The 1967 Ford Mustang GT Fastback has been faithfully recreated in this all-new LEGO (10265) set, which is comprised of 1,472-pieces, complete with white racing stripes, bonnet scoop, printed mustang grille badge, GT emblems and 5-spoke rims with road-gripping tires. Plus, there’s even optional add-ons for customization, including various license plates, a supercharger unit, rear ducktail spoiler, exhaust pipes, front chin spoiler and even a nitrous oxide tank. You can also remove the roof panel or open the doors to easily accessthe detailed interior that boasts seats, a radio, working steering and a mid-console gearshift. It goes on sale March 1, priced at $149.99. Read more for another in-depth video review, additional pictures and information.
Always wanted to make plasma at home? You can with just a grape, knife, and a microwave oven that you don’t mind potentially ruining. Simply cut a single grape nearly in half, leaving a bit of skin connecting the halves, then microwave it by itself, and after a few seconds, you’ll be able to view a bright fireball-like plume of plasma, or to be more scientific, a stream of charged particles called ions that leap from one half to the other, then rise upward. Read more for another video explaining why this happens.
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Rain Prisk Design is back at it again, and their latest creation is this Lamborghini Urus pickup truck concept, which despite its odd looks, might actually have a market. The designer kept the front unchanged, aside from a rugged skid plate in the central portion to protect it from nasty bumps, while adding large off-road wheels and tires to increase ride height as well as prepare the vehicle for any rough terrain. Last, but not least, the pickup bed is the highlight of this concept, which adds utility for those who require nothing but the most luxurious for transporting their hardware. Read more for more interesting images from around the web.
Remember Angelfire, Geocities, Lycos, Excite and Microsoft FrontPage? If so, Captain Marvel’s official website should bring back some memories. How did they manage to pull this off? Well, the answer is a lot simpler than you think. According to Marvel software engineer Lori Lombert: “We built this in FrontPage and host it Angelfire.” For those who have no idea what this is? Angelfire, founded in 1996, was originally a combination website building and medical transcription service. Eventually the site dropped the transcription service and focused solely on website hosting by offering only paid memberships. Read more to see what the Captain Marvel page looks like and for a link to check it out yourself.
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Artist Matt Wilson specializes in transforming old cutlery, whether they be spoons, forks, or knives, into amazing animal sculptures, like birds. When he’s not making these works of art, he dabbles in driftwood and scrap metal, finding ways to turn those into masterpieces as well, with some pieces making their way onto Etsy. Read more for additional pictures.
The Andromeda–Milky Way collision is a galactic collision predicted to occur in roughly 3.75 billion years between two galaxies in the Local Group—the Milky Way and the Andromeda Galaxy. The stars involved are sufficiently far apart that it is improbable that any of them will individually collide, but some will be ejected from the resulting galaxy, nicknamed Milkdromeda. Read more for another video and additional information.
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David Aguilar, a 19-year-old bioengineering at the Universitat Internacional de Catalunya in Spain, was born without a right forearm, but that didn’t stop him from pursuing his dreams. He’s already built several versions of a prosthetic forearm using LEGO parts with the ultimate goal being to design affordable robotic limbs for those who need them. “As a child I was very nervous to be in front of other guys, because I was different, but that didn’t stop me believing in my dreams. I wanted to … see myself in the mirror like I see other guys, with two hands,’ said Aguilar, who uses the artificial arm only occasionally and is self-sufficient without it,” said Aguilar to Reuters. Read more for a video fo the first version of the arm.
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During the early 1980s, a NASA scientist named Lonnie Johnson created a heat pump system, and was testing it in his bathroom. However, a powerful stream shot from his prototype made him realize that this could make a great water gun, thus the legendary water gun was born. The idea was then sold to Larami Toys, and they released the Power Drencher. This name wasn’t very popular at first, but popularity grew significantly when they renamed it the Super Soaker 50. Nike decided to pay tribute to the Super Soaker 50 with these Russell Westbrook sneakers modeled after the classic water gun in its iconic packaging with the original tagline of “The most powerful watergun ever!” replaced with “The most powerful point guard ever!”. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Check your compass, Earth’s north magnetic pole is drifting from the Canadian Arctic towards Siberia at such a quick pace that the change is forcing researchers to make an unprecedented early update to a model that helps navigation by ships, planes and submarines in the Arctic. Just so you don’t get confused, the geographic north pole is fixed, while the magnetic north pole — the north that your compass uses – is not. Read more for another video and additional information.
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Developed by Surrey NanoSystems in the United Kingdom, Vantablack is currently the darkest known material on Earth, absorbing up to 99.96% of visible light (at 663 nm if the light is perpendicular to the material). It’s composed of a forest of vertical tubes “grown” on a substrate using a modified chemical vapor deposition process (CVD), so when light strikes the material, instead of bouncing off from it, the beams become trapped and is continually deflected amongst the tubes, eventually becoming absorbed and dissipating into heat. This is what a basketball looks like when coated in Vantablack.