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Category: Weird Science

Superman’S Fortress of Solitude Found in Mexico?

Superman’S Fortress of Solitude Found in Mexico?
I’ve always been mesmerized by the crystalline structures of Superman’s Fortress of Solitude, especially in the original movie. It looked amazing, and now I’m amazed to find out that there is actually something that looks like it in the real world.

Turkish Iron Man Robot Will Hopefully Not Go Crazy and Kill Us All

Turkish Iron Man Robot Will Hopefully Not Go Crazy and Kill Us All
I didn’t expect Turkey to come up with its own Iron Man, but it looks like they did. It was created by a research team at the Sabanci University in Istanbul and is Turkey’s first humanoid robot.

Hair Washing ‘Bot Won’T Rip Your Head Off, Will It?

Hair Washing ‘Bot Won’T Rip Your Head Off, Will It?
If there’s one thing that I wouldn’t want a robot to do, it’s to wash my hair before getting a haircut. But that didn’t stop Panasonic [JP] from making a hair washing robot, that hopefully won’t rip your head off.

Trulyergonomic Keyboard Claims to be a Revolution

Trulyergonomic Keyboard Claims to be a Revolution
While I’ve been touch-typing for years, sometimes as fast as a secretary, I’ve never tried any of the so-called ergonomic keyboards out there. Supposedly they will make you type faster and reduce some of the stress on your wrists.

Chumby-Headed Robot: Going Everywhere Slowly

Chumby-Headed Robot: Going Everywhere Slowly
Eric Gregori‘s new clever robot has a Chumby head and can walk around, albeit slowly. What’s amazing is that there isn’t much computing power in a Chumby, yet Eric still managed to make it walk. This cute little robot uses a 3-axis Freescale accelerometer to balance.

Japanese Gardeners Rejoice With Docomo’S New Sensor Stick

Japanese Gardeners Rejoice With Docomo’S New Sensor Stick
Are you a Japanese vegan gardener? Well good for you, because DoCoMo has just released the perfect new device for you. So, this thing is actually called a Garden Sensor. It will ensure that your veggies will turn out perfect.

Microscopic Pac-Man

Microscopic Pac-Man
Earlier this week, I read about a tiny Pac-Man discovered with an electron microscope. But that was just a random scientific anomaly. Turns out there’s a real microscopic Pac-Man out there, and you can actually play it!

Berkeley Bionics’ Elegs Medical Exoskeleton: Letting Paralyzed People Walk Again

Berkeley Bionics’ Elegs Medical Exoskeleton: Letting Paralyzed People Walk Again
I have to say that this is an amazing piece of technology. It’s called a medical exoskeleton and promises to make physically-challenged people walk again. eLEGS is going to be an exoskeleton made for the general public, and is designed to help people who are in wheelchairs walk again.

Fujitsu Robot Teddy Bear is Ready to Creep Everyone Out

Fujitsu Robot Teddy Bear is Ready to Creep Everyone Out
Straight out of Steven Spielberg’s AI, Fujitsu has just unveiled its newest robot: a social robot teddy bear. What can it do? Probably a whole lot and guess what, it speaks Japanese! This robot is supposed to respond to human interactions thanks to a set of 300 pre-programmed physical and audio reactions.

Xkcd’S Updated Map of Online Communities: Farmville is Going to Take Over

Xkcd’S Updated Map of Online Communities: Farmville is Going to Take Over
The webcomic xkcd has just released a new version of the map of online communities. The word is that Farmville is taking over more and more of the world. Well, maybe not, but seriously, Facebook is taking up a lot of space.

This Magnet That Will Make You a Lefty. Say What?

This Magnet That Will Make You a Lefty. Say What?
Apparently this magnet can make you left-handed, if you’re right-handed. Sounds kind of crazy, but it makes sense how this could help people who have either lost some function in their right arm. According to a study by researchers at UC Berkeley, when the proper trans-cranial magnetic stimulation is applied to the brain of a righty, you get a lefty.

Scientists Discover a Real-Life Pac-Man: It Died From a Power Pellet Overdose

Scientists Discover a Real-Life Pac-Man: It Died From a Power Pellet Overdose
Nope, that’s definitely not true. This sculpture comes via DeviantART user Kalapusa. His Pac-Man isn’t really adorable or cute. It’s kind of freaky-looking to be honest, kind of like a floating rat of some sort with an insatiable hunger.

Google Adds Latin Translation: Now You Can Swear in a Dead Language!

Google Adds Latin Translation: Now You Can Swear in a Dead Language!
While I did have to take Latin in 7th and 8th grade, most of it has either been stashed away deep in the recesses of my brain or forgotten. Probably the latter. However, I really like the fact that Google Translate can now translate into Latin, which is considered a dead language.

Move Over Sci-Fi, Robot Exoskeletons Are Coming Thanks to Raytheon

Move Over Sci-Fi, Robot Exoskeletons Are Coming Thanks to Raytheon
Ah Raytheon, just the name scares some guys silly. Raytheon is a defense contractor and they’ve released some new information and videos of their new exoskeleton called the XOS 2. And no, this isn’t science-fiction. This is the closest that anyone has come to a fully functioning military exoskeleton.

Minimalist Radio by Simon Hasan: No, You Don’t Get Sirius on It

Minimalist Radio by Simon Hasan: No, You Don’t Get Sirius on It
At first glance, it’s hard to figure out what this strange looking thing actually does. Granted, there’s an antenna, but that’s about it that would give you a clue it’s a radio. The Naked Radio is the creation of Simon Hasan and it’s a sort of radio/art piece that he put together.

Make Your Own Daleks to Take Over the World With These Amazing Plans!

Make Your Own Daleks to Take Over the World With These Amazing Plans!
You know the Daleks? Those pesky cybernetic lifeforms from Doctor Who, which are supposed to be the epitome of living and cybernetic organisms? Well, apparently if you had written to the BBC in the 1970s or 1980s asking them information about how to build your own, they would have sent you these plans.