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  • May 31, 2013
    In potentially exciting cloning news, scientists have successfully drawn liquid wooly mammoth blood from a carcass found in Siberia. Fingers crossed by this time next year they're inexpensive enough to hire for a kid's birthday party. About 15,000 years ago, an old female woo... / Continue →
  • February 4, 2013
    This is a video of a sign-flipping robot employed by a Little Caesar's franchise in Tacoma, Washington. Except he's not so much of a sign-flipper as he is a sign-wiggler. Also, I like how they have him chained to a tree in anticipation of some college frat stealing him for th... / Continue →
  • December 12, 2012
    These are the top 10 "trending" (search queries with the highest amount of traffic over a sustained period in 2012 as compared to 2011) global Google search and Google image searches for 2012. All in all, a pretty depressing collection. Surprisingly absent from the list were ... / Continue →
  • December 3, 2012
    Momentum Machines has created a hamburger making robot named Burgeon that will be able to produce up to 360 burgers an hour. Like, from start to finish. It won't kill the cow though. Humanity? Yes, and not just through obesity. Of course, the Burgeon doesn't appear to ac... / Continue →
  • September 10, 2012
    Seen here stalking its human prey, a member of Boston Dynamics' army of 'Legged Squad Support Systems' (the grandchildren of Big Dog) prepares to move in for the kill. Allegedly the robots were programmed for DARPA to be able to follow someone for the sake of keeping up with t... / Continue →
  • August 1, 2012
    This is some video captured by a group of human-haters at MIT who have programmed a model airplane to be able to autonomously avoid obstacles by pitching and rolling itself to safety. Watching the thing move in real-time is nuts because that thing adjusts itself FAST. Way fas... / Continue →
  • June 26, 2012
    Ever wonder what the robots will watch after they've conquered humanity and just want to relax at the theater on a Friday night? "Human gladiator fights." Jesus, you're probably right. But this is a synchronized quadrocopter light show recently put on by KMel Robotics (of '... / Continue →
  • June 19, 2012
    This is a video from Cornell's Creative Machines Lab (for the last time: WE DON'T NEED ANY MORE CREATIVE MACHINES. Microwaves and vibrators -- that's it) featuring a robotic "jamming-based gripper" capable of picking up and throwing any object. The concept is simple: there's ... / Continue →
  • May 17, 2012
    In a heartbreaking new discovery, scientists studying the fossilized remains of a pliosaurus (a marine reptile, not actually a traditional dino) found evidence of a degenerative bone condition similar to modern arthritis. Wow -- first arthritis, then mass extinction? *shaking... / Continue →
  • April 3, 2012
    This is the PAL-V (Personal Air and Land Vehicle) ONE, a "car"/gyrocopter hybrid from The Netherlands that's aimed at revolutionizing personal transport, but will probably only lead to a dramatic increase in gyrocopter related deaths. According to the company, the car can be d... / Continue →
  • March 28, 2012
    Seen here preparing to leap on top of a building, Boston Dynamics' latest robotic killer, the Sand Flea (the evolutionary decedent of their Precision Urban Hopper), looks to gain entrance to a building from above. Note to self: keep a fire going in the fireplace at all times. ... / Continue →
  • March 6, 2012
    To test the security of a new electronic voting system for absentee ballots, the DC School Board decided to invite hackers to attempt to compromise the system before it went into use. SURPRISE! -- it got hacked the shit out of and Bender won. *shaking fist* CURSE YOU, SKYNET... / Continue →
  • December 21, 2011
    Because humans shouldn't be the only ones that get to share ultrasound pictures (your baby looks like a bean!) with their friends, somebody created a Facebook-y website for robots where they can share whatever sadness is going on in their pathetic existences. Sounds familiar! ... / Continue →
  • November 30, 2011
    As a guy who spends 10+ hours a day with a laptop resting on his already unimpressive genitals, this is pretty serious news. Kidding, I can't have children. Get it? Women just find me so unattractive! I touched a titty one time but it was a friend of my older sister and I t... / Continue →
  • November 30, 2011
    This is a short video of QBO the robot seeing himself in a mirror, then learning to recognize himself. Because if there's one thing the world needs, it's vain robots. Ugh, you probably think this song is about you, don't you, QBO? Haha, IT IS! *cranks volume* ♫ I don't wan... / Continue →
  • October 5, 2011
    This is Zwischenräume, a mechanical art piece developed by "Petra Gemeinboeck & Rob Saunders, who go by the alias RoboCoco" some real f***ing sickos. Seriously, just read this shit: The installation embeds a group of autonomous robots into the walls of a gallery. They punch ... / Continue →
  • September 28, 2011
    Mad scientists in Tel Aviv have successfully replaced a rat's cerebellum with an electronic one, effectively moving the Doomsday clock ahead a minute and increasing humanity's already significant fear of rodents. Good one, guys. *crushing computer mouse in desk drawer* Now M... / Continue →
  • July 6, 2011
    Because if there's one thing my life's been missing, it's direction people I went to middle school with, bored out of their f***ing minds and deciding to video-chat me to catch up on the past 18 years. Thankfully, Facebook now has a video-calling option. I swear, I am like, f... / Continue →
  • June 3, 2011
    Did I say jiggling? Because I meant juggling. I'm just not gonna change the headline because I figured the sensationalism might attract some more traffic. "Like opening a nudey bar at the mall?" Exactly like opening a nudey bar at the mall. This is a robot that can juggle ... / Continue →
  • April 22, 2011
    This is a video of a creepy-as-f*** dancing robot. Except it doesn't really dance as much as it just stands there waving its arms around like it's trying to guide a plane into its terminal but having a seizure at the same time. It's fairly seductive. But no worries, I'm not... / Continue →