To close out May 4, 2021, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope captured what appears to be a cosmic, double-bladed lightsaber. Upon closer inspection, you’ll see in the center of the image, a newborn star shoots twin jets out into space. What may surprise you is that his celestial lightsaber is actually located in the Milky Way Galaxy, inside a turbulent Orion B molecular cloud complex, located 1,350 light-years away. Read more for a video and additional information.
Switzerland-based Morand Cars is developing a hybrid hypercar that aims to combine F1 performance with the latest technologies. To make this happen, they’ve partnered with Bcomp, a company that specializes in composites and sustainable materials, for an ultralight hypercar chassis that is not only environmentally friendly, but utilizes natural fiber composites. Read more for a short video and additional information.
Apple’s M1 Mac Mini is touted as the best value yet, and you can get one for $799.99 shipped once the additional $29.01 discount is applied at checkout, today only, originally $899. Unlike its predecessors, this model features an advanced thermal design to sustain its breakthrough performance while staying cool, support for up to two displays including Apple’s Pro Display XDR in full 6K resolution, as well as Wi-Fi 6 for faster wireless performance and the Secure Enclave in M1 for superior security. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.
Already have a superyacht and hypercar? It may be time to consider Bugatti’s new limited edition Pool Table that features optional highly advanced gyroscopic self-leveling technology for use on watercraft. The latter uses a servo-driven system to deploy a gyroscopic sensor that levels the table, which means each leg can move indepedently to compensate for the movement of a ship and remain perfectly level. It adjusts in just 5 milliseconds without making any noise or vibration. Read more for a short video, additional pictures and information.
Star Wars: Galactic Starcruiser, a themed luxury hotel near Disney’s Hollywood Studios, in the Epcot Resort Area of the Walt Disney World Resort in Bay Lake, Florida, is set to open in 2022, and to celebrate May 4th, the company released a teaser of what you can find. That’s right, a somewhat functional lightsaber in the sense that it has a retractable blade of light that extends from the hilt. Read more for the short video and additional information.
The incredible-looking “Necklace Nebula” is located approximately 15,000 light-years away from Earth in the small, dim constellation of Sagitta (the Arrow) and caused by the interaction of two dying stars that formed a spectacular ring surrounded by bright clumps of gas. Technically speaking, this pair of tightly orbiting Sun-like stars created the Necklace Nebula (PN G054.203.4) when one of the aging stars expanded and engulfed its smaller companion, creating a “common envelope,” roughly 10,000 years ago. Read more for a video on the necklace nebula and additional information.
Tim Burton’s 1989 Batman film starred Jack Nicholson as the Joker and Michael Keaton as Bruce Wayne / Batman, along with co-stars Kim Basinger, Robert Wuhl, Pat Hingle, Billy Dee Williams, Michael Gough, and Jack Palance. It’s set early in the superhero’s war on crime, and focuses on his conflict with the Joker. There were many games released over the years, including on the NES, but none come near the quality of this fan game made in Unreal Engine 4. Read more for a gameplay preview and additional information.
Photo credit: Ponte 516 Arouca
The 1,692-foot Arouca 516 Bridge has now opened to the public, with its metal walkway suspended from cables 574-feet above the Paiva River. Previously, the world’s longest suspension bridge for pedestrians title was held by the Charles Kuonen Suspension Bridge that spans 1,621-feet, followed by Japan’s Kokonoe Yume Bridge, which measures 1,280-feet. Arouca 516 cost $2.8-million to build and admission costs between $12-$14 accompanied by a guide. Read more for two videos and additional information.
You may have see Elon Musk in the Cybertruck at the Tesla Austin gigafactory, but Jeff Bezos wasn’t about to be shown up by the SpaceX CEO. So, he visited the Blue Origin’s latest landing of its New Shepard rocket at its West Texas facility in a Rivian R1T electric pickup truck. However, this trip wasn’t about seeing progress on the site, but rather to promote ticket sales for suborbital tourist rides on New Shepard, which begin later this week on May 5. Read more for the video and additional information.
Coleshome L-Shaped 51″ Computer Desk comes with a small shelf, and you can get one for $49.79 shipped, today only, originally $79.99. Its thick powder coated steel frame and extra metal brackets ensure stability, while the MDF (Wooden Medium Density Fiberboard) desktop is waterproof, anti-scratch, as well as being very easy to clean. Product page. Read more for a hands-on video review and additional information.