Weird Science

Genetically Engineered Chickens Can Lay Eggs with Cancer-Fighting Proteins

Prescription drugs are usually tasteless at best or disgusting at worst, so the idea of eating food with the medication already...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 15 October 2017 - 4:48PM

Alphabet's 'Project Loon' Wi-Fi Balloons Have Split Into a Separate Company

A few years back, Google attempted to solve a problem relating to the massive chunks of the world that still have zero internet...

Jonathan Kesh
Saturday, 14 October 2017 - 11:04AM

Scientists Create Shape-Changing, Synthetic 'Octopus' Skin for Robots

Perhaps you've seen an absolutely terrifying ability that an octopus has, which involves squeezing their entire rubbery bodies...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 12 October 2017 - 7:44PM

21st Century Problems: How NOT To Fall In Love With A Chatbot

If Ex Machina has taught us anything, except that Oscar Isaacs has some incredible dance moves in his arsenal of talents, it's that...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 10 October 2017 - 11:37AM

Could DARPA's Brain Uploads Lead To 'Matrix' Military Training?

With all the movies and TV shows currently streaming online, who has time to learn a new language or some other cognitive skill...

Andrew LaSane
Monday, 09 October 2017 - 11:22AM

The Most Powerful Weapons In The Sci-Fi Universe

Understanding one's tools is important, but it's especially paramount when dealing with weapons. Whether you're a Green Beret raising,...

K.S. Anthony
Thursday, 05 October 2017 - 4:43PM

Snapchat Launches AR Art Galleries in Major Cities Around the World

Imagine if you could fill a city with digital art sculptures that are completely invisible to the naked eye, but that appear in...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 03 October 2017 - 8:52PM

Vacuum Cleaner Company Dyson Will Build an Electric Car by 2020

The world of battery-powered vehicles is becoming ever more crowded. In addition to the myriad of other companies that are already...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 26 September 2017 - 7:37PM

A Robot Performed Unaided Dental Surgery on a Human Patient

How much do you trust modern robotics? Would you, for example, be happy with letting a robot implant false teeth into your mouth?...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 22 September 2017 - 7:27PM

An Origami-Inspired Drone Could One Day Deliver Your Packages

Origami has long inspired technological innovation. From NASA’s shape-shifting radiator to foldable solar panels, the Japanese art...

Chelsea Gohd
Thursday, 14 September 2017 - 8:45PM

Scientist Repeatedly Shocks Himself with an Electric Eel to Test Its Power

This right here? This is how we get supervillains. Biologist and professor of Vanderbilt University Kenneth Catania has published a...

Matthew Loffhagen
Thursday, 14 September 2017 - 8:26PM

Security Expert Warns that Sex Robots Can Be Hacked and Turned Violent

If Westworld has taught us anything, it's that you can't program a robot to feel human emotions and then attempt to have your way...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 11 September 2017 - 7:55PM

This Creepy, Interactive AI Baby Is Programmed to Be as Human as Possible

The idea of robots becoming people is ingrained in popular culture, from Bicentennial Man to A.I.: Artificial Intelligence, to more...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 11 September 2017 - 10:31AM

Super Thin Spacecraft is Designed to Capture Space Debris

Earth's orbit continues to fill up with space debris, and while we haven't seen any real life recreations of Alfonso Cuarón's Gravity...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 10 September 2017 - 6:24PM

Jaguar Plans to Build a Steering Wheel You Could Speak To

In the future there will likely be fleets of self-driving cars, keeping roadways safe and free of human error. And if the...

Chelsea Gohd
Thursday, 07 September 2017 - 9:21PM

Tech Seems to be Slowly Turning Humanity Into the Borg

In the Star Trek universe, the Borg is a group of alien cyborgs linked together via the collective hive mind, or "the Hive." They...

Chelsea Gohd
Tuesday, 29 August 2017 - 7:55PM

Pepper the Robot is Programmed to Perform Buddhist Funeral Rites

Last fall, it was exciting to watch Softbank's Pepper robot learn how to play with a ball-and-cup toy. And, well, Pepper's come quite...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 27 August 2017 - 1:40PM

Man Creates a Lifesize Lego Go-Kart Using a 3D Printer

Perhaps the most fun thing about the 3D printer technology that's gaining increasing steam is how we have yet to discover all the...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 25 August 2017 - 6:22PM

Japan's New "Weird Hotel" Is Staffed by Polite Robot Dinosaurs (and More)

The Henn na Hotel (or "Weird Hotel" in English) is one of Japan's newest attractions, having just thrown open its doors today for all...

Matthew Loffhagen
Friday, 25 August 2017 - 10:26AM

Scientists are Attempting to Recycle Astronaut Urine Into Plastic

Space flight is a difficult business. On the one hand, a lot of tools and resources are needed for a successful mission that have to...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 22 August 2017 - 7:24PM