While the bread and butter of Gizmodo UK is in the bits and bytes of technology, we have a lot of fun in the off-topic areas, with many of the stories being filed in the WTF category. Bookmark this page for the sillier stories, from ridiculous examples of body-art, to... sausages made of skittles?
We've seen people attempt invisibility cloaks for ages, mostly failing miserably, even in films. But how about hiding something with darkness. That's what researchers using carbon nanotube forests are attempting to do.
As NASA prepares to launch the Curiosity rover to explore Mars at the end of the month, a small fleet of Wave Gliders, autonomous sea-faring vehicles, have set sail on an equally audacious journey—swimming unassisted across of the Pacific Ocean.
The days of traditional screens could be numbered if the news coming out of Washington University is anything to go by. It's testing contact lenses that could project information into the wearers eyes and initial safety tests look promising.
A group of Italian scientists have questioned those faster-than-light neutrino test results, claiming that anything moving that fast should lose energy -- but that's not what the original tests showed.
Complaining about dental work is kind of like complaining about airplane food or your wife's cooking—best to just avoid it unless you're feeling Dangerfieldian. And UCLA's got an experimental new "smart bomb" mouthwash it says might keep you out of the dentist's chair with just one rinse every four days.
Scientists publish literally thousands of journal articles each month in all sorts of different fields. Linking all that information together is a mammoth task, but that's where CRAB comes in. It reads papers, finds links and highlights cancer causes.
You can go the simple iron filings on a white piece of paper route if you want to see the invisible fields surrounding a magnet. But I prefer this DIY contraption, which carves 3D foam sculptures of them instead.
Destin from Smarter Every Day, flew to Germany to meet up with Joerg Sprave, the man behind those highly entertaining slingshot videos, to take an educational look at the physics behind them. He also brought a high-speed camera with him — need I say more?
What, you didn't think academia would just let the finest mind in science rot do you? When Einstein died in 1955, his grey matter was preserved for posterity. Now, 46 sliver's of his thinking cap have been donated to Philadelphia's Mütter Museum, USA.
You ever get up to do something, walk into another room, and then immediately forget what you were going to do? Don't worry, it's probably not early onset Alzheimer's. Turns out it was the door's fault. Yep. The door.