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Category: Weird Science

Caveman Cola: Brew Your Own Soda Pop

Caveman Cola: Brew Your Own Soda Pop
I don’t know about you, but sometimes I think the whole DIY movement has gone a bit to far. Take, for instance, this kit which lets you make your own cola (presumably, just like the cavemen had to do.)

How to Make Your Own Trick Dice

How to Make Your Own Trick Dice
Hacker, modder, and all-around madman KipKay is at it again. The guy who brought us the crazy Mr. Microphone spy hack has managed to figure out an easy way to make dice that roll the same number every single time you roll them.

Brainport Allows the Blind to See With Their Tongues

Brainport Allows the Blind to See With Their Tongues
It looks like the BrainPort vision technology has now been tested on humans. It will now allow the visually-impaired to “see” things using their tongues! The human test subject was a soldier, who was blinded in Iraq.

Mr. Klein: Washing Machine Concept Reuses Water… Gross

Mr. Klein: Washing Machine Concept Reuses Water… Gross
Washing machines use a lot of water; all you have to do is open the lid of your machine while it’s filling up to see that. The good news is all that dirty water leftover from removing the skid marks from your skivvies goes down the drain.

The Periodic Table of Sci-Fi

The Periodic Table of Sci-Fi
Check out the new Periodic Table of Sci-Fi Film and Television and let me know if you can find all of your favorite shows and movies. And if you can’t, feel free to complain in the comments below.

A Robot Named Twendy-One

A Robot Named Twendy-One
This new robot comes from Japan and has been in development for over a decade. Twendy-One was made by a team of researchers led by Professor Shigeki Sugano at Waseda University, Japan.

Japanese Wrist Phone: Big Brother is Watching You Slack Off

Japanese Wrist Phone: Big Brother is Watching You Slack Off
It looks like nightmares are becoming a reality for the Japanese. A new cell phone from KDDI, that’s packaged attractively as a wrist phone, will be able to tell if you’re slacking off at work. It will then rat you out to your boss!

Tired of Telling People Why You’Re Wearing a Cast? Get a Casttoo!

Tired of Telling People Why You’Re Wearing a Cast? Get a Casttoo!
One time I was at one of my cousin’s birthday parties at the park in our town. We were specifically told not to go on what had to be the world’s highest monkey bars. The geodesic dome structure was a good 10 feet off the ground not counting the hole worn underneath by the years of kids plummeting to their demise.

Phrenology Head: What’s Really Going on Inside That Brain of Yours

Phrenology Head: What’s Really Going on Inside That Brain of Yours
Do you miss the scientific quackery of the early 18th century? Then have I’ got a deal for you. This phrenology head is the perfect way to figure out what’s wrong with your brain – as long as you don’t care if it’s wrong 100% of the time.

Sariel’S LEGO Robot Hand was Built in a Weekend

Sariel’S LEGO Robot Hand was Built in a Weekend
Sariel has just created this amazing robotic hand, that he built using only LEGO Technics parts. It took him just a weekend to come up with his build, that he appropriately calls The Hand. I don’t know what it is with all the LEGOs this week, but there’s just some awesome stuff out there!

First Step in Becoming a Cyborg: Bionic Feet!

First Step in Becoming a Cyborg: Bionic Feet!
The one concept of Cyberpunk that I’ve always enjoyed is bionic limbs. In that near future universe, people could have cybernetic limbs. For years, this concept was relegated to science-fiction. However, there has been progress to make these sort of replacement limbs a reality.

Tinysaur: Dinosaurs Get Really, Really Small

Tinysaur: Dinosaurs Get Really, Really Small
This has got to be the coolest thing I’ve seen this week. These incredibly small dinosaur kits let you build a miniature museum of natural history on your desktop. Artist Kelly Farrell’s Tinysaurs are incredibly weensy kits which let you build your own mini-dinos.

Levitating Chair Could Make the Hoverboard a Reality

Levitating Chair Could Make the Hoverboard a Reality
I don’t know about you guys, but when I first saw that the Japanese had invented a sort of hovering chair for the elderly, I thought about one thing, and one thing alone: hoverboards will someday become a reality.

Drink Making Robot Cranks Out White Russians

Drink Making Robot Cranks Out White Russians
This officially wins the Chindōgu award of the week. Seems our friends over at Evil Mad Scientist Labs are at it yet again. Hot on the heels of those delicious Asteroids cookies, they’re back – this time with a robot that makes cocktails.

Detectair: Clothes That Detect Air Pollution

Detectair: Clothes That Detect Air Pollution
These are the clothes of the future: smart-clothes. I can’t wait for these to be actually produced. Detectair is a fashion project by Genevieve Mateyko and Pamela Troyer. Their unusual clothes detect the pollution level in the air.

Killing Mosquitoes With Laser Beams

Killing Mosquitoes With Laser Beams
Talk about overkill. This new technology can track down individual mosquitoes and take them out using a laser beam. That’s definitely one way to kill bugs dead. Created by Intellectual Ventures Lab, the Photonic Fence Anti-Mosquito Laser System can hunt down and identify the little buggers with amazing precision.