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.
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.
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.
A design student turns to Kickstarter to fund a bizarre project with the goal of graphing the deliciousness of a chicken burrito.
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.
When you want little plastic "Ghostbusters" minifigs, who you gonna call? Lego, that's who.