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Category: Weird Science

Scientists Have the Technology to Recreate 170-Year-Old Beer

Scientists Have the Technology to Recreate 170-Year-Old Beer
Science never ceases to amaze me. We can clone all sorts of things today from sheep to pets and we can even grow disgusting human ears on the back of bald mice. Perhaps the best use…
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SpaceX Prepared to Make History on May 19

SpaceX Prepared to Make History on May 19
After multiple delays, SpaceX is set to hit a major milestone this Saturday, May 19. Saturday is the day set for the launch of the first privately funded cargo mission to the International Space Station. With…
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Solar-Powered PlanetSolar Boat Completes Trip Around the World

Solar-Powered PlanetSolar Boat Completes Trip Around the World
The Turanor PlanetSolar is now the first completely solar-powered boat to complete the circumnavigation of the globe. The solar powered catamaran set sail from the port 19 months ago and is the world’s largest solar powered…
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The Great California Meteor Rush Is on!

The Great California Meteor Rush Is on!
I watched the Discovery Channel program Meteor Men a few times, certainly enough to understand that little pieces of meteor could be worth big money. On April 22 a gigantic fireball explosion rocked parts of northern…
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Sky-Watching Geeks are in for a Treat This Weekend with a Supermoon

Sky-Watching Geeks are in for a Treat This Weekend with a Supermoon
We don’t talk about too much space stuff around here, but something is going to happen this week that is rare and is definitely worth a mention. The moon will be much closer to Earth than…
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Study Finds Playing Tetris Could Treat PTSD

Study Finds Playing Tetris Could Treat PTSD
A study has been published by a research team from Oxford University that claims playing Tetris can help soldiers deal with flashbacks caused by post-traumatic stress disorder. The researchers believe that playing the game may prevent…
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Discovery Channel Crashes 727 for TV Show

Discovery Channel Crashes 727 for TV Show
None of us ever want to experience an airplane crash first-hand, but you’ll soon have the opportunity to learn what happens inside and outside a commercial airliner when it does crash, thanks to the Discovery Channel.…
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Did NASA Photograph a UFO near the Sun?

Did NASA Photograph a UFO near the Sun?
Earlier this year a photograph was circulated online that was taken by NASA that some thought showed a UFO. The photograph was later disproven and artifacts caused by reflected light from Venus. A similar photograph has…
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NASA To Use GPS System for Earthquake Monitoring

NASA To Use GPS System for Earthquake Monitoring
NASA has announced a plan to find earthquakes and respond more quickly to them using GPS satellites in orbit. Generally, earthquake detection is done by seismological hardware on the ground, but according NASA – that data…
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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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