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  • April 3, 2014
    This is a video of Festo's latest robotic creation, a kangaroo (previously: a bird and brain-sucking jellyfish). Why build a robotic kangaroo? That's just it -- there isn't a good reason. Not a single one. You know how kangaroos are notorious boxers? Well it's not their pu... / Continue →
  • February 28, 2014
    This is a 10-second video of a great white shark breaching the surface and taking to the air to catch a seal decoy. Highlights of the video include the shark jumping, the woman squealing, and dude's 'BOOYAKASHA' at the end. Also, I'm not sure we should be feeding sharks fake ... / Continue →
  • December 23, 2013
    Scientists at the ETH Zurich Institute for Dynamic Systems and Control (really has a ring to it) have developed Cubli, a robotic cube that can balance itself on its vertices and even jump and 'walk' while maintaining balance. Wow, I never thought I'd be so afraid of a shape. ... / Continue →
  • September 17, 2013
    Scientists using an electron microscope and high-speed cameras have discovered that Mother Nature apparently invented gears long before humans did, and included them on the legs of teensy planthopper insects to help them jump straight. Tell you what, Mother Nature -- you don't... / Continue →
  • August 8, 2013
    Jumping spiders: for most people, a terrifying combination. For me, a challenge to catch bare handed. And now researchers at Taiwan's National Chung Hsing University have discovered that some species attach a silk 'dragline' before leaping onto their prey to help stabilize fl... / Continue →
  • December 27, 2012
    It already has a ton of views so I'm not going to spend too much time talking about it, but this is a video of a cat that jumps scared every time it hears the Mario jump soundbite from the original game. To the cat's credit though, its owner has the speakers cranked up to 11, ... / Continue →
  • October 18, 2012
    This is a conceptual trampoline bridge designed for a Paris bridge-imagining competition (those exist) by Atelier Zündel Cristea. It consists of tubular inflatable walls with a series of giant trampolines strung between them so you can jump your way across the river. I'M GONN... / Continue →
  • March 28, 2012
    Seen here preparing to leap on top of a building, Boston Dynamics' latest robotic killer, the Sand Flea (the evolutionary decedent of their Precision Urban Hopper), looks to gain entrance to a building from above. Note to self: keep a fire going in the fireplace at all times. ... / Continue →
  • February 8, 2012
    Felix Baumgartner, 41, is still planning to break the sound barrier. But not in a plane or jetcar, oh no, with his body by skydiving out of a helium-ballooned capsule from 120,000 feet (36,576 meters, ~22 miles). If successful, it will mark the highest and longest skydive, as... / Continue →
  • December 9, 2011
    You get down from there this instance! (Instance is the new instant btw) Cockroaches: they don't really bother me. You live with something long enough and you just kind of get used to them. Now I'm not saying I've gone and named them, but I can recognize a couple by sight. ... / Continue →