Ever wonder just how many Earths can fit inside the sun? If so (or not), the answer is approximately 1.3 million Earths. Believe it or not, the Sun is just an average-sized star, as the red giant Betelgeuse has a radius of 936 times the radius of the Sun, making it hundreds of millions of times larger. Currently, the largest known star is VY Canis Majoris, and it’s thought to be between 1800 and 2100 times the radius of the Sun. Continue reading to see more things that are larger than you think.
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Believe it or not, photographer and conservationist Phil Torres shot this amazing slow-motion hummingbird video in the Ecuadorian cloud forest using just his iPhone X and Moment’s lens attachments. “I soon realized that the wide angle lens gives the iPhone and incredibly close focus point, allowing me to capture hard-to-pull-off wide-angle macro photos and videos. I set my iPhone to 240fps on 1080p (which my Canon 1DX Mark II can’t even handle), put on the wide angle lens, set it next to a hummingbird feeder in the cloud forests of Sumaco, and pressed record,” Torres told PetaPixel. Continue reading for more fascinating images.
Ready Player One showed us what virtual reality is capable of in the future, but the last thing you’d expect is for this technology to be combined with an actual water slide. However, that’s exactly what VRSlide at Galaxy Erding in Germany has done. Simply put, riders wear a custom waterproof headset, powered by an integrated Samsung Galaxy S8, that uses a two-part tracking system to pinpoint exactly where users are on the slide. Continue reading for more interesting images from around the web.
First, there was the Light L16, a point-and-shoot camera with 16 lens, and now, the company is set to reveal a smartphone with a whopping 9 camera sensors. This device aims to combine a point-and-shoot camera with the functionality of a smartphone, enabling users to capture 64-megapixel photos with ‘better low-light performance and sophisticated depth effects’ by stitching images from the multiple cameras into a single photo. Continue reading for more interesting images.
Self-cut systems are nothing new, but this person took things to the next level, with his DSLR connected to an external display setup. All things aside, it may not work for all types of haircuts, but if your goal is to just give yourself a simple buzz, this definitely does the trick. That is just one of the many clever, yet simple, ideas that people have come up with to solve everyday problems, or at least enhance them. Continue reading to see more.
We have seen the future of burgers, and it includes automated robots. Officially called the “Creator Burger Robot,” this 14-foot-tall machine uses 350 sensors and 20 computers to create a gourmet burger in just 6-minutes. Simply place an order with a human concierge, and then the robot goes to work using only the freshest of ingredients, complete with 15 different sauces, and freshly ground hormone-free, pasture-raised brisket and chuck steak. Continue reading for more interesting images from around the web.
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This incredible image depicts NASA astronaut Robert Curbeam working on the International Space Station’s S1 truss during the space shuttle Discovery’s STS-116 mission. European Space Agency astronaut Christer Fuglesang (out of frame) was his partner in the 6-hour, 36-minute spacewalk. During this mission, the STS-116 crew continued construction of the orbital outpost, adding the P5 spacer truss segment during the first of four spacewalks. Continue reading for more fascinating images from around the web.
Tracy Caldwell Dyson is an American chemist and NASA astronaut, or more specifically a Mission Specialist on Space Shuttle Endeavour flight STS-118 in August 2007. She was part of the Expedition 24 crew on the International Space Station between April 4, 2010 and September 25, 2010. To date, she has completed three spacewalks, logging more than 22 hrs of EVA including work to replace a malfunctioning coolant pump. Continue reading for more interesting photos from around the web.
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild can already be enjoyed on the go via the Nintendo Switch, but if the company ever released a Game Boy Color version, this is probably what it would look like. Sure, the graphics may not hold a candle to the Switch’s, but it does capture the mood while retaining design elements from Link’s Awakening. Continue reading for more interesting gaming images from around the web.
Milind Raj went out for his normal morning walk last month when something that sounded like an animal whimper was heard off in the distance. So, the 27-year-old found his way to the sound, and discovered a stranded puppy in a drain. Thankfully, he builds robots for a living, and returned to his lab to build an AI-controlled robotic arm attached to a giant drone, for the daring rescue 6-hours later. “The AI helped me monitor the animal’s heart rate, If the grip was too tight, the pup would suffocate. When it was on the ground, it vomited plastic including paan masala packets that people had carelessly tossed into the drain,” said Mr Raj. Continue reading for more interesting images from around the web.