World’s Strangest

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Tiny Robot to Roll from Tokyo to Kyoto

The Evolta robot — the mascot of Panasonic’s line of batteries — will roll 500 kilometers from Tokyo to Kyoto. It’s powered by 12 AA batteries, and the trip is meant to serve as a public demonstration of the batteries’ endurance: The Evolta humanoid, whose new design is meant to resemble an ancient highway traveler pulling [...]

A Cosmic Collision

Today’s Astronomy Picture of the Day shows the aftermath of powerful collision between two asteroids in the belt between Mars and Jupiter. They estimate the speed of the impact at “15,000 kilometers per hour — five times the speed of a rifle bullet — and liberated energy in excess of a nuclear bomb.” What Hubble saw indicates that [...]