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Blueprint: How to Build a Kaiju-Fighting Giant Robot

Blueprint: How to Build a Kaiju-Fighting Giant Robot | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Want to know what makes a badass kaiju-fighting battle bot? There's a schematic for that. (Want the blueprint for a badass, kaiju-fightin,' population-protectin’ battle bot? Here you go!
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12 Geekiest Products You Can Buy on Black Friday

12 Geekiest Products You Can Buy on Black Friday | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Take advantage of this Black Friday to express all the geekiness in you.
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Japan Mobile Company Debuts Real-Time Voice Translation App - IEEE Spectrum

Japan Mobile Company Debuts Real-Time Voice Translation App - IEEE Spectrum | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
NTT DoCoMo app allows callers to converse without language barriers...
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These Incredibly Lifelike Robotic Fish Will Never Go Belly Up

These Incredibly Lifelike Robotic Fish Will Never Go Belly Up | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Great news if your aquarium goes through fish faster than a fish n' chips restaurant. Takara Tomy has created these robotic alternatives that will swim around your tank in an incredibly lifelike fashion.
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New 'Pain-Free' Bandage Idea Inspired By Spider Webs And Gecko Feet

New 'Pain-Free' Bandage Idea Inspired By Spider Webs And Gecko Feet | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
From Mother Nature Network's John Platt: Whether you peel them off slowly or just rip them away, one thing is certain about bandages: they hurt like heck when they come off.
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Amphibious all-terrain vehicle coming soon to the U.S. market

DETROIT (Reuters) - The Quadski, a one-person all-terrain vehicle that doubles as a personal water craft, will be on sale in the United States next month for around $40,000.
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Japanese Robo-Fish Looks and Acts Like the Real Thing, Needs No Maintenance

Japanese Robo-Fish Looks and Acts Like the Real Thing, Needs No Maintenance | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
 Fish are regarded as the most low maintenance of pets, but even they need a minimum degree of care, like making sure they’re fed every day and cleaning their tank from time to time.
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WATCH: Cutest Robots Ever

WATCH: Cutest Robots Ever | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Art director Barry McWilliams had an unusual idea for a coffee table tome: a catalog for a corporation that never actually existed.
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10 Weird But Totally Cool Bunk Beds

10 Weird But Totally Cool Bunk Beds | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
If you have brothers and sisters, I'm sure you've dreamed of owning one of these.
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Toyota unveils helpful Human Support Robot

Toyota unveils helpful Human Support Robot | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Toyota has unveiled a new assistant robot designed to help the disabled live more independently.
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WATCH: You'll Never Believe What's Levitating This Water

WATCH: You'll Never Believe What's Levitating This Water | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
By Joanne ManasterFrom Argonne Labs comes this intriguing video demonstrating the acoustic levitation of liquids on a piece of equipment developed for NASA to simulate microgravity conditions.
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Brice Girardclos's curator insight, March 20, 2015 8:17 AM

When sound levitates things... the result of 22kHz sound ! We have to develop it !

Graham O'Shanesy's curator insight, May 31, 2016 8:40 AM
This is fascinating! A great way of illustrating standing waves to physics students and that reinforcing that sound waves are a form of energy!
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Could Cyborg Cockroaches Save Your Life?

Could Cyborg Cockroaches Save Your Life? | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Electrode-implanted bugs can now be "driven" with surprising precision (see video), which may make them futuristic first responders.
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Spin This Brilliant Ridged Mug and It Automatically Stirs Itself

Spin This Brilliant Ridged Mug and It Automatically Stirs Itself | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
If you're not a morning person, or are dealing with a nasty hangover, the clinking sound of a spoon stirring a mug of coffee could drive you insane.
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Japan Develops Shock-Absorbing Electric Car Covered in Airbags

Japan Develops Shock-Absorbing Electric Car Covered in Airbags | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Tweet Hiroshima University-affiliated startup business Humanix has recently revealed a three-wheel electric vehicle, called iSAVE YOU, which is covered in covered with an airbag-like cushion material that springs back to its original form after...
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Mind-controlled robot avatars inch towards reality

Mind-controlled robot avatars inch towards reality | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
The software necessary for mind-controlled robot avatars is being developed by an international team of researchers in Japan.
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12 Gangnam Style Inspired Objects

12 Gangnam Style Inspired Objects | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Everyone has seen the latest internet sensation, "Gangnam Style" by Korean singer PSY. If you haven't, where have you been! Meet some crazy objects inspired by this new trend.
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Digital Paper Could Become Like 'Google Docs for Artists'

Digital Paper Could Become Like 'Google Docs for Artists' | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Computer engineers have turned ordinary paper into a display with a UV lighting technique, which could one day help artists work on real-time collaborations from opposite sides of the world.
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6 Extreme Body Enhancements to Expect in the Next 10 Years

6 Extreme Body Enhancements to Expect in the Next 10 Years | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
In the next 10 years, I suspect that today's 'extreme plastic surgery' treatments will seem like run-of-the-mill procedures. The future is likely to bring us astonishingly advanced, and increasingly unusual ways to enhance our bodies.
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Cardboard bike is a 'game changer' in Africa

Cardboard bike is a 'game changer' in Africa | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
A bicycle made almost entirely of cardboard has the potential to change transportation habits from the world’s most congested cities to the poorest reaches of Africa, its Israeli inventor says.
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Classic iPod in Your Browser: The Best Way to Waste Your Friday

Classic iPod in Your Browser: The Best Way to Waste Your Friday | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
The iPod Classic might have one foot in the grave, but it still lives. On your computer. A clever designer made this fully playable iPod for your browser.
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These $10 Robots Will Change Robotics Education

These $10 Robots Will Change Robotics Education | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Ken Goldberg and Ayorkor Korsah asked if a $10 robot could change education in Africa. Now, with the conclusion of their African Robotics Network's design challenge, we're starting to see the robots that could.
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Self-Driving Cars Are Now Legal in California

Self-Driving Cars Are Now Legal in California | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
Just moments ago, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into effect SB1298, effectively paving the way for driverless cars in California.
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Japanese Company Creates Mind-Controlled Cat Tails for Humans

Japanese Company Creates Mind-Controlled Cat Tails for Humans | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
 Remember the Necomimi, those wacky brainwave-controlled cat ears we featured around this time last year? Well, the same Japanese company that makes those, Neurowear, has just released a fluffy mind-controlled tail to go with them.
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Funny looking motorcycle you can't tip over

Funny looking motorcycle you can't tip over | Strange days indeed... | Scoop.it
This is the world’s first gyroscopically stabilized cycle and can't fall over.
Here’s a weird little guy that might be changing the face of transportation forever.
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