Genius machine sorts Skittles and M&M's by color so you don't have to

Here's a question I'm not sure I want to know the answer for: if Skittles and M&M's came in individual packets for each flavor, would I combine them and eat them like how I do now (in a pile shoved into my mouth) or would I keep the flavors separate and enjoy them on their own? They might be better on their own. » 12/24/13 5:15pm 12/24/13 5:15pm

Bot Cameras, Lidar Eyes, and the Driverless Racetrack of the Future

Gizmodo's coverage of the DARPA Robotics Challenge continues with day two at the Homestead Speedway south of Miami. The weekend has arrived and the crowds are here with their kids, cheering on the bots. » 12/21/13 4:01pm 12/21/13 4:01pm

The World's Smallest Car Is a Single Molecule

Think the Smart car was too small to squeeze your fat ass into? You're in for a whole new world of pain, because the smallest working car has been built — and it's just one molecule in size. » 11/10/11 10:40am 11/10/11 10:40am

The World's Largest Tunnel Boring Machine: A 400-Foot, 9.5-Million…

We've been thinking a lot today about moving earth to make pathways. Tunnels. What if you're not talking about thin, dirt tubes to move humans, though, but holes so big entire industries can flow through them? This is the world's largest tunnel boring machine: an Earth Pressure Balance (EPB) Shield developed by… » 4/25/11 5:18pm 4/25/11 5:18pm

Watson Crashed Multiple Times on Jeopardy, Plus Other Watson Tidbits

If you saw the second night of Jeopardy's Watson vs Man and Watson's flat out dominance, I wouldn't blame you for being a little bit sad about humanity. Thankfully it's not straight to SkyNet for Watson, turns out the machine is a little unreliable and prone to crashes. » 2/16/11 5:20pm 2/16/11 5:20pm