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Category: Weird Science

Gigantic Crane Lifts Korean Battleship Out of the Water!

Gigantic Crane Lifts Korean Battleship Out of the Water!
I’m always amazed at the incredible machines that exist nowadays. Check this one out. It’s a massive crane that’s powerful enough that it can lift a warship out of the water. Where is this happening? Asia,…

Russell the Electric Giraffe: Raving ‘Raffe

Russell the Electric Giraffe: Raving ‘Raffe
At first when I saw this image, I wondered what it was. It looks like some kind of a glowing animal head of some sort, a cross between a dragon and something else. I was surprised…
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3d Windows Trashcan: Takin’ Out the Trash Retro Style

3d Windows Trashcan: Takin’ Out the Trash Retro Style
Just like everything else these days, the MS Windows trashcan has been re-born in 3D. But you don’t need special glasses to see this one. The guys at Codeco basically took the classic trash can icon…

Mimamori Z001 Turns You Into Big Brother for Pets and Kids!

Mimamori Z001 Turns You Into Big Brother for Pets and Kids!
It’s always nice to be able to spy on your pets and kids when you’re not at home. This panning cam is a sort of mix between a nanny cam and a security system. While it…

Petri Dish Bacteria Soap Kills Itself

Petri Dish Bacteria Soap Kills Itself
These soaps are designed to look just like petri dishes teeming with nasty bacteria. What’s especially cool about these soaps is that some of the more gnarly strains actually glow in the dark. These handmade soaps…

Robot Weds Couple in Japan

Robot Weds Couple in Japan
Yep, you heard it right in the headline. Tomohiro Shibato and Satoko Inoue were married this morning in a ceremony conducted by a robot. Not just any robot. One named “i-Fairy”.…

Balancing Cube: Self-Balancing Robot Can Stand on a Single Point

Balancing Cube: Self-Balancing Robot Can Stand on a Single Point
This incredible, unusual robot can balance itself on any of its corners when stood on point. The Balancing Cube was developed by Sebastian Trimpe and Raffaello D’Andrea for the Institute of Dynamic Systems and Control. The…

Toyota’S Violin-Playing Robot Will Soon Play in a Symphony

Toyota’S Violin-Playing Robot Will Soon Play in a Symphony
Well, maybe not yet, but it’s still impressive that this ‘bot can actually play the violin! I don’t think that human orchestras are in any danger, but it just goes to show that robots can be…

Husqvarna Demolition Robot: the Ultimate in Automated Destruction

Husqvarna Demolition Robot: the Ultimate in Automated Destruction
Destroying things is fun. Destroying things with robots is even cooler, especially with large robots that are basically used in construction and have a full-sized jackhammer on board. That’s the DXR 310 in a nutshell. I…

Gummix Insect Maker: Yum, Delicious Candy

Gummix Insect Maker: Yum, Delicious Candy
Do your kids like to play with bugs? They’d never want to put one in their mouth, would they? Well thanks to Japanese toy-maker Megahouse, they can now make their own gummi bugs and eat ’em…

Mercury Arc Valve Rectifier is Something Every Mad Scientist Should have

Mercury Arc Valve Rectifier is Something Every Mad Scientist Should have
I have no idea what this is for, but I like it! As a matter of fact, I wouldn’t mind having one of these in my living room – or at least in my la-bor-a-tory. It’s…

Fart-Absorbing Blanket: Where Does the Fart Go?

Fart-Absorbing Blanket: Where Does the Fart Go?
Apparently in the United States, the relationship of many married couples is being threatened by fart, so much so that a “science teacher” created a fart-absorbing blanket and named it “The Better Marriage Blanket.” And here…

How Many Scientists Does It Take to Launch a Space Balloon?

How Many Scientists Does It Take to Launch a Space Balloon?
OK, I am no rocket scientist or NASA researcher, but even I know that winds aloft can be much stronger than the winds on the ground. You would think that despite a day being deemed calm…

This Man Hasn’t Eaten in 70 Years

This Man Hasn’t Eaten in 70 Years
…or so he says. The man you see below is Prahlad Jani. He’s being studied by India’s Defense Research Organization, because Jani claims that he hasn’t had anything to eat or drink in 70 years. The…

Darth Vader is Your Boss

Darth Vader is Your Boss
Darth Vader is invading the streets of Tokyo, Japan, thanks to the mobile phone giant Docomo. I don’t know how much they had to pay George Lucas for the rights, but you can bet that they…

OLED Material Could Turn Any Surface Into a Nightvision Window

OLED Material Could Turn Any Surface Into a Nightvision Window
Scientists at the University of Florida have figured out a way to create a super thin film which could turn any clear surface into a nightvision portal. Using a technology similar to that found in OLED…
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