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Category: Weird Science

Hypersonic X-51A WaveRider Test Flight Today

Hypersonic X-51A WaveRider Test Flight Today
I’ve always had a fascination with flight. My favorite aircraft is the SR-71 Blackbird. The Blackbird was a spy aircraft that ventured into enemy territory for many years with nothing but speed and altitude for defense.…

Woman Has Mysterious Allergic Reaction That Causes Fingernails to Grow from Hair Follicles

Woman Has Mysterious Allergic Reaction That Causes Fingernails to Grow from Hair Follicles
We’ve talked about some strange medical conditions over the years here. Most recently, we mentioned the woman who had a live spider living in her ear for several days. Another very strange medical mystery has surfaced…
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Live Spider Found in Woman’s Ear: Nightmares for All of You Tonight

Live Spider Found in Woman’s Ear: Nightmares for All of You Tonight
Well this is exactly the type of story that is going to burrow deep into my brain tonight and manifest itself in some sort of horrific, vivid nightmare. Apparently a woman living in South-Central China turned…

Researchers Create “Meshworm” Robot that Can’t Be Killed

Researchers Create “Meshworm” Robot that Can’t Be Killed
Meshworm is the latest robotic creation from researchers at MIT, Harvard University and Seoul National University. You can try beating this earthworm-like robot with a mallet, but the thing just won’t die.…

DARPA CAAT is Like a Tank that Floats on Water

DARPA CAAT is Like a Tank that Floats on Water
Whether or not you support the investment in military technology, you have to admit that DARPA comes up with some amazing technologies. A recent DARPA project is the Captive Air Amphibious Transporter (CAAT), which works much…

NASA Unveils Photo of Curiosity Parachuting Towards Mars

NASA Unveils Photo of Curiosity Parachuting Towards Mars
If you follow space and science at all, or watch the news, undoubtedly you would’ve heard by now that NASA was successful in putting the Curiosity Rover on the surface of Mars yesterday. NASA has released…

Swiss Researchers Invent System to Text Shepherds When Sheep Are under Attack

Swiss Researchers Invent System to Text Shepherds When Sheep Are under Attack
Apparently, sheep herding is big business in some parts of Switzerland and elsewhere in the world. The problem for Swiss shepherds is that wolves are making return to the area after being gone for about 100…

FDA Approves Indigestible Medical Sensor You Swallow Like a Pill

FDA Approves Indigestible Medical Sensor You Swallow Like a Pill
The FDA has issued approval for an interesting medical gadget that is designed to be swallowed. The digestible sensor is designed to report back to doctors on a patient’s adherence to medications, as well as to…

NASA Promotes Mars Curiosity Rover with Star Trek Actors

NASA Promotes Mars Curiosity Rover with Star Trek Actors
NASA is milking the coming landing of the Curiosity rover for all it’s worth with numerous videos to get people excited about the Rover landing on the surface of the red planet. The nuclear powered Curiosity…

Curiosity Makes Its Final Flight Path Tweak before Landing

Curiosity Makes Its Final Flight Path Tweak before Landing
If you follow the space program at all, you probably know that NASA’s Mars Science Laboratory, known as Curiosity, is on its way to the red planet. Curiosity is scheduled to touch down on the surface…

NASA Designing a New Spacesuit, Astronauts to Look Like Buzz Lightyear?

NASA Designing a New Spacesuit, Astronauts to Look Like Buzz Lightyear?
NASA is trying to bring it’s equipment into the 21st century and that includes updating its spacesuits. Scientists and engineers at NASA have been working to develop the new prototype called the Z-1. This is the…

Wheatley Actually Makes it to Spaaaaaaace!

Wheatley Actually Makes it to Spaaaaaaace!
If you’ve ever played the video game Portal 2, you surely remember the floating robotic orb or personality core known as Wheatley. If you’re a fan of Wheatley, you will certainly appreciate this. An unnamed tech…

Burning Cup Heats up Your Drinks in a Jiffy

Burning Cup Heats up Your Drinks in a Jiffy
This isn’t the first time someone out there decided to come up with a gadget that made heating drinks up easier. Remember the HeatStick? However, this time around, the heating mechanism is built into the cup…

Aerographite is the World’s Lightest Material

Aerographite is the World’s Lightest Material
Scientists from Europe have created what they claim to be the world’s lightest material. The material is called Aerographite and is said to be 75 times lighter than styrofoam. The new material is also electrically conductive,…

500 Trillion Watt Laser Would Make Doctor Evil Proud

500 Trillion Watt Laser Would Make Doctor Evil Proud
Doctor Evil always had modest dreams, all he really wanted were sharks with frickin’ laser beams on their heads. But not ones to settle for something so lame, a group of researchers at the National Ignition…

Lockheed Martin Powers Stalker UAV with Frickin’ Lasers

Lockheed Martin Powers Stalker UAV with Frickin’ Lasers
If you’ve seen the action flick Act of Valor, you may remember the small handheld UAV that was used to keep an eye on enemy placement. Lockheed Martin makes a little UAV called the Stalker Unmanned…
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