A coalition of officials met in Zimbabwe this month to discuss a little pest that has become a big problem. The fall armyworm has spread through Africa over the course of the last year and it has had devastating effects on crops. Experts fear that globalization and climate change are setting the caterpillar up to…
Adding to the already lengthy list of ‘things I wish I had when I was a kid’ this Caterpillar digger has an articulated scooping arm connected to a base with working tank treads that guarantees it won’t get mired in mud while your kid slowly but surely destroys your perfectly manicured lawn.
There’s no better way to make an excruciatingly boring day feel even longer than with a round of golf. Watching it being played is even worse, unless the golf course happens to be on the back of gigantic earth-moving equipment. Now you’ve got our full attention.
Godzilla is known for his atomic breath, a weaponized nuclear exhalation that forms deep inside the beast's belly. There aren't any animals who turn their mouths into radioactive heat rays, but there are lots who throw, spit, project, or heave things from their mouths. Here are five amazing real life mouth weapons.
Good god, how did evolution get to this horrible creature, this demonic caterpillar "that eats living flesh"? Everything about it is repugnant, the kind of stuff you could only imagine in horror movies and videogames.
2012 was a pretty epic year for visual trickery. We stared through telescopes, transfixed by Venus' cosmic trick of the light; gaped in disbelief at a Rubik's Cube that wasn't; and watched with morbid curiosity as celebrities transformed into grotesque mutations of their former selves.
Ah, Russia, you neverending source of amusement and absurdity you, please never change. Take this man, who somehow sunk himself into the mud up to his waist and then he couldn't get out—until the man with the caterpillar decides to scoop him out, complete with all the mud around him. [Thanks Karl!]
Many of the creatures that lived in the seas half a billion years ago were far too soft to leave behind many fossils. But their footprints remain, and one of the most striking finds is a giant, predatory sea millipede.
This wooden 1/16 scale model of a Caterpillar 5230B front shovel took Rob Fisher's Woodchuck & Co art studio 3000 man hours to complete. It has 4000 individual parts that come together to make a semi-functioning excavator.
Whether rolling like a modern-day Caligula in Caesar's Palace or wearing a saddle at the Mustang Ranch, Las Vegas has your fantasy for sale. And if heavy machinery gets you hot, Vegas' newest attraction has you covered.
Butterflies sorta creep me out. First, they start out as another bug and then they cocoon themselves. Who does that? And just take a look at this butterfly egg, it's borderline alien looking.
Click to viewSo you already know about autonomous aerial vehicles being used in combat and surveillance — they're little planes that look almost like toys. Not so with the next generation of autonomous vehicles. A group of researchers at Carnegie Mellon have just won a contract to create a robotic system that would…
Gearheads at Carnegie Mellon University are partnering up with tractor-maker Caterpillar to build the world's largest robotic dump truck, a 700-ton ground mover capable of hauling 240 tons of earth. In case you can't wrap your head around that amount, that's like 33 African bull elephants worth of dirt. The trucks…
Check out this lengthy vid: it shows how one day you may just call-in giant robots to print out a new home based on a CAD model. Research into the concrete-jet printer is being carried out by USC, and their technology can already build up complex concrete structures using technology that's half-CNC machine and half…