Dr. Amar Bose wanted to take air and hydraulic suspensions to the next level, with a new concept: electromagnetic rams. A prototype was installed on an Lexus LS 400, which proceeded to zip around fast bends without pitching or rolling, and even leapfrogging right over a 2-x-6 plank standing on edge across the road. This type of active suspension uses linear electromagnetic motors attached to each wheel. It provides extremely fast response, and allows regeneration of power consumed, by using the motors as generators. This nearly surmounts the issues of slow response times and high power consumption of hydraulic systems. Continue reading for more interesting photos from around the web.
Quotation marks by definition, are simply punctuation marks used in pairs in various writing systems to set off direct speech, a quotation, or a phrase. The pair consists of an opening quotation mark and a closing quotation mark, which may or may not be the same character. However, people use these improperly more often than not, and these signs are glaring examples. Continue reading to see more.
Power banks are nice to have around, but sometimes, you just don't have access to one while out and about. These device charging lockers could quite possibly be the next best thing. Simply pay with a credit card, select the cable you need, start charging, lock it up, and you'll be set with a fully-charged device in 1-2 hours or less. Other borderline genius ideas include: a Pringles chip can with a pull-up tab, a car stereo that won't start playing until you've buckled up, cold weather simulator for trying out coats, and lots more. Continue reading to see them all.
More often than not, you'll spot another person wearing the same shoes, shirt, etc., but once in a while, these items seamlessly blend with their surroundings, and these photographers managed to capture a few funny examples. As you're about to see, these instances happen just about anywhere, including hotel hallways, furniture stores, and even in class. Continue reading to see them all. Click here for a few bonus images.
El Al planes have been fitted with anti-missile counter-measures since the early 2000s, with the initial system known as Flight Guard. Since that time, the company has been the only commercial airliner to fit its planes with systems to defend against anti-aircraft missiles. In 2014, El Al began to fit some of its planes that fly on more sensitive routes with an updated system missile defense system that employs an infrared missile-tracking camera, an infrared (IR), ultra-violet (UV), or radar missile-approach warning (MAWS) sensor to detect a missile launch in the very early stages of an attack and a laser system to act as a counter-measure. Continue reading for more interesting facts. Click here to view a few bonus facts.
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.
USB Sushi Drives have been around for quite some time, but this is the first instance of a real restaurant using them on a menu, or so we think. On the other hand, removable storage drives are usually more costly than actual sushi rolls, so even if you were to get one instead of food, you'd still make out quite well, as long as they're priced at under $10 each. That is just one of the many strange things you don't see everyday. Other examples include: M&Ms that have been sitting in a vending dispenser for 10-years, a doughnut-shaped mushroom, and lots more. Continue reading to see them all.
A group of Hungarian engineers managed to build the ultimate fire extinguisher, or at least something worth talking about. Officially dubbed the "Big Wind", it's made from an old Russian tank, and they basically replaced the gun turrets with 2 turbines from a MiG-21 fighter jet. It was actually used to fight the Kuwait oil fires, after the Iraqi invasion, in August 1990. Continue reading for more fascinating facts.
Casey Neistat and Jesse Wellens, both popular YouTubers, decided to use the weekend blizzard that shut down New York City to create a viral video showing them skiing and snowboarding through Manhattan's Times Square, along with other near-empty streets. The result? A crazy two-and-a-half-minute video shows Neistat, pulled by a rope-tow, carving up the snow-covered streets alongside parked cars, plows and police cruisers as if the Big Apple was a giant ski resort - all set to Frank Sinatra's "New York, New York" playing in the background. Continue reading for more images showing just how much snow fell during #Blizzard2016. Click here to view a few bonus images.
Cleaning windows on skyscrapers is nothing new, but when you're a resident who decides to step out onto the 10th floor ledge, without a safety harness, it's considered extreme to say the least. Fortunately, this person survived, and was apparently "just bored" that day, so he decided to get a little thrill by completing mundane chores in a crazy way. Continue reading for more random images that make absolutely no sense.