At first, this looks like some sort of other-worldly creature, but it's actually just the Black Dragonfish, which lurks at depth of 3,300-feet, where its body shimmers with light, disguising its shape from predators and prey. With long, jaggedy razor sharp teeth, and a wide-opening jaw, it can easily swallow prey that is more than half its size. It also has four rows of photophores - two on each side of its stomach - which emit blue light. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of a Power Wheels with a leaf blower mod.
Architecture of Radio is probably one of the coolest apps we've come across in recent time, as it provides a 360° visualization of the digital world all around us, using your GPS location to give visual life to the signals around you. Created by software developer Richard Vijgen, it essentially plots the massive network of signals, both wired and wireless, using data collected from 7-million cell towers, 19-million Wi-Fi routers, and hundreds of satellites. "The purpose of this app is to make the invisible visible so we can look at it, think about it and discuss it," said Vijgen. Get it here now. Continue reading for another video of the incredible app in-action.
Scientists have estimated that a human will have about 90-seconds to be recompressed, if exposed to the vacuum of space, after which death may be unavoidable. Unconsciousness is likely to occur within 14-seconds, primarily due to the much lower pressure outside the body causing rapid de-oxygenation of the blood. One incident that occurred in 1966, involved NASA test subject Jim LeBlanc who lost consciousness after approximately 15-seconds of being accidentally depressurized in a ground-based depressurization chamber. Less severe effects include the formation of nitrogen gas bubbles and consequent interference with organ function (decompression sickness), which is less severe in space than in diving. Continue reading for more geeky facts.
UDI's U818A Quadcopter Drone is pretty much crash-resistant - perfect for beginners - and you can pick one up for just $49.99 shipped, today only, originally priced at $99.99. It's ready to fly straight out of the box, and comes with a battery as well as a remote control. Perform flips, snap epic photos, or even take videos at the push of a button. Product page. Continue reading for another video review that shows just how rugged it is, and more information.
Mike Warren, a woodworking guru, has perfected the art of making glow tables by filling their naturally formed voids in with photoluminescent powder mixed with clear casting resin. The powder charges up in sunlight before putting on a cool blue glow when night falls. The key is in the cypress wood, as he chooses pieces that have been naturally damaged with a fungal growth inside causing sections to rot, which are then removed to form pockets for the glow powder. Click here to view the first image in this week's art of trolling gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a tank that is perfect for holding your beer.
The Large Hadron Collider has just set another record by smashing together lead-ions at 1,045 trillion electron-volts - two times higher than any previous experiment - and reaching a temperature of several trillion degrees. "It's a tradition to collide ions over one month every year as part of our diverse research programme at the LHC..This year however is special as we reach a new energy and will explore matter at an even earlier stage of our universe. At the beginning of life in the universe, matter existed as an extremely hot, dense medium. The soup-like medium was composed mainly of quarks and gluons, which now work together to form protons and neutrons," said CERN Director-General Rolf Heur. Continue reading for another video and more information.
The SNES-CD, aka Super Nintendo PlayStation, refers to an unreleased peripheral for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System (SNES). The device and the format were to build upon the functionality of the cartridge-based SNES by adding support for higher capacity compact discs. The SNES-CD platform was developed in a partnership between Nintendo and Sony. Another partnership with Philips yielded some poorly received Nintendo-themed games for the competing CD-i game console instead of the SNES-CD. Sony independently furthered its developments into its own console, which resulted in the release of the original PlayStation, a chief competitor of the SNES's cartridge-based successor, the Nintendo 64. Continue reading for more cool facts about the SNES PlayStation.
Here's another look at NASA's fascinating aerogel, which is currently the world's lightest solid (graphene version that is) with a composition of 99.8% air and 0.2% silica gel - it feels like fragile expanded polystyrene to the touch. Also known as "Blue Smoke", this material can withstand a 1-kilogram dynamite explosion and shield precious objects, such as the space shuttle, from a flame that exceeds 1400° C. Despite its weight, it can support over 1,000 times its own weight. Production of aerogels is done by the sol-gel process. First a gel is created in solution and then the liquid is carefully removed to leave the aerogel intact. Continue reading for three more videos and information.
Unlike its predecessor, the all-new Rezvani Beast X now makes 700-horsepower (200-horsepower increase), thanks to a twin-turbocharged (Borg Warner) 2.0L, 4-cylinder Honda engine, paired to a 6-speed manual transmission, good for a 0-60 time of 2.5-seconds; a sequential gearbox with paddle shifters is also available. Other upgrades on this $325,000 track monster include a new 10-way adjustable suspension system and revamped carbon fiber bodywork. Click here for more pictures. Continue reading for two videos of the original Rezvani Beast in-action.
We have seen the future of 4WD robots (possibly vehicles), and it can move in all directions without even turnings its wheels. This particular machine is called the "4WD 100mm Mecanum Wheel Learning Arduino Kit C009". This Arduino-powered robotics car can be made to move in any direction and turn by varying the direction and speed of each wheel. By moving all four wheels in the same direction, it causes forward / backward motion, running left / right sides in opposite directions for rotation, and running front / rear in opposite directions results in sideways movement. The platform's rear wheels are mounted in a special way, so that the suspension structure ensures that all four wheels can adhere to the ground, even on uneven terrain. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including the first Captain America Civil War trailer.