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Category: Weird Science

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…
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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…

Rare Disease Causes Elfin Facial Features, Erases Racial Bias

Rare Disease Causes Elfin Facial Features, Erases Racial Bias
A rare genetic disease called Williams Syndrome causes “mild to moderate mental retardation, elfin facial features and gregarious social behavior;” a recent study published in the journal Current Biology theorizes that children with Williams Syndrome also…

South Korean Gamers Get Midnight Ban

South Korean Gamers Get Midnight Ban
It looks like South Koreans won’t be able to play video games during the wee hours of the night. There is going to be an enforced ban, which will start at midnight. The South Korean Ministry…

Legos Light Up

Legos Light Up
Instead of piecing together individual LEGO bricks to make your own lights, you can now buy some official giant LEGO lights, made by LEGO, and no, there is no assembly required! These new LEGO lamps come…

Ifeel_Im! Lets Your Computer Give You Hugs

Ifeel_Im! Lets Your Computer Give You Hugs
Unless you’re some kind of otaku that’s stuck in his apartment for the whole day, you’ve probably got someone who can give you a hug. If you can’t find somebody to hug, let a stranger on…

Mercedez-Benz Creates Artificial Tornado

Mercedez-Benz Creates Artificial Tornado
This is one thing that you’ve definitely got to see. In Germany, in the Mercedes-Benz Museum in Stuttgart, they can repurpose the building’s internal ventilation system to create an artificial tornado – indoors! This twister takes…

Cyborg Plant Goes on Walkabout

Cyborg Plant Goes on Walkabout
This robotic plant can go on walkabout whenever it pleases. It was created by the Mexican artist Gilberto Esparza, who specializes in thought-provoking robot creations, as well as mechanical sculptures. The Plantas Nomadas robot plant is…

Silifulin: Robotic Tail for Humans Should be Renamed Silly Foolin’

Silifulin: Robotic Tail for Humans Should be Renamed Silly Foolin’
Here’s another really strange and bizarre item from Japan. This outlandish device lets humans who always wanted to have tails actually have one.…
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