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Hamsters Become Talented Self-Portrait Artists While Running on This Wheel Hamsters Become Talented Self-Portrait Artists While Running on This Wheel

As far as pets go, hamsters rate somewhere just above goldfish when it comes to entertainment value. But watching them run for hours inside a tiny plastic wheel is far more satisfying when their miniature treadmills are part of a larger contraption that sketches hamster self-portraits at the same time. Someone put…

X-Ray Video Reveals How a Hamster Can Stuff So Much Food In Its Cheeks X-Ray Video Reveals How a Hamster Can Stuff So Much Food In Its Cheeks

If you thought you could wreck a buffet like it was nobody's business, think again. If hamsters were the size of humans, they would certainly be barred from many Las Vegas restaurants. Because using X-ray video, a recent BBC documentary decided to find out just how a hamster was able to stuff away so much food, and…

David Tennant Narrates A Nature Video About A Hamster's Cheeks David Tennant Narrates A Nature Video About A Hamster's Cheeks

Tenth Doctor David Tennant narrates the BBC One documentary Pets Wild At Heart, which means we get to listen to the man who once explained the timey-wimey nature of the universe explain the finer points of hamsters, dogs, and other pets. It's about as delightful as it sounds.

Your pet hamster is the product of incest Your pet hamster is the product of incest

Most pet hamsters in the UK and North America come from a stock of Syrian hamsters bred by biologist Israel Aharoni for scientific research. It turns out, though, that Aharoni's hamster supply was saved by hamster siblings mating with one another.

Hamster hotel lets you live like a giant rodent Hamster hotel lets you live like a giant rodent

If you've ever thought hamsters live the good life — bottled water at the ready, a steady diet of food pellets, exercise wheel in the bedroom — then La Villa Hamster is for you. This quirky hotel outfits each room with beds of organic hay and giant hamster wheels.

No Rodents Were Harmed In the Making of This Elaborate Hamster Wheel No Rodents Were Harmed In the Making of This Elaborate Hamster Wheel

I don't know if I should pity Princess the Hamster or celebrate the fact that designer Crabfu has crafted an ingenious, slightly mesmerizing way for her to antagonize the family cat on an entirely new, mobile level. You'll see:

Hamster-powered mecha offers its pilot protection from nosy cats Hamster-powered mecha offers its pilot protection from nosy cats

Designer I-Wei Huang (aka Crabfu) was so inspired by Theo Jansen's kinetic sculptures that he built a hamster-powered walker. Says Crabfu of the walker and its furry test pilot, Princess:

Light pollution is making your hamsters sick Light pollution is making your hamsters sick

New research shows that constant exposure to low light levels compromises the immune system of the nocturnal Siberian hamster. Scientists say this shows the unexpected impact human expansion and light pollution have on nocturnal animals. Translation: All those city lights are killing your tiny, cuddly friends.

What If Darth Vader Were a Robot Operated by Evil Hamsters? What If Darth Vader Were a Robot Operated by Evil Hamsters?

Someone said that this concept for a Nazi UFO cockpit looked like the cockpit of Darth Vader... if Darth Vader were a robot operated by evil hamsters. Somehow, that concept makes complete sense to me.

Bioluminescent Lamp Glows With the Power of Genetically-Altered Hamster Cells Bioluminescent Lamp Glows With the Power of Genetically-Altered Hamster Cells

Who needs a lamp to be classy when it can be fucking horrifying? That's what the "Half Life" lamp is, because it glows thanks to living hamster cells that have been enriched with firefly genes. Holy shit.

Hamsters And Teeny Factory Workers Show Us Our Nanotech Future Hamsters And Teeny Factory Workers Show Us Our Nanotech Future

I totally love the video, above, of the hamster hooked up to the nanowire, generating enough power to drive some nano-devices. If you attached four nanowires to the plucky critter, you'd have 200 millivolts, and you'd be in business. I'm picturing a whole program of bagging and tagging, with nanowires being attached…

Nanopiezoelectric Jacket Harnesses Power From Hamster Movement Nanopiezoelectric Jacket Harnesses Power From Hamster Movement

Nanopiezoelectric research hopes to pull tiny amounts of power from minuscule movements, like breathing. Now, Georgia Tech researchers have made a nanopiezoelectric jacket for hamsters that successfully generates .1 volts of electricity.

Hamster-Controlled Roomba Lets Your Hamster Decide What Gets Cleaned

Some engineers with some free time on their hands decided to retrofit a Roomba with a mechanism that allowed it to be controlled via hamster ball. That is to say, whichever way the hamster runs, the Roomba goes. I'm sure it's quite liberating for the hamster, but I wouldn't count on your floors getting too clean. […

The Hamster Rocket Is a Blast! The Hamster Rocket Is a Blast!

Most hamsters are content to hang out on a wheel all day. The intrepid prefer a ball. But the truly courageous, they long to go where no hamster has gone before.

Hamster Wheel Powered Toy Car Hamster Wheel Powered Toy Car

Here's a old but good idea in honor of Fuzzywuzzymodo: power a toy car by hamster. The Flintstones would approve. I personally think its a better use of hamster power to rig a traditional gerbil wheel with a generator capable of charging a battery which in turn can charge a USB device. I mean, how else are the vermin…

Go-go Hamster Power Go-go Hamster Power

A 16-year-old boy has devised a way to charge his cell phone with the help of his hamster. Peter Ash of Lawford, Somerset designed a hamster wheel that utilized gears and turbines to charge his cell phone. According to his tests every two minutes of wheel time gives his phone 30 minutes of talk time. If only the…

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