Trawling the Web looking for that last minute costume idea today? Look no further. NASA engineer Mark Rober has a “relatively simple” (we’re calling it relatively expensive) yet technologically elegant solution to your Halloween wardrobe woes. All you need is two iPad 2s, some fake blood, and a shirt that you no longer care for.
From all of us here at Popular Pumpkin Science, have a happy, safe, mischievous, drunken, costumed, candy-gorged, family-friendly, slightly illegal, well-meaning and in some way personally fulfilling Halloween. This particular pumpkin (you can see it in the light after the jump) was carved by PumpSci editrix extraordinaire Susannah F. Locke, though we can't say we'd be upset if some of you all were to follow in her footsteps and give us some free pumpkin promotion on your doorsteps. Have a great weekend, everyone!
By Andrew RosenblumPosted 09.04.2011 at 6:08 pm 3 Comments
Powered by pneumatic solenoid valves and an Arduino microcontroller, a fire-breathing dragon will be appearing in Marin County, California, on October 31. The project began last year, when the now 17-year-old Sam DeRose and his 16-year-old friend Alex Jacobson teamed up with their fathers, Tony and David, to design a robotic version of the friendly dragon Saphira from the Eragon fantasy novel and movie.
This is probably the only weekend of the year when people think about bats. Their mysterious, dark nature makes them essential Halloween decorations, and this perennial association with creepiness ensures most people think of them as scary and unwanted.
Hoping to shift that perception, bat conservation groups and the United Nations Environment Programme designated 2011-2012 as the “Year of the Bat,” and kicked it off this week.