A group of Russian scientists, lead by Anatoli Brouchkov, head of the Geocryology Department at Moscow State University, believe that the secret to eternal youth might actually lies in the permafrost of Siberia. They're experimenting with a strain of 3.5-million year old bacteria discovered on an expedition during 2009, in the Sakha Republic, Siberia. Two years ago, Brouchkov volunteered to become a guinea pig for the "eternal life" bacteria after several successful trials on mice and human blood cells. He claims to have become healthier as well as more energetic ever since, and said: "I started to work longer, I've never had a flu for the last two years. Of course, such experiments need to be conducted in clinic, with the special equipment and statistics. Then we could say clearly about all the effects." Continue reading for two more videos and additional information.
Instructables user "BrittLiv" took a Nerf N-Strike Vulcan and transformed it into an autonomous sentry gun. This video game-like weapon is powered by an Arduino Uno controller with a few servos to help the unit move from side to side. It automatically locks and fires at targets, but can also be manually fired by using a controller. To help keep intruders out, the gun's firing speed has been increased by 50%, an programmed to not fire at users wearing the Instructables robot logo on their shirt. "My main aim was for it to look awesome; which was difficult to achieve without removing the front part of the gun. But, I managed to accomplish this without removing the barrel, and I'm really happy with how it turned out," said Britt. 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 secret notes being left on plane windows.
It looks like a typical camper truck on the outside, but step inside the Ford F-550 based EarthRoamer XV-LTS? You'll be surprised at just how luxurious it really is. It's essentially a compact, energy-efficient, solar-powered luxury apartment on wheels, powered by a twin-turbo diesel engine. Inside, you'll find a kitchenette set, complete with flameless diesel stove, a loft bed, lots of cabinets, a cassette toilet and lots more. Continue reading for two more videos and additional information.
Ray Kurzweil, an author and inventor, claims that the human brain could be enhanced by robotic nano implants that tap into the brain's neocortex and connect to cloud-based computer networks to give us 'God-like' abilities, such as extreme intelligence. "We are going to add additional levels of abstraction and create more profound means of expression so we are going to be more musical, we are going to be funnier, we are going to be sexier and be better at expression more loving sentiments," said Kurzweil. Continue reading for two more videos and additional information.
Space fans rejoice! You can now browse the entire collection of photos captured on the moon by NASA's Apollo astronauts with their chest-mounted Hasselblad cameras. To date, there have been over 8,400 high-resolution scans of photos shot by astronauts during various Apollo missions to the moon. Since the images are unprocessed NASA scans, things may not all be in focus, or properly exposed. Continue reading to see a few of the more notable images.
SplashETech's FX625 Dash Cam ensures that you've always got undeniable proof should the worst happen on the road, and you can pick one up for just $74.99 with coupon code: ORZFX625, today only, originally $199. The upgraded metal housing is designed for great heat dispersion and texture, making it easily concealable. Other features include: a 2.7" TFT panel display, auto on/off, SOS function, a G-Sensor, loop recorder, motion detection, a built-in microphone, an integrated speaker, and 2 supplementary LED lights to enhance brightness in darkness. Product page - be sure to enter coupon code: ORZFX625 on the final checkout page to receive the additional discount. Continue reading for another insane video and more information.
Thoth Technology, a Canada-based space technology company, has been granted a patent for a 12-mile high, 755-feet wide inflatable space elevator that promises to reduce the cost of getting to space by at least 30%. It's supported by pneumatically pressurized cells filled with air or another gas, and incorporate a series of flywheels that act as compressors which could adjust pressure within each cell to compensate for any bending. Astronauts would then ascend to 20 km by electrical elevator, and from the top of the tower, space planes will launch in a single stage to orbit, returning to the top of the tower for refueling and reflight. "Landing on a barge at sea level is a great demonstration, but landing at 12 miles above sea level will make space flight more like taking a passenger jet," said Thoth President and CEO, Caroline Roberts. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a chill moose hanging out with a drone.
Honda may have sourced the body from the production HF2620 mower, but the 309-pound Mean Mower is anything but underneath. Featuring a custom suspension, with wheels taken from an ATV, it's powered by a VTR Firestorm 1,000cc engine that produces 106-horsepower, mated to a paddle-shifted six-speed transmission. The best part? It can go from 0-60mph in a mere 4-seconds, and has an estimated top speed of 130mph, making it the world's fastest. Continue reading for two more videos and additional information.
Mail Online gives us a first look at what could possibly be Apple's upcoming smart ring, based on patents the company filed. This device has its own touchscreen interface, as well as motion sensors that monitor the wearer's hand movements, a microphone for Siri, and haptic feedback to alert a wearer of notifications. "A user's hands may be preoccupied with another task, for example, or the user's hands and/or arms may become fatigued after holding the device in a viewing position for extended periods of time. The light emitted by a touchscreen may be inappropriate in certain social environments or even dangerous if it gives away the position of a threatened use," said the patent. Continue reading for another picture and more information.
Unlike traditional military Humvees, Oshkosh's L-ATV is larger and will come in two variations: four-passenger combat vehicles and two-seat combat support vehicles. Each one is capable of carrying a maximum weight of 7.82-tons, making it a breeze to be transported by helicopter as well as giving it mobility and speed of a Baja racer - it can travel over rugged terrain 70% faster than the M-ATV, even at speeds in excess of 100 mph. The vehicle also offers the ballistic protection of a light tank, all powered by a GM Duramax 6.6L V8 turbo-diesel engine, riding on a TAK-4i independent suspension. 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 on how to make a screwdriver levitate with an air compressor.