What happens when an ice tsunami on the Yenisei River crashes ashore in Russia? Lots of ice blocks suddenly appear. For those who aren’t familiar with the term, an ice tsunami, or ice shove, refers to a surge of ice from an ocean or large lake onto the shore. They are caused by ocean currents, strong winds, or temperature differences pushing ice onto the shore, creating piles up to 40-feet high. Read more for the video and additional information.
Most auto enthusiasts are familiar with Porsche and its beautiful vehicles, but did you know they also help design other things, like yachts? Introducing the Royal Falcon One. Measuring 135-feet from bow to stern, the RFF 115 features five three guest suites, a master bedroom with its own private deck, a VIP room, sun deck with jacuzzi, a dining area, bar, an exterior aft lounge, a stern tender garage, and crew quarters. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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Hudson Yards announced earlier this week that Edge, the Western Hemisphere’s highest outdoor observation deck, is set to open on March 11, 2020 offering the public the opportunity to see and experience NYC like they never have before. This structure pierces the sky at a soaring 100 floors from its record-setting height of 1,131 feet, with expansive views of The City, Western New Jersey and New York State spanning up to 80 miles. Visitors will be able to enjoy varying levels of thrill including leaning over the city up against the angled glass walls to stepping all the way out onto the glass floor or taking in the view on the outdoor skyline steps from the 100th to 101st floor. Read more for two videos, additional pictures and information.
Powered by Rolls-Royce Pearl 700 engines, the ultra luxurious Gulfstream G700 private jet can achieve a maximum speed of Mach 0.925 and can fly 7,500 nautical miles at Mach 0.85. It can comfortably seat up to 19 passengers and boasts five living areas, a six-seat dining area / conference room, a 10-foot galley and a master bedroom suite, complete with a full shower. The high-tech circadian lighting system recreates sunrise and sunset to reduce jet lag on long haul flights. 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.
We’re a decade or less away from an official manned mission to Mars, and what better way for adventurists to prepare than right here on Earth? Now you can do just that, thanks to the Astroland Agency, which starts you off with virtual training courses as well as climbing / speleology classes. Once all of that is complete, a team of 10 Astrolanders get fitted with custom astronaut suits and head to the Ares Station, mock colony in a Spanish cave.
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Tourists are now allowed to enter the control room of Reactor 4 at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant. This room is significant because the decisions made on that fateful day in 1986 contributed to the worst nuclear accident the world has ever seen yet. For the past 20+ years, visitors were only permitted to observe the abandoned schoolyards, amusement parks, and classrooms outside the nuclear plant since they aren’t considered dangerous anymore. Read more for two videos and additional information.
In the Star Wars universe, the X-Wing starfighter is a light escort and reconnaissance craft of the Rebel Alliance, New Republic and the Resistance. It comes armed with four laser cannons, two proton torpedo launchers, deflector shields, Class-1 superluminal hyperdrive, a repair astromech, and a full life support system. This life-sized LEGO version may not be equipped with battle, but it did take 2.5-million bricks to complete. Read more for an up-close video and additional information.
Jorge Manalang went to work at O’Hare International Airport on Monday and ended up “saving the day in Chicago.” How so? He managed to ram an out-of-control beverage cart on a tarmac with another vehicle before it could harm any of the numerous employees on the ground or the airplane right behind it. Someone managed to capture this event on camera and promptly uploaded it to social media. Read more to watch.
Storm chaser and videographer Dustin Farrell who hails from Arizone has just released “Transient 2″. This sequel to his 2017 short is approximately 3.5-minutes long and features the skies opening up to reveal flashes of lightning as well as puffed up clouds rolling across open plains. Capturing all this wasn’t easy, as he had to travel 35,000 miles over the span of 2-years to get the raw footage, and that’s not including the 300 hours spent editing. Read more for the video and additional information.