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  • December 18, 2014
    Meet Les Baugh. Les had both arms amputated at the shoulder after a freak electrical accident 40 years ago (and not from being torn off by an angry bear like I initially suspected). Now he's the first person to successfully use the bilateral shoulder-down modular prosthetic l... / Continue →
  • September 16, 2014
    These are the $99 officially licensed shoes made to look like the Nike power-laces Marty McFly wears in Back to the Future II. Except they're not Nike, and they don't cost thousands of dollars like the ones Nike actually made and auctioned off a couple years ago. I'm half tem... / Continue →
  • August 15, 2014
    Seen here hanging out with my uncle Wes the exact kind of guy I'd expect to be having sex with a robot, a synthetic sexbot poses with her owner. And now, according to a 66-page report (links to PDF) titled "AI, Robotics, and the Future of Jobs," sex robots will be commonplace ... / Continue →
  • August 15, 2014
    This is the House of Mamba, a full-size basketball court built by Nike in Shanghai. The court comes complete "with motion-tracking and reactive LED visualisation technology built into the floor to help American star Kobe Bryant teach his moves to young players in Shanghai." P... / Continue →
  • July 16, 2014
    This is a short test shot video created by artist Alexey Zakharov featuring the world of Futurama rendered in beautiful 3-D. It's quite stunning -- like you on a Friday night. "In front of the television in my PJ's with a quart of ice cream?" Stop it, you're going to make my... / Continue →
  • May 28, 2014
    And why should it? If it's self-driving you don't NEED pedals or a steering wheel. Those are just things people use to crash into stuff while they're texting. This is the latest Google prototype for a self-driving vehicle. It's a two-seater that tops out at 25MPH. Not exac... / Continue →
  • April 23, 2014
    Because if children are our hope for the future, then that future is hopeless, some little nobgoblin called a SWAT team on some other kid that killed him playing Call of Duty multiplayer. *tightening bolt on rocketship* My God I need to get off this planet. Even if I explode... / Continue →
  • March 12, 2014
    Seen here in arguably the most awkward product shot for a vagina ring that I've ever seen, Northwestern University biomedical engineer Patrick Kiser pretends it's a magnifying glass. The new intravaginal ring is allegedly capable of preventing HIV, herpes AND pregnancy for 90 ... / Continue →
  • January 13, 2014
    Jello shots are basically nature's way of sneaking alcohol into your system without it noticing right away. And now Jeroen Domburg of SpritesMods has built a 3-D printer that can print basic shapes inside of them. They're sure to be a hit at your next sausage party. PI KAPPA... / Continue →
  • January 3, 2014
    Note: Larger version HERE, but be sure to check out the artist's DeviantART page for a giant 5056 x 3576px version that will melt your face off like you fell asleep with your head in a pizza oven. This is the entire cast of Futurama in a single image as compiled by DeviantAR... / Continue →
  • December 6, 2013
    This is the 3-D printed pizza made by Natural Machines. Natural Machines is a company in Barcelona that's developing a 3-D food printer called the Foodini. I mean, this is the future after all. We might not have jetpacks, but if I can print my own Twix bars in a year I'm sti... / Continue →
  • November 18, 2013
    This is a video demonstration of MIT Media Lab's inFORM Shape Display. It's like one of those novelty pins-and-needle art displays you press your hand or face into, except you're doing it from far away using a Kinect (so it's not very much like one of those at all). Still, it... / Continue →
  • November 13, 2013
    Note: Video after the jump is 400% NSFW and should not be viewed by anyone ever. You know what? I'm not even going to post the video, just link to it HERE because that's how wrong it is. Because some people's perversion knows no limits, this is a video demo of an Oculus Rift... / Continue →
  • October 15, 2013
    Well folks, your dreams of local news broadcasts filled with reports of flying car crashes may soon be reality, with Terrafugia hoping to be selling its Transition model of hybrid car-plane (starting around $280,000) as early as 2015. The company has also announced a concept f... / Continue →
  • October 10, 2013
    Note: Pictures are displaying what you see vs. what you feel. This is a video demonstrating Disney's new 3-D tactile feedback technology that allows a user to feel the texture of displayed objects without the screen actually changing shape. Plus the algorithm renders textures... / Continue →
  • October 4, 2013
    Note: I know that picture looks boring as hell but if you skip around in the video it is actually kind of neat to see the cubes move around and connect. First WildCat the running robotic predator, and now MIT's M-Block swarmbots, a bunch of cube-shaped robots that are "self-as... / Continue →
  • September 19, 2013
    This is a video from a top-secret branch of the government that has been tasked with developing a race of sentient robots that will overthrow humanity and heat their houses with our bones. Just kidding, it's from scientists in Spain demonstrating a new self-healing polymer tha... / Continue →
  • August 28, 2013
    Because nobody's ever happy with the way things are now, scientists are hard at work trying to create new elements. God willing, these new elements will provide the key to powering the jetpacks of tomorrow so we can all say goodbye to land-based travel and say hello to crashin... / Continue →
  • August 13, 2013
    You jealous, Bane? This is the Algaculture Symbiosis Suit developed by Michael Burton and Michiko Nitta. It harnesses the carbon dioxide you exhale to grow a colony of algae that you can later eat. Plus you look like a supervillain. The suit debuted at a recent event at the... / Continue →
  • August 6, 2013
    Michael McMaster has three capital M's in his name, that's pretty cool. Plus he and a group of friends spent the last five years building this full scale Wall-E robot, making him even COOLER. Remember when they used to sell Cool Ranch Doritos as Cooler Ranch Doritos? Why'd t... / Continue →