Soft Robot Slithers Through Fire and Gets Run Over By a Car – And Continues Its Inexorable March Toward Robo-Domination

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Skynet called. They want their Terminator T-800 prototype back. Harvard University has created an unnerving soft quadrupedal robot whose "silicone body is innately resilient to a variety of adverse environmental conditions including snow, puddles of water, direct (albeit limited) exposure to flames, and the crushing force of being run over by an ... Watch Now

How to Open a Wine Bottle Using a Shoe and a Wall

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Another helpful tip to survive the coming apocalypse/zombie invasion/global pandemic/cybernetic revolt: Video instructions on how to open a wine bottle without a corkscrew. Not sure why you don't have a corkscrew with you in the dystopian future, they're pretty versatile. But let's suppose you are foraging through an abandoned building and come ... See the Rest

The Trailer for Automata

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Sentient robots kidnap a human in this intriguing mashup of Philip K Dick and Isaac Asimov mythologies starring a bald Antonio Banderas and his real-life ex, Melanie Griffith. Which... is kind of a red flag, but wait. Give it a chance. Banderas plays an insurance agent of ROC robotics corporation who routinely investigates the case of manipulating ... See the Rest

Finally! A Fashionable Gas Mask!

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Tired of bulky, unmanageable gas masks in dreary army green? Worried that when the apocalypse comes, you're going to look like a dork? Israeli industrial designer Zlil Lazarovich is out to change all that. ... See the Rest

Fondue Slippers

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I can't decide if these are kind of fabulous and I need a pair right now, or if they're one the signs of the coming Apocalypse. Check it out: Fondue slippers. Just dip your feet in the molten PVC. Let it cool to the shape of your foot for custom fit. Then VOILA, instant hideousness. They look incredibly uncomfortable, don't they? Like Crocs twisted ... See the Rest

Mysterious Black Ring in the Skies Over England! WE’RE ALL GOING TO DIE!

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Somebody alert the Doctor! Something weird is happening in England! A young girl took this video of a bizarre black ring, floating like a cloud over Leamington Spa, Warwickshire. Local weather experts are saying it doesn't have anything to do with the weather, while firefighters are saying there were no fires around the time of the sighting. So ... See the Rest

The Teaser for Damon Lindelof’s The Leftovers

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Hmmm. Not sure I can ever forgive Damon Lindelof for the last FIVE SEASONS of Lost, and I'm getting a little tired of these high-concept shows with quasi-religious overtones (Resurrection, Believe, etc), so it's with some tepidation that I show you the teaser for Lindelof's new series The Leftovers, premiering on HBO in June. Set in a world where ... See the Rest

Must-Have Items of the Day: Cat Battle Armor, Coconut Cracking Tools, and MORE!

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Potentially life-saving devices for the upcoming zombie apocalypse, alien invasion, species-threatening plague, or technological singularity. ... See the Rest