Photo credit: Astro Melina via RT
Ever since NASA and ESA gave the public access to its Hubble Space Telescope archives, amateur astronomers have come across some magnificent photographs that would have otherwise gone unnoticed, like this image of an asteroid crossing in front of the Crab Nebula. Melina Thévenot found this image while searching through the archives. However, the asteroid wasn’t spotted until different versions of a 2005 image of the Crab Nebula were processed, combining views taken in blue, green and red filters. Read more for a video about the Crab Nebula and additional information.
Forget Black Friday, you can pick up an Apple Watch Series 4 (GPS + Cellular, 44mm) for $369.97 shipped, today only, originally $529. Compared to the Series 3, this model’s vibrant display is over 30 percent larger and seamlessly integrates into the thinner, smaller case, while the new interface provides more information with richer detail. It also features Apple’s S4 chip with a custom 64-bit dual-core processor to deliver twice the speed while maintaining the same all-day battery life. Product page. Read more for a video showing how it compares to the Series 5.
There are smart gadgets, smartphones, and soon, smart tires, starting with Hankook’s futuristic-looking Hexonic. Designed for autonomous cars of the near future, it sports a tread design that is sectioned into multiple hexagonal modules that can split apart to create water passages. Within each of these modules is a Y shape in the center for added grip on the road. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Vertical Aerospace reveals flight footage of a sleek electric vertical take off and landing aircraft (eVTOL), called Seraph, that completed its maiden flight at Llanbedr Airfield in Wales. This prototype was built to test new technologies and systems for integration into Vertical Aerospace’s upcoming passenger model, which is slated to be unveiled next year, and it’s capable of carrying loads of up to 250kg while reaching speeds of up to 80km per hour. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Textron Systems has just unveiled a new 10-ton, unmanned tank that will enter the US Army’s Robotic Combat Vehicle effort. Textron’s subsidiaries Howe & Howe Technologies and FLiR Systems Inc. is showcasing the Ripsaw M5 on the exhibit floor at the 2019 Association of the United States Army’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C. currently.
For those who have never heard of Untitled Goose Game, developed by House House and published by Panic, it’s basically a stealth puzzle video game where players control a goose who bothers the inhabitants of an English village. The player must then use the goose’s abilities to manipulate objects and non-player characters in order to complete specific quests, but what happens if you put this animal in Resident Evil 2? Read more for a short preview of a gamer who did just that.
The Ferrari SF90 Stradale plug-in hybrid supercar was recently spied at the automaker’s Fiorano test track recently, and it’s looking more impressive than ever, even in full camouflage. It’s powered by a turbocharged 4.0L V8 generating 769 horsepower and 590 pound-feet of torque, paired with three lithium-ion powered electric motors (one located on the rear axle, and two located up front) producing an additional 217 hp, for a combined power output of 986 hp. Read more for the video and additional information.
Motorola has confirmed the launch date for their much anticipated folding RAZR phone, and it’s set for November 13 at a press event in Los Angeles. Aside from an animated teaser image that reads “An original unlike any other” and “You’re going to flip,” no other details have been revealed. Why is November 13 a significant date? Well, the launched launched the Moto G on that date back in 2013. This smartphone was a game changer at just $180. Read more for the image and additional information.
There’s a new 16-inch MacBook Pro looming on the horizon, and it could be officially announced as soon as the end of October, along with the Apple AirPods Pro at a press event. Will this new model have an entirely new design? Unfortunately, it looks just like its predecessors. That’s right, macOS Catalina 10.15.1 beta may have leaked the former via an icon that is meant to represent the current computer when viewing the Displays menu in System Preferences. Read more for a video and additional information.
Photo credit: Rudy Pohl
Rudy Pohl, an Ottawa-based astrophotographer who has been a space fanatic his entire life has earned recognition from NASA for an incredible image of the aftermath of two galaxies colliding. The smaller neighbor, NGC 7715, located to the left of the featured frame, is thought to have charged right through NGC 7714. The golden ring that you see is composed of millions of older Sun-like stars that are likely co-moving with the interior bluer stars. Read more for a video and additional information.