Auto enthusiasts probably know that the Lexus RC F Track Edition is powered by a naturally-aspirated 5.0L V8 generating 477 horsepower and 395 lb-ft of torque, but not many have seen how it compares to the Mercedes-AMG C63 or BMW M3 / M4. The BMW M3/M4 vehicles showcased here are from the F80 generation, while the previous E92 is powered by a 4.0L S65 V8 producing 414 horsepower and 295 lb-ft of torque. Read more for the video and additional information.
PippenFTS knows that you can build just about anything in Minecraft, but what about the Earth to scale? It’s possible, thanks to two mods: Terra 1-to-1 to convert data from sources like Google Maps into Minecraft maps and Cubic Chunks, which reformats the game’s map layouts to remove the height limit for blocks for recreating mountains and valleys at their proper heights. Read more for a video and additional information.
The Australian finger lime, also known as citrus australasica, is basically a thorny understorey shrub or small tree of lowland subtropical rainforest in the coastal border region of Queensland and New South Wales, Australia. These edible fruits produce what looks like caviar, and they are under development as a potential new commercial crop. Read more for a video and additional information.
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Designed by George Milidrag and Hulki Aldikacti, the Pontiac Fiero is a mid-engined sports car that was built by General Motors between 1983-1988. Many technologies incorporated in this vehicle, like composite panels, hidden headlamps and, stereo speakers built into the driver / passenger headrests, were radical for their time. Unfortunately, its time has long gone, and many owners have resorted to transforming them into other supercars, such as the Lamborghini Countach. Read more for another picture.
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The GTA X Scripting crew has just unveiled their latest GTA V mod, and it’s the pre-release 1 of the Iron Man Endgame Nanosuit. To obtain the same performance that you’re about to see in the preview video, you’ll probably need a system comparable to the Intel i7 4770 CPU, NVIDIA GTX 760 4GB GPU, and 8 GB of DDR3 memory it’s running on now. Read more for the video and additional information.
Italy-based startup Isinnova has started to 3D-print valves that transform snorkeling masks into functional CPAP ventilators to save COVID-19 patients. What is a CPAP mask used for? It’s to helps aid patients who can still breathe spontaneously on their own, but need help keeping their airways unobstructed. They’ve created 500 of these 3D printed respirator masks so far and distributed to hospitals in Italy to those needed. Read more for a video and additional information.
Shipping container have been used to create homes, coffee shops, and now, hospitals. Called CURA (Connected Units for Respiratory Ailments), this makeshift hospital packs an intensive care unit, complete with extractors to create negative air pressure, inside a 20-foot shipping container that can be transported anywhere and deployed in just a few hours. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
German engineering and technology company Bosch has developed a new coronavirus test system that delivers results in under 2½ hours, instead of 24 hours that current tests require. It’s expected to roll out next month and enables a doctor take a swab from a patient’s throat, insert it into a prepared cartridge which, in turn, is inserted into a free-standing console for analyzing. Read more for a video and additional information.
Technically speaking, a safe is a secure lockable box used for storing valuable objects against theft and/or damage from fire. Modern versions are usually a hollow cuboid or cylinder, with one face being removable or hinged to form a door. However, back in the 1800s, things were a bit different as you’re about to see. This particular safe from France requires multiple keys and moving several ordered switches before the door pops open. Read more for a video and additional information.
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Most film buffs know that the original Mad Max film is an Australian dystopian action thriller film whose main character, Max Rockatansky, drives a supercharged V8-powered black Pursuit Special. If they released a reboot, but used a new Tesla Roadster instead, it might look something like this. To ensure that you won’t need to pull into a supercharger, it comes equipped with a solar panel system on the hood, roof, and roof rack. Read more for additional pictures.