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Category: Weird Science

Japan’s SCHAFT Dominates DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials: Shut Yo’ Mouth!

Japan’s SCHAFT Dominates DARPA Robotics Challenge Trials: Shut Yo’ Mouth!

DARPA’s Robotic Challenge Trials wrapped up earlier today, and the robot that reigned supreme is SCHAFT. The squat 209 pound, 4.85 foot-tall robot smoked the competition, scoring 27 points, besting its next closest competitor by 35%…

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Researchers Find Massive Lost Japanese WWII Submarine Near Hawaii

Researchers Find Massive Lost Japanese WWII Submarine Near Hawaii

There is nothing cool about war in the real world, but I am a fan of movies and stories about what went on during WWII. I’ve seen more than a few movies that show submarines used…

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Harvard Materials Scientists Invents 3D Printing Tech for Batteries

Harvard Materials Scientists Invents 3D Printing Tech for Batteries

A materials scientist from Harvard University named Jennifer Lewis and her team have invented a new ink and printing process that allows or the manufacture of 3D printed batteries at room temperature. The scientists say that…

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Atlas Humanoid Robot Attempts to Walk on Rubble, Struggles

Atlas Humanoid Robot Attempts to Walk on Rubble, Struggles

Creating a humanoid robot that can walk over all kinds of junk, like a parent traversing a child’s LEGO explosion of a room, is no easy task. The idea is the same for both the parent…

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New Volcanic Island Rises out of the Ocean Near Japan

New Volcanic Island Rises out of the Ocean Near Japan

There are a number of volcanically-formed islands in the oceans around the world. A new volcanic island has poked its peak above the surface of the ocean for the first time recently.…

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Comet ISON Could Get so Bright We Might See It during the Day

Comet ISON Could Get so Bright We Might See It during the Day

It’s been a while since we talked about the comet ISON. We mentioned back in January that if the comet survives its brush with the sun later this month, it could be the brightest comet seen…

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Study Claims At Least 8.8 Billion Earth Size Planets Exist in the Milky Way Alone

Study Claims At Least 8.8 Billion Earth Size Planets Exist in the Milky Way Alone

Not all Earth-sized planets are Earth-like. Take for instance the planet Kepler 78b, it’s Earth like in size but orbits too close to its parent star for any chances supporting life as we know it. That…

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Guy Inserts Computer into Arm with No Help from Doctors

Guy Inserts Computer into Arm with No Help from Doctors

Some guys are just super hardcore. Like Rambo hardcore. Able to stitch themselves up on the battlefield hardcore. Take this guy for instance. A man named Tim Cannon is a “biohacker,” and he had himself opened…

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NASA Celebrates Halloween by Unveiling Three Spooky Images from Space

NASA Celebrates Halloween by Unveiling Three Spooky Images from Space

NASA has offered up three amazing images captured by the Spitzer Space Telescope. The three images are somewhat eerie, yet incredibly beautiful to look at. All three of the images are 100% real and are actually…

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JAXA Test Fires Space Cannon It Plans on Firing at Asteroid

JAXA Test Fires Space Cannon It Plans on Firing at Asteroid

The Japanese space agency known as JAXA has announced that it has conducted a test of its space cannon that will be used to remotely fire a 4-pound metal projectile into the surface of an asteroid.…

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Russians Pull Gigantic Half-Ton Meteorite Fragment from Lake

Russians Pull Gigantic Half-Ton Meteorite Fragment from Lake

If you follow the sometimes strange happenings to do with space and science in general, you probably remember back on February 15th of this year when a massive meteorite entered the atmosphere over the Russian city…

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NASA Says Asteroid Probably Won’t Hit the Earth in 2032

NASA Says Asteroid <em>Probably</em> Won’t Hit the Earth in 2032

One of the scary things about the asteroids that zip around our solar system is that scientists simply don’t know all of them that are out there. While the chances of a gigantic asteroid smashing into…

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Astronomers Spot Lonely Planet with No Sun

Astronomers Spot Lonely Planet with No Sun

Astronomers have discovered a very unusual planet roaming freely through the galaxy. The planet is about 80 light years from Earth and is believed to be about six times more massive than Jupiter. The interesting thing…

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Disney Research Generates Electricity Inside Sheets of Paper

Disney Research Generates Electricity Inside Sheets of Paper

When you think of Disney, most typically think of animated movies and theme parks, but Disney also has a research arm that looks into all sorts of future technology. Researchers at Disney have created an interesting…

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This is a Potatomato Plant: You Say Potato, I Say Tomato…

This is a Potatomato Plant: You Say Potato, I Say Tomato…

Potatoes grow underground. Tomatoes grow above the ground. The TomTato plant grows both potatoes underground and tomatoes above ground… at the same time!…

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You Must Pay Attention to the Road in Order to Drive this Car

You Must Pay Attention to the Road in Order to Drive this Car

So many people end up in car accidents every year. One of the common reasons was because the driver wasn’t paying enough attention. Some apparently can’t let go of their smartphones when they’re on the road,…

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