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Thomy Rot-Weiß Is Ketchup and Mayonnaise Packaged Like Toothpaste

Thomy Rot-Weiß Is Ketchup and Mayonnaise Packaged Like Toothpaste
Ketchup, mustard, mayo, teriyaki, bbq sauce, sriracha… Let’s face it, I’m a big condiment fan. While I don’t always mix my condiments, some combinations work better than others. Ketchup and mayo generally work well together – especially on a cheeseburger – and actually are pretty good on french fries too.

10 Minutes of Robot Porn from Hannover Messe 2017

10 Minutes of Robot Porn from Hannover Messe 2017
Robots can do some pretty amazing things these days. Sure, there are concerns about humans losing their jobs to automation, but you have to remember that there are lots of high-paying jobs created for engineers and roboticists to design, build and program the robots themselves, and many of the jobs robots take on are laborious tasks that can be harmful or stressful to humans anyhow.
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Giant Crane Lifts a Crane, Which Lifts a Crane, and So On

Giant Crane Lifts a Crane, Which Lifts a Crane, and So On
Check out this daisy chain of cranes lifting other cranes and showing off how tough and powerful they are. This video comes from Germany’s Liebherr, a heavy equipment manufacturer demonstrating their cranes’ insane superhero-like abilities. A crane picks up a smaller crane, then that one picks up a smaller crane and so on.

This Opera Stars a Robot

This Opera Stars a Robot
In one of the stranger turns in the world of opera, the Berlin Komische Oper and performance group Gob Squad added an unusual member to its performance troupe for a recent show. They brought in a robot to play one of the roles.

Pong for Pedestrians Now a Real Device: Why Did the Chicken Not Cross the Street?

Pong for Pedestrians Now a Real Device: Why Did the Chicken Not Cross the Street?
Back in 2012 we found out about StreetPong, a concept for a fun way to encourage pedestrians to wait for the Walk sign to go off before crossing a street. Sandro Engel, Amelie Künzler and Holger Michel came up with the idea.

Cloud & Heat Servers Double as Radiators: Steam Machine

Cloud & Heat Servers Double as Radiators: Steam Machine
We often joke that our laptops, consoles and other devices get warm enough to cook on. A German company called Cloud & Heat took that idea seriously and is deploying it on a large scale. The company offers cloud computing and cloud storage services, but instead of having large data centers its servers are installed all over Germany and used as radiators and water heaters.

Robot Parking System: Metal Gear Valet

Robot Parking System: Metal Gear Valet
We’re already working on autonomous cars, so why not have autonomous parking systems? Düsseldorf Airport recently opened a premium parking service that employs robot valets called Ray. Made by Serva Transport Systems, Ray is equipped with forklifts to transport vehicles in and out of the airport’s parking area.

Life-sized Titanfall Mech Surfaces in Germany

Life-sized Titanfall Mech Surfaces in Germany
If you find yourself near the Berlin Central Station today, you may have noticed a gigantic robot there before you decided to run for your life and hide in some corner. Nothing to fear. It’s just Betty the Titan, and this is just one stop on a four stop tour around Germany to promote Respawn Entertainment’s Titanfall in a big way.

Turtle with Amputated Leg Gets Some Help from a LEGO Wheel

Turtle with Amputated Leg Gets Some Help from a LEGO Wheel
Schildi was a pet turtle living in Germany, presumably leading a happy life, gnawing on greens and taking forever to get anywhere as turtles do, but when he was abandoned, he lost a leg somehow. Luckily for Schildi, he was rescued, and vets were able to amputate his mangled limb.

You Could Live Inside the World’s Largest Cuckoo Clock

You Could Live Inside the World’s Largest Cuckoo Clock
Cuckoo clocks are pretty amazing. I’m always fascinated by the engineering inside of them. They keep pretty good time too. Plus, all authentic cuckoo clocks are made by hand, so each one is unique. It is a fine tradition of craftsmen that are super talented.

51-Foot-Long Dragon Is the World’s Largest Walking Robot

51-Foot-Long Dragon Is the World’s Largest Walking Robot
The world’s largest walking robot is crazy. It’s a 51-foot-long fire-breathing dragon named Tradinno. Surprisingly, this is not a Japanese creation, but a German one. It was made for a play called Der Drachenstich by industrial robotics company Zollner Elektronik AG.

This Kindergarten is a Giant Cat

This Kindergarten is a Giant Cat
Kindergarten is all about having fun while learning things like your ABCs and numbers. And what could be more fun than going to school inside of a giant cat?

e-David Painting Robot: Etsy Automated

e-David Painting Robot: Etsy Automated
Robots are slowly but surely taking all of our jobs. Even jobs that we thought were safe – like being an artist. e-David is a robotic painter developed by the University of Konstanz in Germany. It takes photographs, then uses its software to develop a unique set of brush strokes to make a one-of-a-kind painting of the subject.

Luxury Vending Machine Dispenses Champagne Wishes and Caviar Dreams

Luxury Vending Machine Dispenses Champagne Wishes and Caviar Dreams
We’ve featured some unusual vending machines over the years – dispensing everything from pizzas to cupcakes to crabs to gold. Here’s another vending machine that forgoes the usual cans of soda and candy bars for something decidedly more upscale.

Huawei Ascend G 615 Smartphone Heads to Deutschland

Huawei Ascend G 615 Smartphone Heads to Deutschland
There are tons of smartphones available these days, and Chinese gadget makers Huawei have just announced a new model which will be released in Germany very soon. If you like what you see, then you’ll be happy to know that this phone will probably make its way into other international markets in a short while as well.

Robot Plays Ping Pong, Learns, Wipes the Floor with You

Robot Plays Ping Pong, Learns, Wipes the Floor with You
This isn’t the only robot that can kick your butt at ping pong. But unlike other ping pong playing ‘botsot, this one wasn’t programmed with its abilities. It has learned through experience. Robotics experts at the Technical University of Darmstadt in Germany created this robot arm that learns to adapt its game as it plays.
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