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.
Christoph Kaiser, a talented architect, took on a 1950s-era grain silo for his latest project, converting it into a luxurious modern home fit for a magazine. The home is located in Phoenix, Arizona, and the corrugated-steel silo was tall enough to build a two-story dwelling within its cylindrical walls, complete with modern decor. It all began when Kaiser purchased a dismantled 1955 grain silo online from a Kansas farmer, and after arriving, modifications were made during the reassembly process - including custom doors / windows, 10-inches of spray insulation, and a fresh paint job. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Giving the bakery a USB drive with the photo you'd like printed on your cake isn't anything special, or new, but when the bakers don't quite understand the instructions, this could happen. That's right, instead of printing the image with edible ink, they recreated the USB drive itself, and placed it right smack dab in the middle of the cake. Continue reading for more design FAILS that will make you wonder what they were thinking.
A passenger aboard an American Airlines flight from San Jose, California to Houston, Texas, managed to snap a series of photographs of a giant metallic disc in the Nevada desert. There was a 'blinding bright light' in the desert below near Luning and Gabbs that caught his eye at first. "I saw a large silver disc that appeared to be in the middle of the desert. This disc was shooting orb like lights into the air. The disc itself had multiple lights that were blinding to the eyes. I pulled out my phone and took pictures until my phone died," said the passenger. Continue reading for a video titled "Top CIA Secrets of Area 51: Real Truth Behind".
SanDisk's Ultra 200GB MicroSD Card is fingernail-sized, and currently, the world's highest capacity in its class, all for $99.99 shipped, today only, originally $249.99. This durable micro SDXC UHS-I card can hold up to 20 hours of Full HD video before you even have to think about moving anything to your PC. And with premium card-to-PC transfer speeds, you can transfer up to 1200 photos a minute. Product page. Continue reading for another hands-on video and more information.
Star Wars: Battlefront has been out just under a week, but there are already plenty of mods out for the game, including one that enhances the game's graphics beyond what many thought possible. One such example comes from Martin Bergman, who applied his Toddyhancer graphics mod that includes reshade shaders, enhanced natural bloom and other visual effects. Players traverse planets from the Star Wars universe, such as Endor, Hoth, Tatooine, and Sullust. To navigate the world, players use a variety of vehicles, including both air and land-based vehicles, such as speederbikes and AT-ATs. The one caveat is that this mod drops the game's framerate by 30-40 FPS, so it's purely aesthetic....for now. Click here to view the first image in this week's geek life gallery. Continue reading for a fascinating viral video on how plastic injection molding actually works.
Salavat Fidai, a skilled artist from Russia, specializes in carving magnificent sculptures onto graphite pencil tips. This wasn't his full-time job a few years back, as he quit a cushy executive job to become a freelance artist. These masterpieces have become incredibly popular with the online crowd, has gained a large following on Instagram. When he's not carving sculptures, Fidai also paints and dabbles in photography. Continue reading for two more videos and pictures.