Weird Science

Researchers Unveil Drones That Can See Through Brick Walls Using Only Wi-Fi

Move over Kal-El, X-ray vision is no longer just for alien superheroes. Researchers at the University of California, Santa Barbara...

Chelsea Gohd
Wednesday, 21 June 2017 - 10:35AM

Microsoft's AI Just Beat the All-Time High Score in 'Ms. Pac-Man'

When you think of the classic game Ms. Pacman, images of dimly lit arcades and long hours spent trying to beat the top score come to...

Chelsea Gohd
Friday, 16 June 2017 - 11:59AM

Disney Partners With Hanson Robotics to Produce AI-Driven Children's Toys Based on Disney Characters

Robotics has come a long way in the past few decades, but it hasn't come far enough just yet. The Uncanny Valley still looms large,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 14 June 2017 - 12:04PM

Scientists Discover That Light Can Behave Like a Liquid

It's no secret that light is made up of waves, specifically electromagnetic waves. It has also been known for some time now that...

Chelsea Gohd
Friday, 09 June 2017 - 2:43PM

Watch These Bluetooth-Controlled, 3D-Printed Robots Move Around Using Only One Wheel

As we've said before (in regards to a certain DIY robot exoskeleton arm), the best part of the original Iron Man was watching Jeff...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 08 June 2017 - 2:50PM

This Robot-Shaped, Smoke-Machine Equipped Bluetooth Speaker May Be the Silliest Crowdfunding Project Ever

The problem with crowdfunding is that the projects that ought to get some money often lose out to the weird and wonderful pet projects...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 01 June 2017 - 11:57AM

Watch the First Skydive From a Drone

Drones have gone from being novelty remote control helicopters to pieces of dystopian surveillance hardware, but we could never have...

Chris Mahon
Tuesday, 30 May 2017 - 2:14PM

Japanese Company Reveals Doctor Octopus-Style Robot Arms You Control With Your Feet

Do you know what sucks about being human? Our stupid, boring number of limbs. Hands are really great, so why has evolution limited us...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 30 May 2017 - 12:17PM

Tech Startup SeaBubbles Debuts Self-Driving, Flying Water Taxis

We're all living in the not-too-distant future. No question. After all, we've got working jetpacks (well, some of us do). We've got AI...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 11 May 2017 - 11:55AM

The MythBusters Talk Cosplay and their Favorite Explosions at SVCC

It's been over a year since MythBusters finally went off the air, but the crew is still around - host Adam Savage runs Tested.com and...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 23 April 2017 - 8:08PM

Japan's Autonomous Robot Fighting League Is Both Cute and Terrifying

We all love a good robot fight. But for those who aren't that interested in gigantic, car-crushing robots facing off in an...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 13 April 2017 - 11:27AM

Giant Robot Deathmatch Between America and Japan Is Officially Set for August

If there's one thing that's sorely lacking in our technology-driven modern lives, it's giant robot fights. This is all the more...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 06 April 2017 - 12:05PM

Boaty McBoatface Begins Its Maiden Voyage to Antarctica

Boaty McBoatface is ready for departure!You may remember the controversy caused last year when the will of the Internet was subverted...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 17 March 2017 - 1:16PM

Marvel Fan Builds His Own Electrified Wolverine Claws

There are few among us who haven't dreamed of having retractable adamantium blades built into our hands. Sure, we don't get into knife...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 03 March 2017 - 11:17AM

Tinder Wants to Bring Artificial Intelligence Into Their Dating App

Even though Tinder released a fake promo for "TinderVR" last month, a spoof on connecting people through a couple's virtual reality...

Noelle Phansalkar
Saturday, 25 February 2017 - 5:17PM

CERN's Large Hadron Collider May Have Just Disproved the Existence of Ghosts

Even before Bill Murray and his friends broke into the scene with proton packs and a hit theme song, scientists have struggled to...

Devin Klos
Friday, 24 February 2017 - 1:22PM

Wi-Fi Balloons Became a Great Example of Machine Learning

In this increasingly connected age, a major cause for concern is the availability of Internet access around the globe, or often the...

Devin Klos
Friday, 17 February 2017 - 7:31PM

Watch Someone Create a Working Lava Lamp From This DIY Science Kit

Everyone who's ever been through a school science fair knows that there are three projects that inevitably pop up: the baking soda and...

Super User
Thursday, 16 February 2017 - 2:42PM

Check Out the Trailer for Bill Nye’s New Netflix Show, "Bill Nye Saves the World"

Bill Nye is back, and he’s out to save the world! If you, like many modern grown-ups, owe your love of science and critical...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 08 February 2017 - 12:18PM

Quantum Encryption Just Took One More Step Toward Beating Hackers

Between Russian hackers and insecure email servers, this past election has proved that cyber security is going to be extremely...

Devin Klos
Thursday, 02 February 2017 - 2:36PM