WANT: Mobile Zombie Apocalypse Shelter [VIDEO]

Holy crap I need one of those in my backyard, like, right now, just in case of, you know, a zombie apocalypse descends upon us in the near future. [Via [H]]

LUNA RING: Solar Energy from the Moon


Japan’s ongoing Fukushima Daiichi nuclear crisis has spawned some rapid-fire developments for future energy production. This weekend, plans to initiate the compulsory installation of solar energy panels on every building in the country by 2030 were announced, along with a proposed plan that promises to be the largest public infrastructure in human history: the LUNA […]

New “Flex” Technology for Touchscreens [Video]

Researchers from Osaka University have developped a new touchscreen interface technology that allows people to use touchscreens as if they were an elastic, flexible material. Check it out: [Via Engadget]

Scientist nose why mammal have big brains

It’s long been known that mammals have proportionally big brains in comparison to other creatures. Now new scanning technology suggests it may be linked to the sense of smell. A research project led by Professor Timothy Rowe of the University of Texas at Austin involved scanning the fossilised skulls of two of the earliest known […]

Amazing Facial Animation [Video]

From the folks at Janimation. Check this out, this is pretty cool. [Via [H]]

$50 Lightbulb Unveiled

Even people who like the concept of light energy bulbs have a few common complaints: they are too slow to light up, they are a pain in the butt to throw away when broken, and they don’t provide a natural light. LED lights could answer all those problems — but at a cost. It’s the […]

Robot Walks Ultramarathon on a Single Charge

Cornell’s Robot Ranger, built by the university’s BioRobotics and Locomotion Lab, recently walked 40.5 miles around a running track on a single battery charge. Check it out: [Source]

Nevada bill would take hands-free to a new level

Google has hired a lobbyist to promote proposed laws that would allow cars without drivers to operate in Nevada. The company has already developed vehicles using the technology and tested them extensively in California. The new laws would make Nevada the first state where such vehicles are formally allowed on public roads. (The company believes […]

Kinect Fitting Room [Video]

A Topshop store in Moscow is offering shoppers the possibility of trying clothes on virtually via Microsoft’s Kinect technology. The Kinect starts by scanning your body and then it overlays the 3D model of an outfit over you, giving you a general idea of how the outfit will look on you. [Via TDWG]

Quadrator Bots’ Aggressive Flying Formations

GRASP Lab’s Quadrator flying bots are back, and this time, they’ve started training them in modern warfare tactics. The result is pretty scary. The University of Pennsylvania’s GRASP Lab, famous for those crazy quadrotors that can fly through windows and hula hoops, has been working on getting groups of the robots to fly together in […]

Paperphone: A Phone with a Flexible Electronic Paper Display

PaperPhone is the world’s first nextgen, thin film smartphone and interactive paper computer. It is based on a 3.7″ flexible electrophoretic (E Ink) display that does not consume electricity when it is not refreshed. Thinfilm sensors allow the phone to respond to bending of the screen to navigate pages in ebooks, play or pause mp3s, […]

Network Bug [Pic]