The U-2 is a single-jet engine, ultra-high altitude reconnaissance aircraft operated by the United States Air Force (USAF) and previously flown by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), used to provides high-altitude (70,000 feet), all-weather intelligence gathering. WSJ journalist Michael Phillips was fortunate enough to tour both the U-2 as well as the film processing lab at Beale Air Force Base in California. Any photos, which are shot on 250-pound rolls containing 10,500 feet of 6-inch-wide film, captured with the wet-plate camera onboard is transported by FedEx back to the base in California to be developed. Continue reading for another video and more information.
Great dashcams can be picked up the the price of a decent meal these days, but sometimes, they capture more than the driver bargained for. It's no surprise that one would want to drive an E46 BMW M3 to its limits, but that should definitely be saved for the track, or else you may end up risking your life, as well as others, on the highway. This driver shows why, as he isn't even wearing a safety belt while speeding, and thankfuly the vehicle bounced off the guardrail and back onto the second lane, instead of causing a multi-car accident. Continue reading for a few more crazy dash cam videos.
Wild animal parks are not really that dangerous, that is unless...you pull a stunt like this French family who decided to approach a group of cheetahs after stepping out of their car to take photos at Beekse Bergen safari park in Hilvarenbeek, Netherlands. How did it all begin? Well, after stepping out to take photos, the family got back in and drove to a nearby hill, where the first group of cheetahs approached and began threatening the family. Continue reading to see what happened next.
The Kilauea Volcano has been erupting for several days now, and lava, up to 10-feet deep, has now made its way to the nearby neighborhood of Leilani Estates. In addition to the 26 homes that the lava has destroyed, it has also swallowed a fourth-generation Ford Mustang whole, which was parked seemingly safely on the side of the road. Continue reading for two more videos and information.
Artificial intelligence can be found in robotics, computers, and now, in videos. You read that right, Buzzfeed partnered with Jordan Peele to create a video showing how AI can use celebrities to deliver fake news, and quite convincingly. The team used Adobe After Effects and the AI face-swapping tool FakeApp for most of the effects you see above. Fortunately, scientists are developing tools that can spot AI fakes with near 100% accuracy. 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 you actually get inside those mystery eBay boxes.
Apple officially launched the iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus (PRODUCT)RED phones earlier this week, but now, Concept Creator shows us what their "X" counterparts could look like. Simply put, they feature a red glass back and red stainless steel edges, while the front of the device is black. The iPhone X Plus is rumored to feature a 6.5-inch OLED display, and possibly an upgraded camera. Continue reading for two more pictures, information and a bonus video showing what iOS 12 could be like.
Yes, cameras-equipped weather balloons regularly capture footage from extremely high altitudes, but one man from Russia decided to do the same, but with a drone. He managed to get a 2.34-pound hobbyist drone all the way up to 33,000-feet, and for 25-minutes to boot. Thankfully, Russia has not regulated a maximum height for drone operators, as the footage you see was shot near the central town of Strezhevoy. Continue reading for another video and more information.
Who or what created the Big Bang? We will most likely never know, but this time-lapse does attempt to show the very beginning of our universe to present day. "On a cosmic time scale, human history is as brief as the blink of an eye. By compressing all 13.8 billion years of time into a 10 minute scale, this video shows just how young we truly are, and just how ancient and vast our universe us. Starting with the big bang and culminating in the appearance of homo sapiens, this experience follows the unfolding of time at 22 million years per second, adhering closely to current scientific understanding," according to the video's creator. Continue reading for a video showing the scale of the universe.
Disney's Star Wars: Galaxy's Edge theme park land in Disneyland is well under construction, and the first video of its progress has surfaced. Set to open sometime in 2019, this ultra themed area is going to look like a planet called Batuu, an Outer Rim planet that has yet to be shown in any films, complete with attractions that tie into the storylines of all 10 movies, possibly with a life-sized Millennium Falcon yet. Continue reading for more pictures and information.
Dr. Peter Neff, along with a few other scientists, decided to do an experiment and drop a small piece of ice 90-meters down a borehole on Taylor Glacier, an Antarctic glacier about 54-kilometers long, flowing from the plateau of Victoria Land into the western end of Taylor Valley, north of the Kukri Hills, to see what would happen. They discovered that it made a very cartoon-like sound effect when it reached the bottom. Continue reading for another video and more information.