopus Creeps into Our Lives

Robotic Octopus Creeps into Our Lives

The octopus is capable of some incredible movements because they have large brains, fine motor control, and almost no bones to hinder them. So it makes sense that researchers would want a robo-octopus to study. That’s…

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Study Proves Beer Makes You Smarter

Study Proves Beer Makes You Smarter

Guys this is fantastic news, the next time someone gives you a hard time for drinking too much beer, tell them you’re simply feeding your brain. As it turns out, in some quantities beer is apparently…

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DARPA to Take Ownership of First iOptik Contact Lenses

DARPA to Take Ownership of First iOptik Contact Lenses

We talked about Innovega’s iOptik contact lenses in the past. The development of the lenses was funded in part by the United States Department of Defense. The company has announced that it has signed a contract…

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Photographic Moon Globe is out of This World

Photographic Moon Globe is out of This World

For just under $100, you can get the “first entirely new globe of the Moon’s surface in over 40 years.” Ironically, it looks a bit like the Death Star. It’s perfect for the desk of any…

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Ardbeg’s ISS Whiskey Experiments: Boooze in Spaaace!

Ardbeg’s ISS Whiskey Experiments: Boooze in Spaaace!

Automated cargo vessels head to the ISS regularly to take astronauts new supplies and pick up trash. At times, these cargo ships also return experiments back to Earth. Leave it to the Scottish to send an…

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Train To Be an Astronaut with the ESA’s Actual Training Materials

Train To Be an Astronaut with the ESA’s Actual Training Materials

A while back, NASA opened up its astronaut program to normal people that didn’t have a military background. Naturally, a bunch of geeks that always wanted to be astronauts applied even though they’ll never get the…

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Liquid Body Armor Is More Effective and Weighs Less

Liquid Body Armor Is More Effective and Weighs Less

I think anyone that has dropped a heavy object into water knows that liquid slows and softens the impact. However, you wouldn’t think liquid would be a viable option for body armor for soldiers and police.…

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Remee Dream Mask Opens the Gateway to Lucid Dreams, In Style

Remee Dream Mask Opens the Gateway to Lucid Dreams, In Style

I’ve had my fair share of lucid dreams, although most of these turned out to be some pretty bad nightmares where I was running for my life. Most people I know, however, haven’t experienced many lucid…

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Bonobo Chat App Lets Man and Ape Converse Through Pictures

Bonobo Chat App Lets Man and Ape Converse Through Pictures

Man evolved from apes. This isn’t new information, since the theory of evolution was drilled into our heads early on in school. And even though we’re just a few chromosomes different from these apes, the differences…

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