Finland-based photographer Jani Ylinampa is known forstunning images of the Northern Lights and other landscapes, but a few years back, the tiny island of Kotisaari really caught his eye. So, he decided to capture the island through all four seasons using a drone (clockwise from left to right): autumn, winter, spring summer. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.
Approximately 4-years ago, Honda revealed the world's fastest lawn mower, called the Mean Mower, and it set a Guinness World Record for the fastest speed reached by a lawn mower. Now, they are set to debut its successor, the Mean Mower Mk2. It's now powered by a CBR1000RR Fireblade motorcycle engine that generates 192 horsepower, enabling it to hit a top speed of 134 mph, which 18 mph faster than its predecessor. How fast is it from 0-60 mph? Well, the first-generation model could hit 60 mph in a mere 4.0-seconds, so we could be looking a sub 4.0-second times for the Mk2. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.
ICON has developed a method to 3D print single-story 650-square-foot homes using cement in a mere 12-24 hours. Currently a 100-home community will be fabricated for residents in El Salvador next year. The Vulcan printer can print an entire home for $10,000, but eventually, the company plans to bring the cost down to just $4,000. "It's much cheaper than the typical American home. It's capable of printing a home that's 800 square feet, a significantly bigger structure than properties pushed by the tiny home movement, which top out at about 400 square feet. In contrast, the average New York apartment is about 866 square feet," said co-founder Jason Ballard. Continue reading for more interesting images from around the web.
Sometimes, it's just too foggy out on the roads, or the visibility is near zero due to weather conditions, to clearly see traffic lights. However, a city in Ukraine has figured out a solution...LED-equipped traffic light poles that can be seen from afar, without requiring any special equipment. That is just one of the many simple, yet clever, ideas people have come up with. Continue reading for more. Click here for a few bonus images.
Not just any drone, the DroneHunter is armed with radar and a net to automatically intercept trespassing drones. This technology was developed start-up called Fortem Technologies and is based on DJI's octocopter. The radars are extremely lightweight, while being super efficient, drawing the same power as an LED light. Timothy Bean, CEO of Fortem Technologies, said that its main use will be by the U.S. military to protect fighters and bases at a safe stand-off distance with little collateral damage. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.
The Cat S61 smartphone is built unlike any other, as this rugged device is designed to withstand just about any disaster, including extreme drops, disastrous temperatures (-4° - 752° F), as well as water-resistance up to 3 meters for an hour hour. In addition to built-in FLIR thermal imaging, it's also capable of accurately measuring distances using its integrated laser. The former boasts the ability to overlay HD images with the thermal feed, while enabling users to live stream the images. Continue reading for more interesting images from around the web.
Specialty motorcycle manufacturer Curtiss has revealed "The Warhawk", a stunning machined aluminum bike that is powered by an air-cooled, 2200cc v-twin producing 150 bhp and 160 lb-ft of torque. Not just for looks, it can hit a top speed of 165 MPH, thanks to a machined aluminum frame, girder forks, and a Curtiss-designed stacked gearbox with transparent covers. Two caveat: only 35 units are being built and will be priced at $105,000 each. Continue reading for more interesting images from around the web.
"Dinosaurs Didn't Read, Now They Are Extinct" isn't a sign you normally see around town, but when spotted outside of a library, you may look twice. Speaking of libraries, did you know that the first libraries consisted of archives of the earliest form of writing - the clay tablets in cuneiform script discovered in Sumer, some dating back to 2600 BC? Private or personal libraries made up of written books appeared in classical Greece in the 5th century BC. In the 6th century, at the very close of the Classical period, the great libraries of the Mediterranean world remained those of Constantinople and Alexandria. Continue reading for more strange things spotted at libraries. Click here for a few bonus images.
Lucasfilm and Disney have finally released a teaser trailer as well as character posters for Solo: A Star Wars Story. For those who don't know, the story was penned by Jon Kasdan and Lawrence Kasdan, as it tracks the origin story of Han Solo (Alden Ehrenreich), as we discover how the Millennium Falcon was won from Lando Calrissian (Donald Glover). Yes, we also find out where Chewbacca actually came from. Directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller left the film over creative differences with just a few weeks of filming left to go, but Ron Howard stepped in to finish the film. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.
File these under: design FAILS. Let's face it, when a company decides to plaster a new vehicle with their logo and / or information, the last thing they probably think about is how the images would look when a door is open. In this case, a Starbucks delivery van was photographed with its door open, which construed a few of its letters and displayed a new word altogether for people to see. Continue reading for more bizarre vehicle name design FAILS.