When you sit down to assemble a puzzle, even one with thousands of pieces, you at least have a photo of the completed image to work towards. But thanks to some clever mathematics, this Infinite Galaxy Puzzle can be assembled in any direction, or in any shape, leaving you without much guidance on how to put it together.
German researchers are experimenting with an “artificial robot nervous system” to teach robots how to feel and react to pain, in what might be one of the saddest displays of robot bullying since Boston Dynamics’ Atlas was pushed by a hockey stick.
The microscopic world is beautiful and fascinating, but those of us who aren’t molecular biologists rarely get to appreciate it. If you need a little more microscopic flair in your life and on your coffee table, you might want to check out these gorgeous, scientifically-accurate puzzles.
This centimeter-long lump of silicon could soon be inserted under your skin to measure the chemical make-up of your blood—then send the results straight to your phone.
The vagus nerve brings information from all over the body to the brain – but is it being hacked by the bacteria in our gut?
It makes sense to 3-D print some things. Parts for a space station, for example, or children's toys. You wouldn't really think that clothing would make that list. But that's where you'd be oh so wrong.
Spiders aren't generally thought of as particularly smart creatures, but some spiders' brains are literally too big for their heads. It seems that no matter how big or small a spider's body is, its brain is always the same size.
Designers Jessica Rosenkrantz and Jesse Louis-Rosenberg have come up with a mathematical way to design jewelry. Via their Nervous System site, you steer open source "Processing" algorithms to produce a pattern you like. This is then machined by water-jet, etched and even gold-plated for you into real jewelry.…