Maritime Flight Dynamics Inc.'s SeaPhantom looks like a fighter jet at first, but it's actually an aquatic craft based on NASA's Lifting-Body Airfoil design. Simply put, the hydrodynamic lifting surfaces mounted in the hull provide the pilot with passive response to variable sea conditions, as well as smoothing out wave impacts. No special training is required, thanks to the craft's built-in stability systems. So, anyone familiar with high performance offshore powerboat operation is ready to go. Continue reading for another video and more information.
A Neptune-sized planet, called GJ 3470b, located 100-light-years away, is believe to have Earth-like blue skies. Astronomers spotted the blue skies as it transited across its parent star and analyzed light scattered by tiny particles in its atmosphere using a technique known as Rayleigh scattering. It's believed to have an atmosphere rich in molecules such water and methane. Continue reading for more information.
The Pocket Chainsaw may be small, but it's definitely no slouch in times of need. Made from a high strength, heat-treated steel, it comes equipped with 124 bi-directional teeth capable of cutting through just about anything you encounter. Despite weighing mere 5-ounces, it has cut through 3-inch diameter limbs in 10-seconds or less. Get one here now. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny autocorrect texts gallery. Continue reading for a viral video of a Land Rover crossing a paper bridge in China.
SanDisk's Extreme 500 Portable 120GB SSD is much faster as well as smaller than traditional external hard drives, and you can get one for $59.99 shipped, today only, originally priced at $100.85. This high-speed SSD with read speeds of up to 415MB/s is up to 4X faster than a portable hard disk drive so you can move your files in a flash. Product page. Continue reading for another video and more information.
Nintendo is just getting into the mobile arena, so if the company does eventually release their own smartphone, it won't be out of the blue. The "Wii M" boasts a 4.5" Retina display with Gorilla Glass protection, and in at 9mm thick, while increasing in size from 126 mm in length to 196 mm once the slide-out gaming pad is activated. Other features include: 64GB of storage, an 8-megapixel camera at the back, front-facing 5-megapixel camera, all running on Android with Wii-UI. Continue reading for more pictures.
At first glance, this appears to be just another Volkswagen toy, but it's actually a functional record player. That's right, the palm-sized "Record Runner" is officially licensed, and plays 12" or 7" vinyl records at 45 rpm. Two AAA batteries are good for approximately 90-minutes of play time, while the record needle can easily be replaced when worn out. Continue reading for another video and more information.
Zaq Landsberg is an artist from New York who just happened to stumble upon a 4-acre piece of uninhabited land in a remote Utah desert on Ebay. So, he snagged it up for just $610, and on his first visit to the site, he installed a red-and-yellow flag bang in the middle for future identification. That is how "Zaqistan" was born. Landsberg visits the soverign nation a few times every year, creating artistic monuments, such as robot sentries, on each visit. Other landmarks include a border patrol station, victory arch, a bed of plastic wildflowers, and even a geodesic dome. Revenue comes from the realistic-looking passports he sells on his website for $40 a piece. Continue reading for another video and more information.
Combine an electric tank together with a sled, and you get Yvon Martel's MTT-136 ("My Track Technology"). This 280-pound machine boasts an electric motor as well as a battery pack that's surrounded by an aluminum housing and wrapped in a tractor-esque rubber track. Attached to the rear is a handlebar that enables riders to maneuver it like you would a lawnmower. It's not just limited to snow, but capable of traversing dry land as well. Practical uses include pulling logs, cutting through knee-deep snow and even pushing cars. The MTT has a 130-mile range, while a fold flat handle allows the vehicle to fit in the back of a truck or minivan. Click here to view the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including a "ghost in taxi prank" from Japan.
Add the Golden Silk Orb-Weaver spider to the list of creepy crawlies found in Australia, as the images above show one of them with their black legs wrapped around the body of a dead bird suspended in its web. The shots were captured in Atheron, close to Queensland's tropical north. "It uses its venom to break down the bird for eating and what it leaves is a food parcel. It builds a very strong web," said Joel Shakespeare, head spider keeper at the Australian Reptile Park. Continue reading for another video and more information.
Brick roads are known to be durable, but we sadly, many parts of the world have replaced them with asphalt, due to the laborious process of laying them. Introducing the RoadPrinter, which lays out a beautiful and sustainable hard-scape anywhere it travels. It consists of an angled plain that workers feed with paving stones or bricks as the machine inches forward along a sand base layer. Next, the bricks are automatically packed together by gravity, while a telescoping forklift feeds the hopper. What does this mean? It can lay out up to 400-square-meters of road day. Continue reading for two more videos and additional information.