Archive for October 2012

Dancing robot vs dancing robot, biking robot vs biking robot

Man, these humanoid robots are entertaining to watch. The Cycling Robots: Murata Boy and Murata Girl vs Primer-V2 Both the Murata Boy and the Murata Girl cycling robots use gyro sensor technology and can be controlled wirelessly through a so-called “magic stick”. Murata Boy rides a bicycle while Murata Girl rides a unicycle. The Primer-V2 robot, meanwhile, was created by […]

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Woman loses legs, turns herself into a real-life mermaid

mermaid tail prosthesis

Losing their limbs is one of the biggest fears for many people. Such a tragedy would reduce some folks into life-long bitterness and anger. But not Nadya Vessey! This sporty Auckland lady is living life to the fullest. A medical condition prevented Vessey’s legs from developing normally. At age 7, one of her legs had to be amputated. She began […]

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This animatronic baby T. rex costume is pretty cool

Tyrannosaurus rex dinosaur (T-rex) animatronic costume

A few days ago, much to the disappointment of dinosaur and sci-fi lovers, scientists declared that it is not possible to bring dinosaurs back to life using the process described in the book/movie Jurassic Park. Fret not, you can still see a baby T-rex running around, but without you being turned into a tasty snack. Wizart Studio creates awesome animatronic […]

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True Skin: a short cyberpunk film

This short film by Stephan Zlotescu and the production firm N1ON is really impressive. Here, being a man-machine hybrid is the norm and natural humans (those who never got any enhancements) are seen as freaks and pitiful since they get old, get sick, and die. The protagonist is a cyborg who is on the run and hiding in Bangkok after […]

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Filipino netizens and hackers opposing the oppressive Cybercrime Law bring tears to my eyes

PNP Abuse 2

When the Philippines’ Anti-Cybercrime Law¬†seemingly came out of nowhere last September 12, a lot of Filipino netizens expressed their outrage. Soon enough, even traditional journalists, lawyers, and international groups supported the rally against this law. The law went into effect in October 3, but due to the citizens’ severe reaction towards it, the Supreme Court unanimously agreed in October 9 […]

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