Toshiba's Encrypted USB Flash Drive ensures your data is always safe by utilizing a hardware based encryption process built into the device to deliver a robust, secure (military grade AES 256-bit encryption), easy to use, and affordable solution. Users simply enter in their secure PIN and plug the drive into any USB port on a compatible device, and once access is authenticated, the drive "unlocks" the media permitting access to all of the content stored on the drive. After work is completed and the drive is removed from a USB port, the drive automatically re-locks and encrypts the stored media. There's also a Brute Force Hack Defense Mechanism which will render irrecoverable all stored information after ten (10) consecutive unsuccessful attempts to enter the secure PIN. Product page. Continue reading for more cool USB gadgets.
The USS Milwaukee (LCS-5) is a Freedom-class littoral combat ship of the United States Navy. While it was launched in December 2013, the Navy has just taken delivery of the vessel. This warship can power up to 45 knots (52 mph), which leaves others ships of its zie wallowing in her wake. "With each LCS delivered, we have succeeded in driving down costs by incorporating lessons learned to provide the Navy with a highly capable and flexible ship. We are honored to place the Milwaukee in the able hands of her crew as they set sail for the ship's commissioning," said LCS program manager Capt. Tom Anderson.
Man has tried to communicate with his canine companions through commands, gestures, and best guesses, for centuries, but now, a team of designers from the Nordic Society for Invention and Discovery have created "No More Woof". After being placed on a dog's head, it reads signals representative of mental states - fatigue, hunger, excitement, etc. - sends that information to a microcomputer where it's processed and then translates it into English through a speaker. Continue reading for more.
Opal is basically a hydrated amorphous form of silica; its water content may range from 3 to 21% by weight, but is usually between 6 and 10%. Because of its amorphous character, it is classed as a mineraloid, unlike the other crystalline forms of silica, which are classed as minerals. It is deposited at a relatively low temperature and may occur in the fissures of almost any kind of rock, being most commonly found with limonite, sandstone, rhyolite, marl, and basalt. Opal is the national gemstone of Australia. Continue reading for five more pictures.
The NASA AD-1 was an experimental oblique wing aircraft associated with a special flight test program conducted between 1979 and 1982 at the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center in Edwards, California. The research team successfully demonstrated an aircraft wing that could be pivoted obliquely from zero to 60° during flight. It was flown a total of 79 times during the research program, which evaluated the basic pivot-wing concept and gathered information on handling qualities and aerodynamics at various speeds and degrees of pivot. Continue reading for more cool facts.
Before the F-35B, there was Bell's X-22, an American V/STOL X-plane with four tilting ducted fans with takeoff occurring while the are either propellers tilted vertically upwards, or on a short runway with the nacelles tilted forward at approximately 45°. This craft was built to provide more insight into the tactical application of vertical takeoff troop transporters such as the preceding Hiller X-18 and the X-22 successor, the Bell XV-15. Continue reading for more cool facts.
Lockheed Martin's F-35C carrier variant (CV) is the US Navy's first stealth fighter, and the world's only 5th-Generation, long-range stealth strike fighter built explicitly for carrier operations. This aircraft combines the unique capability of operating from a carrier deck with the unmatched capabilities of stealth, fused sensors and reliability, making it the Navy's future first-day-of-the-war strike fighter. Continue reading for more cool facts.
The Door to Hell may sound like a horror movie, but it's actually a natural gas field in Derweze, Turkmenistan, that collapsed into an underground cavern in 1971, becoming a natural gas crater. Geologists set it on fire to prevent the spread of deadly methane gas, and it has been burning continuously since then. The diameter of the crater is 69 m, and its depth is 30 m. Continue reading for more fascinating facts.
Doesn't look familiar? That's because the 1967 Ferrari Thomassima (translates to "The Max from Thomas") II is a custom vehicle created by Thomas Meade. It was inspired by the Ferrari 330 P4, is based on a Ferrari 250GT coupe with a hand-crafted aluminum body and powered by a 267-horsepower 3.0L V12 engine up front. Continue reading for more cool facts and the eBay page to where it's selling for a whopping $9-million.
The Nintendo Entertainment System was released in North America on October 18, 1985, and it celebrated its 30th anniversary yesterday. Unfortunately, many Nintendo fans today aren't too familiar with the system, especially the NES World Championships cartridges (above). The NWC competition was based on a custom NES cartridge by the same name. Approximately 90-copies of the gray version exist, which were given to finalists after the championships concluded. Another twenty-six copies exist in gold, like the The Legend of Zelda cartridge, and were given as prizes in a separate contest held by Nintendo Power magazine, making it the rarest and most valuable NES cartridge ever released, with a few pristine examples fetching $15,000 online. Continue reading for more cool facts.