Are we closer to making human-passing robots? Well, we've gotten them to the wiggle-worm stage, but we're definitely advancing. Check out a video showing off soft-body robotic technology, as demonstrated by an engineer inspired by Ghost in the Shell. Hit the jump to see the future in action!
Today,the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences awarded 8 million Swedish kronor ($1.1 million) for the Nobel Prize in Physics to Isamu Akasaki and Hiroshi Amano at Nagoya University, Japan, and Shuji Nakamura of UC Santa Barbara in recognition of their invention of blue light-emitting diodes (LEDs), which led to a new, environmentally friendly light source. More after the jump.
Sometimes, the Daikon radish is used to describe a person's legs in Japan as in being too thick and not desirable, but what if the radish itself moans sensually with your touch? Wouldn't that be special? A few college students in Japan created a device called the "SI - Sekuhara-Interface (Sexual Harassment Interface)" and yes, there is a demonstration video. Watch it after the jump.
The recent trend of models and projects sold through bookstores explodes with Doraemon Fushigi Science. 200,000 copies sold to bookstores in just a few weeks. Photos after the jump!
SKE48 team S member Rena Matsui posted on her blog today about how emotional it was to see an eclipse for the first time. Only problem is, she mistook the moon for Venus. Quotes after the break! [Updated]
You know the Dragonball anime aired in 40 countries, right? You remember that well-meaning 2009 Hollywood live-action flick, right? Where does this popularity come from? Psychologist Yoshihito Naitō proposes a theory as to why Dragonball is so enduring in our minds after the break. Hit it to argue or agree!