Crowdfunding platforms can make unlikely, revolutionary notions fly or flop. Here are some of our recent favorites.
Researchers have translated the behavior of slime mold into "emotions" and displayed them, just as you'd expect, on a creepy robot face.
To celebrate the iconic movie's 30th anniversary, fans can gobble "Ghostbusters"-themed doughnuts from Krispy Kreme. Get one before Slimer eats them all.
Slimy hagfish may hold the key to a new fabric that's stronger than nylon and more eco-friendly than polyester.
Artworks valued at €25,000 have been auctioned off with an unusual currency -- the winning bids were the biggest emotional responses to the work.
A forward-thinking entrepreneur attempts to Kickstart a potato-salad-making session and ends up blowing away his $10 funding goal.
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.
A design student turns to Kickstarter to fund a bizarre project with the goal of graphing the deliciousness of a chicken burrito.
Gosling said that Sun was "wronged" by Google and that Oracle is right to sue Google for the way it used Java code in Android.
When you want little plastic "Ghostbusters" minifigs, who you gonna call? Lego, that's who.