Water Seer appears to be an anemometer used to measure wind speed at first, but the device is actually planted 6-feet in the ground, while the top holds a vertical wind turbine, which spins internal fan blades to draw air into the subterranean chamber. Since the underground chamber is cooled by the surrounding earth, water condenses in the reservoir to create an artificial well, from which safe drinking water is produced around the clock. Continue reading for another video and more information.
Concrete Canvas Shelters are unlike any other since these rapidly deployable hardened structures require only water and air for construction. That's right, a 25-square-meter model can be deployed by 2 people without any training in under 40 minutes, and is ready to use in less than 24-hours. Continue reading for another video and more information.
Electric carmaker Genovation unveils the GXE, a C6 Z06 Corvette that's been completely overhauled with electric components. That's right, they replaced the original 505-horsepower V8, with two electric motors, powered by a 44kWh battery system, that generates approximately 100-more horsepower more than the stock model, complete with an impressive 130-mile range. The company took its creation to the airstrip, and hit a record-setting 205.6 mph, making it the world's fastest street-legal EV. 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 marble run with 100,000 marbles.
The United States presidential state car, best known as "The Beast", is the official state car of the President of the United States. The current model is a unique Cadillac built upon a medium-duty truck platform, and equipped with many life-saving, offensive, and defensive measures, built to the United States Secret Service's standards. The doors of the presidential state car have no keyholes; the way to open the passenger doors on the limousine is a secret known only to the Secret Service. It has more 5-inch-thick bulletproof glass than the previous model, and only the driver's window opens (to pay tolls). It also has run-flat tires, and an interior that's 100% sealed to protect the occupants in the event of a chemical attack. The current presidential state car boasts rocket-propelled grenades, night vision optics, a tear gas cannon, on-board oxygen tanks, an armored fuel tank filled with foam to prevent explosion, pump-action shotguns, and 2 US pints of the president's blood type. Continue reading for more interesting photos from around the web.
Just like its 4-wheeled counterpart, the electric Tesla Drone has its own charging dock, while offering a shape-shifting design to make it easy for landing. It offers auto gyro-stabilization while shooting 4K video, several follow modes and a Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey-inspired design. No word yet on pricing or availability. Continue reading for more pictures.
Finally, after over 1-year in production, the prototype has now been equipped with a functional drivetrain. Created by Divergent Microfactories, the "Blade" is touted as the world's first 3D-printed supercar, and most certainly won't be the last. Everything from its aluminum joints that connect pieces of carbon fiber tubing to the body panels, has been 3D-printed. Under the hood, you'll find a 700-horsepower bi-fuel engine capable of running on compressed natural gas or petrol, which supposedly propels the 1,400-pound vehicle from 0-60mph in just 2.2-seconds. 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 of Grand Theft Auto V in real-life.
The Modular Prosthetic Limb, designed by the John Hopkins University's Applied Physics Laboratory (JHU/APL) and funded by the US Department of Defense's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA), is basically a mind-controlled bionic arm that can touch and feel. That's right, scientists developed microelectrode arrays that connect brain cells to electronic circuitry - square grids measure just 16-square-millimeters large with 96 points that penetrate the brain's surface by about 1/16th of an inch. In other words, it uses a brain-machine interface that converts brain signals to computer signals. Future upgrades include embedding sensors into the prosthetic so that patients could tell the differences between temperatures and / or textures. Wireless technology would remove the need for connecting wires between the patients and the prosthetic. 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 shows five extremely useful car life hacks you can try today.
It's only a matter of time before we see smartphones without any buttons at all, and Sharp's Corner R is heading in that direction, starting with the company's Free-Form Display technology. This new type of display technology enables the IGZO LCD panels to be cut into different shapes, while retaining full functionality. This 5.2-inch concept boasts a curved 1080p panel with rounded corners. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Situated near Lidzbark Warminski in Poland, this glowing blue bicycle path is illuminated by phosphor, a synthetic material that lights up after being charged by sunlight. That's right, it can emit light for 10-hours after it collects the energy that enables it to glow at night. While the luminophore particles in the bike lane material can emit a variety of colors, the designers chose blue since it seamlessly blended in with the surrounding landscape. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
An organic light-emitting diode (OLED) is basically a light-emitting diode (LED) in which the emissive electroluminescent layer is a film of organic compound that emits light in response to an electric current. Panasonic has managed to embed an OLED display, developed from fine mesh, directly into the glass sliding doors of an entertainment center. When not in use, the display becomes transparent, and whatever is located behind it can be viewed normally again. Continue reading for more cool pictures from around the web.