Choose Your Own Zombie Adventure With “Choice Of Zombies”

How would you fare during an actual zombie apocalypse? Me? I’d probably do okay for a while, then somehow find myself fighting away a group of zombies with a mannequin torso in a Victoria’s Secret, before finally having my face eaten off and succumbing to the zombification process. At least, that’s according to Choice of Zombies, a …

Hey, It’s A Brain-Controlled Quadrotor

From the labs at Zhejiang University in China comes this remarkable brain-controlled quadrotor, which can be maneuvered using only The Power Of Thought. Called FlyingBuddy2, the tech uses a wireless EEG headset to read brain activity, allowing users to control an AR.Drone, using what I’m going to call “thought commands.” Simply think right to make the …

Ends Of The World: Gamma-Ray Bursts

There’s something out there. Something that happens every day. If it were to happen at the right distance, and point in just the right direction, it would obliterate everything on Earth’s surface. We wouldn’t have much warning, and any preparation would be meaningless. There would be nothing we could do to stop our impending annihilation. …

These Robot Chefs Will Shave Your Noodles

The odd thing about Chef Cui Runquan’s latest invention isn’t that it’s a noodle-shaving robot (it’s not a robot, really, more a windshield-wiper-cutter-thing). No, it’s that his new robot chef army looks ready to annihilate humanity, one shaven noodle at a time. Luckily, like I said, these things aren’t really robots; they’re more like anthropomorphic …