Researchers have translated the behavior of slime mold into "emotions" and displayed them, just as you'd expect, on a creepy robot face.
Crowdfunding platforms can make unlikely, revolutionary notions fly or flop. Here are some of our recent favorites.
Slimy hagfish may hold the key to a new fabric that's stronger than nylon and more eco-friendly than polyester.
Design studio Nervous System uses computers to simulate natural processes and create unique designs. Slime mold has inspired tableware, and now fossilized octopus-kin yield jewelry.
A design student turns to Kickstarter to fund a bizarre project with the goal of graphing the deliciousness of a chicken burrito.
This magnetic device lets you act like a creepy spy, observe nocturnal wildlife, or see Kinect infrared dots.
With more than $460,000 raised from a Kickstarter campaign, Kano looks set to spark computer education and DIY chops among kids.
Cubli is a cube-shaped robot that can jump up, balance on a single corner, and "walk" itself across a desk, all using off-the-shelf parts.
QR Tie takes your neckties from analog to digital with links to your online info. Fortunately, they're nicely hidden until needed.
This holster and bumper case seems like a snap to use. Even backflips won't send your iPhone flying.