Building woven by robot overlords could have been made by aliens

This robotically woven carbon-fiber pavilion imitates the structure of a beetle shell using weaving robots. The 538 square foot (50 square meters), 1307 pounds (593 kilograms) double-domed structure has web-like walls and ceilings that make it look as it was made by xenomorphs. This is how they made it. » 6/27/14 10:40pm 6/27/14 10:40pm

5 Creatures That Have Evolved Into Badass Biological Machines

The natural world might be awe-inspiring, but that’s not to say that it doesn’t share similarities with the technological world that we inhabit. In fact, as biologists have come to look at creatures in closer detail, they've discovered that some of them have been using basics of engineering—that we now take for… » 10/07/13 12:00pm 10/07/13 12:00pm

Researchers Invent Nanotech Waterproofing for Planes

The Air Force's Office of Scientific Research has funded a study that's found a novel waterproofing technique that could prevent ice formation and corrosion from damaging parts of an aircraft, like optical sensors. The transparent coating has a nanoporous surface that is superhydrophobic, which makes water droplets… » 8/15/08 6:37am 8/15/08 6:37am

World's Wackiest Vehicles According to Uber-Review

Uber-Review is promoting a neat feature it held way back in 2006, which shows ten of the craziest racers they could find on the old tubes. The list is a compilation of some of the vehicles we have seen before, but it is great to have them all in one place. Some of the speeding goodies include the Pac Man Car, Surface… » 3/16/08 9:00am 3/16/08 9:00am