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Category: Weird Science

Robo-Fish Gotta Swim

Robo-Fish Gotta Swim
I wasn’t able to find out too much information about this robotic fish, but it really is a pretty cool bit of engineering. From what I can tell, Sedensha Co. made this electric fish (link translated…
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Nasa Athlete Robot Breaks Out the Dance Moves

Nasa Athlete Robot Breaks Out the Dance Moves
NASA’s All-Terrain, Hex-Limbed, Extra-Terrestrial Explorer (or ATHLETE) is designed to shlep up to 660 pounds of cargo around the surface of Mars and the Moon. But while it’s still being developed here on Earth, it has…
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Naked Super Mario Isn’T About to Offend Anyone but Sure Looks Strange

Naked Super Mario Isn’T About to Offend Anyone but Sure Looks Strange
I’ve never spent any time wondering what a naked Super Mario would look like, but apparently some people do think about this and this is the strange and disturbing result. This digital image was created by…
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NASA’s Robonaut 2 Will Tweet His Way Into Space

NASA’s Robonaut 2 Will Tweet His Way Into Space
The spaceship Discovery will leave Earth on its final mission on the 1st of November. It will take along something entirely different, a robot! This is the robot that we’ve heard about before, the Robonaut 2,…
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Your Greasy Fingers Could Get Your Smartphone Hacked

Your Greasy Fingers Could Get Your Smartphone Hacked
Not too long ago, I was busy eating some buttery goodness known as popcorn and got a text. It didn’t take long before all the buttery smudges on my iPhone screen were annoying to look at.…
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Lifelike Robot Hand Freaks Us Out

Lifelike Robot Hand Freaks Us Out
You’ve gotta hand it to the Japanese (pun intended) – they sure know how to build strange robots. The latest oddity has to be the Robot Hand H-Type from Squse.…
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30-Year Quest to Find Least Number of Moves to Solve Rubik’s Cube Ends

30-Year Quest to Find Least Number of Moves to Solve Rubik’s Cube Ends
Being six when the Rubik’s Cube was hot back in the 80′s meant that each Christmas for a few years there you were guaranteed someone would get you one of the damned puzzles. For me the…
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Wanna Get Lucky? Better Buy an iPhone

Wanna Get Lucky? Better Buy an iPhone
A new study shows that iPhone users have more sex than other cellphone users. I don’t know what could be a better endorsement than this. I’m just waiting to see the new iPhone sexy ads, “Wanna…
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Flavor-Changing Meta Cookie: Willy Wonka Gets Real

Flavor-Changing Meta Cookie: Willy Wonka Gets Real
Stealing a page right out of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, this strange looking headgear turns a single cookie into one of seven different flavors. Scientist Tajuki Narumi and a team from the University of Tokyo…
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Make Like Edison and Build Your Own Lightbulb

Make Like Edison and Build Your Own Lightbulb
Priced at $59.95 (USD), this could be the most expensive lightbulb you’ll ever buy. But at least you’ll experience the thrill that Thomas Edison must have had when he creating his first working bulb. This science…
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Power-Strip USB Hub Lets You Switch Ports On and Off

Power-Strip USB Hub Lets You Switch Ports On and Off
I’ve never had much luck with USB hubs, especially the cheap ones. It doesn’t take them long to fry so I found that it’s best to plug in/out ports or spend more on a decent hub.…
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Xtraordinary Adventures Starts Booking Suborbital Space Flights

Xtraordinary Adventures Starts Booking Suborbital Space Flights
I always wanted to be an astronaut when I was a kid and go into space. Aliens were typically really hot chicks on Star Trek and you got to wear an awesome helmet so I was…
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Virtual Insects Crawl on Real Hands

Virtual Insects Crawl on Real Hands
Spotted at SIGGRAPH 2010, this interactive art display might just look like a pile of sand, but stick your hands in it, and a variety of creepy crawly insects come to life. Thankfully, these nasty many-legged…
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Slow Motion Lightning Strikes: Shocking.

Slow Motion Lightning Strikes: Shocking.
Ever wondered what lightning strikes really looked like? Tom Warner recently captured some incredible footage in Rapid City, South Dakota. He captured over 9,000 images per second and this 1.5 minute video lasts only 2 seconds…
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DIY Remote Control Changes Channels When You Fart

DIY Remote Control Changes Channels When You Fart
I am willing to bet that growing up your dad thought it was funny to rip a smelly fart when you were sitting nearby. If you have someone living in your home that likes cut the…
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Hydrofill Makes Hydrogen Fuel Cell Charger

Hydrofill Makes Hydrogen Fuel Cell Charger
I like the idea of a hydrogen fuel cell. I can fill a small cartridge with hydrogen, and then power my gadgets from the fuel cell as long as my hydrogen source holds out. That means…
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