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Cheetahs in Slow Motion

(vimeo link) At 1200 frames per second, the first minute of this video only covers one second of the cheetah’s run! Greg Wilson shot high-speed footage of five cheetahs from the Cincinnati Zoo, including the world-speed-record-holder Sarah, over three days to get this video. They ran at up to 60 miles per hour, so I would [...]

Robot Brushes Cat

(YouTube link) The Tweeting Cat Toy is handy for keeping up with your cat’s activities while you’re gone, but wouldn’t it be nice to pet your cat or even groom him from a remote location? Taylor Veltrop hooked together a Nao robot, a Kinect sensor bar, two Wii remotes, a head-mounted display, and a treadmill for [...]

Kitty Twitty Cat Toy Lets Your Cat Tweet You Any Time It Wants

Marc de Vinck’s wife misses her new cat when she goes to work and always bug him for updates. So what’s a geek to do? Chester is a spunky little stray who’s always looking for [...]

Sphero Robotic Ball

(vimeo link) This ball rolls around, light up, and acts like it has a mind of its own, which makes it the perfect cat toy. It does not have a mind of its own -it’s you, controlling it by Bluetooth! You can even control it and take video of its antics at the same time. $130 [...]