Noodle-shaving robots are replacing human cooks, and look pretty evil…

According to Chef Cui Runquan, young people in China no longer want to take jobs as noodle shavers, so he created the "Chef Cui" robot to handle the slicing duty in noodle shops. Now, he has an entire army of Ultraman-ish robot slicers, and they look poised for a delicious robot uprising. » 9/02/12 11:00am 9/02/12 11:00am

Yoda is selling Cup Noodles in Japan

After all the younglings kicked the bucket, Yoda attempted to recruit new Jedis with an ad campaign narrowcasted to the footloose twentysomething demographic. Or he simply followed the footsteps of our favorite DVD commenter. Also, how did he keep that giant teapot in his burrow? » 11/20/11 1:30pm 11/20/11 1:30pm

Crispy Noodles Fuel Next-Gen Hydrogen Cars

Crispy noodles are the missing link between today's carbon-emitting cars and tomorrow's clean hydrogen cars. It turns out that the structure of crispy noodles — rigid, twisty, and porous — perfectly matches that of a new polymer developed to trap and reuse hydrogen atoms in new "green" cars. University of Manchester… » 5/06/08 1:15pm 5/06/08 1:15pm