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Tag: Russia

Russian Guy Builds Creepy Walking BirdBots – Run for Your Lives!

Russian Guy Builds Creepy Walking BirdBots – Run for Your Lives!
An engineer in Russia has decided that building humanoid robots has been done enough, so he decided to go and build his own two-legged ‘bots to take on Honda’s Asimo and other bipedal machines. Despite being built in Russia, what you’re looking at here is something I like to call “TurkeyBot.”

Solid Ice Toyota Land Cruiser: Insert “In Soviet Russia” Joke Here

Solid Ice Toyota Land Cruiser: Insert “In Soviet Russia” Joke Here
For a recent winter ice and snow celebration in the chilly city of Perm,Russia, somebody (presumably from Toyota), built this amazing ride entirely out of ice (plus a few red LEDs.)

Crazy Tanks Used Corkscrews, Not Treads

Crazy Tanks Used Corkscrews, Not Treads
When you think of the way a tank moves around, the main attribute that comes to mind is the wheel-driven treads we’re all used to seeing. But imagine if tank technology had gone this way.

Fire Extinguisher Bag is Smokin’ Hot

Fire Extinguisher Bag is Smokin’ Hot
While firefighting gear isn’t exactly the most stylish and comfortable stuff to wear, I think we can make an exception for this cool bag, made up to look like a fire extinguisher.

Funny Pothole Caricatures Push Russian Politicians to Do Their Jobs

Funny Pothole Caricatures Push Russian Politicians to Do Their Jobs
Where I’m from, most politicians only spring into action when it’s time for re-elections. Other than that, they’re busy plastering their faces on signs and tarpaulins of ongoing projects all around the city while failing to do what they’re really supposed to do: serve.

Storm Cloud Downspout Makes its Own Tiny Rainstorm

Storm Cloud Downspout Makes its Own Tiny Rainstorm
You don’t usually see much creativity in the design of rain gutters and downspouts. They all pretty much look the same to me (when the bums in the alley aren’t stealing them for scrap metal). But here’s a cool design that adds a touch of whimsy to the bottom of a downspout, taking the deluge of water that pours out and turning it into a little storm of its own.

Russian Researchers Build Creepy Android to Make Humans “Immortal”

Russian Researchers Build Creepy Android to Make Humans “Immortal”
A Team of Russian researchers are thinking big, as in science fiction premise big, building a conceptual mind-transfer android. The ultimate goal is to help mankind achieve immortality by using humanoid robots and interstellar space travel to get away from this dangerous and overcrowded blue orb we call Earth.

SAR-400 Robot is Russia’s Answer to NASA’s Robonaut 2

SAR-400 Robot is Russia’s Answer to NASA’s Robonaut 2
NASA and General Motors teamed up a while back to create a humanoid robot called Robonaut 2 or R2. R2 is now on the International Space Station where it will be used to conduct repairs and maintenance outside the space station.

Batman Stacking Dolls: Batryoshka?

Batman Stacking Dolls: Batryoshka?
I’ve seen all sorts of objects done up as those Russian nesting dolls, but these have to be my new favorites. How can you not love these Matryoshka dolls made up to look like Batman?

Do Russian Probe Pics from ’82 Prove Life on Venus?

Do Russian Probe Pics from ’82 Prove Life on Venus?
This is a very interesting debate going on right now in the scientific community. A Russian scientist named Leonid Ksanfomaliti has checked out some images shot by a Russian probe sent to Venus in 1982 called Venera 13.

Car with Dual Power Windows: Now it’s Tinted, Now it’s Not

Car with Dual Power Windows: Now it’s Tinted, Now it’s Not
I don’t often post about automotive technology, hacks or mods because I don’t know a lot about cars, but this one is too neat to pass up: a car with two sets of front windows, a pair that’s transparent and another pair that’s tinted.

Russian Space Official Hints Weapon Might Have Caused Phobos-Grunt Failure

Russian Space Official Hints Weapon Might Have Caused Phobos-Grunt Failure
Russia has had some major failures over the last few months in its space program. So far the country has lost a load of supplies that were to go to the ISS, along with a GPS satellite and more.

Twisted iPhone Sculpture: Hope Yours Doesn’t End Up Like This

Twisted iPhone Sculpture: Hope Yours Doesn’t End Up Like This
While I have trouble imagining what could transform a normal-sized iPhone into this bizarre construct, it’s definitely something that will catch your attention. It’s part of an installation by two Russians artists, Alexei Shulgin and Aristarkh Chernyshev, who are also known as Electroboutique.

Robot Matroyshka: Matrobotshka?

Robot Matroyshka: Matrobotshka?
There’s something that’s always fascinated me about matroyshka, those Russian nesting dolls. I think it’s that they sort of remind me of Inception – in doll form. You know, a doll within a doll within a doll.

Video Card Museum: This Building Can Run Crysis

Video Card Museum: This Building Can Run Crysis
Like many PC gamers, Alexander aka SArd always wanted to have the best graphics cards so he could play the latest games. Back in 1998, SArd got his hands on his uncle’s PC, which had an Intel Celeron 266 CPU – the first ever Celeron processor – an S3 ViRGE DX graphics card and 2MB of RAM.

iRiver P8 Heads to Russia, Packing Mac-Like UI

iRiver P8 Heads to Russia, Packing Mac-Like UI
Most of the personal media players on the market are pretty much the same thing. They are generally boxy devices that look like big MP3 players with a color screen. iRiver has a new PMP called the P8 that looks nicer than the typical PMP.

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