Weird Science

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

Fake Scholarly Article on Midi-Chlorians Tricks Professional Scientific Journals

Did you ever hear the tragedy of Darth Plagueis the Wise?If so, you might have been reading the International Journal of Molecular...

Matthew Loffhagen
Monday, 31 July 2017 - 10:17AM

Watch This Inflatable 'Soft Robot' Grow Like a Vine and Move Like a Snake

There are a lot of people out there trying to make robots more human-like, but one group of researchers has created a robot that...

Chelsea Gohd
Thursday, 20 July 2017 - 12:56PM

A Team of Grad Students Have Turned a Desk Into an Interactive AR Keyboard Using Light Projections

Most of us are probably familiar with that scene from Minority Report where Tom Cruise cycles through a bunch of floating screens...

Chelsea Gohd
Monday, 17 July 2017 - 3:42PM

Archaeologists Just Reconstructed the Face of a 500-Year-Old Corpse in Stunning Detail

Some 500 years ago, a man without much to his name, now known only as SK2, lived in Dublin. His skeleton was found along with the...

Chelsea Gohd
Friday, 30 June 2017 - 12:36PM

Watch What Happens When Lightning Misses the Earth

If you sat down to draw a lightning bolt, it would probably look like it’s facing down, reminiscent of Harry Potter’s scar. But...

Chelsea Gohd
Wednesday, 28 June 2017 - 12:31PM

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