Robot armpit wants to be like the real deal


It’s all just a matter of priorities and thoughts, and probably ambition which we guess this robot seriously lacks. It wants to be a human armpit. The robot delves into human armpits, emotions and the smells that go along with such feelings. Using a chemical called androstadienone, the robot mimics the same smell as in human sweat, showing off its response with the smell of fear. A more respectable way would have been to simply beep or light up an LED, but that’s just what we think.

Via Kevin Grennan, BoingBoing, Dvice

Soda gets into spray cans

Tango was faced with a problem where the kids in Britain didn’t quite enjoy drinking soda because of the difficulties involved in picking up the bottle, taking it to the lips and possibly even with using straw. To solve the problem Tango set 40 researchers to work, with the aim of creating a “new” soda delivery system. It is basically the Turbo Tango, an orange soda that comes in aerosol cans and sprays out as foam. Problem solved.

Via Dvice, Geekologie

Plug it in headsets let you share your music

The joy of music shows its best when you get to share it with someone. That’s all fine if you’re playing music through speakers, but things get a bit difficult if headphones or earbuds are in the action. It is at these moments that “Plug it in” headsets by designer Dorien van Heijst show their magic. Basically, the headphones have gold plated audio jacks where an additional headset can connect and share the music, without going through all weird motion of sharing the same headphones. Made from leather, porcelain and wood, the headphones have been designed to have rich sound.

Circuits that can be drawn with a pen

Things would be remarkably easy if you could simply draw circuits and wires with a pen. That’s exactly what can possibly be done with this silver-inked rollerball pen. Developed by engineers Jennifer Lewis and Jennifer Bernhard at the University of Illinois, the ink of the pen is mostly silver, which can be used for circuits when dried, and allowing it to go through multiple bends and folds and still being functional. While this isn’t exactly a new idea, the handheld pen could significantly lower costs and make flexible and disposable circuits easier to create and use.