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Category: Weird Science

Making Pictures With Water and Waves

Making Pictures With Water and Waves
Not that this idea is really good for anything other than looking cool, you’ve gotta hand it to these Japanese researchers, who have managed to create a special tank which can momentarily suspend illustrations in water.…

Bio-Refrigerator Concept Uses Zero Energy, Cools Items With Robot-Filled Goo. No, Seriously!

Bio-Refrigerator Concept Uses Zero Energy, Cools Items With Robot-Filled Goo. No, Seriously!
One of the 25 semi-finalists at this year’s Electrolux Design Lab competition is this radical re-imagining of the refrigerator, which if you think of it hasn’t really changed that much in recent years. We have refrigerators…
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Robots Start Playing Pool and Hustling Humans

Robots Start Playing Pool and Hustling Humans
I used to love playing pool when I was younger. I still do from time-to-time, but not like I did before. Well, if you thought that you were the best at pool, you’d better move along…

Robotic LEGO Hand Controller Mimics Wearer’S Moves Remotely

Robotic LEGO Hand Controller Mimics Wearer’S Moves Remotely
David Hyman created this strange robotic hand that can be controlled via a wrist-mounted exoskeleton system. Because they’re as versatile as hot glue and duct tape, the whole thing is made out of LEGO parts.. The…

Plush Cthulhu Protects Your Phone Without Evoking Too Much Terror

Plush Cthulhu Protects Your Phone Without Evoking Too Much Terror
You got to hand it to the people behind these Cthulhu accessories. They make something pretty frightening look pretty cute. While I don’t think that it’s a good idea of making fun of Cthulhu, it’s certainly…

LEGO Mindstorms Walking Robot Legs: What’S Next, a LEGO Terminator?

LEGO Mindstorms Walking Robot Legs: What’S Next, a LEGO Terminator?
I’m always amazed at what some people can do with LEGO building blocks. This is definitely impressive. It’s a LEGO Mindstorms robot that can walk like a human. The robot is called Pinocchio and the aim…

Belvedere the Bulterbot: Indentured Robotic Servitude

Belvedere the Bulterbot: Indentured Robotic Servitude
Couldn’t you use a robotic butler? I know that I sure could. This goofy home-made Butlerbot was created for the 1st birthday of its creator’s son, Ethan. That all sounds like the setup for some sort…

Biometric Sensors Detect Stress: Electronic Shrink

Biometric Sensors Detect Stress: Electronic Shrink
I don’t know about you, but I usually know when I’m stressed. I don’t need any gadget to tell me that. Looking at a mirror also does the trick. But that doesn’t mean that stress-detecting technology…

Thor’s Helmet: Asgard’s Version of the Bat Signal

Thor’s Helmet: Asgard’s Version of the Bat Signal
This is how you summon a Norse god: According to NASA, the incredible, awesome Thor’s Helmet is an interstellar bubble 30 light years across. It’s located 15,000 light years away, which is weird because last I…

Makerbot Makes Another Makerbot: Skynet Not Far Behind

Makerbot Makes Another Makerbot: Skynet Not Far Behind
The guys over at Make: are reporting that an enterprising DIYer has managed to use a MakerBot out of parts printed by another MakerBot. Thingiverse member Christian Arnø (aka “Webca”), designed and printed about 150 individual…

R2-D2 Observatory Conversion: Star Wars Stargazing

R2-D2 Observatory Conversion: Star Wars Stargazing
A bunch of hackers planned an elaborate prank. They decided to convert their campus astronomy building into a giant R2-D2. All in all, it looks awesome! This took place at the Carleton College in Minnesota. The…

Working LEGO Printer Uses Felt-Tip Pens: Say What?

Working LEGO Printer Uses Felt-Tip Pens: Say What?
I know that LEGO bricks can be used to make many things, but this is the first time that I’ve seen them being used for making fully-functional printer. This LEGO printer was created by a guy…

Butler Bot and Robofridge: the Perfect Future Companions

Butler Bot and Robofridge: the Perfect Future Companions
When robots will be able to do stuff for you in your home, it will either be the end of the world or the beginning of a new revolution. Steve Norris from Norris Labs in Boston,…

Back to the Future Hoverboard is Finally Real, and No, You Can’T Ride It

Back to the Future Hoverboard is Finally Real, and No, You Can’T Ride It
Apparently the hoverboard that I’ve always wanted has finally become reality. It was made by Nils Guadagnin for a Back to the Future exhibition. As is obvious from the pics, this is a copy of the…

LCD Bending: Art From Cracked Screens

LCD Bending: Art From Cracked Screens
So I always thought that once you cracked an LCD screen, it was pretty much useless. Not so says this guy, who used a dead LCD screen to create interactive art.…

Openbook: Share Everything With Everyone, Even if You Don’T Want to

Openbook: Share Everything With Everyone, Even if You Don’T Want to
Amidst the controversy surrounding Facebook and privacy issues, Openbook was launched. It’s a search engine that can trawl everything that’s published on Facebook that isn’t private. If you didn’t know about this, then you should most…
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