Watch a Scorpion Sting a Guy in Painful Slow Motion

The beauty of slow motion is that it lets you see and analyze every detail of anything in a much more digestible package. Explosions become a dance, athletic achievements become more thoughtful, life becomes even more interesting and idiotic behavior gets more hilarious. Watching a guy get stung by a scorpion in slow… » 5/30/13 10:00pm 5/30/13 10:00pm

"Scorpion Skin" Armor Could Help Protect Machines Against Sand Damage

As anyone who's been to the beach can tell you, sand has an uncanny ability to work its way into the most obscene places. Amusing for people, sure, but for machines, sand is a killer—penetrating gears, clog pipes, and causing general havoc with moving parts. A new surface based on a scorpion's hide, however, could… » 2/02/12 1:40am 2/02/12 1:40am

Fire-breathing Scorpion Looks Cool, Lacks Brains

There's no doubt this is one intimidating robot. It kinda reminds me of those killer spider bots in that old Gene Simmons movie Runaway (yup, I'm giving my age away). The bot has six legs that can be controlled individually and a flamethrower for a tail. An air bag-like mechanism on its belly lets the scorpion hoist… » 3/26/07 11:10am 3/26/07 11:10am