Minami, a Japanese android created by an Osaka University Professor, is helping customers for a few weeks at the Takashimaya department store in Central Japan.
Austin, Texas' 'Professor Dumpster,' along with students from elementary school through college, are working to turn 6x6 dumpster into a sustainable living space. KXAN's Kate Weidaw reports.
The super program Watson has given up beating Jeopardy contestants in favor of whipping up unique food combinations for eaters.
30 Seconds to Know: Adam Savage, co-host of 'Mythbusters,' explains why he's been taking things apart since he was a child, and what you can learn by blowing things up.
Nerdwatch: Professor Matteo Pasquali recently unspooled one of the longest carbon nanotube fibers from his lab in Rice University. One of the many possible uses for the super-strong, conductive fiber could be to build an elevator to space that would replace rocket technology.
Scientists in India say they've discovered 14 new species of 'dancing frogs,' named after their unusual leg-extending ability which male frogs use to attract mates and defend themselves.
Working with a team of researchers at the Harvard Wyss Institute, Doctor Praveen Arany has found a way to coax stem cells into the production of dentin, a material that forms the backbone of teeth.
Dina Katabi, a researcher at MIT, recently unveiled a device that uses low-energy wireless signals to detect objects and people, through walls.
An unusual canine-looking creature that's been seen three times over the past 11 days, has finally been photographed up close near Houston, Texas. KPRC's Keith Garvin reports.
Nerdwatch: By adding gold particles to bacteria and training it to grow in a specific fashion, researchers are improving the reach of bio-materials.
Over the past week, a series of significant earthquakes and aftershocks have rattled homes and nerves in California. A newly discovered fault line, and the fear of what it could do, has brought additional concern to the area. NBC's Miguel Almaguer reports.
Matthew Taylor, a researcher at Washington State University, has made a breakthrough in artificial intelligence that could lead to smarter robots.
See how parasitic plants known as dodders attack tomato plants. Researchers have found that the two types of plants share vast amounts of genetic information during their encounter.
Dog smarts are being put to the test at a Canine Cognition Center at Yale University. NBC's Stephanie Gosk reports.
Take two high-school nerds who can't get a date, cross them with a modern day "Frankenstein" experiment and what do you get? The answer is the original comedy series "Weird Science", based on the 1985 John Hughes feature film of the same name. The television series further explores the bizarre adventures of a pair of teenage misfits who use their computer know-how to fabricate the "perfect" woman.
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