We've all heard and probably seen floating cities, but underwater cities could become a reality far sooner than you think, starting with Ocean Spiral. Created by the Shimizu Corporation, the company claims they could have a prototype up and running by 2030. It would consist of two main sections: the first is a 500-metre-diameter spherical city with a tower that accommodates up to 5,000 people, while the second is a spiral structure that connects this sphere with a base station on the ocean floor, 2.5 miles down. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Why bother with traditional window shades or blinds, when you could install ESG Switchable Glass, which can turn opaque in seconds, thanks to the company's patented controllers and wiring accessories. The former are designed to monitor the LCD glass panels and make installation as easy as possible by using a plug and play wiring solution. That's not all, there's now an app that lets users control the on/off switch as well as having the ability to change the level of opacity of the LCD privacy glass. Continue reading for three more videos and additional information.
NVIDIA researchers have developed an AI-based system that can look at an image of a sunny road, and imagine it in extreme detail, what it would look like if it were raining, nighttime, or even a snowy day. This software utilizes a new approach in AI that enables computers to learn without human intervention, or in other words, generative adversarial networks (GANs), which are neural networks that work together to learn the properties of a data set. Continue reading to see the day to night transition video (left is reality, and right is AI).
Andrew Basiago, a Seattle attorney, claims that he was a 'chrononaut' in a secret United States government time travel program called Project Pegasus, back when he was a child. The goal was to allegedly protect Earth from space threats, to establish territorial sovereignty over Mars, and to acclimate Martian life to our presence. Believe it or not, he says that then 19-year-old Barack Obama, who went by the name 'Barry Soetero' was also a Mars visitor. Continue reading for five more people who claim to be time travelers.
Superconductors basically make up some of the world's greatest technologies, including particle accelerators and MRI machines, making the material incredibly rare, and also quite expensive to boot. "These two properties make it a very good choice as a ring for anyone interested in exotic materials or technology," according to Patrick Adair Designs, and that's exactly what he's done. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.
Former NASA engineer Mark Rober managed to turn normal sand into what he calls "liquid soup", or in other words making sand behave like water. Technically speaking, this physical phenomenon occurs when a quantity of a solid particulate substance is placed under appropriate conditions to cause a solid/fluid mixture to behave as a fluid. "I've wanted to build one for a long time. But you can find literally NO information online on how to make one like that. So I started combing through a bunch of patent drawings for massive industrial-sized fluid beds, and I noticed that instead of one big inlet, they all had a bunch of small holes to deliver air," said Mark. Continue reading for another video and more information.
Forget power banks, Samsung engineers have created a graphene-based battery booster that could charge smartphones, and other electronic devices, up to five times faster. This ultra-thin layer of carbon is 200 times stronger than steel, and spheres of this material developed by the company managed to boost the capacity of a traditional lithium-ion battery by almost 45%, while dramatically reducing its charging time. Lithium-ion batteries currently take 1-hour to recharge, but Samsung claims this could be cut to just 12-minutes with their graphene spheres. Continue reading for another video and more information.
A number of mysterious boom have been reported in the US over the past 12-months, and to be more specific, there were 64 recorded incidents, with the majority heard on the east coast. Currently, researchers have no answer as to what is causing these sounds, but theories range from the Leonid shower meteorites exploding in the atmosphere to supersonic aircrafts. The most recent boom was heard over Alabama on November 14, and the noise shook houses as well as terrified locals. Authorities could not figure out the source of the noise, however, and have ruled out an explosion. Continue reading for two more videos and information.
NASA researchers have developed a near indestructible airless tire that could be used on future missions to Mars or the lunar surface, and its titanium-based design uses shape memory alloys capable of undergoing high strain as load bearing components. That's right, the normal pneumatic materials have been replaced with memory alloys that can withstand significant reversible strain, thus providing enhanced control and increased design versatility. Continue reading for two more videos and information.
Fisker may not be in the electric car spotlight right now, thanks to Tesla, but if this new car battery comes installed on any of their future vehicles, that could quickly change. The company has already announced that their first vehicle would be powered by solid-state batteries that feature three-dimensional electrodes with 2.5-times the energy density of lithium-ion batteries. What does this mean? It will allow for a range of 500 miles (805 km) on a single 1-minute charge on such EVs as its "EMotion" (above), which is set to debut at CES 2018 in January. 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 that explains how to make plasma with a grape in your microwave.