What went into designing all of those guilt-inducing turrets and malevolent AIs lurking in the Portal games? Wayside Creations' new web series Aperture R&D takes us deep into the bowels of the premiere mad science corporation and shows us what it takes to become Lab Team of the Month.

Work is certainly more interesting—and more terrifying—when you're being managed by an AI sphere and death by turret is a regular occupational hazard. What other Portal-themed goodies will this series give us in future episodes?

[via The Awesomer]