At $2.1-billion (fly away cost) per unit, the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber, developed and manufactured by Northrop Grumman, is basically a heavy strategic bomber that features low observable stealth technology designed for penetrating dense anti-aircraft defenses; it is able to deploy both conventional and thermonuclear weapons. It has a crew of two and can drop up to eighty 500 lb (230 kg)-class (Mk 82) JDAM Global Positioning System-guided bombs, or sixteen 2,400-pounds (1,100-kilograms) B83 nuclear bombs. The B-2 is the only known aircraft that can carry large air-to-surface standoff weapons in a stealth configuration. Continue reading for more.
Aogashima is a volcanic Japanese island that some consider the real-life Jurassic Park, in the Philippine Sea. It's administered by Tokyo and located approximately 222-miles south of Tokyo and 40-miles south of Hachijo-jima. In addition to being a potential dinosaur theme park, it would be a great hideout if a zombie apocalypse should ever occur, as it's the southernmost and most isolated inhabited island of the Izu archipelago. Continue reading for more.
People flock to Maho Beach in Saint Martin for up-close encounters with airplanes. This particular jet might have gotten a little too close as it approached Princess Juliana International Airport. If you're wondering why aircraft are forced to land so close to the beach, it's to touch down near the start of the short Runway 10, which is 2,300 meters in length. Continue reading for more crazy and dangerous airports.
Google may have quietly killed off its Glass Explorer program to work on smart contacts. Who really wants to wear a strange-looking headset, when they could just slip on a single contact. Google says the first version of their "Smart Contact Lens" lets diabetics measure their glucose levels through their tears, using a miniscule electronic chip and antenna to read blood sugar levels. Once the technology becomes readily available, these lenses could be used to display a lot more information. Continue reading for more.
How nice would it be if all laptops were modular? In other words, swapping out the processor, RAM, and even display would only require you purchase that single part, pop out the old component, and screw in the new one. These modular laptops would probably reinvigorate a slowly dying PC modding scene with lots of custom hacks. For example, the Fujitsu Lifebook you see above has removable parts that can also be used on their own. Continue reading for more.
Andrew Carlssin is allegedly a time traveler who was arrested in January 2003 for SEC violations for making 126 high-risk stock trades and being successful on every one. He supposedly started with an initial investment of $800 and ended with over $350-million, which drew the attention of the SEC. Later reports suggest that after his arrest, he submitted a four-hour confession wherein he claimed to be a time traveler from 200 years in the future. He offered to tell investigators such things as the whereabouts of Osama bin Laden and the cure for AIDS in return for a lesser punishment and to be allowed to return to his time craft, although he refused to tell investigators the location or workings of his craft. Continue reading for more bizarre cases of time travelers.
How can an airline still make money off a decommissioned plane? Turn it into an apartment of course. This particular aircraft, located at Amsterdam's Schiphol Airport, crossed the world 3,675 times before retirement, and boasts a large living room, one master bedroom, two children's beds, two kitchens, seven small bathrooms, along with a small movie theater. There's approximately 4,000-square-feet of living space. Continue reading for more.
Lasko's Ceramic Tower Heater is priced at just $39.99 shipped, and boasts 1500 watts of pure comfort. Its top-access push-button controls with digital display make things easy to switch between the low and high speed settings. To ensure that the heat is evenly distributed, the machine sports widespread oscillation, a programmable thermostat, 8-hour timer, and quiet operation. This space heater comes fully assembled and stands 8.5" x 7.25" x 23" tall. Product page. Continue reading for more.
MyDigitalSSD's OTG is an ultra portable 64GB (priced at just $64.99) plug and play drive that offers full USB 3.0 5Gbps performance with any USB Attached SCSI Protocol (UASP) compliant system, resulting in real SSD speeds up to 460MB/s. This pocket-sized wonder reduces wait times and maximizes bandwidth utilization, enabling faster and more efficient transfers while helping lower CPU utilization for extended battery life for on-the-go users. With 4 times the speed of a traditional hard drive, users can run operating systems, play games, stream media, and utilize programs directly from your OTG mSSD! Comparatively, with this power, the OTG would be rated 3000x if it were a flash drive. Product page.
Logitech's Wireless Performance Mouse MX boasts Darkfield Laser Tracking, which lets you track on more surfaces than ever - including glass, where other mice flat-out fail. This technology tracks mouse movements by producing a detailed micro-roadmap of the work surface. So now you can confidently use your mouse on surfaces you never could before like clear glass, lacquered wood and marble. Product page. Continue reading for more.