Giant Crossbow to Fire Man from Earth

Inventor Brian Walker has developed possibly the world's largest crossbow with an intent to fire himself and a rocket-powered aircraft 20 miles into the sky. This project,...
June 2, 2006

Robots to Replace Soccer Players by 2050

The RoboCup is a international joint project with an ultimate goal of developing a team of "fully autonomous humanoid robots that can win against the human world champion...
June 2, 2006

High-Tech Panda Suit For Rent

Japanese multimedia production company Buildup Co., Ltd. has announced that it will begin renting high-quality animatronic suits this month. The first suit they will rent is a panda...
June 2, 2006

NASA Employs Star Wars Droids

Star Wars enthusiasts are bound to enter a nerd frenzy today as NASA announced the deployment of a floating droid to the International Space Station. The robot is...
June 1, 2006

Bridgestone's Two Color E-Paper

Bridgestone Tire has announced the world's thinest two color e-paper display, which measures only .29mm thick. Since the display is classified as e-paper, no power is required to...
June 1, 2006

Chocolate-Powered Fuel Cells

Microbiologists at the University of Birmingham in the UK have developed fuel cells that are powered by feeding chocolate factory waste to sugar-loving bacteria. In testing, Escherichia coli...
June 1, 2006

Gryphon Personal Wing System

The Gryphon is a new parachute system designed by ESG, an electronics and logistics house in Germany. The Gryphon lets skydivers glide through the air at high speeds,...
May 31, 2006

Ubisense Employee Tracker

Ubisense is a British company that has developed a system for tracking the exact location of people in an office and relaying their coordinates to the computer screens...
May 31, 2006

Autonomous Cars with Brain Technology

University of Southern California researchers have been developing autonomous robotic cars that use navigation systems based on the inner workings of the human brain. The system is...
May 31, 2006

Electronic Curtains Change Opacity

Micro Reactor System Co. is a Japanese company that specializes in "electronic curtains" that alternate between translucent and opaque states depending on whether or not they're powered by...
May 30, 2006

Space Golf Shot Disallowed

In a story we mentioned previously, a Russian cosmonaut was scheduled to hit a golf ball from the International Space Station (ISS) this week. Unfortunately, changes have been...
May 30, 2006

Yamaha's Crotch Safety Bag

Yamaha Motors realizes that we're all completely terrified of getting hit in the groin. In order to help alleviate this fear, they've released information on the ASV-3, a...
May 30, 2006