The life-sized mech at the Gundam Factory Yokohama complex is now complete, and it’s finally opening on December 19th to the public after several delays due to the pandemic. Not just a static robot, it has 20 moving parts as well as 34 points of articulation and guests can climb observation decks on the Gundam-Dock Tower to have up-close views of the massive robot. Every 30-minutes, the statue will move and take on different poses. When dusk hits, the eyes even light up. Read more for two videos and additional information.
There’s the Tesla Cybertruck DeLorean, and now, an incredible camper by Ivan Zheltonogov that can be towed around as a mobile home. The actual truck will feature a self-leveling suspension, on-board power inverters for supplying both 120 and 240-volt electricity, allowing use of power tools without a portable generator, and an air compressor for powering pneumatic tools. This camper has a sleeping area, kitchenette and more. Read more for two videos and additional information.
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The Utah monolith is now gone, but a second one has mysteriously appeared in Romania. This one is quite similar, even standing around 11-feet tall, located close to where an ancient Dacian fortress once stood. Its stainless steel exterior has a swirl scribble finish and appears to be a lot easier to reach than its US counterpart. The structure faces Romania’s Mount Ceahlau, which is called the Holy Mountain by locals. Read more for additional pictures.
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It’s official, Super Nintendo World is opening slightly earlier than expected on February 4th, 2021 at Universal Studios Japan in Osaka. At that time, there will be two main attractions open, a Mario Kart roller coaster of sorts and Yoshi’s Adventure. The former is located in Bowser’s Castle and uses some kind of augmented reality setup with projection mapping technology. That’s right, riders will have to wear special headsets shaped like Mario’s red cap. Read more for three videos, additional pictures and information.
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The Utah monolith coordinates may not be of much use anymore, or at least for anyone wanting to visit the structure, as it has seemingly disappeared overnight, without a trace, other than a mysterious silver triangle. Utah’s Department of Public Safety stated that biologists first spotted the 11-foot-tall monolith on November 18, and it appeared to have sides made of stainless steel. Since then, at least dozens of groups have hiked their way to the location for photographs. Read more for a video showing what remains and additional information.
The astronauts named the SpaceX Crew Dragon spacecraft Resilience to highlight the dedication that teams involved with the mission have displayed and to demonstrate that when everyone works together, there is no limit to what they can achieve. NASA astronaut Victor Glover shared his first video from aboard the International Space Station, and it was of Earth captured through a window on the Crew Dragon. Read more for the video and additional informatoin.
In Arthur C. Clarke’s Space Odyssey, the strange monoliths are actually machines built by an unseen extraterrestrial species. Three of them are discovered in the solar system by hominids and humans, with the response of the characters to their discovery driving the plot of the series. Recently, a strange 12-foot monolith was discovered in a remote area of Utah, which prompted internet users to compare it to 2001: A Space Odyssey. Read more for a video and the exact coordinates of this strange structure should you be brave enough to go exploring in the area.
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In alternate universes, you may actually see stormtroopers in front of the Eiffel Tower, but in this reality, French photographer Benoit Lapray shows us exactly how this would look in his new Monuments series. This idea of combining pop culture with Parisian sights came about when he was strolling the streets back in 2015. The original locations were shot with a medium format camera on à l’ancienne’ film and then the negatives were digitized before being retouched with CGI elements. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Remember that Star Wars hotel announcement that Disney made a while back? Well, the company has just provided new images of the event, which debuts in 2021 at Walt Disney World Resort in Florida. Simply put, this will be a two-day and two-night vacation that aims to provide an all-immersive experience taking guests to a galaxy far, far away, but with some Disney magic. Guests become the heroes of their own Star Wars story, so each stay should be different. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
There are private business jets, and then Pegasus VBJ. This VTOL business jet sports a cranked dihedral wing and an X-tail design, powered by two 2,300hp General Electric CT7 engines to drive in-wing lift fans / rear thrust fans through integrated gearboxes, all managed by multiple redundant computer systems. This eight-passenger aircraft has a claimed range of around 2,380 nautical miles from a standard runway take-off, or 1,150 nautical miles when using vertical take-off / landing mode. Read more for a concept video, additional pictures and information.