Photographer Andrew Levitt teamed up with videographer Jacob Phillips and landscape photographer Taylor Gray to recreate every pre-installed Apple MacOS wallpapers of California landmarks in just one week. For those who don’t use MacOS are have just started to do so, OS X versions were named after big cats until OS X 10.9 Mavericks, as that update marked when Apple officially switched to using California locations. Read more for a video and additional information.
Remember ‘Oumuamua? It was the first known interstellar object detected that through the Solar System. Since it can’t be captured into a solar orbit, the object will eventually leave the Solar System and resume traveling through interstellar space. However, it will take the object roughly 20,000 years to travel the Solar System before leaving. Now, amateur astronomer Gennady Borisov has discovered a second interstellar object, called “C/2019 Q4”. Read more for a video and additional information.
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Did you know that the original Darth Vader costume design did not include a helmet? That’s right, it only came about when concept artist Ralph McQuarrie proposed that Vader should wear a breathing apparatus during pre-production discussions for Star Wars with George Lucas in 1975. With that said, this Chevrolet Camaro attempted to turn to the dark side, but seems to have failed half way. Read more to see the entire body kit.
We covered the Human Headphones a couple weeks ago, but they’ve already started shipping, and they may perform better than it looks. These wireless headphones do away with the headband, and have been designed to adapt to the physical structure of your ear. In other words, each of the earpieces is mounted directly on the ear. They can also be used as language translator, with support for 11 different languages. Read more for a hands-on video and additional information.
Say goodbye to plastic / aluminum headphones, and hello to fungus. Design studio Aivan unveiled Korvaa, the world’s first headphones made from microbial-grown materials. The studio created two versions of the Korvaa headphones, with each consisting of six microbe-grown components with different properties: enzymatically produced, lignin-free cellulose; 3D-printed biodegradable microbial bioplastic PLA for the frame; a leather-like fungal mycelium for the soft foam inside the headset; biosynthetic spider silk for the mesh inside the earphone; and protein foam with plant cellulose. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
MIT engineers have created the blackest ever material, or to be more specific 10 times blacker than anything that has previously been reported. The yet to be named material is made from carbon nanotubes that were grown on the surface of aluminum foil. Why? The chlorine-etched aluminum foil captures more than 99.96% of any incoming light, making it the darkest on record. Read more for a video and additional information.
We’re still at least a decade away from commercial trips to the Moon’s orbit or even surface, but one startup company called Lifeship wants to give you a headstart, and it won’t break the bank. LifeShip founder Ben Haldeman is planning on sending human DNA to the Moon for just $99, or at least during the initial crowdfunding phase. Read more for a video about moon colonization and additional information.
You’ve probably seen your fair share of Bugatti Veyron knockoffs over the years, but we have to say, this one, called “BuCougar”, was built by a Florida man, and it doesn’t look half bad. Based on a 2002 Mercury Cougar, this knockoff even has a wing that retracts and is still powered by the Cougar’s V6 engine generating 170 horsepower. Yes, there’s even a Bugatti-branded speedometer with a top speed of 280 mph. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Gamers already know that DOOM is considered to be one of the first FPS games with 3D graphics, third-dimension spatiality, networked multiplayer gameplay, and support for player-created modifications. Since its release on December 10, 1993, over 10-million copies of DOOM games have been sold, thus spawning numerous sequels, expansion packs, two films, and now, officially licensed Bone Vodka. Read more for another picture an additional information.
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Matt Benedetto specializes in creating unnecessary inventions, and while we’ve featured his work before, he’s back with another round of things you probably don’t need, but wouldn’t mind having. Starting off, we have the Infinity Saucelet, which is basically the Infinity Gauntlet power stones replaces with McDonalds (or any other fast food establishment) sauces. “In one snap of my fingers all your fast food dreams will come to life. This extremely powerful gauntlet can wield the power of all of your favorite fast food sauces all at once. Cover everything in sauce… whatever it takes,” said Matt. Read more to see his latest creations.