Scott Daigle, a graduate engineering student at the University of Illinois, looked at the wheelchair, then at the bicycle, and then back at the wheelchair and asked "Why not a gear system on a wheelchair?" Then he built one.
In Finland there are cameras. Automated cameras. They observe the roads, watching for speeders. Nothing new, right? Wrong. These silent watchers can ding drivers for pretty much everything else too.
Without satellite navigation to guide them, or even humans behind the wheel, four vans made the 8,000 mile journey from Italy to China. Seven video cameras combined with solar powered laser scanners made the trek, which ended today, possible.
Forget the recession, immigration and the mortgage industry collapse - when it comes to loss of American jobs, robots are to blame.
I know the week's barely started, but I've already got the freakishly scary weekend project I want to take on. Some folks have put together instructions to build a completely automatic, autonomous sentry gun.
So here at Gizmodo, we're not exactly opposed to washing regularly. It's just that it's such a pain in the ass to have to keep moving the soap back and forth just to get a decent lather going. But now we'll be much cleaner, thanks to Vibrating Soap.