If money is no object and you’ve always wanted your own supervillain lair, Aston Martin wants to make your dream a reality. They’ve formed a new Automotive Galleries and Lairs department that can turn ideas, like an underground concrete wall garage with glass supercar showcase, into a real-life supervillain lair. Or, you could opt for something more traditional, such as an art gallery / garage with a water covered skylight. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Elon Musk’s Tesla Roadster has successfully completed its first orbit around the sun after being launched into space inside the fairings on top of the second stage of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket. This is just a path it needs to take on its way to Mars. According to the SpaceX team, the car is 70,093,131 miles (112,803,994 km, 0.754 AU, 6.27 light minutes) from Mars, moving toward the planet at a speed of 26,628 mi/h (42,854 km/h, 11.90 km/s). Read more for a video and additional information.
Amazon’s Fire HD 10 Tablet is being offered for the lowest price this summer at $99.99 shipped, originally $149.99. Featuring a large 10.1″ 1080p Full HD display (1920 x 1200), a 1.8 GHZ quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, stereo speakers, Dolby Audio, and dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi, and up to 10 hours of battery life. Use Alexa hands-free mode to pause videos, play music, open apps, show sports scores, display the weather, and lots more – just use your voice. Product page.
Tuning shop Prior Design is back on top of their game, and this 2018 Mercedes-AMG GT R proves it. At $17222, this package includes extended fenders, a front apron, side skirt attachment, rear diffuser, bonnet, side gills, modified bumpers, and 10-spoke Forge-8 wheels (10×20 / 12×20-inch respectively) wheels that can be ordered in various finishes available, including matte black. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
NASA’s Paker Solar Probe is currently in stage two of its mission, and just recently, it managed to capture solar winds for the first time. It’s set to become the first spacecraft to fly into the low solar corona and will assess the structure and dynamics of the Sun’s coronal plasma, magnetic field, the energy flow that heats the solar corona as well as the mechanisms that accelerate energetic particles. Read more for the video and additional information.
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The newly opened TWA Hotel at John F. Kennedy International Airport in Queens, New York, United States is housed in the former TWA Flight Center airline terminal that originally opened in 1962, designed by architect Eero Saarinen. This hotel added two buildings on either side of the existing headhouse and contain a total of 512 rooms between them. Read more for a video tour, additional pictures and information.
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We know that LG is working on a z-fold smartphone, but Samsung may not be far behind, according to a design patent with the KIPO (Korean Intellectual Property Office) that was published on August 7, 2019 that covers a total of 23 sketches. Just like its competitor, this model comes equipped with a large flexible display with no bezels. Once fully opened, it becomes a tablet of sorts. Read more for additional pictures and information.
You’re not looking at a specimen placed under a microscope, but rather NGC 2022, a jellyfish-like planetary nebula. How do these form? When stars like the Sun grow advanced in age, they expand before glowing red, and then these red giants begin to lose their outer layers of material into space. Since over half of a star’s mass can be shed in this manner, a shell of surrounding gas is formed, while causing the star’s core shrinks and grows hotter, thus emitting ultraviolet light. Read more for a video on nebulae and additional information.
Anker’s Powerport Wireless 5 Charging Stand lets you ditch those pesky cables and works in both horizontal as well as vertical modes, all for $16.99, today only, originally $26.99. Using highly efficient components and an advanced chipset rated for maximum safety, PowerPort Wireless charges just about any Qi-compatible device in 10% less time than other 5W wireless chargers. Charge vertically or horizontally, making it ideal for Face ID, keeping track of messages, or just watching videos. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
The Drako GTE is touted as the world’s most powerful GT vehicle, and rightfully so, as it’s powered by four electric motors (one at each wheel) that generate a combined 1,200 horsepower and 6,491 pound-feet of torque, complete with supercar-like handling, while topping out at 206 mph. Each one of these motors send power through a direct-drive gearbox, and acomputer system precisely controls power to each wheel over 1,000 times per second. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.