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Category: Weird Science

Take a Bite of This $330,000 Lab-Grown Burger

Take a Bite of This $330,000 Lab-Grown Burger
I love burgers and I love steaks. I love vegetables (some of them) and I love the environment. Unfortunately, you can’t really love all of them at once (with the exception of veggies) because raising cattle …
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This’ll Bug You: Farm 432 Concept is a Countertop Larvae Farm

This’ll Bug You: Farm 432 Concept is a Countertop Larvae Farm
The global human population is booming. Some studies predict that we’ll soon run out of resources (read: food) to feed everyone as this growth continues. One of the proposed solutions? Breed insects and use them as…
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Use Your Brain to Set Fire to This Brain

Use Your Brain to Set Fire to This Brain
This 15 foot-tall steel brain sculpture can be controlled by your brain waves. It is called Mens Amplio (that means “mind expanding” in Latin). The interactive brain and head has been embedded with LEDs in the…
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3D Printing with Liquid Metals at Room Temperature: One Small Step for Terminators

3D Printing with Liquid Metals at Room Temperature: One Small Step for Terminators
We’ve seen a 3D printer make objects out of soft materials, and one that uses titanium powder.  This 3D printer made by researchers at North Carolina State University is somewhere in between: it uses a liquid…
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What Happens When You Microwave a Highlighter

What Happens When You Microwave a Highlighter
Generally speaking, it’s not a good idea to put things in the microwave that don’t belong in there. But that doesn’t stop the curious minds of people like us from wanting to see what happens to…
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Teen Creates Flashlight Powered by the Heat of Your Hands

Teen Creates Flashlight Powered by the Heat of Your Hands
In times of great emergency, a flashlight is definitely one of the essentials to have, aside from food and water. When the electricity is out and it’s night time, you might have to stay in place…
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Stanford Calming Tech Center Wants to Keep Technology from Stressing Us out

Stanford Calming Tech Center Wants to Keep Technology from Stressing Us out
One thing that I’ve personally experienced from living the always-connected 21st century lifestyle – your gadgets can stress you out. Whether it’s the pressure that you constantly need to check email, or that your boss might…
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Toilet Trike Runs on the Runs

Toilet Trike Runs on the Runs
Japanese toilet company Toto has a bike that runs on poop. If you want to save on fuel and produce your own fuel instead, this is the bike for you. The toilet you see there is…
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NeverWet Makes Stuff Never Gets Wet

NeverWet Makes Stuff Never Gets Wet
If you’re a bit of a klutz, then it might be a good idea for you to go through measures to prevent the damage that might arise from all your klutziness. One of these is by…
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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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