This 450-year-old clockwork monk is fully operational

This stern mechanical monk is a marvel of early automation; likely built in the 1560s, it is a completely self-acting device, with all of its clockwork mechanisms hidden beneath its cloak. Today, the clockwork monk can still scoot about, moving its mouth and arms in silent prayer. » 11/03/12 10:00am 11/03/12 10:00am

Buy Yourself A Truck-Eating Robocar

SUNDAY! SUNDAY! SUNDAY! ROBOSAURUS LIVE! Ever felt like yelling that in a crowd? Now you can if you just purchase this real-life Robosaurus and a simple PA system. The 42-foot tall, car-eating, Transform-tastic, fire-breathing, automobile-automaton can be parked in your very own backyard. Find out how you can get the… » 1/07/08 8:40am 1/07/08 8:40am

Hack Your Internal Sleep Clock Until You Become An Android

Wired's latest magazine has a sideblurb-o-graphic about how to get by on only two hours of sleep a day, and here's a longer article about polyphasic sleep (as its called, who knew?) that breaks it down a bit further. Basically it is dangerous, could cause physical and social side effects, and will turn you into a… » 12/26/07 10:15am 12/26/07 10:15am