Herb is a pretty good name for a robot butler. Let’s all spend the rest of the weekend thinking of a backronym for Jeeves that would work if Jeeves was a robot. Jet-fueled Evolved Electronic…that’s enough, we’re leaving, you guys finish it. Have a good weekend!
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- Amid Controversy, Scientists Publish Recipe For Making More Potent Bird Flu
- Bandages Made of Edible Starch Could Dissolve On Your Skin Once You’re Healed
- Using Big Data and Genomics to Create the Ultimate Dairy Cow
- Video: Herb the Robot Butler Microwaves Your Dinner For You
And don’t forget to check out our other favorite stories of the week:
- The Most Amazing Science Images of the Week, April 30-May 4, 2012
- Testing the Long-Awaited Fisker Karma Plug-In Hybrid
- Archive Gallery: Popular Science Plays Pranks
- Video: How to Fold the Longest-Flying Paper Airplanes
- Classic FYI: Is It Ever OK To Drink Your Own Urine?
- What Part of Our Brain Makes Us Human?
- Airplane-Mounted Laser Weapon Project May Be Resurrected to Defend Against North Korea
- The Jets of the Future
- Jawbone Big Jambox Review: Triple the Size, Triple the Sound
- Inside The First Production-Ready Electric Airplane