Scientists Build World's First Schizophrenic Computer

In an obvious attempt to hasten the destruction of mankind, a team of scientists at the University of Texas at Austin built a neural network and promptly induced in the system a state of digital Schizophrenia. The DISCERN neural network was created, in part, to test a hypothesis that schizophrenic symptoms are a… » 5/06/11 11:20pm 5/06/11 11:20pm

Sassy DIY Talking Robot Tells You How to Assemble Sassy DIY Talking Robot

This sassy little thing is the brainchild of L. Scott Hudson, who recently participated in MAKE's Dorkbot Austin » 8/24/08 12:00pm 8/24/08 12:00pm robot building event. This gal is kind of like the we wrote about this week (also a MAKE find), but it's got the added bonus of moxie. It also gives you step-by-step self-assembly instructions in the…

MAKE Makes Call for Makers for October Austin Faire

We love the whacky creativity of the Maker Faire here at Giz, and all you DIY gadget enthusiasts out there will be pleased to hear MAKE has just put out a call for Makers for the upcoming Austin Faire. You've got until September 4th to get your application in, and the faire itself will be happening October 18th and… » 7/18/08 7:01am 7/18/08 7:01am

One-Petawatt Laser Opens For Business In Texas

In the basement of the physics building at the University of Texas in Austin is the world's most powerful laser. Switched on for the first time last week, it has an output of a quadrillion watts—in terms of zeros, that's 1,000,000,000,000,000. Wired has gotten its hands on some stunning pictures of the $7-million… » 4/09/08 8:01am 4/09/08 8:01am