Photo credit: Jacinta Shackleton
Photographer and marine biologist Jacinta Shackleton, managed to capture a rarely seen blanket octopus while diving off the coast of Lady Elliot Island in Queensland, Australia on January 6th. How did they get their name? Blanket octopuses are known for their long, transparent webs that connect the dorsal and dorsolateral arms of the adult females. That’s right, only the females have capes, which can be used to distract predators. Read more for the video and additional information.
Marvel fans probably already know that the Iron Spider is basically powered exoskeleton used by several characters in Marvel Comics, most recently by Peter Parker in Spider-Man: No Way Home. Recreating this with all of the technology is impossible, but building something that resembles the exoskeleton is another story, and that’s where Hacksmith Industries comes in. First, the team had to build the four metal arms before designing a backpack-sized hydraulic system for it. Read more for a video and a bonus.
Ziteng Wang, a physics PhD student at the University of Sydney, studied data collected by Australia’s ASKAP radio telescope in late 2020, and his team detected 2 million objects. While classifying each one, but one object in the galactic center, baffled the computer and the researchers. This object emitted powerful radio waves throughout 2020 and its irregular pattern as well as polarized radio emissions was unlike any that the researchers had seen before. Read more for a short video and additional information.
Jeeps are designed to go off-road straight from the factory, but what could make one even more extreme? Adding an extra two wheels of course. This custom 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 6×6 could be yours if the price is right, built exclusively for a professional major league baseball player. Power comes from a 6.4L HEMI (392ci) V8 crate engine generating over 485 hp and 475 lb-ft of torque, mated to a 6-speed automatic transmission. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
LaView’s N20 2K IP66 Outdoor Wireless Security Camera can record for up to 270-days on a single charge, and you can get a pair for $79.99 shipped after clipping the $20 off on-page coupon and entering promotion code: 2HVDJGWH, today only, originally $199.99. You can install these cameras yourself in minutes, while AI-powered Smart Detection reduces false alarms caused by cars, pets, insects, etc., and also sends notifications when you need them. Product page – be sure to clip the $20 off on-page coupon and enter promotion code: 2HVDJGWH during final checkout for the additional discounts. Read more for a video overview and additional information.
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A few months ago, rumors of Meta’s Facebook Watch surfaced, but now, a few patent filings may have leaked a few features that we could see in the company’s first smartwatch. Meta Platforms recently had patent approved by the WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organisation) for a ‘detachable camera block for a wearable device,’ and in the sketches, we basically see a smartwatch with a detachable display, along with several cameras integrated directly into the panel. Read more for more pictures and information.
Under normal circumstances, very few, if any, production cars can win in a drag race against even the factory 2012 Suzuki Hayabusa motorcycle. However, when you pit the Tesla Model S Plaid against a modified superbike outfitted with a 1340cc engine making 204 wheel horsepower, the former puts up quite the fight. Let’s just say that the instant torque of the Tesla Model S Plaid definitely helped it off the line. Read more for the video and additional information.
Many science books contain images of brain cells making connections, but have you ever seen this phenomenon happen in real-life? Before we get to that, the links between neurons are basically called synapses, and it’s a connection where one cell talks to another. A brain cell, or a neuron, consists of a large main body with small strands sticking out. To communicate, one neuron, the transmitter, utilizes a really thin strand called an axon. Read more for the video and a bonus.
Have you always wanted to design your very own Hot Wheels diecast toy? Well, now you can, thanks to a collaboration between Mattel, Inc. and Milestone, a leading global racing game developer. Called Hot Wheels Unleashed Design Battle, this worldwide contest runs between January 14, 2022 – February 14, 2022 and is available starting from today on the PlayStation 4 / 5, Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One X, Xbox One and Steam. Read more for a video and additional information.
If nothing but the most luxurious smartwatch will do, then look no further than Louis Vuitton’s Tambour Horizon Light Up Smartwatch. It comes in polished steel ($3,450 USD) or matte ($4,100 USD) versions, with both measuring 44mm-wide and 13.2mm-thick. Features include a 1.2-inch AMOLED display, 24 LEDs embedded beneath the iconic LV monogram pattern, and most surprising of all, a custom-designed operating system. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.