China Building Cylon Basestar Space Engines

While NASA is having problems reaching milestones for their new Ares rockets » 9/25/08 11:30am 9/25/08 11:30am—the conventional rocket that will get the US to the moon and Mars—China is actually trying to build a reactionless space thruster like the ones used by Cylon Basestars. Yes, that's science fiction, but the engine is theoretically possible.…

MechRC Looks Menacing, Heralds Cylon Invasion

Here's the MechRC, a user-friendly, fully-programmable robot that uses a gamepad to control 17 precision servos which provide 180-degrees of movement. It looks Cylon-class badass in this shot, but from a normal angle it's more a black Optimus Prime than a human-killing bot. The MechRC has an electronic and mechanical… » 8/13/08 10:45am 8/13/08 10:45am

Battlestar Galactica Toaster Brands Your Bread With a Cylon

I love Battlestar Galactica and I also love the tasty, whole grain wheatyness of toast. But alas, I cannot live out my dream of combining my two loves into a single product. Wait one second...now I can, thanks to this limited edition $65 toaster from the Sci-Fi Channel! Each Battlestar Galactica branded toaster burns… » 7/10/08 5:30pm 7/10/08 5:30pm

Autonomously Schooling Robofish Will Become Cylons of the Sea

One day in the near future, when humanity has killed off all the fish in the sea, we'll be able to replace every single on of them using the research of University of Washington UW assistant professor Kristi Morgansen. That's because Morgansen, with her 10,000-gallon UW test tank, has almost perfected an autonomous… » 6/08/08 6:30pm 6/08/08 6:30pm