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Category: Weird Science

Fitness Trackers Detect Heartbeat from Toilet Paper Rolls

Fitness Trackers Detect Heartbeat from Toilet Paper Rolls
I’ve never really trusted those fitness trackers. There’s just no way they can get accurate results. Actually, that’s just something I say to justify those extra doughnuts this morning. But that doesn’t mean there isn’t some…

Salto-1P Robot Hops Around Like Crazy, Knows Exactly Where It’s Going

Salto-1P Robot Hops Around Like Crazy, Knows Exactly Where It’s Going
The Salto-1P Robot is a small monopedal robot that looks happy as heel as it jumps for joy. It’s either happy or crazy; I’m not sure which. It is capable of continuous high-power hopping and it…
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This Ladder-Climbing Snake Robot is Creepy as Hell

This Ladder-Climbing Snake Robot is Creepy as Hell
How about a game of chutes and ladders? Uh, I mean snakes and ladders. Look, snakes are nature’s creepiest creation and robots are man’s creepiest creation. So naturally, scientists had to combine them both for maximum…

Jurassic Block Puts a Natural History Museum on Your Desk

Jurassic Block Puts a Natural History Museum on Your Desk
Kids love dinosaurs, which is why they collect all of the Jurassic Park toys. Adults also love dinosaurs, and they also buy the toys. But if you’re looking for a collectible that is a bit more…

Festo BionicFinWave Is a Creepy Robotic Fish

Festo BionicFinWave Is a Creepy Robotic Fish
Biomimicry is the art of making technology and robots that mimic attributes of real-life animals. Festo is all about biomimicry. Take a look at this eel-like robotic fish called BionicFinWave. It swims like a cuttlefish and…

Just How Aerodynamic is an X-Wing or TIE Fighter?

Just How Aerodynamic is an X-Wing or TIE Fighter?
Have you ever wondered how aerodynamic Star Wars ships really are? Well, wonder no more. EC Henry decided to give us some answers. He used AutoDesk’s now discontinued Flow Design software to analyze the aerodynamics and…

This Sun-seeking Robot Flowerpot Will Keep Your Plant Alive

This Sun-seeking Robot Flowerpot Will Keep Your Plant Alive
The Vincross Hexa is a programmable six-legged robot that looks all creepy walking on its bug-like legs, but now it has found its purpose thanks to Vincross founder Sun Tianqi. Now, the robot’s one job in…

World’s Smallest House Is Invisible to the Naked Eye

World’s Smallest House Is Invisible to the Naked Eye
Look at this house. It looks a bit old and dilapidated, but it is the world’s smallest house. It measures a scant 300 x 300 micrometers, which means it’s too tiny for even a dust mite…

Watch The Omnicopter Drone Play a Game of Catch

Watch The Omnicopter Drone Play a Game of Catch
Fathers and sons do it, people do it in the park with their dogs, and Baseball players do it professionally, so why not let the robots get in on a fun game of catch? They want…

Space Putty Is Oooey, Gooey, Magnetic Fun

Space Putty Is Oooey, Gooey, Magnetic Fun
Did you know putty can do more than be smooshed around and stretched into weird shapes? It can if it's Scientific Magnetic Space Putty.

Elon Musk’s Latest Idea? Fly People Around the World on SpaceX Rockets

Elon Musk’s Latest Idea? Fly People Around the World on SpaceX Rockets
To be honest, I’m a bit of a cynic when it comes to Elon Musk’s “big ideas.” Sure it’s cool that he’s made some insanely fast electric cars at Tesla, but the cars have suffered from…

This Staircase Does the Climbing for You

This Staircase Does the Climbing for You
Stairs are the worst, right? Too much exercise. Especially if you are talking a multi-story building with no elevator or escalator. Well, the engineers at Georgia Tech and Emory University have created stairs that will do…

Third Thumb Prosthetic Gives You an Extra Functional Thumb

Third Thumb Prosthetic Gives You an Extra Functional Thumb
Want an extra thumb? Check out the Third Thumb, a prosthetic extra digit designed by London’s Royal College of Art grad student Dani Clode. The idea is that the additional finger can provide more versatility for…

Robots Are Now Milking Scorpions

Robots Are Now Milking Scorpions
Humans are milking cows to feed other humans, but robots are now milking scorpions. Ha ha! Stupid robots! Seriously though, there’s a reason that robots are milking scorpions. The robots are designed to extract and store…

Microsoft Maluuba AI Dominates Atari 2600 Ms. Pac-Man

Microsoft Maluuba AI Dominates Atari 2600 Ms. Pac-Man
I had an Atari 2600 back in the day, and one of the game I played a whole a lot of was Ms. Pac-Man. I sucked at it. I got devoured by ghosts constantly, and never…

AI Creates Creepy Original Faces: Face-Off

AI Creates Creepy Original Faces: Face-Off
We’ve seen some very weird and disturbing images created by AI before. Google AI developer Mike Tyka works on his own AI projects in his spare time. This project has something that the Google DeepDream AI…
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