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Book lovers rejoice! Here are some of the coolest and most creative gadgets, accessories for geeky book lovers. The Book Mountain above was designed by the Rotterdam based design team at MVRDV, and boasts a glass pyramid design. Featuring a 480 meter path circling the peak along with a cafe offering stunning views. Continue for more.
Mariah Serrano, a 21-year-old from New York, was born with a painfully twisted club foot, and had never worn high heels in her life. This meant that she attended her high school prom in golden trainers, and was insanely jealous of her friends who wore heels. She endured five operations and wore leg braces all her life with no improvement, until she read an article by her favorite designer Alexander McQueen, who'd made a pair of prosthetic legs for athlete Aimee Mullins that "[she] knew what [she] had to do." Continue reading for two videos and more information.
The Hubble Space Telescope (HST) was first carried into orbit by a Space Shuttle in 1990 and currently remains in operation. As a 2.4m (7.9ft) aperture telescope in low Earth orbit, Hubble's four main instruments observe in the near ultraviolet, visible, and near infrared. The telescope is named after the astronomer Edwin Hubble. Continue reading to see forty-two of the most beautiful space images captured in 2013.
With its fighter jet-inspired front end, the $4.5-million Lamborghini Veneno made its official debut on the flight deck of the Italian naval aircraft carrier Nave Cavour this week in Abu Dhabi. It's powered by a 6.5L V12 that produces 750hp, mated to a 7-speed single-clutch ISR transmission, complete with five different driving modes. This hypercar goes from 0-60mph in just 2.9 seconds and has a a top speed of 220 mph. Continue reading for the official video unveiling and more information.
Ra Paulette, a 67-year-old sculptor by trade, has an unusual hobby: he digs caves in New Mexico's sandstone cliffs using only a pickaxe and a wheelbarrow. He never quite got around to finishing college and spent many years drifting as a hitchhiker across America, after being discharged from the U.S. Navy. Ra learned the art of digging in the summer of 1985, when he worked in Dixon as an excavator. He started out digging outhouses and building wells, which eventually lead to these beautiful caves. Continue reading for a video and more information.
As many anime fans already know, the movies / shows aren't normally made with English speakers in mind, so many things get lost in translation, or just downright make no sense. For example, the clip above is obviously showing some type of aircraft taking off, but was translated to "release of fried chicken, complete!". Continue reading for more.
One quick way to make some enemies is to give someone a birthday gift that's encased in one of these puzzle cubes. This unfortunate person spent the last 2-hours trying to get a ball in the hole to unlock the $100 waiting for them inside. Continue reading to see twenty more funny and evil pranks that geeks have come up with.
Nikon's D5100 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm Lens is currently being offered for only $429 shipped, today only, originally priced at $649.95. Take pictures or record movies from a unique viewpoint, the D5100's 3.0 inch, super sharp, 921,000-dot Vari-angle LCD monitor allows for versatile high quality viewing and playback. Product page. Continue reading to watch a short film shot with this camera and for more information.
- 3-inch, 921,000-dot Super-Density horizontal type Vari-Angle LCD Monitor.
- In-camera Special Effects Mode.
- In-camera HDR (High Dynamic Range).
- Stunning Full 1080p HD Movies with Full Time Autofocus.
- ISO Sensitivity: 100-6400 (Extended Mode: 100-25600).