Jeff describes MIT's new (and creepy) shapeshifting robo-snake, Ford's attempt to show young drivers how dangerous drugged driving is and why powdered glue could be the next frontier for adhesives.
All we can say is, "Robot snakes. Why did it have to be robot snakes?"
A frog found in the cloud forest of Ecuador has a neat trick -- it can change the texture of its skin, and it's the first vertebrate known to do so.
Using gallium, a metal with a very low melting point, researchers have developed a self-powered, shape-shifting liquid metal motor.
On today's show, we watch researchers manipulate liquid metal, tell you how you can donate to charity for a chance to play video games with Will Ferrell, and check out Microsoft's new interactive art installation.
Microsoft unveiled this huge cube as a digital experience at a festival in Seattle this week; you can dance with it and see your body reflected in a bunch of little cubes. Do you have your dancing shoes on? Let's boogie.
NVIDIA is working on a new Andorid gaming device, an new all-metal Galaxy might be on its way and MIT and Google are putting their brains together to make robots
On today's show, Ashley and Rich discuss small, shape-shifting robots that might be used in future rescue operations, and listen to music made from tree rings. Do you ever wonder if we'll see shape-shifting, musical trees? Yeah, us too.
On today's TD, we're talking squishy robots, a self-building Lego tower, and music that comes from tree rings. Also, a ramen bowl to rule them all, and your user feedback.
Researchers are using the geometry of paper folding to come up with futuristic antennas that can retract and compress.