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Category: Weird Science

Ebola Virus 3D Model: Staring Death in the Face

Ebola Virus 3D Model: Staring Death in the Face
Made famous by its deadliness, the Ebola virus was first described in 1976. It was made famous by The Hot Zone by Richard Preston and some small epidemics that thankfully didn’t kill off most of the…
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NASA Video Shows the Dark Side of the Moon

NASA Video Shows the Dark Side of the Moon
I’ve always found it interesting that we can all look in the night sky and see the same moon every day no matter where we live on planet. I’ve also always found it a bit intriguing…
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Researchers Figure out How to Extract Power from Cockroaches

Researchers Figure out How to Extract Power from Cockroaches
I would bet we can all agree that we really don’t want cockroaches in our homes. They are disgusting little creatures after all, and any time I see one I’m convinced that I’m now eating roach…
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Is the Millennium Falcon on the Bottom of the Baltic Sea?

Is the Millennium Falcon on the Bottom of the Baltic Sea?
The picture you see here may seem familiar to you, I know it made its rounds a while back when a company called Ocean Explorer ran across what appears to be the Millennium Falcon lying on…
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Army Wants to Make Fat Soldiers Thin by Injecting More Fat Cells

Army Wants to Make Fat Soldiers Thin by Injecting More Fat Cells
One thing that Kung Fu Panda taught me is that portly warriors can still kick butt- skadoosh! The U.S. Army feels differently though and wants all of its obese soldiers to slim down, with very good…
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ISS Orbit Had to Be Changed over the Weekend to Avoid Chinese Space Debris

ISS Orbit Had to Be Changed over the Weekend to Avoid Chinese Space Debris
Space junk is quickly becoming a big hazard in orbit around the Earth. There are untold numbers defunct satellites and other chunks of debris and trash floating around up there that pose a hazard to humans…
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Do Russian Probe Pics from ’82 Prove Life on Venus?

Do Russian Probe Pics from ’82 Prove Life on Venus?
This is a very interesting debate going on right now in the scientific community. A Russian scientist named Leonid Ksanfomaliti has checked out some images shot by a Russian probe sent to Venus in 1982 called…
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Joerg Sprave Builds Heated Slingshot for Maximum Zombie Killing Power

Joerg Sprave Builds Heated Slingshot for Maximum Zombie Killing Power
The latest slingshot from Joerg Sprave has turned up and while it’s lacking the zombie (and coconut) crushing power of the last one we talked about with a hammer on the end, the new one is…
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DARPA Suppresses Fire with Magic Wand

DARPA Suppresses Fire with Magic Wand
There are lots of ways to put out a fire, but most of them require some way to actually spray or douse the flames with the suppressant. This can cause problems in small or obstructed spaces.…
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NASA Says Triangular “UFO” Was Just Light Reflected from Venus

NASA Says Triangular “UFO” Was Just Light Reflected from Venus
There has been a lot of hub-bub going on in the UFO nut realm in recent weeks. Apparently, in a NASA video from the STEREO-B spacecraft, something that looked like a triangular UFO appeared and looked…
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NYPD May Someday Sweep the Streets with Mobile Weapon Scanners

NYPD May Someday Sweep the Streets with Mobile Weapon Scanners
You know those annoying ads that you see sometimes when you browse a site or read some news online? The ones at the side that are offering you a free X-ray app and then show a…
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Japanese Car Seat Has Butt Recognition System

Japanese Car Seat Has Butt Recognition System
A new car seat developed by the Advanced Institute of Industrial Technology in Tokyo can automatically identify the person who is sitting on it. The seat uses a system of 360 pressure sensors that can remember…
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Qualcomm Tricorder X Prize Announced, Next Year Tachyon X Prize?

Qualcomm Tricorder X Prize Announced, Next Year Tachyon X Prize?
Going to the doctor sucks, I think many would agree. I won’t go unless something is hanging loosely by tendon and sinew or I take another arrow to the knee. Checkup is another word for hypochondria…
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Russian Space Official Hints Weapon Might Have Caused Phobos-Grunt Failure

Russian Space Official Hints Weapon Might Have Caused Phobos-Grunt Failure
Russia has had some major failures over the last few months in its space program. So far the country has lost a load of supplies that were to go to the ISS, along with a GPS…
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MakerBot Replicator: Out of Star Trek into Your Own Garage!

MakerBot Replicator: Out of Star Trek into Your Own Garage!
I’ve always been a fan of 3D printers, especially when nowadays you can have one in your garage or basement and just print away. Bre Pettis has unveiled the latest edition of the MakerBot 3D printer.…
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Low-Resistance Nanowires Could Save Moore’s Law

Low-Resistance Nanowires Could Save Moore’s Law
Moore’s Law has been around for a long time and is often applied to the way that semiconductor tend to get smaller and faster over time. The law has proven correct for many years but some…
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