Around 32-years-ago, the Sharp SF1 TV set with a built-in Super Famicom console was released exclusively in Japan. There were two different models, a larger 21-inch unit and then a version with a 14-inch screen. Problem is that both are not exactly portable, but a modder known as Limone came up with a clever, yet highly refined, solution.
MEDUSA is not designed for lethal payloads like Elbit Systems’ LANIUS, but this dual-mode drone, developed by researchers at Imperial College London, can both fly through the air and land on bodies of water to collect samples. There are many practical applications for Multi-Environment Dual robot for Underwater Sample Acquisition (MEDUSA) including monitoring and maintaining offshore infrastructure such as underwater energy pipelines as well as wind turbines.
City-building simulation SimCity 2000 is a fun video game on its own, but what if you could transform the cities into Minecraft locations? Meet MineCity 2000. Created by software developer Jernej Gosar, this program converts the cities from the 1993 game into Minecraft (Java Edition) worlds by reading an .sc2 city file created by the former.
Elon Musk may never release a Telsa Model M, while Rough Crafts teamed up with Cooler Master to create the ‘Cosmos Charger’. Rough Crafts founder Winston Yeh took a 2020 Harley-Davidson Street Bob and handcrafted a new exterior shell and neon purple LEDs that match those found in Cooler Master’s Vetroo cooling fans for their line of computer cases.
The 5th Generation iPad Air M1 offers Pro performance at a lower price, and you can get one for $499.99 shipped, today only, originally $599. Unlike the standard iPad or iPad Mini, the iPad Air boasts an 8-core M1 chip and an 8-core GPU capable of delivering up to 2x faster graphics performance compared to its predecessor. Product page.
An 18-year-old woman lost an eye after a car accident in 2013 and had it replaced with a prosthetic. This resulted in Xia Tong wanting to become a prosthetic eye technician, which means her being able to experiment with the latest technologies, including ones that light up in different colors.
Photo credit: Jason Persoff
Photographer Jason Persoff has captured snowflakes like you’ve never seen them before, thanks to the recent Colorado winter storms and the culmination of 6-years of honing this particular skill. How does it work? You need to capture the flakes as they are coming down since processes such as sublimation causes them to lose their beautiful structure.
The European Southern Observatory (ESO) used their newest scientific instrument, the Enhanced Resolution Imager and Spectrograph (ERIS), to capture a dazzling image of galaxy NGC 1097. Located 45 million light-years away in the constellation Fornax, the gaseous ring of stars you see are stellar nurseries, while the glowing center shows the heart of NGC 1097.
The ultra rare McDonalds Nintendo DS eCDP training game would be a lot more enjoyable to play on what could be the largest Nintendo DS console yet. It’s not what you think though, as this console isn’t exactly portable nor light since it uses a McDonald’s touchscreen kiosk for the bottom half.