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Category: Weird Science

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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Star Wars: the Empire Strikes Back Rendered in Ms Paint!

Star Wars: the Empire Strikes Back Rendered in Ms Paint!

A dude named foldsfive decided to recreate the entire original Star Wars trilogy in MS Paint, then converted to animated GIFs. He released his take Star Wars: A New Hope last month. This month, it’s The…

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Gorillapod as iPad Stand: Reusabilty is Fun!

Gorillapod as iPad Stand: Reusabilty is Fun!

You’ve probably heard of Joby’s Gorillapod. It’s a great take on the classic tripod that doesn’t take up too much space, and works just about anywhere. Now, it turns out you can reuse your Gorillapod as…

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The Dyson Balloon Accelerator: No, You Can’T Ride in It.

The Dyson Balloon Accelerator: No, You Can’T Ride in It.

A couple of engineers from Dyson decided to build a balloon accelerator, which uses Dyson Air Multiplier fans to speed along a balloon on its merry way, kind of like what a particle accelerator does, albeit…

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Sensgard Zem: Noise-Canceling Headphones That Don’T Need Any Power

Sensgard Zem: Noise-Canceling Headphones That Don’T Need Any Power

These new noise-canceling headphones from Sensgard don’t need any power to operate, which is amazing, since most noise-canceling headphones and earphones do need some kind of electricity to make their filters work. The Sensgard ZEM headphones…

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Beerbot Shirt: is That a Bottle Opener on Your Chest, or Are You Just Glad to See Me?

Beerbot Shirt: is That a Bottle Opener on Your Chest, or Are You Just Glad to See Me?

While I don’t drink enough to need an actual t-shirt that has an integrated beer opener, I guess that for some people, this might be very handy indeed, especially during Spring Break. The flexible-armed robot on…

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Metal Detector Wielding Brit Finds $1-Million in Roman Coins

Metal Detector Wielding Brit Finds $1-Million in Roman Coins

I tried my hand at metal detection when I was a kid. I quickly gave up after all I found were beer bottle tops, tin cans, and eyeglasses. I had hoped to find something awesome like…

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Grape-Dr Supercomputer is the Greenest of Them All, but a Cable Nightmare!

Grape-Dr Supercomputer is the Greenest of Them All, but a Cable Nightmare!

This Japanese supercomputer is supposed to be one of the most environmentally-friendly supercomputer arrays available. But is it just me, or is this the ultimate in cable management problems? This supercomputer system is called the Grape-DR…

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Female Mice Attracted to Same Sex After Genetic Modification

Female Mice Attracted to Same Sex After Genetic Modification

According to the Telegraph, a remarkable experiment conducted at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology in Daejon, South Korea resulted in female mice “to reject the advances of their male counterparts and attempt to…

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Interview With a Robot. *Head Asplodes*

Interview With a Robot. *Head Asplodes*

New York Times correspondent Amy Harmon interviews “Bina48″ a robot who’s supposed to be a “digital backup” of a real person.…

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Super Mario Hits the Sidewalk

Super Mario Hits the Sidewalk

I really like this animation by German artist Surfap – based on the classic 8-bit NES game Super Mario Bros. I’m actually not sure how he achieved the effect, but the illusion makes it look like…

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