I should be in awe of this autonomous, two-wheeled prototype robot by Toyota, dreaming of The Jetsons and Wall-E. But instead, all I can think is, “Who needs a robot that just balances crap on its head?” [PlasticPals via CrunchGear]
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Video. Ever see the super strong, super light super material known as carbon fibre get squished like this? Once the hydraulic press hits it, the threads start coming undone, and it slowly disintegrates as the pressure becomes stronger and stronger. What's pretty neat, though, is how the carbon fibre rod still stands up steady throughout and never snaps. It just unravels very, very slowly.