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Wait, What?: Scientists Create First Cyborg Sperm

Scientists at the Institute for Integrative Nanosciences in Dresden, Germany, have developed "robotic sperm" by trapping bull sperm in metal nanotubes then controlling the direction they swim...
December 13, 2013

Mixed Feelings: Pleo The Pet Dino Is Back

For those of you not familiar with the original, Pleo is a robotic pet dinosaur that starts off as a newly-hatched Camarasaurus, and then develops a unique...
October 19, 2010

New Zealand Company's REX Bionic Legs

Look down -- what do you see? A Cheeto-dusted penis? Wash your hands after snacking. But for those of you looking at a nonfunctional lower half, there's...
July 15, 2010

Wow: $30,000 Robotic LEGO Chess Game

This is Monster Chess, a 12' x 12' (that's feet, not inches) robotic LEGO chess game made with over 100,000 blocks for a total build cost of...
June 14, 2010

Man Controls Robotic Arm With His Mind

Pierpaolo Petruzziello lost his arm in a car crash and recently had a robotic prosthesis successfully attached to the nub which allows him to control the device...
December 3, 2009

Robotic Bear Will Kill You In The Hospital

This is a promotional video for RIKEN's RIBA, a robotic pedo-bear that was designed to pick hospital patients up out of their beds and discreetly crush their...
September 8, 2009

Future Farming: Giant Fish-Filled Ocean Balls

According to experts at National Geographic, the future of fish farming (aquaculture) may rely on giant, fish-filled balls floating around in the ocean. ...[A]utomated cages could herald...
August 28, 2009