Schmidt Ocean Institute scientists have discovered an bizarre creature off the eastern Indian Ocean in the remote western coast of Australia. The scientific name for this organism is Apolemia, or a type of siphonophore in the deep-sea environment known as the Ningaloo Canyons. It preys on tiny crustacean and fish using its array of stinging cells on their tentacles. Read more for a video and additional information.
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The Mazda RX-8 is the true successor to the RX-7 and, like its predecessors in the RX range, is powered by a rotary Wankel engine. Unfortunately, it was discontinued as of the 2012 model year and removed from the European market in 2010 after the car failed to meet emissions standards. Mitsubishi Motors Japan designer Maximilian Schnider gives us his take on a possible RX-10 Vision Longtail hypercar. Read more for additional pictures and information.
MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) researchers have developed SprayableTech, an installation that lets users create room-sized interactive surfaces with sensors as well as displays. It uses airbrushing of functional inks, to enable various displays, like interactive sofas with embedded sensors to control your television, and sensors for adjusting lighting and temperature through your walls. Read more for a video and additional information.
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Many claim that Apple AirPods just don’t fit them properly, whether it be the older generation model or the new Pro, but these bean-shaped Samsung Galaxy Buds aim to solve that problem. Shaped like a kidney-bean, they fit snugly in the outer-ear canal to offer a comfortable and sound isolating fit, without having to constantly adjust them. Read more for additional pictures and information.
President Trump signed a new executive order on April 6 titled “Encouraging International Support for the Recovery and Use of Space Resources,” thus allowing commercial companies to mine the moon and not deal with legal issues back on Earth. Future exploration missions to the moon and planets will require partnership with commercial entities to recover and use resources, including water and certain minerals, in outer space. Read more for a video on how mining would work and additional information.
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Sometime during 1990, Bizzarrini, an Italian automotive manufacturer, was involved in the design of a one-off supercar model. Based on Ferrari Testarossa components, the Bizzarrini BZ-2001 was born and is the true successor of the P538. The car you see above was the first one of a planned production run, but only one more car was completed. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Motorola unveiled the new RAZR on November 14, 2019, and released it earlier this year, and today, they announced a new color, Blush Gold. It’s designed to be reminiscent of the original Motorola RAZR, but with a horizontally foldable screen (in contrast to other recent folding smartphone designed to be folded vertically). Read more for a video and additional information.
Think of Riot Games Valorant as a combination of Counter-Strike: Global Offensive combined with Overwatch. Initially codenamed “Project A,” this first-person shooter is the follow-up to the company’s flagship title League of Legends, which remains the king of eSports properties. Each match starts in a “buy phase” where players spend their earned cash from previous matches to boost their stats as well as weapons. Read more for gameplay footage from the closed beta.
Adapted from the Cyberpunk franchise, Cyberpunk 2077 takes place in dystopian Night City, an open world with six distinct regions. Players take on the role of the customizable mercenary V in a first-person perspective, acquiring skills in hacking and machinery, an arsenal of ranged weapons, and options for melee combat. To commemorate its release later this year (September 17, 2020), NVIDIA created a super limited edition GeForce RTX 2080 Ti Cyberpunk 2077 Edition GPU in collaboration with the game’s developers, CD PROJEKT RED. Read more for an unboxing video and additional information.
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Ever wonder what a car looks like after a 100-hour detail and paint protection service? If so, Topaz Detailing recently gave a PTS Porsche 991 GT3 RS their most advanced treatment, the Level 5 Signature Detail. This ultra lengthy process is designed to remove every distortions in the clear coat known as ‘orange peel’, resulting in glass-like reflections. Read more for the video and additional information.