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Tag: Animal

My Social Petwork is a Social Network for Your Pets

My Social Petwork is a Social Network for Your Pets
Even though it’s against Facebook’s policies to create profiles for pets on the site, people still do it anyway. The vast majority get away with it, while some people (or rather, some pets) have their accounts flagged, suspended, or taken down.

Sushi Cats – Because, Japan.

Sushi Cats – Because, Japan.
Cats have always had their place in history. The Ancient Egyptians regaled them as sacred deities and they were much-loved pets during the Chinese Song Dynasty. The close relationship that cats have with man continues up until today, where felines feel free to express their emotions (hello Grumpy Cat) and are spoiled rotten (have you seen this or this?)

Slothywood: Reworked Movie Posters Starring Sloths

Slothywood: Reworked Movie Posters Starring Sloths
Sloths have already made their way to Disney Studios, so it was only a matter of time before they crossed over to Hollywood. The Poke decided it was time to release remakes of hit movies and cult classics with a slothy twist by asking its readers to replace most of the leads with – you guessed it -sloths!

Meat-Flavored Ice Cream for Dogs: What are You Eatin’?

Meat-Flavored Ice Cream for Dogs: What are You Eatin’?
People do different things to cheer themselves up when they’re down in the dumps. Some people watch reruns of their favorite series while eating a pint of ice cream, while others head outdoors for a run or play a game or two of catch with their canine best friends. 

Laser Space Cat Leggings: Pew! Pew! Mew!

Laser Space Cat Leggings: Pew! Pew! Mew!
Ladies – I can’t think of a better way to tell the world you mean business than with a pair of these awesome Laser Space Cats leggings.

Soft-bodied Robot Snakes Are the Future of Robo-snakes

Soft-bodied Robot Snakes Are the Future of Robo-snakes
We have seen plenty of robot snakes before. Sometimes they climb trees, or slither in the grass, maybe take a swim in the pool. I’m always on the lookout for them, since I know they will strangle me if they catch me off guard.

Naki’o: A Four-Legged Friend Gets Four Prosthetic Paws

Naki’o: A Four-Legged Friend Gets Four Prosthetic Paws
Dogs have long been touted as being man’s best friend. Aside from companionship, dogs can save human lives, depending on their training, by sniffing out bombs, transporting medicine (remember Balto?), and helping the blind ‘see.’ Given all the joy and help that dogs give humans, it’s only fitting that humans give back to them as well.

K-9 USB Hub: The Laser Nose Knows

K-9 USB Hub: The Laser Nose Knows
Doctor Who’s dog, K-9 might look kind of cute and cuddly as robot dogs go, but he can definitely hold his own. Now, you can have K-9 standing guard over your desktop – in USB hub form.

20-Foot Long Balloon Dinosaur: Pop Goes the World

20-Foot Long Balloon Dinosaur: Pop Goes the World
Do you have hundreds of balloons lying around and a lung capacity that needs to be put to the ultimate test? If so, you can do what Larry Moss’s Airigami team did and assemble a huge-ass balloon dinosaur.

Flipperbot Robotic Sea Turtle: Teenage Robot Ninja Turtle

Flipperbot Robotic Sea Turtle: Teenage Robot Ninja Turtle
Scientists and researchers continue to emulate animals when designing and building robots, since animals know what they are doing. For instance, if you want a robot that can crawl over sand really fast(Just because) you should check out sea turtles.

Bunny Light: Here Comes Peter Lightin’ Tail

Bunny Light: Here Comes Peter Lightin’ Tail
Easter is just around the corner, so if you’re into doing more than hiding eggs and eating Peeps for the holiday, here’s something fun to add to your festive decor. The Bunny Light is exactly what it sounds like.

581 Mice Made Over 25 Generations of Cloning: Dormtroopers

581 Mice Made Over 25 Generations of Cloning: Dormtroopers
Japanese researchers from the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology recently announced that they have cloned one mouse a total of 581 times. They did this by making clones, then making clones out of its clones and so on for 25 generations.

Pneupard Robotic Leopard Not as Fast as Robotic Cheetah

Pneupard Robotic Leopard Not as Fast as Robotic Cheetah
We’ve seen plenty of robots based on animal designs. Nature knows what it is doing after all. Researchers, much like leopards, don’t change their spots. They are still working on robot designs that will run us down and devour us.

Robo-Dogs and Cats Help Train Vets-to-Be For the Real Thing

Robo-Dogs and Cats Help Train Vets-to-Be For the Real Thing
Dentists have Simroid and Hanako to practice on, while doctors also have their own simulator robots which they use to perform simulated surgeries. It was only a matter of time before vets got their own robots to practice on – and that they did get back in 2010, when Robo-Jerry II and Robo-Fluffy made their debuts at Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.

OfficeChums: The Perfect USB Family

OfficeChums: The Perfect USB Family
Remember that clever USB hub and drive combo that looked like a pig and her piglets? At the time, it was just a design concept, and now it’s been made real. As a matter of fact, we’re getting a whole series of mama animals and their younglings in USB form.

Cat Travels 200 Miles to Find Its Way Home

Cat Travels 200 Miles to Find Its Way Home
Reports of an amazing story concerning a lost cat have turned up this week. A couple who owned a four-year-old cat named Holly took her on vacation, 200 miles from home. While they were there, the cat ran away and they couldn’t find her anywhere.