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Category: Weird Science

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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Researchers Invent Scale So Sensitive It Can Weigh a Single Proton

Researchers Invent Scale So Sensitive It Can Weigh a Single Proton
Let’s be honest, most of us prefer the scales in the bathroom to read on the low side. Who wants accuracy, when you can feel a bit better about yourself? I’ll tell you one group who…
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NASA Captures Gigantic Solar Tornado on Video

NASA Captures Gigantic Solar Tornado on Video
NASA always has an eye on the Sun and other parts of the solar system just in case something cool happens. Turns out that NASA caught a very cool phenomenon back in September of 2011. The…
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Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Plans to Lift Apollo 11 Engines from Bottom of the Ocean

Amazon’s Jeff Bezos Plans to Lift Apollo 11 Engines from Bottom of the Ocean
Of all the things the United States has done in space, the Apollo 11 mission is the most famous and impressive to many. Apollo 11 was the mission that put Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong on…
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High-Tech Avalanche Research Team Helping to Create Better Ice Cream

High-Tech Avalanche Research Team Helping to Create Better Ice Cream
I think making better ice cream is science we can all get behind – unless you’re lactose intolerant. Researchers at the Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research in Davos, Switzerland are working with Nestlé to devise…
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Man “Recovering Well” from Most Extensive Face Transplant in History

Man “Recovering Well” from Most Extensive Face Transplant in History
An American man has had what doctors say is the most extensive face transplant in history. The man’s name is Richard Lee Norris and years ago he suffered massive facial injuries in a gun accident. The…
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New Plastic Bleeds When Damaged, Heals When Exposed to Light: Tupperware 2.0

New Plastic Bleeds When Damaged, Heals When Exposed to Light: Tupperware 2.0
We’ve seen circuitry that can heal itself. Now there’s a new kind of plastic that can not only heal but “bleed” as well. It has small molecular links that break when it’s cut or scratched, causing…
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Denver Zoo Has a Truck Powered by Poo

Denver Zoo Has a Truck Powered by Poo
If there’s one thing that a zoo has in an abundance, it’s poop. You only have to wonder to the elephant or rhinoceros enclosures to see the mass quantities of poo zoo animals can produce. The…
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Debris Forces ISS Crew into Escape Ships

Debris Forces ISS Crew into Escape Ships
There’s suprisingly little empty space left in low Earth orbit these days. This is in part due to the ever-growing number of satellites orbiting the planet. Most of the debris orbiting the planet includes defunct satellites…
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James Cameron Completes Historic Mariana Trench Deep Sea Dive

James Cameron Completes Historic Mariana Trench Deep Sea Dive
Remember how we were just talking about James Cameron’s historic attempt to dive to the deepest point in the ocean? Well, I’m happy to report that he not only made it to the bottom of the…
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