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Category: Weird Science

Microscopic Pac-Man

Microscopic Pac-Man
Earlier this week, I read about a tiny Pac-Man discovered with an electron microscope. But that was just a random scientific anomaly. Turns out there’s a real microscopic Pac-Man out there, and you can actually play…
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Berkeley Bionics’ Elegs Medical Exoskeleton: Letting Paralyzed People Walk Again

Berkeley Bionics’ Elegs Medical Exoskeleton: Letting Paralyzed People Walk Again
I have to say that this is an amazing piece of technology. It’s called a medical exoskeleton and promises to make physically-challenged people walk again. eLEGS is going to be an exoskeleton made for the general…
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Fujitsu Robot Teddy Bear is Ready to Creep Everyone Out

Fujitsu Robot Teddy Bear is Ready to Creep Everyone Out
Straight out of Steven Spielberg’s AI, Fujitsu has just unveiled its newest robot: a social robot teddy bear. What can it do? Probably a whole lot and guess what, it speaks Japanese! This robot is supposed…
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Xkcd’S Updated Map of Online Communities: Farmville is Going to Take Over

Xkcd’S Updated Map of Online Communities: Farmville is Going to Take Over
The webcomic xkcd has just released a new version of the map of online communities. The word is that Farmville is taking over more and more of the world. Well, maybe not, but seriously, Facebook is…
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This Magnet That Will Make You a Lefty. Say What?

This Magnet That Will Make You a Lefty. Say What?
Apparently this magnet can make you left-handed, if you’re right-handed. Sounds kind of crazy, but it makes sense how this could help people who have either lost some function in their right arm. According to a…
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Scientists Discover a Real-Life Pac-Man: It Died From a Power Pellet Overdose

Scientists Discover a Real-Life Pac-Man: It Died From a Power Pellet Overdose
Nope, that’s definitely not true. This sculpture comes via DeviantART user Kalapusa. His Pac-Man isn’t really adorable or cute. It’s kind of freaky-looking to be honest, kind of like a floating rat of some sort with…
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Google Adds Latin Translation: Now You Can Swear in a Dead Language!

Google Adds Latin Translation: Now You Can Swear in a Dead Language!
While I did have to take Latin in 7th and 8th grade, most of it has either been stashed away deep in the recesses of my brain or forgotten. Probably the latter. However, I really like…
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Move Over Sci-Fi, Robot Exoskeletons Are Coming Thanks to Raytheon

Move Over Sci-Fi, Robot Exoskeletons Are Coming Thanks to Raytheon
Ah Raytheon, just the name scares some guys silly. Raytheon is a defense contractor and they’ve released some new information and videos of their new exoskeleton called the XOS 2. And no, this isn’t science-fiction. This…
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Minimalist Radio by Simon Hasan: No, You Don’t Get Sirius on It

Minimalist Radio by Simon Hasan: No, You Don’t Get Sirius on It
At first glance, it’s hard to figure out what this strange looking thing actually does. Granted, there’s an antenna, but that’s about it that would give you a clue it’s a radio. The Naked Radio is…
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Make Your Own Daleks to Take Over the World With These Amazing Plans!

Make Your Own Daleks to Take Over the World With These Amazing Plans!
You know the Daleks? Those pesky cybernetic lifeforms from Doctor Who, which are supposed to be the epitome of living and cybernetic organisms? Well, apparently if you had written to the BBC in the 1970s or…
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Robocop’S Anatomy: Not a Lot of Meat, but a Lot of Robot

Robocop’S Anatomy: Not a Lot of Meat, but a Lot of Robot
Ah, Robocop. Needless to say that I’ve watched the movie quite a few times and I found it interesting to see that someone had done an illustration of what the insides of Robocop might actually look…
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DIY Coilgun Does Serious Damage With Electricity and Magnets

DIY Coilgun Does Serious Damage With Electricity and Magnets
YouTube user Jason, also known as Larsplatoon, has put together a fully functioning coilgun after two years of effort. So WTF is a coilgun? It sounds like something cool. It’s actually a gun that fires a…
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Windro Robot: This Roomba Does Windows

Windro Robot: This Roomba Does Windows
While I don’t have a Roomba, I used to have a boss who kept watching the infomercials a few years ago and finally got himself one. Love them or hate them, robot vacuum cleaners are here…
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The Analog LED Clock: Best of Both Worlds?

The Analog LED Clock: Best of Both Worlds?
Using LEDs to simulate an analog clock is kind of cool (although not as cool as say, a mechanical LED clock.) This clock mimics the hands of a traditional clock using rows upon rows of LEDs…
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LEGO Tardis Needs Arduino to Power Siren: Overkill?

LEGO Tardis Needs Arduino to Power Siren: Overkill?
JustJon made this great-looking LEGO Tardis, but for some reason it needs the power of an Arduino controller. Why? Well, it powers the siren and the plays the Doctor Who theme. Is it a bit much?…
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Kawada Humanoid Robots Get Ready to Take Over Japan

Kawada Humanoid Robots Get Ready to Take Over Japan
Japan’s population is getting older, and they need robots to take care of all of them. This is almost a plot out of Ghost in the Shell: Solid State Society, but it’s actually reality because AIST…
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