Finally, we have invented a machine that draws penises for us

David Neevel has always been on the cutting edge of incredibly necessary technology. Now, he's outdone himself, making a machine that can not only draw a penis with the mere push of a button, but also write the word "penis." It's amazing. Still, I feel bad for all the people whose penis-drawing jobs have now been… » 6/07/13 10:40am 6/07/13 10:40am

Physicist Builds Machine to Remove Cream from Oreos, Changes EVERYTHING

Physicist, artist and copywriter David Neevel is all business, which is to say he's all about the cookie. Neevel so abhors creme filling, he built an Oreo Separator Machine (OSM) to first split the tasty sandwich in twain, and then flay its frosty white coating by way of a carefully calibrated CNC machine.* » 2/27/13 6:40am 2/27/13 6:40am

News article from 80 years ago warns of the impending robot age

Anxiety over the mechanization of labor isn't a new phenomenon. In 1931, Modern Mechanics asked, "Is man doomed by the machine age?" Learn about the dangers of "robot music" and how miniature golf is a catalyst for economic progress. » 11/08/10 2:00pm 11/08/10 2:00pm

Are We Feeling Dehumanized Yet?

Now that we're living in a technological wonderland, you're in constant danger of losing your humanity. It's just a fact — every scientific or medical advance makes us that little bit less human, and every time you play with your Google Android or eat another stem-cell sex donut, a few cells of your body transform into … » 11/05/08 9:00am 11/05/08 9:00am

Atomic Structures Captured by New, Ultra-Powerful Microscope

This image shows the precise arrangement of atoms that form a bridge between two gold crystals. Until yesterday, you would not have been able to see that image — at least, not with such clarity and color. It's the product one of the world's most powerful transmission electron microscopes, installed yesterday at UC… » 1/23/08 7:20am 1/23/08 7:20am