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Category: Weird Science

Researchers Build Deceptive Robots Based on the Behavior of Hoarding Squirrels

Researchers Build Deceptive Robots Based on the Behavior of Hoarding Squirrels
What do squirrels have in common with the deceptive robots that researchers from the Georgia Institute of Technology developed recently? Apparently, a lot, although that much isn’t obvious at first glance. If you’ve ever seen a…
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Scientists Claim Five-Year Study Has Yielded DNA Evidence of Bigfoot

Scientists Claim Five-Year Study Has Yielded DNA Evidence of Bigfoot
If you ever watched the 80s flick Harry and the Hendersons, you may wondered if Bigfoot could actually exist. I can’t say one way or another if the mythical Sasquatch is a living creature or nothing…
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U.S. Navy to Replace Dolphins and Sea Lions with Robots

U.S. Navy to Replace Dolphins and Sea Lions with Robots
The U.S. Navy’s Marine Mammal Program began in the ’60s. The idea was that dolphins and sea lions would help defend harbors, retrieve sunken equipment and, even identify mines for deactivation. Now they have changed their…
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GM and ABB Create Uninterruptible Power Supply for Homes Using Old Volt Batteries

GM and ABB Create Uninterruptible Power Supply for Homes Using Old Volt Batteries
General Motors has announced that it has teamed up with a company called ABB to come up with away to use the batteries inside of the Chevrolet Volt extended range electric vehicle after they’re no longer…
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Deo Candy Makes Funky Pits Smell like Roses

Deo Candy Makes Funky Pits Smell like Roses
I don’t why it is exactly, but my 11-year-old son has a serious aversion to bathing regularly and using deodorant. I’m sure he’s not the only pre-teen boy out there who can’t carve the time out…
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Crazy Tanks Used Corkscrews, Not Treads

Crazy Tanks Used Corkscrews, Not Treads
When you think of the way a tank moves around, the main attribute that comes to mind is the wheel-driven treads we’re all used to seeing. But imagine if tank technology had gone this way.…
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Bigfoot Researcher Wants to Use Blimp with Thermal Imaging System to Find Sasquatch

Bigfoot Researcher Wants to Use Blimp with Thermal Imaging System to Find Sasquatch
I don’t know whether or not Bigfoot really exists. What I do know is that we find new species no one has ever seen with remarkable regularity. I’m not ready to rule out the existence of…
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Horror Movies Scare Those Extra Pounds Away

Horror Movies Scare Those Extra Pounds Away
I haven’t watched a horror movie in years. The last time I did, I screamed my head off and kept imagining weird faces and dark figures where there were none for months afterwards. I am, however,…
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No More Headstands: Hiccup Stick Rids You of Those Pesky Things

No More Headstands: Hiccup Stick Rids You of Those Pesky Things
When we were kids, my sisters and I used to think that we were literally growing whenever we got hiccups. That was partly the reason why we never did anything to get rid of them, since…
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Space Shuttle Atlantis Begins Its Final 10-Mile Journey

Space Shuttle Atlantis Begins Its Final 10-Mile Journey
We followed the final trek of Space Shuttle Endeavour closely. Endeavour was given to the California Science Center and its last 12 miles required numerous trees to be cut down and involved using a pickup truck…
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Researchers Use Video Game Called “Rage Control” to Help Children with Anger Issues

Researchers Use Video Game Called “Rage Control” to Help Children with Anger Issues
The interesting thing about research into video games is that depending on which side you listen to, video games either turn players into insanely violent criminals or video games can make you a better person. One…
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Newly Discovered “Super-Earth” is a Really a Diamond in the Sky

Newly Discovered “Super-Earth” is a Really a Diamond in the Sky
Scientists have discovered a planet orbiting a sun-like star called 55 Cancri. The planet is known as 55 Cancri e and is a so-called “super-Earth”. 55 Cancri e is 40 light years from the Earth and…
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Cold Foam Helps You Chill out Instantly

Cold Foam Helps You Chill out Instantly
If you’re feeling overheated, you can always buy one of those “cooling mist” sprays, but they are typically just water or menthol in a spray can. This unique invention from Japan really is ice cold to…
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Asteroid Dust Cloud Could Be Used to Fix Global Warming

Asteroid Dust Cloud Could Be Used to Fix Global Warming
A group of scientists from Scotland have an insane idea to help reverse the effects of global warming here on Earth. The scientists think they can grab a near-Earth asteroid called 1036 Ganymed and use it…
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Woman Grows Replacement Ear on Her Arm: Still Easier than Growing a Child in Her Belly

Woman Grows Replacement Ear on Her Arm: Still Easier than Growing a Child in Her Belly
Even though we still don’t have a cure for the common cold, modern medicine does have a lot of achievements under its belt. Most of them creepy. We’ve heard of doctors restoring motion to a paralyzed…
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Kickstart Kinetic Orthosis Aims to Help Disabled Walk Again

Kickstart Kinetic Orthosis Aims to Help Disabled Walk Again
Helping people who can’t walk walk again is an admirable goal, and that’s what the Kinect Kinetic Orthosis is supposed to do. It’s specifically designed for people suffering from neurological disorders that affect the strength of…
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