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

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

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