Mind-controlled robot suit could help Japanese emergency crews with damaged nuclear plant

Earlier today, Japanese researchers unveiled the latest incarnation of HAL, the Hybrid Assistive Limb. What makes this version of the suit particularly unique is that it is equipped with a network of sensors that monitor the electric signals coming from the wearer's brain, allowing them to seamlessly control the… »10/18/12 5:44pm10/18/12 5:44pm

And now, a Japanese pop idol cosplaying as a swarm of cicadas

Have you ever wished to dress as an etymologically (and entomologically) incorrect Biblical plague? Well, Japanese idol, blogger, and cosplayer Shoko "Shokotan" Nakagawa — who considers herself a molted carapace connoisseurrecently revealed her ambitious cicada shell facial fashion. This particular look blends just… »8/15/12 10:15am8/15/12 10:15am