Imagine a wheel that comes equipped with its own motor and battery, one that replaces your bike's original and transforms it into an electric-powered transportation vehicle. Introducing the GeoOrbital, a $699 device that takes only 5-minutes to install, and is good for a 50-mile range with pedal assist, thanks to a 350-watt electric motor + 10 amp-hour lithium-ion battery. Click here to view the first image in this week's demotivational posters gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a crazy homemade knife-wielding tentacle machine.
Architecture of Radio is probably one of the coolest apps we've come across in recent time, as it provides a 360° visualization of the digital world all around us, using your GPS location to give visual life to the signals around you. Created by software developer Richard Vijgen, it essentially plots the massive network of signals, both wired and wireless, using data collected from 7-million cell towers, 19-million Wi-Fi routers, and hundreds of satellites. "The purpose of this app is to make the invisible visible so we can look at it, think about it and discuss it," said Vijgen. Get it here now. Continue reading for another video of the incredible app in-action.
The Large Hadron Collider has just set another record by smashing together lead-ions at 1,045 trillion electron-volts - two times higher than any previous experiment - and reaching a temperature of several trillion degrees. "It's a tradition to collide ions over one month every year as part of our diverse research programme at the LHC..This year however is special as we reach a new energy and will explore matter at an even earlier stage of our universe. At the beginning of life in the universe, matter existed as an extremely hot, dense medium. The soup-like medium was composed mainly of quarks and gluons, which now work together to form protons and neutrons," said CERN Director-General Rolf Heur. Continue reading for another video and more information.
We have seen the future of 4WD robots (possibly vehicles), and it can move in all directions without even turnings its wheels. This particular machine is called the "4WD 100mm Mecanum Wheel Learning Arduino Kit C009". This Arduino-powered robotics car can be made to move in any direction and turn by varying the direction and speed of each wheel. By moving all four wheels in the same direction, it causes forward / backward motion, running left / right sides in opposite directions for rotation, and running front / rear in opposite directions results in sideways movement. The platform's rear wheels are mounted in a special way, so that the suspension structure ensures that all four wheels can adhere to the ground, even on uneven terrain. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including the first Captain America Civil War trailer.
Ever wonder how they deliver new films to theaters around the world? If so, these images should give you some insight. Long gone are the film reels, now everything is "digital projection". The yellow Peli 1300 flight case you see above contains the actual DCP (Digital Cinema Package) for each individual film. Once opened, you'll find a Western Digital 500GB hard drive, Linux formatted in EXT3, loaded in a CRU DX115 caddy, and slotted into a Move Dock. There are some cinema houses that can slot the caddy directly into their server, while others remove the hard drive and place it into CRU's Move Dock, a USB / SATA external dock that can be used for transfers. Going back into the flight case, all the necessary cables are also included for the Move Dock. Once connected to a computer, this is contents of the DCP folder: Video (MXF), Audio (MXF), Packing List (XML), Composition Playlist (XML), and lastly, the Asset Map Volume Index. 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 of a 5-pound gummy bear being blown up with 5-pounds of thermite.
There are 3D-printed supercars, entire homes, pizza and now, functional running shoes. You read that right, these shoes use the company's DuraForm Flex TPU for the midsole, while 3D-printing helps create the ideal balance of flexibility, strength, weight, as well as durability. Underfoot date from heel strikers were used to design the shoe, thus adding more cushioning elements in areas of higher average pressure. With selective laser sintering, the company was able to give their shoes a previously unavailable combination of strength, along with elasticity. Click here to view more pictures. Continue reading for another video about New Balance's 3D-printing technology.
Grand Theft Auto V is already too crazy for some people, but imagine taking it to the next level with a motion simulator. That's exactly what a Force Dynamics employee did, when he loaded up the game on a $100,000 401cr force feedback motion simulator, which has the ability to rotate forever without 'winding up'. This machine two things no other simulator can: It provides a perfect one-to-one ratio between vehicle rotation and simulator rotation, and it can do so without washouts or any inverse forces. 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 of the world's brightest flashlight.
The Landing Craft Air Cushion (LCAC) is basically a class of air-cushion vehicle (hovercraft) used as landing craft by the United States Navy's Assault Craft Units and the Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force (JMSDF). They transport weapons systems, equipment, cargo and personnel of the assault elements of the Marine Air/Ground Task Force both from ship to shore and across the beach. Continue reading for more cool facts. These craft are high-speed and fully amphibious, capable of carrying up to a 60-ton payload (75 tons in overload) over water and land at speeds in excess of 40 knots as well as a nominal range of up to 200 nautical miles. Continue reading for more cool facts.
Russell White, a car enthusiast from Texas, spent $100,000 building a custom street-legal "Rally Fighter" vehicle that can literally go anywhere, even to work. They started with the bare frame, supplied by Local Motors, and built the car to completion in just 30-days. "The engine is from a Corvette and the Camaro SS - it's got a 430 horsepower GM crank motor and 20 inches of travel suspension that allows for driving really fast in the desert. It has 420 foot pounds of torque, and passes all state emissions, comes with everything you need to install, run and get it on the road. The steering wheel is a Momo wheel, and the column is out of an F150," said White. Click here to view first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one of Tony Hawk skating the first-ever horizontal loop.
You don't need The Force to use this real-life lightsaber of sorts, as it works by just pushing a button. Developed by the US Air force and Energetic Materials & Products, the Tech Torch is basically a handheld tool that produces a blade-shaped 4,000° flame, capable of ripping through half-inch steel bars in seconds. "It works through a combination of chemistry and physics. The extremely high heat renders the steel to a molten state, and the force of the propulsion erodes the material very rapidly," said Stephanie Johnson, a research chemist and program manager at the lab. 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 explaining the science behind NERF blasters.