Ricky Ma, a 42-year-old graphic designer from Hong Kong, taught himself everything about robotics from scratch, and spent over $50,000 building a Scarlett Johansson-like robot. He was able to manufacture 70% of the robot's body using a 3D printer, and through trial-and-error, setbacks, like burnt-out electric motors and it continuously toppling over, were overcome. "When I started building it, I realized it would involve dynamics, electromagnetics, and programming. I have never studied programming, how was I supposed to code? Additionally, I needed to build 3D models for all the parts inside the robot. Also, I had to make sure the robot's external skin and its internal parts could fit together. When you look at everything together, it was really difficult," said Ma. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.
Seattle "businessman" Benjamin Rogovy made millions of dollars by offering online prayers between 2011-2015. He led people to believe that ministers and religious leaders would pray for them if they paid between $9 and $35 for the service via several websites. This was convincing enough for hundreds of thousands of people to participate in the scam, netting approximately $7.8-million in the process. However, all was not as it seems, since Rogovy posed as Pastor John Carlson, complete with a LinkedIn profile. Testimonials included being able to avoid home foreclosures, wining lottery jackpots, and even being cured of terminal illnesses. Continue reading for a video news report and more information.
First unveiled at the International Defense Industry Exhibition in Kielce on September 2, 2013, the PL-01 is finally in production, and will hit battlefields by 2018. This tank has a modular ceramic-aramid shell, which is designed to provide protection compatible with NATO standard STANAG 4569 Annex A at level 5+ across the front portions of the hull and turret. The hull of the vehicle provides protection against improvised explosive devices (IEDs) and landmines in accordance with appendix B parts 4a and 4b of the STANAG 4569 standard. The entire vehicle will be covered with radar and radiation-absorbent materials. Continue reading for more interesting photos from around the web.
Soon, you'll be able to browse the web, surf, work, etc. at 100-times the speed of Wi-Fi, thanks to Li-Fi technology. French start-up Oledcomm created this technology, based on the properties of LED lights flickering, and tests have found that it can transmit information at over 200 gigabytes per second. One caveat: the light has to be visible for the signal to work. Continue reading for a video explaining it more in-depth.
For billionaires who need the ultimate in luxury and protection when being transported, look no further than the Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Guard. This vehicle is both bullet and blast proof, almost on par with military standards. How strong is the armor? Well, Daimler Chrysler stated that it can take fire from am assault rifle with steel core bullets, and still make it out in one piece. You'll also find special grade steel that fills the gaps and cavities in the body, along with the vehicle's outer skin. The polycarbonate-coated windows deter splintering and protect against gunfire, while underbody armor is bomb-proof. Continue reading to see more fascinating images from around the web.
Reddit user "Your_Post_As_A_Movie" specializes in taking random photos that people post online, and transforming them into professional-looking movie posters. Starting off, we have "Catastrophe", which started as a normal picture of a gray cat looking quite angry to say the least. Now the result is a movie that appears to have this one cat taking on the world. Continue reading to see twelve more.
The Concorde is a turbojet-powered supersonic passenger jet that was operated until 2003. It had a maximum speed over twice the speed of sound at Mach 2.04 (1,354mph at cruising altitude), with seating for 92 to 128 passengers. First flown in 1969, Concorde entered service in 1976 and continued flying for the next 27 years. One thing you may not know is that it flew to an altitude of 68,000 ft (20,700 m) during a test flight in June 1973. Continue reading for more interesting photos from around the web.
Thanks to the power of Photoshop, you really can't just anything people post online anymore, including the alleged latest Powerball jackpot winning tickets. However, none of these insane milkshakes from NYC's Black Tap have received digital enhancements. Flavors include: Birthday cake (above), Cotton Candy, Cookie Dough, S'mores, Caramel Apple and lots more. Continue reading to see some of the most popular flavors that are sure to appeal to food geeks.
There's nothing funny about a store getting robbed, but sometimes, all it takes a single comment to lighten the mood, like the one you see above. This specific incident happened at a New Jersey Apple, in which it was hit by a smash-and-grab robbery that took only 30 seconds to complete. The front window was smashed in first, and then they grabbed as much merchandise as they could before dashing back out the broken window. Continue reading for more YouTube comments that are funnier than the video. Click here for a few bonus examples.
GoPro cameras aren't just for capturing action footage, as this cat has mastered the art of selfies using one. Apparently, Manny the cat learned this skill when the animal reached out to touch the camera during a shoot one day. Now, its owner just places the device in random places, in hopes that Manny will walk over and press the magic button. Continue reading for more funny selfies by Manny.