22 10, 2019

The North Carolina Bridge That Decapitates Cars Is Finally Being Raised (Cool Weird Awesome 154)

By |2019-10-22T06:50:00-04:00October 22nd, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , |

It’s the end of an era in Durham, North Carolina. The 11 Foot 8 Bridge, known as the Can Opener or the Gregson Street Guillotine for its propensity for shearing the tops off rental trucks and other large vehicles, is at last being raised. Probably good for safety, but fans of fail videos are bummed. Plus: artist Reuben Wu uses drones to create light paintings in the sky he calls “aeroglyphs."

16 09, 2019

We’re Unleashing Drones On Cows And It’s For Their Health (Cool Weird Awesome 128)

By |2019-09-16T08:57:30-04:00September 16th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , , |

The so-called quiet life on the farm is actually one of the most high-tech places on earth. As envisioned by the University of Kentucky research team, drones could fly above cow herds as they graze, learn which cow is which, and visually check each cow so see if they’re healthy.

24 07, 2019

Drones Can Go Through Windows Now. That’s Good, Right? (Cool Weird Awesome 90)

By |2019-08-06T13:55:25-04:00July 24th, 2019|Categories: Cool Weird Awesome, Podcasts|Tags: , , , |

There’s a quadcopter drone that uses spring-loaded arms and a process called "rapid aerial morphing" to fold itself up as it flies. So we’re a step closer to real-life Transformers. Plus: the story of the all-robot band Compressorhead, whose members twist and turn their mechanical parts so they can ROCK!