"I Was Terrified:" The World's Tallest Waterslide's Engineer Fesses Up

The world's tallest water slide is located at the Schlitterbahn water park in Kansas City, and also in my nightmares. It's called Verrückt—which means "insane" in German—with good reason: At 168 feet and 7 inches, it's taller than the Statue of Liberty, Niagara Falls, and 23 Shaquille O'Neals stacked on top of each… » 7/08/14 1:53pm 7/08/14 1:53pm

Killer Robots Can Now Eat Us and Enjoy the Flavor

A new artificial mouth will allow robots to snack on our tasty human flesh. French scientists have developed a way for robots to simulate the act of eating and tasting, using pointy artificial teeth combined with the proper chemical and environmental conditions found inside a mouth, including fake saliva. What's the… » 5/07/08 8:00am 5/07/08 8:00am