Forcite Alpine may not be the first action helmet, but it's the first geared specifically towards those who enjoy snow sports. Featuring an integrated 4K action camera, a helmet-to-helmet communication system, and even advanced sensors that track your altitude, lines. The camera has instant social media sharing once you finish recording, enabling you to get the action to your friends and family as quickly as possible. You'll also get other important data displayed, such as top speed and max airtime. If you want some entertainment, simply turn on the built-in Bluetooth headset, pair it to a compatible device, and you'll be ready to rock. Continue reading for another video, the Kickstarter page and more pictures.
In the past, professor Stephen Hawking said that artificial intelligence could control humans in 100 years, but a new warning states that if AI doesn't conquer humanity, an advanced alien civilization may do so. "If aliens visit us, the outcome could be much like when Columbus landed in America, which didn't turn out well for the Native Americans. Such advanced aliens would perhaps become nomads, looking to conquer and colonize whatever planets they can reach," said Hawking. Continue reading for the full video segment on Hawking and alien life.
Ray Kurzweil, an author and inventor, claims that the human brain could be enhanced by robotic nano implants that tap into the brain's neocortex and connect to cloud-based computer networks to give us 'God-like' abilities, such as extreme intelligence. "We are going to add additional levels of abstraction and create more profound means of expression so we are going to be more musical, we are going to be funnier, we are going to be sexier and be better at expression more loving sentiments," said Kurzweil. Continue reading for two more videos and additional information.
Thoth Technology, a Canada-based space technology company, has been granted a patent for a 12-mile high, 755-feet wide inflatable space elevator that promises to reduce the cost of getting to space by at least 30%. It's supported by pneumatically pressurized cells filled with air or another gas, and incorporate a series of flywheels that act as compressors which could adjust pressure within each cell to compensate for any bending. Astronauts would then ascend to 20 km by electrical elevator, and from the top of the tower, space planes will launch in a single stage to orbit, returning to the top of the tower for refueling and reflight. "Landing on a barge at sea level is a great demonstration, but landing at 12 miles above sea level will make space flight more like taking a passenger jet," said Thoth President and CEO, Caroline Roberts. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a chill moose hanging out with a drone.
Unlike traditional military Humvees, Oshkosh's L-ATV is larger and will come in two variations: four-passenger combat vehicles and two-seat combat support vehicles. Each one is capable of carrying a maximum weight of 7.82-tons, making it a breeze to be transported by helicopter as well as giving it mobility and speed of a Baja racer - it can travel over rugged terrain 70% faster than the M-ATV, even at speeds in excess of 100 mph. The vehicle also offers the ballistic protection of a light tank, all powered by a GM Duramax 6.6L V8 turbo-diesel engine, riding on a TAK-4i independent suspension. 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 on how to make a screwdriver levitate with an air compressor.
Fixing cracks in concrete can be a real pain, but thanks to scientists in the Netherlands, lead by Henk Jonkers, that will be a thing of the past. The team has created a bio-concrete blend with water-activated bacteria - kept in tiny pellets - that can patch up small cracks and holes in cement. That's right, the bacteria would eat food provided in the concrete mixture to combine calcium with oxygen and carbon dioxide to form limestone. 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 showing what really happens when a dam needs to release flood water.
It may be decades until researchers build an actual lightsaber, but for the time being, you can pick up a Spyder 3 Lunar Laser. It's crafted from aircraft grade aluminum, virtually indestructible and undeniably larger-than-life. Wicked LAsders' engineering team ensures that the beam of the Lunar never fades; it maintains the same powerful beam throughout its battery life, never flickering or waning, even when slicing through everyday objects. Continue reading for another video of the laser saber function.
Let's face it, most people are still underwhelmed by the performance of electric vehicles, or at least in comparison to the hybrid / petrol supercars out there, but that's all about to change with the VOLAR-e. It's one of the most powerful electric cars ever built with an output of 1,000 horsepower, thanks to four electric motors. Its best feature is probably the super-quick charging battery that can be recharged in under 20-minutes - a regenerative system keeps them topped off each time you brake. Continue reading for a video of the actual car and more information.
A WaveRider is essentially a hypersonic aircraft design that improves its supersonic lift-to-drag ratio by using the shock waves being generated by its own flight as a lifting surface, a phenomenon known as compression lift. The Boeing X-51A scramjet demonstration aircraft was launched successfully from 50,000-feet and had accelerated using a rocket to Mach 4.8 at which point it separated from the rocket and ignited its Scramjet. It then accelerated further to Mach 5.1 and climbed to 60,000-feet before shutting down its engine and intentionally crashing into the Pacific. Continue reading for more interesting facts.
Tesla's Model X, the company's second original vehicle, and one of the only all-electric SUVs on the market, was officially unveiled Tuesday night near the company's California factory. A fully loaded P90D performance model will set you back a cool $142,000 before incentives, and can go from 0-60 mph in 3.2-seconds. The standard P90D will have a 257-mile range, while the P90D performance version can go 250-miles. However, its coolest feature are the double-hinged falcon-wing doors. They need less than a foot of clearance to open, thanks to special sensors that will ensure they won't trap hands or hit cars parked next to them. Continue reading for a video of the entire unveiling and more information.