Dylan Schilt, a Laramie resident, was out in the backcountry of Wyoming archery hunting when he recovered a lost GoPro camera. The footage on it was surprisingly of a black bear either playing with or trying to eat the device. Apparently, it had already been sitting there for 4-months after being lost by someone snowmobiling, which explains the snow, before Dylan was able to retrieve the camera. Read more for the bear footage and additional information.
Yemen’s Well of Barhout, also know as the Well of Hell, is rumored by locals to contain genies and evil spirits, but a group of cave explorers got to the bottom of it, literally, to prove otherwise. This 100-foot wide hole in the desert floor of Yemen’s eastern province of Al-Mahra plunges 367-feet beneath the surface and the Oman Cave Exploration Team (OCET) discovered snakes, dead animals as well as cave pearls. Read more for a video and additional information.
During World War II, massive searchlights were used to detect and track enemy aircraft, but most have never seen one in-action. They normally came in 60, 150 and 200cm sizes, all of which were capable of receiving signals from a control station. An operator would then switch the searchlight on to start the arc burning, while also ensuring that the carbons used to create it are burning correctly and that the beam is focused. Read more for a video and additional information.
Sennheiser’s CX 400BT True Wireless Earbuds are a great option for anyone looking for an AirPods alternative, and you can get a pair for $89.95 shipped, today only, originally $199.95. Featuring high-fidelity sound with deep bass, natural mids and a clear treble that can all be personalized with the Smart Control App, which lets you play with built-in equalizers for an even more incredible sound quality. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
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At first glance, the Brazilian Skipper caterpillar has a normal-looking head with orange and black spots. Its body starts off greenish gray and becomes darker green as it eats fresh undigested leaves, but upon closer inspection, you’ll realize that its translucent, which means its circulatory system is visible. Zoom in just a bit and it might confuse some into thinking that this is some science fiction movie prop or computer generated imagery. Read more for two videos and additional information.
The Nintendo Switch Online + Expansion Pack tier arrives late next month, and gamers who subscribe will get access to a library of N64 as well as SEGA Genesis games in addition to the 100+ classic NES / SNES titles already available. That’s right, you’ll finally be able to enjoy games like Super Mario 64 and The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time on your Nintendo Switch, but with support for local and online multiplayer (up to four players). Read more for a video and additional information.
If you spend $280,000 CAD on this auction and managed to win, you’ll get a unique 1 of 1 non-fungible token (NFT). This digital asset is basically hosted on the blockchain, inspired by the brand’s GT-R sports car, and was created by Canadian artist Alex McLeod. Now the kicker is that it does come with a bonus in the form of keys to an accompanying 2021 GT-R NISMO Special Edition in an exclusive Stealth Grey exterior color, which makes the reserve price on the auction much more reasonable. Read more for a short video and additional information.
Inventor Shane Wighton of “Stuff Made Here” of self-haircut barber robot created an interesting bot last Halloween, and it’s just as relevant in 2021. What is it? A five-axis robot capable of carving photos into pumpkins, but this creation is a lot more complex than it sounds. While it may use the same electronics as the barber robot, this one was mostly built from scratch, starting with the swiveling spindle with two sets of aluminum extrusions for vertical and horizontal movement. Read more for the build video and to see it in-action.
What could make the Mercedes-Benz GLE 63 S 4MATIC+ Coupé even better? How about a 900-horsepower makeover by BRABUS, and that’s exactly what the famed tuners did to this luxury vehicle. More specifically, they increased displacement of the original twin-turbocharged V8 engine to 4.5L, which now makes 888 horsepower and 774 pound-feet of torque, enabling it to hit 62 mph in a mere 3.2-seconds, while topping out at 205 mph. Read more for two videos, additional pictures and information.
Airbus officially unveiled its next-generation CityAirbus eVTOL aircraft at the company’s first summit on “Pioneering Sustainable Aerospace” in Toulouse, France. This fully electric aircraft comes equipped with fixed wings, a V-shaped tail, and eight electrically powered propellers, which are a part of its uniquely designed distributed propulsion system. The CityAirbus will be able to comfortably transport up to four passengers in a zero emissions flight in multiple applications. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.