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Category: Weird Science

Cockroach Looks Like a Jawa: Lives in a Skincrawler

Cockroach Looks Like a Jawa: Lives in a Skincrawler
Anyone on Tatooine can tell you that Jawas are annoying pests. They wander around collecting scraps and selling droids and are just generally everywhere. Meanwhile, on Earth, it turns out that we have our own Jawa…
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Robot Octopus Hits the Water: Doc Ock Junior

Robot Octopus Hits the Water: Doc Ock Junior
I don’t know about you, but I hate swimming in the sea. Why should I risk getting eaten by a shark or strangled by an Octopus when I can be safe on land? Now there is…
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PediPower Converts Your Footsteps into Electricity

PediPower Converts Your Footsteps into Electricity
One thing everybody does is walk. You could drive a car or ride the bus to work or to school, but you’d still have to walk to do various stuff throughout your day. Now a group…
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French Daredevil Rides Rocket Bicycle at 163 MPH

French Daredevil Rides Rocket Bicycle at 163 MPH
Yes, you read that right. A maniacal Frenchman piloted a home-made rocket-powered bicycle to what he claims was a speed of 163 mph. On a bicycle. Holy crap!…
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Airburr Flying Robot Attaches to Walls, Someday Your Face

Airburr Flying Robot Attaches to Walls, Someday Your Face
This flying robot seems pretty creepy. Not only can it fly around, it can attach itself to walls like some sort of flying lizard. It won’t be long until these things have tentacles and attach themselves…
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Luminescent Plant Kickstarter Project: Miracle Glow

Luminescent Plant Kickstarter Project: Miracle Glow
I’ve seen some offbeat projects turn up on Kickstarter over the years, but a project that’s there now called Glowing Plants is one of the strangest. You can probably figure out what the project is about…
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Star Trek Gets Animated at the Atomic Level

Star Trek Gets Animated at the Atomic Level
We just posted the world’s smallest stop-motion animation over on The Awesomer earlier today, and now it turns out that’s not the only animation IBM’s team of scientists have created. They also made a special one…
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Soft-bodied Robot Snakes Are the Future of Robo-snakes

Soft-bodied Robot Snakes Are the Future of Robo-snakes
We have seen plenty of robot snakes before. Sometimes they climb trees, or slither in the grass, maybe take a swim in the pool. I’m always on the lookout for them, since I know they will…
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Non-Profit Group Wants to Clone Old Trees to Repopulate Forests

Non-Profit Group Wants to Clone Old Trees to Repopulate Forests
They’ve already done it with frogs and sheep, so what’s to stop them from doing the same thing with trees? I’m talking about cloning and how some people in the scientific community are turning to it…
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Smart Skin Could Give Robots a Sense of Touch

Smart Skin Could Give Robots a Sense of Touch
Like most of you, I’m patiently waiting for the day when I can buy a robot that will take care of all the irritating things around house I want to deal with. I want a robot…
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ProScope Micro Mobile Turns Your iPhone or iPad into a Microscope

ProScope Micro Mobile Turns Your iPhone or iPad into a Microscope
Bodelin Technologies has unveiled a new product that turns your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad into a fully functional microscope. The microscope itself has precision optical glass and supports magnification of 20x to 80x.…
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In Space, No One Can Hear You Squeeze (a Wash Cloth)

In Space, No One Can Hear You Squeeze (a Wash Cloth)
Let’s be honest, everything is more difficult in space than here on Earth. It’s hard enough just to get into space and bring all of the things humans need to survive. It’s an amazing technological feat…
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Philips Unveils 200 Lumen-Per-Watt LED Tube Lamp, Cutting Energy Use in Half

Philips Unveils 200 Lumen-Per-Watt LED Tube Lamp, Cutting Energy Use in Half
Philips today announced a breakthrough in LED lighting technology, providing a significant gain in brightness per watt compared to other LED light sources. Philips researcher Coen Lidenbaum with TLED 200lm/w prototype…
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Neonisin is Toothpaste You Can Swallow

Neonisin is Toothpaste You Can Swallow
Toothpaste doesn’t sound like the most palatable thing in the world, but some people have taken it upon themselves to come up with the right formulation to make it edible. It’s called Neonisin and it’s going…
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Petman Robot Tries on Some Clothes

Petman Robot Tries on Some Clothes
If there’s one company that has the best chance of bringing the robopocalypse to reality, it has to be Boston Dynamics. Between BigDog, AlphaDog, Cheetah and Sand Flea, they’re building a veritable army of robo-animals on…
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Artist Uses Bacteria to Make Artwork

Artist Uses Bacteria to Make Artwork
Back in my college days, I took microbiology and spent plenty of time in the lab culturing various bacteria. My microbiology professor hated it if we drew patterns or other than random circles or zigzags in…
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