Oddities News Archive - September 25, 2012

Robotic Tail Wagging Mind Reading Fun

Neuro Ware, the makers of this year's hit gizmo, Necomimi – the kitty ears that read your brain waves and move to display them – has started working on a robotic tail that moves according to the wearer's emotional state.

Crop Circles Underwater Made By Tiny Pufferfish

Freelance underwater photographer Yoji Ookata had spent nearly 50 years making dives and cataloging the intricacies and mysteries of the deep, but he had never seen anything like the discovery he recently swam by.

Word of the Day
  • In music, a work for a keyboard-instrument, like the pianoforte or organ, originally intended to utilize and display varieties of touch: but the term has been extended so as to include many irregular works, similar to the prelude, the fantasia, and the improvisation.
This word is Italian in origin, coming from the feminine past participle of 'toccare,' to touch.