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Category: Weird Science

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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e-Urinal Gives You a Check-up While You Pee

e-Urinal Gives You a Check-up While You Pee

We’re all strapped for time these days. A good illustration of just how valuable time is was shown in that bomb of a movie that starred Justin Timberlake, In Time. In the movie, time had become…

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Don’t Feel Like Washing Your Jeans For Three Months? It’s Okay!

Don’t Feel Like Washing Your Jeans For Three Months? It’s Okay!

As a general rule, I make sure I wash my jeans at least once every two weeks. It’s either that, or I let them go for a spin in the old washing machine after approximately 5-8…

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Hamster-Powered Submarine Doesn’t Fire Tiny Torpedoes (But it Should)

Hamster-Powered Submarine Doesn’t Fire Tiny Torpedoes (But it Should)

I have to think all the way back to 2007′s hamster-powered paper shredder to the last time I wrote about a gadget which could run on rodent power. But much like the Flintstones, I’ve always wanted…

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DIY X-Ray Machine Couldn’t Possibly Be Dangerous at All

DIY X-Ray Machine Couldn’t Possibly Be Dangerous at All

Electronics and electricity geek Grenadier aspires to someday be a radiologist. But instead of waiting to use a proper X-Ray machine at a hospital or doctor’s office, he decided to build his own at home.…

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Scientists Tickle Gorillas on Quest for Origins of Laughter

Scientists Tickle Gorillas on Quest for Origins of Laughter

Scientists are searching for the reasons why humans laugh, and are studying all sort of animals to figure out if other species laugh as well. It’s easy to imagine that gorillas and other monkeys would laugh…

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Asahi Vending Machines Now Dispense Free Wi-Fi and Beer!

Asahi Vending Machines Now Dispense Free Wi-Fi and Beer!

It always annoys me when I’m stuck outside with my laptop trying to find a Wi-Fi network. Luckily where I am here in Taipei, there’s city-wide free Wi-Fi, so that’s never been a problem. It looks…

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Physicist Builds LHC: LEGO Hadron Collider

Physicist Builds LHC: LEGO Hadron Collider

The real Large Hadron Collider scares the crap out of me. I don’t think that it will create a little black hole and destroy the planet or anything. I am just always afraid I will write…

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Should SETI Start Searching for Alien Evidence on the Moon?

Should SETI Start Searching for Alien Evidence on the Moon?

This is just wild to me. I mentioned way back in August that SETI had raised the money needed to continue operating. Generally, they search the heavens for proof of an alien life by picking up…

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Russia Sustains Five Rocket Failures in Less Than a Year

Russia Sustains Five Rocket Failures in Less Than a Year

The Russian space program and satellite launching business is in serious jeopardy after a series of failed launches over the last 12 months. While we were all off getting ready for the Christmas holiday, a fifth…

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