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Back to the Future fans and / or auto enthusiasts who still want a DeLorean DMC-12, this rare 5-speed manual transmission model with just a single prior owner could be yours, for the right price. It was manufactured in January 1982 and purchased new by a couple who lived in Manhattan who kept it stored in the suburbs of the city at their parent’s home. This meant it was only used on weekends and special occasions, which explains the 6791-miles on the odometer. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Space debris from China’s Long March 5B rocket has landed near the Maldives in the Indian Ocean on Sunday, with the bulk of its components disintegrating upon re-entry into the Earth’s atmosphere. The coordinates of longitude 72.47 degrees east and latitude 2.65 degrees north places the point of impact in the ocean, west of the Maldives archipelago. Astrophysicist Jonathon McDowell predicted that the potential debris zone could have been anywhere from New York, Madrid or Beijing to southern Chile and Wellington, New Zealand. Read more for some live coverage and additional information.
Several Hyperloop projects are under construction, with one test site near Las Vegas that consists of a 1,640 foot-long metal tube. This is where Virgin Hyperloop is developing technology for passenger pods that will one day soon transport passengers through air-free vacuum tunnels using magnetic levitation, enabling them to travel between New York and Washington in a mere 30-minutes at speeds of up to 760 mph. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Logitech’s G502 Lightspeed Wireless Gaming Mouse with the updated HERO 25K sensor can be picked up for $103.99 shipped, today only, originally $149.99. At an incredible 25,600 DPI, the HERO 25K sensor is touted as the world’s first sub-micron level mouse sensor, which reflects the performance potential of the HERO architecture and sensor performance. This means that it’s the first sensor that can accurately track movement at the sub-micron level — 1 micron = 1 millionth of a meter, or 0.000001m. Product page. Read more for a hands-on review of the 25K sensor and additional information.
Paul Walker, also known as Brian O’Conner in the Fast & Furious series, uses his Nissan Skyline R34 GT-R to participate in the street race hosted by Tej Parker. You see his vehicle racing against friend Suki, along with opponents Slap Jack and Orange Julius. For those who’ve seen 2 Fast 2 Furious, you probably know that Slap Jack’s 1993 Toyota Supra puts up a good battle against the Skyline until he makes too wide a turn, allowing Brian to take the lead. Read more to see what a tribute car can do on Germany’s famous Autobahn.
Ever wonder what the largest helicopter that the U.S. Navy uses looks like? If so, then look no further than the Sikorsky MH-53E Sea Dragon, which currently has two missions: taking part in the Airborne Mine Counter Measure (AMCM) mission as well as the Navy Vertical Onboard Delivery (VOD) mission. It stands 28-feet tall, measures 99-feet in length, and has a max gross weight of 69,750-pounds with a top speed of 172 mph. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Fast & Furious 9, also known as F9, is finally set to hit theaters on June 25, 2021 stateside after numerous delays, and to celebrate, Universal Pictures has released a behind-the-scenes featurette that shows total car-nage. Footage for this installment was shot all around the world, including Leavesden Studios in Hertfordshire, England, Los Angeles, London, Thailand, and even Tbilisi, Georgia. Read more for the video and additional information.
Never heard of Sonic Kart 3DX? That’s probably because it was released on Sonic Cafe, SEGA’s mobile phone game service in Japan, during 2005. To be more specific, users of NTT DoCoMo’s i-appli phones were able to pay around $3 USD per month for access to the entire library of games, which in addition to Sonic Kart 3DX, included such titles as Sonic Golf, Sonic Billiards, Sonic Bowling and even Sonic Tennis. Read more for some rarely seen gameplay footage.
Ever wonder how a spacecraft on another planet sounds? You’re in luck, NASA’s Perseverance Mars rover used one of its two microphones to record the sounds of the Ingenuity helicopter as it flew for the fourth time on April 30, 2021. Perseverance was parked approximately 262-feet from the helicopter’s takeoff and landing spot, but despite the helicopter’s blades spinning at 2,537 rpm, the sound is muffled by the thin Martian atmosphere. Read more for the video and additional information.
The Instant Pot Star Wars 6-Quart Duo Little Bounty is perfect for Star Wars fans, and you can get one for $59.98 shipped, today only, originally $99.95. This gadget basically replaces 7 kitchen appliances, including the pressure cooker, slow cooker, rice cooker, steamer, sauté, yogurt maker and warmer. It has 13 built-in smart programs (Soup, Meat/Stew, Bean/Chili, etc.) right out of the box. Product page. Read more for a video review of the Duo and additional information.