Watching the Beautiful, Intricate Handiwork of Scrimshaw

Scrimshaw is a traditional art developed by 18th-century sailors on whaling ships. To pass the time during journeys that could last years, sailors took to hand-carving intricate, flowering designs in the cast-off teeth or bones of the whales they hunted. Whaling has long been outlawed, but scrimshaw lives on in the… » 5/18/14 8:00pm 5/18/14 8:00pm

DIY Robot Does 3D Carving: Self-Replication Still Far-Off

Robots robots robots... from sexy ones to fighting ones, we love them here at Giz. But this amazing project by Matt Denton over at Robosavvy has me in two minds. It's a modified DIY hexapod robot with a motorised Dremel-tool nose, and Matt's written some code that lets the robot move the cutting tool with precision,… » 6/11/08 9:30am 6/11/08 9:30am

25 Best Geek-o'-Lanterns in the World

It's that time of year again, and we're getting shivers down our spines just thinking about it: Halloween, the time of harvest, parties, carving gourds and getting drunk out of your gourd. And some of that gourd carving must have been done with the assistance of high technology, especially that one with Jack Nicholson… » 10/31/07 8:38am 10/31/07 8:38am