Hoverbikes

This series will focus on the emerging technology of hoverbikes. Other hover-based technology will be included here as well.  Hoverbikes #1: A Tool of Transport or a Weapon of War? Dubai’s Hovering Police Kalashnikov: created a hoverbike model A New World Record Mechanical Menagerie #4: The Future of Transportation #1 Kitty Hawk: created a hovercraft…

The Real Life Robots

I will be keeping a running list here of all the robots that I’ve cataloged for easy access if you’d like to see how many there are. The main difference between robotic technologies, which I have separated, is that I’m looking for fully functioning, autonomous machines capable of interacting with the world. That is the…

Mechanical Menagerie Compilation #5: Futuristic Technology

Eyeborg Our society changes daily and with those changes our bodies are beginning to change as well. The preponderance of wounded veterans from armed conflicts around the world has caused the prosthetic industry to enlarge and innovate, getting closer every day to arms and legs that can function as the originals had. However this story…

Bee Soccer

This study, designed to test a bumblebee’s learning capabilities, has found that bees can learn a skill and even improve upon it. Here the bees demonstrate learning by moving a ball to get food from both seeing it done and not seeing it done. This helps demonstrate how bees are capable of learning tasks when…

M-1 Global

For those interested, a company called M-1 Global features knight duel reenactments mixed with MMA moves and some practical wrestling moves. Based out of Russia, the fights they feature look quite interesting but their historical accuracy leaves something to be desired. Take a look.  

Return of the Gladiator

Gladiators are back. Finally they are back. But don’t worry; no one is going to die. A company called Unified Weapons Master (UWM) wants to bring back gladiators into the 21st century but they want to turn it into a new type of sport. Through the use of a carefully designed suit of armor (think…