Northrop Grumman's B-2 Spirit, also known as the Stealth Bomber, features low observable stealth technology designed for penetrating dense anti-aircraft defenses; it is a flying wing design with a crew of two. The bomber can deploy both conventional and thermonuclear weapons, such as eighty 500 lb (230 kg)-class (Mk 82) JDAM Global Positioning System-guided bombs, or sixteen 2,400 lb (1,100 kg) B83 nuclear bombs. Continue reading for more interesting facts about the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber. Click here for a few bonus images.
With all the new camera gear being released, it's easy to get lost in trying to keep up with the latest and greatest, rather than focusing on improving your techniques. Photographer Skyler Adams fell into that trap and decided to get back to her roots by purchasing a Canon Sure Shot camera and an expired roll of Fujifilm Superia 400 film for $1. "I wanted to challenge my gear acquisition syndrome, so I decided to shoot with a $1 camera for a month," said Adams. Continue reading to see a few more of the photographs she captured.
This block of metal that is so light, and its density so low, that it floats on water, but despite its appearance, it can also withstand intense pressures. Motherboard visited the laboratory of Nikhil Gupta, an NYU Polytechnic University researcher who is designing some of world's strongest materials, in conjunction with researchers at Deep Springs Technology. "Syntactic Foam" is a metal that looks and feels solid, but at the edges of any given piece of material, you can see holes because the spherical particles don't always line up with the edge. These hollow particles, of course is what makes the metal so light. The foam is 44% stronger than similar, aluminum-based foams, while each individual sphere can withstand pressure of more than 25,000 pounds per square inch before breaking - roughly 100-times the pressure exerted by water coming out of a fire hose. Click here to view the first image in today's Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of homemade, 3D-printed automatic sunglasses.
Tsar Bomba was the Western nickname for the Soviet RDS-220 hydrogen bomb, code name Vanya. It was tested on October 30, 1961, and remains the most powerful human-made explosion in known history. Developed by the Soviet Union, the bomb had a yield of 50-megaton TNT, and a maximum yield of 100-megatons if it were to have included a U-238 tamper, but because only one was built, this theory was never demonstrated. Continue reading for five more cool facts about Tsar Bomba. Click here for a few bonus images of actual nuclear explosions over the years.
Efluky's USB 3-speed mini rechargeable portable fan keeps the air circulating while you work, all for $8.50 with coupon code: WDAIR68K, today only, originally $14.99. You can either connect the fan via USB cable to a power bank, computer or any compatible wall outlet for charging. Best of all, a single charge will last for 8-hours on the lowest speed setting. Product page - be sure to enter coupon code: WDAIR68K during final checkout to receive the additional discount. Continue reading for a video of
Why stay on a houseboat, when you could live in a jellyfish lodge? This floating, solar-powered structure boasts an aquaponic garden where four kinds of fish could be raised, in addition to plants like lettuce, basil, and oregano. However, what really sets this apart are its tentacles, which trap floating garbage and test water level toxicity. That's right, dirty water passes through these tentacles into round microbial chambers that purify water, and return it to the water system once its four spherical cistern tanks are full. No luxury is spared, as each lodge also features a comfortable living area, kitchen, bedroom, and compost toilet inside the bell area. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny school pictures gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of "Singularity", a fascinating short about AI.
Photographers from around the world have captured small animals in sweaters that are gearing up for winter and submitted them to Bored Panda. They range from tiny hamsters to snails, and even a group of penguins. Now getting to wear them and stay still long enough is an entirely different story. Continue reading for more pictures. Click here for a few bonus images.
There are smartphones with decent cameras, and then the new Kodak Ektra, which comes equipped with a 21-megapixel Fast Focus Sensor with f/2.0 aperture, and a front-facing f/2.2 aperture, 13-megapixel sensor with Phase Detection AF, both lenses covered in Corning Gorilla Glass. On the back, you'll find a 5-inch high-definition touchscreen display with a DSLR-style dial and digital interface, which gives users manual settings, such as adjusting shutter speed, as well as the ISO. It's no slouch on the power side of things, as it's running a 2.3Ghz Helio X-20 Decacore processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of built-in storage, and large 3000 mAh battery. Continue reading for a hands-on video, more pictures and additional information. Click here for a few bonus images.
If Tony Stark, best known in the Marvel universe as a billionaire playboy, business magnate, and ingenious engineer, spent $200,000 building a treehouse, this is probably what it would look like, except the Woodsman's Treehouse actually exists. Located in the forest of Jurassic Coast, which sits along the English Channel in southern England, this mansion - by treehouse standards - features a full kitchen, copper bath, leather club chairs, a king-sized bed, a large deck with a wood-fired pizza oven, an outdoor tree shower and spa. In addition to the bridge, there's a 1-meter-wide stainless steel slide that lets you slide down for swift exit. 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 dog that sounds exactly like a TIE fighter.
Lockheed's U-2, also known as "Dragon Lady", is a single-jet engine reconnaissance aircraft operated by the United States Air Force (USAF) and previously flown by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA). It provides day and night, ultra high-altitude (70,000-feet), all-weather intelligence gathering. It has also been used for electronic sensor research, satellite calibration, and communications purposes. Continue reading for more cool facts about the U-2. Click here for a few bonus images.