Wednesday, March 19, 2008

It's High-Tech Wednesday!

The Japanese have created a new fire alarm system for people with hearing disabilities. Instead of a loud, piercing shriek, the alarms emit the powerful odor of horseradish. You may end up with a pounding headache, but at least you'll get out alive!

A flying saucer house was recently on sale in Chatanooga, Tennessee. It came complete with "three bedrooms, two baths and an staircase that retracts with the push of a button." Very cool.

According to London's Daily Mail, spies may be getting a lot smaller in the near future. Scientists say that ordinary insects may soon be implated with tiny cameras, radio controls, and microphones.

A company called Boston Dynamics has just released videos of their new Big Dog Robot. Intended to be a "pack mule" for soldiers one day, its movements are so realistic it's almost creepy!

Back in January, a "monkey made a 200-pound, 5-foot humanoid robot walk on a treadmill using only her brain activity. [The monkey] was in North Carolina, and the robot was in Japan."

And finally, for all you dog lovers out there, new research indicates that dogs may be able to read people's minds.


Blogger ookamishinzui said...

XD I showed the dog to my sister and she thought it was a DEER! and and my little seven year old friend thought it was a monkey.

1:44 PM  
Blogger Kitty said...

Dogs that read people's minds!?!? People will be like "OMG!!! A UFO!!!" And we'll be like "Nuh uh, it's a FUTURO!" XD

2:17 PM  
Blogger Kitty said...

I wonder if the robotic dog can read people's minds! XD

2:23 PM  
Blogger International Mastermind said...

Nice! Dog psycics!

uh oh...I smell horseradish! Gotta go!

3:11 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Really cool!!
Ananka: the shirt is awesome!! I love it!

5:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, and Ananka: you should watch this:

6:59 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

can you train your dog to do that? or even better, can you train us to read minds? XD

Ananka: Is the city under the Green Mill open to the public?


7:09 PM  
Anonymous SAMEANANYMOUS said...

i want a ufo house!!!!!

7:27 PM  
Blogger Foofoo said...

oh no!
more reasons to swat flies!

7:35 PM  
Anonymous Raph said...

I like the horseradish alarm idea, but what if they used it in wasabi manufacturing plant? People would be running out of the room in fear of fire constantly. xD

8:49 PM  
Blogger FN da World Dictator said...


12:23 AM  
Blogger FN da World Dictator said...

The dog is cool.

12:24 AM  
Blogger International Mastermind said...

Raph: Or they would get burned to a crisp when there was one!

6:35 AM  
Blogger Jin Ai said...

LOL Foofoo! More reasons to swat flies...xD
Now I'm getting paranoid.
Not that I wasn't already. A few years ago, I was convinced that every bug I saw in the bathroom was Rita Skeeter....

1:13 PM  
Anonymous invisible turtle said...

I do not appreciate the bug spies. That is animal testing, which I do not like! If we're so smart, why don't we turn people into bugs using science?
However, I printed out the dog article to show my reading teacher, who does not think dogs have thinking capability. I knew it, I just needed proof!

3:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jin Ai: GO HARRY POTTER!!! I was always convinced bugs that fly were suspicious.


4:28 PM  
Blogger Toffee said...

ew, horseradish... I'm glad nobody in MY family has hearing disabilities...

8:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

a little late but a restaurant in New Orleans called Antoine's had a famous speak easy through the woman's restroom. when people saw others with the alcohol on Bourbon street they would say it is a mystery, now it is called the mystery room

8:27 PM  
Blogger Kitty said...

happy late birthday toffie! (I don't know WHY I'm always late on people's birthdays... EVEN MiNE!! I forgot to post about my b'day XD)

11:28 PM  
Anonymous ananka said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Toffee!

4:47 PM  

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