The Terrors of Tallahassee: A Guide to Ridding Cockroaches from Your Home

by Nicholas Cicale (@nickcicale)

On October 5, a Florida man died after winning a cockroach-eating contest.  In September, a group of North Carolina State University scientists developed a way to remotely steer roaches equip with a specially designed robotic vest.  Cockroaches have been infesting the news as of late.  And judging by the surplus of the pests in Tallahassee, chances are you’ll encounter one of these gargantuan creatures that have found its way into your dorm room, apartment or house. (more…)


Crap Can Be The Future in a Self-Sustaining World

by Nicholas Cicale (@nickcicale)

As more and more people take steps toward an increasingly sustainable lifestyle, the world of science is paving the (sometimes unusual) way by producing technologies that can do more with less. One such technology, developed by the Bristol Robotics Laboratory, is the EcoBot III, the first true self-sustaining robot. It is the third installment of the EcoBot series that was started in 2002 in hopes of creating a robot that can eat, convert food into energy, and then excrete its waste.