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Category: Weird Science

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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3D Printed Robot Hand Raises its Hand for Pledges on Kickstarter

3D Printed Robot Hand Raises its Hand for Pledges on Kickstarter
Ever wanted a robotic hand? Well unless you’re a Terminator, or this guy, you probably don’t have one. Well, thanks to 3D printing, and the wonders of Kickstarter, you can soon own your own robot hand…
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Roadrunner Supercomputer Gets Decommissioned

Roadrunner Supercomputer Gets Decommissioned
Supercomputers are incredible pieces of technology with thousands of processors, terabytes of memory, and often hundreds of terabytes of storage as well. Back in 2008, the fastest supercomputer in the world was installed at Los Alamos…
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Pterosaur Named After 9-Year Old Girl Who Discovered It: Daisy the Explorer

Pterosaur Named After 9-Year Old Girl Who Discovered It: Daisy the Explorer
While some of you are out thinking of April Fools’ pranks to pull off, 9-year old Daisy Morris just had a newly discovered prehistoric flying reptile named after her. The pterosaur is called Vertidraco daisymorrisae, and…
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This Isn’t an Alien Invasion… They’re Just Smog-Cleaning Robot Jellyfish!

This Isn’t an Alien Invasion… They’re Just Smog-Cleaning Robot Jellyfish!
Most modern cities have bad air, it just comes with the fact that when people live very close together, and they have a lot of cars and industrial complexes, they pollute the environment. Heavy traffic doesn’t…
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The Two-Headed Shark: Doctor Evil’s Dream Come True

The Two-Headed Shark: Doctor Evil’s Dream Come True
I don’t think Doctor Evil was asking too much when all he wanted were sharks with frickin’ laser beams on their heads. Researchers recently confirmed an unusual discovery that will make any aspiring laser-wearing shark owner…
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T2T Tongue to Teeth is a Tongue-Mounted Toothbrush

T2T Tongue to Teeth is a Tongue-Mounted Toothbrush
This isn’t the first time that someone tried to reinvent the toothbrush. Remember the Rolly rolling toothbrush, where you were supposed to pop one into your mouth and chew to ‘brush’? The T2T Tongue to Teeth…
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Robot Salamander Crawls and Swims Its Way into Our Hearts

Robot Salamander Crawls and Swims Its Way into Our Hearts
Roboticists continue to take inspiration from animals to create new types of robot movement. This robotic salamander can swim, crawl and walk just like the real thing – only it’s not the real thing. It’s just…
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