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Category: Weird Science

Japanese Scientist Invents Dry Glue that Looks Like Breath Mints

Japanese Scientist Invents Dry Glue that Looks Like Breath Mints
These tiny little crumbs look a lot like peppermints you’d use to freshen your breath after lunch, but you don’t want to eat these ones. What you see here are tiny spheres of a sort of…

Acoustic Holograms are Sort of Like a Star Trek Tractor Beam

Acoustic Holograms are Sort of Like a Star Trek Tractor Beam
My first glimpse at a hologram came back in the ’80s when I was in a mall in Dallas, Texas. It was a video game with holograms that had lots of mirrors was at the arcade…
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Diego-San Robot Baby Smiles, Learns, Eats Souls

Diego-San Robot Baby Smiles, Learns, Eats Souls
If Hector from Saturn 3 mounted the Atlas robot and had a baby, I think Diego-San is exactly what their love child would look like. It’s intensely creepy with its chubby-cheeked smiling face and mechanical body.…

Researchers Teach Robots to Fall without Breaking

Researchers Teach Robots to Fall without Breaking
Robots are really cool, but before they can start selling robots that will clean our houses and tend to our kids, they have to perfect them and make them safe and robust. Part of keeping an…

Glowing Sea Turtle Discovered During Night Dive

Glowing Sea Turtle Discovered During Night Dive
You won’t see me swimming in the lake or the ocean. I’m not fond of putting my face where animals poop and might bite me. You certainly wouldn’t get me to go on a night dive…

DARPA Wants Robots to Build Satellites in Orbit

DARPA Wants Robots to Build Satellites in Orbit
Today when we build satellites, construction has to be done on Earth, the satellite is placed in a rocket, shot into orbit, and then goes through automated deployment all while we hope things work just fine.…

DARPA’s Mind Controlled Prosthetic Arm Can Now Feel

DARPA’s Mind Controlled Prosthetic Arm Can Now Feel
DARPA has an awesome program underway to develop the next generation in prosthetics. These technologies will help soldiers and others who have lost a limb to get back to their lives with as much normality as…

Ants March Around iPhone When it Rings

Ants March Around iPhone When it Rings
I find ants to be creepy. I mean, they aren’t as bad as spiders, but still, I would crush every one of them if I could. At least now I know how to make them march…

NASA Just Crashed a Plane on Purpose

NASA Just Crashed a Plane on Purpose
While most of us think of space exploration when we think of NASA, the organization actually has made thousands of contributions to the field of aeronautics over the years that go beyond launching rockets into space.…

Hot New Car Paint Is Very Cool

Hot New Car Paint Is Very Cool
One of my least favorite things is getting into a steaming hot car in the middle of summer. You can open the windows, turn on the air and start driving to get the breeze flowing and…

MIT Making Robots with Human Reflexes

MIT Making Robots with Human Reflexes
In the DARPA Robotics Challenge, the idea is to create a robot that can navigate an obstacle course, using skills that could help save humans in an emergency. On the flip side, we may also be…

Watch Two Powerful Rare-Earth Magnets Crush Things

Watch Two Powerful Rare-Earth Magnets Crush Things
We humans like to see stuff get destroyed. I’m not proud of it, but I do find things like this enjoyable. There’s nothing quite like wanton destruction, especially when stuff get killed between two giant rare-earth…

ISS Astronaut Blows a Space Bubble

ISS Astronaut Blows a Space Bubble
Astronauts on the International Space Station get up to some cool experiment. Sometimes these experiments have limited scientific value, but look really cool. Take this video from the ISS shot with a fancy RED 4K camera.…

Recycled Plastic Roads are Green and Promise Fewer Potholes

Recycled Plastic Roads are Green and Promise Fewer Potholes
We all have that one road that we have to drive on that is in terrible condition. The potholes make you think your car is falling apart or ripples in the pavement feel like a rollercoaster.…

Project Nimbus Projects Images from Airplane onto Clouds

Project Nimbus Projects Images from Airplane onto Clouds
These days, everybody stores their videos “in the cloud.” Now some clever folks in the UK are actually projecting video on real clouds. Recently, on the clouds floating over Nottingham, England, residents saw the spooky green…

Portable Consciousness: The Science of SELF/LESS

Portable Consciousness: The Science of SELF/LESS
I just saw an early screening of the sci-fi thriller SELF/LESS, and really enjoyed it. The film stars Ben Kingsley as a Billionaire real estate magnate diagnosed with a terminal illness, who in his dying days…
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