Saturday, December 8, 2012

Decay, full movie



CERN, zombies what could be better? This was shot at the CERN`s Large Hadron Collider facility.

Synopsis:


"DECAY is a zombie film made and set at the LHC, by physics PhD students. It will be released free online on the 8th of December, under a Creative Commons license.

Trapped underground at the world's largest particle accelerator, a group of students make a deadly discovery."

cool

This contact lens has a display in it




Switching of a contact lens shaped display. The contact lens is still transparent but is able to modulate the transmitted light using LCD technology. Direct applications could be medical, as an artificial iris, or cosmetic, as an iris with tunable color, or it just could serve as a gimmick. The dollar sign is a reference to the many cartoons featuring people/figures with dollars in their eyes :)

Pale Blue Dot animated


Pale Blue Dot from ORDER on Vimeo.


A visual response to Carl Sagan's famed 'Pale Blue Dot' piece where he muses on our planet's appearance in a photograph taken by the Voyager 1 space probe. The most distant photograph ever taken of Earth.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Motorcyclist crashes off cliff and survives



Ouch, this has got to hurt. This guy hits what looks like a dirt curb and bounces across 2 lanes and goes off of a cliff, luckily he survived.

ouch is right, bet his motorcycle took a beating

Private Moon trips soon?

Want to go to the Moon, have a spare $1.5 Billion burning a hole in your pocket? You may be able to do just that in the next couple of years, this according to a company called Golden Spike.

Battlestar Galactica: Blood and Chrome "Finale"



Watch the amazing new chapter in the Battlestar saga, Blood & Chrome, about William Adama's rookie mission aboard the Galactica.

great sci-fi series

Scanadu: A real medical tricorder you can own



This thing is revolutionary. Who hasn`t watched Star Trek and thought hey having a hand held scanning device would be awesome, well now you can and they best part, it`s only $150. Watch the video for a demo.

"Consumers don't have the tools they need to monitor their health and make informed decisions about when they're actually sick and need to see a doctor. We want to empower consumers to take control of their health and give them direct access to their personal healthfeed."

more here

Thursday, December 6, 2012

Gandalf playing bagpipes and riding a unicycle



Your eyes are not deceiving you, this is Gandalf playing bagpipes and riding a unicycle. Looks like someone`s really exciting about the released of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey.


awesome, that is all


Star Trek Into Darkness teaser



In Summer 2013, pioneering director J.J. Abrams will deliver an explosive action thriller that takes Star Trek Into Darkness.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Black Marble: A view of the Earth at night




The night side of Earth twinkles with light, and the first thing to stand out is the cities. "Nothing tells us more about the spread of humans across the Earth than city lights," asserts Chris Elvidge, a NOAA scientist who has studied them for 20 years.

An amazingly creative Rube Goldberg Machine



Here`s another Rube Goldberg Machine, this one entitled "Isaac Newton vs Rube Goldberg seems to defy physics! A lot of thought went into this one.

Spaun: largest functioning model of the human brain



This is Spaun, short for Semantic Pointer Architecture Unified Network, this is the largest functioning model of the human brain, made in University of Waterloo, Canada. This system that is powered by 2.5 million simulated neurons, and each neuron is its own entity unto itself.

Amazing video of planet Earth



Just an awesome compilation video of vistas, scenes, action, sports and animals, all from our crazy little blue marble, Earth.

very much worth the look, it is beautiful

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Automated quake proof cycle storage Tokyo style



This is Eco-Cycle it stored bicycles 40 feet underground in an automated bike vault. The structure sits on pillions which makes it quake proof err let`s settle for resistant.

Upstream Color trailer



From the Official synopsis:

A man and woman are drawn together, entangled in the life cycle of an ageless organism. Identity becomes an illusion as they struggle to assemble the loose fragments of wrecked lives.

from the director of Primer, opens March 2013

Neffi the Spidernaut: dead



It is with great sadness that the National Museum of Natural History (NMNH) has announced the Nefertiti the space traveling spider has passed on. "Neffi" as she was affectionately known spent 100 days aboard the ISS and just 5 days after returning to Earth she passed away at the National Museum of Natural History`s Insect Zoo.

NASA`s Voyager 1 enters "Magnetic Highway"

NASA`s Voyager 1 spacecraft is one robust vehicle. Operating for over 35 years and logging more than 123 AU (that`s 123 times the distance from the Earth to the Sun) or about 18 BILLION km, Voyager 1 is about to enter a new region of space at the edge of our Solar System named the "Magnetic Highway".

Want to sound like Darth Vader? This is how you do it



Big Star Wars fan? Always wanted to sound like James Earl Jones playing Darth Vader? Well this tutorial will show you how to do it. Note: these tools can get expensive, it`s not for everyone but if you just got to do it, this is how.

Monday, December 3, 2012

First successful flight of EU combat drone NEURON



The Neuron stealth combat drone UCAV (Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle) demonstrator successfully made its first flight.

Russian arcade claw games offer real cats as prizes!



Stuffed animals, so passe! In Russia the old arcade claw games come with the real deal!

looks like kitty found his way into softest place imaginable, no claws going to move him

Watch this magician turn a piece of dough into a baguette



This is one crazy magic trick, this magician starts out with a pliable hunk of dough and "magically" turns it into a huge baguette, awesome trick with no green screen.

nice, now if he can only turn a piece of bread into 24 beers you`ll have my attention

Navy preps X-47B Drone for carrier launch




Credit: U.S. Navy/Naval Air Systems Command/NAVAIR
NAVAL AIR SYSTEMS COMMAND, PATUXENT RIVER, Md. -- The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator successfully completed its inaugural land-based catapult launch here Nov. 29, marking the start of a new era for naval aviation.

Odd: Ukrainians sign up for coffin therapy



Ukrainian Stepan Piryanyk odd business is offering the living the chance to sit in a coffin to get themselves used to death and eternity.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

This Rube Goldberg Machine lights a menorah




Technion students Eyal Cohen and Tomer Wassermann from the Mechanical Engineering faculty and Matan Orian and Dvir Dukhan of Industrial Engineering and Management take on the challenge to build a Rube Goldberg machine that lights the Chanukah menorah. Hanukkah is the holiday of miracles and here is another one.

Watch a bunch of drunk rapping Dwarves bust in on Bilbo`s Hobbit hole



Funny The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey parody featuring drunken dwarves and even Gandalf gets in on it.

Watch this Japanese tuner play Jingle Bells with his car



How could you not like this. Watch as this Japanese tuner plays Jingle Bells with his car exhaust by revving his engine while on a highway cruise no less. Even though that car looks like a heap, I like the buzzy rev of its engine.

lol, nice too see these hoons having fun and get into the Christmas spirit

These tiny reconfigurable robots are micro Transformers




Micro Transformers from MIT:

"The device doesn't look like much: a caterpillar-sized assembly of metal rings and strips resembling something you might find buried in a home-workshop drawer. But the technology behind it, and the long-range possibilities it represents, are quite remarkable."

Put a cork in it! This radio is turned off by inserting a cork


Plugg from Skrekk√łgle on Vimeo.

This radio is called the Plugg for reasons that will soon be obvious. To use Plugg simply pull the cork out the top and the radio starts playing, done with it? put the cork back to turn it off. Brilliantly simple.