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Category: Weird Science

The Dyson Balloon Accelerator: No, You Can’T Ride in It.

The Dyson Balloon Accelerator: No, You Can’T Ride in It.
A couple of engineers from Dyson decided to build a balloon accelerator, which uses Dyson Air Multiplier fans to speed along a balloon on its merry way, kind of like what a particle accelerator does, albeit…

Sensgard Zem: Noise-Canceling Headphones That Don’T Need Any Power

Sensgard Zem: Noise-Canceling Headphones That Don’T Need Any Power
These new noise-canceling headphones from Sensgard don’t need any power to operate, which is amazing, since most noise-canceling headphones and earphones do need some kind of electricity to make their filters work. The Sensgard ZEM headphones…
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Beerbot Shirt: is That a Bottle Opener on Your Chest, or Are You Just Glad to See Me?

Beerbot Shirt: is That a Bottle Opener on Your Chest, or Are You Just Glad to See Me?
While I don’t drink enough to need an actual t-shirt that has an integrated beer opener, I guess that for some people, this might be very handy indeed, especially during Spring Break. The flexible-armed robot on…

Metal Detector Wielding Brit Finds $1-Million in Roman Coins

Metal Detector Wielding Brit Finds $1-Million in Roman Coins
I tried my hand at metal detection when I was a kid. I quickly gave up after all I found were beer bottle tops, tin cans, and eyeglasses. I had hoped to find something awesome like…

Grape-Dr Supercomputer is the Greenest of Them All, but a Cable Nightmare!

Grape-Dr Supercomputer is the Greenest of Them All, but a Cable Nightmare!
This Japanese supercomputer is supposed to be one of the most environmentally-friendly supercomputer arrays available. But is it just me, or is this the ultimate in cable management problems? This supercomputer system is called the Grape-DR…

Female Mice Attracted to Same Sex After Genetic Modification

Female Mice Attracted to Same Sex After Genetic Modification
According to the Telegraph, a remarkable experiment conducted at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology in Daejon, South Korea resulted in female mice “to reject the advances of their male counterparts and attempt to…

Interview With a Robot. *Head Asplodes*

Interview With a Robot. *Head Asplodes*
New York Times correspondent Amy Harmon interviews “Bina48” a robot who’s supposed to be a “digital backup” of a real person.…

Super Mario Hits the Sidewalk

Super Mario Hits the Sidewalk
I really like this animation by German artist Surfap – based on the classic 8-bit NES game Super Mario Bros. I’m actually not sure how he achieved the effect, but the illusion makes it look like…

Wrist Flamethrower is an Accident Waiting to Happen, but We Still Love It

Wrist Flamethrower is an Accident Waiting to Happen, but We Still Love It
ShockSlayer is one of those guys you can rely on to crank out cool portable game consoles, and the (occasional light-up Zelda belt buckle) but it turns out that in his spare time, he likes to…

Banana Vending Machine Doles Out Fruits in Japan

Banana Vending Machine Doles Out Fruits in Japan
Apparently, the Japanese enjoy vending machines so much that they keep coming up with new things to sell in them. Take for instance, Dole, who has just announced that they will be selling bananas through vending…

Herb the Butler Robot Will Eventually Do Your Bidding

Herb the Butler Robot Will Eventually Do Your Bidding
While most of us agree that it will take a while before we have robots to do our chores, it looks like things are moving the right direction for all us slackers, thanks to this new…

3d Water Tetris: What Will They Think of Next?

3d Water Tetris: What Will They Think of Next?
Everything’s in 3D these days, so why shouldn’t Tetris get the X/Y/Z treatment too? Researchers Peter Barnum Srinivasa Narasimhan, and Takeo Kanade at Carnegie Mellon University have come up with a way to project 3-dimensional images…

Disco Chair Shows Off Its Electroluminescent Powers

Disco Chair Shows Off Its Electroluminescent Powers
Despite the fact that there’s probably no way you can actually sit in this chair, I want one for my living room. Created by Kiwi&Pom for Wallpaper Magazine, the Disco Chair is a conceptual piece of…

Spider-Man or Vacuum-Boy?

Spider-Man or Vacuum-Boy?
A boy from Cambridge, England has managed to figure out a way to climb a brick wall with not much more than a couple of vacuum cleaners. Using a pair of 1,400-watt vacuums he purchased at…

Nintendo Love Tester: More Popular Than the Vitality Sensor

Nintendo Love Tester: More Popular Than the Vitality Sensor
The Love Tester is an actual Nintendo product from way back when the company just started making toys. According to gameSniped, it was made by Nintendo legend Gunpei Yokoi, the father of the Game & Watch…

Myon Humanoid Robot Looks Cute, but Only has One Eyeball

Myon Humanoid Robot Looks Cute, but Only has One Eyeball
It looks like another company is working on a cute humanoid robot. This time, the ‘bot comes from Germany, and he’s some kind of walking cyclops. The Myon robot is about 50 inches tall and weighs…
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