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Category: Weird Science

Power Your Entire House with Potatoes!

Power Your Entire House with Potatoes!

If you’ve ever been in a grade school science class, you probably know that the electrolytes in potatoes generate a small amount of electricity when connected to zinc and copper electrodes. So is it possible that…

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Boston Dynamics WildCat Robot Runs Free: Cheetah Unchained

Boston Dynamics WildCat Robot Runs Free: Cheetah Unchained

Boston Dynamics’ Cheetah robot impressed people all over the world when it proved that it can outrun even the fastest of our species. But some of you may have been thinking, what’s to be afraid of?…

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Blizzident 3D-Printed Toothbrush Requires Only Six Seconds of Brushing – Er, Biting

Blizzident 3D-Printed Toothbrush Requires Only Six Seconds of Brushing – Er, Biting

I think you know by now why it’s important to brush your teeth regularly. Those two minutes each morning and night might just save you from a future of missing teeth and dentures. But now there’s…

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Study Says Eating Bacon Will Make You Live Longer… Sorta.

Study Says Eating Bacon Will Make You Live Longer… Sorta.

I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, bacon is proof God loves us. Crispity, crunchity bacon is easily my favorite food. The problem is a lot of people want you to believe bacon is…

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Nissan Robot Car Acquires License: Skynet Is Just Around The Corner

Nissan Robot Car Acquires License: Skynet Is Just Around The Corner

Nissan seems keen to give Google a run for their money in the autonomous vehicle technology category, and the Japanese giant is working hard at creating functional robot vehicles for 2020 and beyond.…

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NASA Will Pay up to $5000 per Month for Study Participants to Stay in Bed

NASA Will Pay up to $5000 per Month for Study Participants to Stay in Bed

NASA recently announced that it is looking for people to perform what may be the easiest job ever. The space agency is looking for participants for 70 days of study and they will pay you $5000…

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Scientists Realize Massive Near-Earth Asteroid Is Actually a Comet after Three Decades

Scientists Realize Massive Near-Earth Asteroid Is Actually a Comet after Three Decades

This story proves that sometimes even really smart people get things horribly wrong. For the last 30 years, astronomers have believed that a massive object known as Don Quixote was a near-Earth asteroid. In fact, the…

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Caffeine Spray Gives You Energy with a Spritz

Caffeine Spray Gives You Energy with a Spritz

Most energy drinks and supplements only set you up for the inevitable crash. If you’re looking for an instant burst of energy without the usual disadvantages, then you might want to check out Sprayable Energy.…

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How Old Is Your Body? This Mortality Wrist Device Will Tell You

How Old Is Your Body? This Mortality Wrist Device Will Tell You

You might be twenty years old, but your body could be much older. There used to be no way to know, until some researchers from the Lancaster University in the UK came up with something called…

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Take a Bite of This $330,000 Lab-Grown Burger

Take a Bite of This $330,000 Lab-Grown Burger

I love burgers and I love steaks. I love vegetables (some of them) and I love the environment. Unfortunately, you can’t really love all of them at once (with the exception of veggies) because raising cattle …

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This’ll Bug You: Farm 432 Concept is a Countertop Larvae Farm

This’ll Bug You: Farm 432 Concept is a Countertop Larvae Farm

The global human population is booming. Some studies predict that we’ll soon run out of resources (read: food) to feed everyone as this growth continues. One of the proposed solutions? Breed insects and use them as…

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Use Your Brain to Set Fire to This Brain

Use Your Brain to Set Fire to This Brain

This 15 foot-tall steel brain sculpture can be controlled by your brain waves. It is called Mens Amplio (that means “mind expanding” in Latin). The interactive brain and head has been embedded with LEDs in the…

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3D Printing with Liquid Metals at Room Temperature: One Small Step for Terminators

3D Printing with Liquid Metals at Room Temperature: One Small Step for Terminators

We’ve seen a 3D printer make objects out of soft materials, and one that uses titanium powder.  This 3D printer made by researchers at North Carolina State University is somewhere in between: it uses a liquid…

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What Happens When You Microwave a Highlighter

What Happens When You Microwave a Highlighter

Generally speaking, it’s not a good idea to put things in the microwave that don’t belong in there. But that doesn’t stop the curious minds of people like us from wanting to see what happens to…

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Teen Creates Flashlight Powered by the Heat of Your Hands

Teen Creates Flashlight Powered by the Heat of Your Hands

In times of great emergency, a flashlight is definitely one of the essentials to have, aside from food and water. When the electricity is out and it’s night time, you might have to stay in place…

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Stanford Calming Tech Center Wants to Keep Technology from Stressing Us out

Stanford Calming Tech Center Wants to Keep Technology from Stressing Us out

One thing that I’ve personally experienced from living the always-connected 21st century lifestyle – your gadgets can stress you out. Whether it’s the pressure that you constantly need to check email, or that your boss might…

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