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Learn How To Make Soap On DIY DAMMIT with Alice Wetterlund

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Imitation Achilles Tendon Lets “BionicKangaroo” Hop Like The Real Thing

The geniuses over at Festo Pneumatic and Electric Automation Worldwide in Germany aim to recreate the mechanical effect of natural forms like wings, legs, and hands for use in the… more

New Design in Soft Robotics Creates a Salamander’s Stride

MIT aren’t the only ones taking inspiration from aquatic life for cutting edge designs in soft robotics. A Brooklyn based company called Super-Releaser has designed a new mobile robot called… more

Nerdist Podcast: John de Lancie

The very talented John de Lancie sits down with the guys to talk about his role as Jane’s father on Breaking Bad, starting his career in the theater, his… more
 

Opportunity Celebrates Martian Spring with a Big Power Burst

While Earthlings across the Northern Hemisphere are celebrating spring by braving bar patios for happy hours and painfully convincing themselves it’s warm enough for short sleeves, so too is the… more

Nerdist News WTFridays: Most PAINFUL Frozen Parody Ever!

Who’s ready to get casual-as-heck with another episode of Nerdist News WTFridays?! We’re all over the place on this week’s installment – from impressive, indie sci-fi shorts to a little… more

Jason Silva Tells Us We’re More Human Than Human

If you’ve watched any number of science fiction films from the past 30 years, you’ll recognize how preoccupied we are with the idea of bettering ourselves through technology and creating… more
 

MIT’s Robotic Fish Boasts Remarkably Realistic Movement

If it looks like a fish, swims like a fish, and has a remarkably similar escape maneuver to a fish – it isn’t necessarily a fish. It might be… more

The HyQ Robot Just Got Even More Agile

We knew the HyQ (Hydraulic Quadruped) from the Italian Institute of Technology could run and we knew it could deal with an uneven walking surface when it came to one,… more

The FX of ’79 – THE BLACK HOLE

In the early ’80s, Disney was trying to go a bit darker and more grown up while still being “family” entertainment. They wanted to push the boundaries of narrative away… more
 

Nerdist News: AMAZING SPIDER-MAN 4, THE WOLVERINE 2 and More!

Welcome back, friends, to another tasty week of Nerdist News! On today’s episode we’ve got news on a directorial shake-up for the next next Amazing Spider-Man flick, word on when… more

Nerdist News: THE LAST OF US Movie, GAME OF THRONES Rap, WATCH DOGS Release Date, and Facebook Drones!

It’s Thirsty Thursday, y’all! You’re only allowed to watch today’s episode of Nerdist News if you’re parched! Just kidding. We have literally no way of tracking that. Today’s episode is… more

Iron Man Gets Real(er)

In discussing his new initiative to boost high-tech manufacturing here in the U.S., the president turned more than a couple heads on Tuesday when he half-joked that “basically I’m… more
 

Nerdist News: Adam Driver is the STAR WARS VII Villain, Fincher Directs Steve Jobs, and Marvel Takes Manhattan!

What’s up, friends? It’s the middle of the week and we hope you’ve been having a good one so far! We’ve got some big stuff for you today on Nerdist… more

The FX of ’79 – STAR TREK: THE MOTION PICTURE

Special effects in movies have become so common place that most rom-coms now have some kind of visual effect that is nigh imperceptible. This is only a fairly recent development,… more

Twisted Fishing Line: The Cheap and Easy Artificial Muscle

For anyone who’s ever been fishing, twisted fishing line probably doesn’t sound like the answer to anything. But at the University of Texas at Dallas, researchers have found that a… more
 

Titus Welliver Talks About TRANSFORMERS 4 and Clark Gregg’s S.H.I.E.L.D. Comments

UPDATE: Titus Welliver wanted to clarify his comments regarding Transformers: Age of Extinction not being suitable for children. Here is his newly updated statement: “I misspoke in my last interview… more

Tinkering for a Cause: 12-Year-Old Builds Affordable Braille Printer from Legos

Are you smarter than a 7th grader? In this case of Shubham Banerjee, few of us can say yes. For his school’s science fair, Banerjee used the pieces available in… more

Dystopian Future Watch: Eterni.me’s Virtual Ghosts

This latest addition in our ongoing coverage of dystopian future-is-now is extra creepy! In a flurry of sans serif typeface and beautifully curated stock photos, Eterni.me is offering you… more
 

Free Fishies! Dutch Technicians Build Mobile Aquarium Driven by Fish

Ever feel bad for your goldfish? Ever think it’s unfair that this natural born swimmer is confined to a basketball-sized tank or consider how the novelty of the pirate skeleton… more

Man Uses First Touch-Sensitive Bionic Hand

As has almost happened to every male member of the human race, Dennis Aobo Soresen severely wounded his left arm in a fireworks accident 9 years ago. Unfortunately for Dennis,… more

Over 50 Filmmakers Crowdsourced Their Own Remake of ROBOCOP

Earlier this year, I posted a trailer here at Nerdist for something called Our RoboCop Remake. Over 50 filmmakers got together chopped up RoboCop fifty or so different ways and… more
 

Charlie Day on HORRIBLE BOSSES 2, ALWAYS SUNNY, and More

You know Charlie Day from It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia, and you know he hit the big screen as Jennifer Aniston’s victim in 2011′s Horrible Bosses. A sequel to… more

Happy 10th Anniversary to the Mars Rover Opportunity

Pop the space champagne. Today marks the 10th Anniversary of NASA’s Opportunity rover landing on the red planet. Only expected to complete a 90 day mission back in 2004,… more

JPL’s ROBOSIMIAN Qualifies For DARPA Robotics Challenge Finals

This is RoboSimian, a four-legged crab-like robot from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory. This impressive specimen of robot technology scored big recently, landing a fifth place finish at the 2013 DARPA… more