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Category: Weird Science

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…
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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…

World’s Heaviest Weight Is Heavier Than Your Mom

World’s Heaviest Weight Is Heavier Than Your Mom
Yo’ momma’s so fat, the only thing that weighs more than her is the world’s heaviest weight down at the NIST. Among its many wonders, the facility houses a stack of twenty precisely calibrated 50,036.27 pound…

Crocheted Chemistry Set: Breaking Itchy

Crocheted Chemistry Set: Breaking Itchy
Growing up, I always thought taking a chemistry class would be awesome. I figured that it would be all fun and games making stuff that oozed and blew up. Once I grew up and went to…

Tarzan Robot Will Swing over Crops

Tarzan Robot Will Swing over Crops
Some farmers are already using drones to monitor their crops, but researchers from Georgia Tech think they have a better solution. They have created a robot inspired by the sloth and named it Tarzan, after the…

The Octopus Gripper Robot Is Bendy and Mindbendy

The Octopus Gripper Robot Is Bendy and Mindbendy
German industrial automation company Festo has another creepy creature to add to its menagerie. The Octopus Gripper. The origin of Doctor Octopus, Spider-Man’s foe, is right here people. Octopus tentacles are a “muscular hydrostat,” like your…

This Hair Dye Changes Color with the Environment

This Hair Dye Changes Color with the Environment
You often have to walk far to see that both men and women of all ages like to dye their hair bright colors today. I’m more of a shave the head so I can wear hats…

Safety Testing Drones with a Crash Test Dummy

Safety Testing Drones with a Crash Test Dummy
You might think crash test dummies were mostly used for testing the safety of cars, airplanes, motorcycles and other vehicles. However, they’re often used in the testing of other consumer products to see what impact they…

Robots Now Wearing Human Skin: It Puts the Lotion on!

Robots Now Wearing Human Skin: It Puts the Lotion on!
So this is happening. Biochemical researchers Pierre-Alexis Mouthuy and Andrew Carr at The University Of Oxford in England want to start growing skin and muscle tissues onto robots before transplanting them to humans. What could possibly…

Boston Dynamics Releases Official Footage of Handle Robot

Boston Dynamics Releases Official Footage of Handle Robot
You might remember that leaked footage of Boston Dynamics’ latest killer robot, Handle. Well now they’ve released an official video of Handle so we can all be officially terrified. This wheel-legged robot is the stuff of…

Pluto Might Be a Planet Again

Pluto Might Be a Planet Again
Some NASA scientists are proposing a new definition of what a planet is to replace the definition adopted in 2006. That change resulted in Pluto being demoted to a dwarf planet. The definition was put forward…

MIT Develops Transparent Hydrogel Robots That Can Catch Fish

MIT Develops Transparent Hydrogel Robots That Can Catch Fish
Hey look. Robots are playing that claw game – and fish are the prize. Yes, MIT engineers have developed transparent hydrogel robots that are fast and strong enough to capture living fish. It’s cool, but also …

Watch a 1,000° Red Hot Rocket Knife Slice Through Stuff

Watch a 1,000° Red Hot Rocket Knife Slice Through Stuff
Remember when The Backyard Scientist Kevin Kohler sliced through stuff with his rocket knife? Good times. Cool as that was, he knew he could do better, so he has now launched a 1,000° red hot rocket…
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