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  • July 28, 2011
    Clouds: sometimes they look like dinosaurs. Other times they might look Yoda, Jabba the Hutt or a viking ship. And even OTHER times, they look like this this. A unique formation some meteorologists want to classify as a new type of cloud, and give a name. Give a name -- h... / Continue →
  • October 29, 2010
    Northrup Grumman, a company best known for having two last names for a name, unveiled this machine gun wielding robot at the recent Association of the U.S. Army's Washington conference, solidifying in my mind that moving far, far away from DC was the right choice for me. The r... / Continue →
  • October 4, 2010
    The Sakakibara Kikai company of Japan is producing these $21,000 'Kid Walker' mechas because what isn't a great idea about letting a child with little to no hand-eye coordination control a giant robotic suit? Now I couldn't actually find a list of the mecha's full capabilities... / Continue →
  • September 17, 2010
    Another day, another deathbot. I didn't realize just how quickly humanoid robot technology was progressing until I watched the video of HRP4 here in action. I found it frightening to say the least. I found a turd in the back of my pants to probably say too much. The HRP4 is... / Continue →
  • June 9, 2010
    Note: Video is after the jump because even I peed a little and I'm exposed this this sort of thing everyday. Autonomous drones that can assemble themselves into a flying mothership. Crap. Seriously -- I think something just squeaked by but I'm afraid to look. For those of y... / Continue →
  • May 28, 2010
    Note: Video is after the jump because I'd prefer all the shitted-pants on the second page for easier cleanup. Q: What's cooler than an autonomous quadrocopter that can fly through windows and perch on vertical surfaces? A: Everything, including drowning. We don't know wheth... / Continue →
  • May 17, 2010
    Apparently a Japanese couple tied the knot over the weekend with a robot presiding over the wedding. That's, uh, that's a terrible idea if I've ever heard one. The I-Fairy normally spends its time doling out directions in museums and the like, but Satoko Inoue, who is herself... / Continue →
  • April 29, 2010
    Seen here sketching out its plan for human domination in the lunar dust, Japan wants a humanoid robot similar to this one on the moon by 2015. Oh yeah? Not if I have anything to do with it! (And I do -- two words: Espio. Nodge.) That robot's not going to be overly producti... / Continue →
  • February 11, 2010
    This robo-jerk, the same one who tried creating a Facebook profile to infiltrate the Geekologie Fan Page, is now flying around in the first class section of airplanes. BAD IDEA. Travellers on a recent Emirates flight from Dubai to Riyadh were accompanied by a different type o... / Continue →
  • January 7, 2010
    The man on the left is Professor Henry Markram. Based on this picture alone he's clearly a mad scientist. Don't believe me? Read this captain crazy shit: Professor Henry Markram, a doctor-turned-computer engineer, announced that his team would create the world's first arti... / Continue →