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Category: Weird Science

Paleontologist Building a 3D Printed Robotic Dinosaur

Paleontologist Building a 3D Printed Robotic Dinosaur
I think that generally when most of us imagine a paleontologist, an image of someone in a pith helmet, digging in the dirt with trowels and paintbrushes comes to mind. A paleontologist at Drexel University has…
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Reversing Goggles Turn Your Whole World Upside-Down

Reversing Goggles Turn Your Whole World Upside-Down
Frankly, I think we’ve got enough problems worrying about people bumping into you on the sidewalk while they’ve got their heads bent down texting and surfing the web. If that wasn’t bad enough, now you could…
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MinION DNA Sequencer Runs Off USB Port

MinION DNA Sequencer Runs Off USB Port
DNA sequencing is complex stuff, frequently used in biological research. Having worked in a hospital in the past and having been around lots of lab equipment I can say that sort of stuff is generally gigantic…
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NASA Seeks Volunteers to Simulate Mars Mission, Eat Space Food

NASA Seeks Volunteers to Simulate Mars Mission, Eat Space Food
If you ever wanted to be an astronaut, this new experiment may be the closest you ever get. In conjunction with a Cornell/University of Hawaii study, NASA is looking for volunteers with the goal of simulating…
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Would You Like Some Bio-Fries With Your Test Tube Burger?

Would You Like Some Bio-Fries With Your Test Tube Burger?
A while back, scientist Mitsuyuki Ikeda told the world that his burger patties synthesized from human poop could help alleviate the impending food crisis. Suffice it to say, the idea didn’t really appeal to many people’s…
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DARPA Wants to Create Real Avatar Robots

DARPA Wants to Create Real Avatar Robots
DARPA has chopped $7 million out of its budget for program it’s is calling “Avatar.” Yes, DARPA is talking about that Avatar. Rather than growing the towering blue aliens that James Cameron had in his awesome…
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Edible Helium Balloons for a Dessert Lighter than Air

Edible Helium Balloons for a Dessert Lighter than Air
Some people want fries with their burgers, while others prefer a healthy serving of salad with their meals. And then there are those who want something on the side that’ll give them a different kind of…
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Aurora Borealis Photos Shot from ISS Are Spectacular

Aurora Borealis Photos Shot from ISS Are Spectacular
The Sun is right in the middle of one of its most active periods in its 11-year cycle. This means lots of radiation is being spewed towards the Earth during various solar storms. This radiation bounces…
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Researchers Develop Strong, Removable Adhesive Based on Gecko Feet

Researchers Develop Strong, Removable Adhesive Based on Gecko Feet
I’m not a big fan of lizards, they are gross, they try to bite you, and if you do catch a lizard, it will either poop on you or its tail will break off. Getting left…
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South Korean Girl Removes Her Makeup After Two Years, Now Looks Twice Her Age

South Korean Girl Removes Her Makeup After Two Years, Now Looks Twice Her Age
My mom didn’t really introduce me to makeup; I sort of discovered it on my own in the middle of college. (Much later than most, I know.) I like experimenting with new looks sometimes, although I…
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Swiss Satellite Aims to Clean up Space Junk

Swiss Satellite Aims to Clean up Space Junk
I can’t say that I ever really thought about Switzerland as being a space power. In fact, I didn’t even know the country had its own satellites in orbit but apparently, it does. As a matter…
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Mobee Robot Bees to Patrol the Skies of Our Nightmares

Mobee Robot Bees to Patrol the Skies of Our Nightmares
Robot bees are the real threat to humanity because they could potentially sting you dead and just fly off to find their next victim. If that happens you can thank the Harvard School of Engineering and…
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Ecobot III Robot Runs on Waste, Poops Itself

Ecobot III Robot Runs on Waste, Poops Itself
Batteries suck. You have to have the right kind for your device, they have to be charged and they are prone to failure way too often. Forget batteries. What we need is a robot that can…
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83-Year-Old Woman Gets the World’s First 3D Printed Jaw Transplant

83-Year-Old Woman Gets the World’s First 3D Printed Jaw Transplant
At some point in the future, if we needed a new body part, I always figured science would be able to grow one. If you need any new kidney just sprinkle a few cells, top with…
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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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