Weird Science

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

The Solar Eclipse Is Causing Weird Changes in the Sun's Magnetic Field

The day has finally come. August 21st, 2017, the great American total solar eclipse. Millions across the country are flocking to bear...

Chelsea Gohd
Monday, 21 August 2017 - 12:31PM

NASA Will Prevent a Volcanic Eruption in Yellowstone by Draining its Heat

Of all the imminent dangers around the world right now, one slightly less imminent danger that tends to get forgotten is the giant...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 20 August 2017 - 6:18PM

Man Caught Using Drones to Smuggle 13 Pounds of Drugs Over the Border

As drones become more prominent outside the military, we're starting to see people get more creative with things they should and...

Jonathan Kesh
Sunday, 20 August 2017 - 2:37PM

Check Out HEXA, a Programmable Spider-Droid with Night Vision

Would you like an adorable pet robot that you can program yourself to help you perform a variety of household activities? Before you...

Matthew Loffhagen
Wednesday, 16 August 2017 - 10:12AM

Futuristic-Looking Fire Truck Concept Could Simply Drive Over Traffic

As anyone who's heard the dreaded noise of a fire truck siren while stuck in a wall of slow-moving traffic will tell you, other cars...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 - 8:50PM

Jet-Powered Wingsuit Can Almost Provide a Full Jetpack Experience

Let's face it: we're all still waiting for our jetpacks. For everyone who isn't instead obsessed with Back to the Future hoverboards,...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 - 7:34PM

The US Army Is Creating Real-Life Spider-Man Armor From Genetically Engineered Spider DNA

For anyone who's grown up reading the adventures of Spider-Man in the comics--particularly anything from the Sixties, when he...

Matthew Loffhagen
Tuesday, 15 August 2017 - 10:09AM

Exclusive: New Photos of the Chainsaw-Equipped Mech That's Challenging Japan to a Giant Robot Fight

This isn't a movie. This isn't a joke. MegaBots, an American company, challenged the Japanese company Suidobashi to a giant robot...

Chris Mahon
Thursday, 03 August 2017 - 2:20PM

Watch: NASA Reveals 70 Years of Secret X-Plane Footage

Grab your tinfoil hats, folks, because we’re discussing NASA secrets. No, not greys and reptilians, we’re talking about secret...

Chelsea Gohd
Tuesday, 01 August 2017 - 11:51AM