Saturday, January 12, 2013

Unscathed: Can you believe the luck of these people?

This one`s from Belarus taken from a traffic cam. This van gets T-boned by a car and spins straight toward some pedestrians. Very lucky people, they should buy some lottery tickets, or maybe not getting hurt was their lottery win.

A good deed gone horribly wrong.....

In this video we see a guy freeing a mouse that has been keeping him up at night. So being the obvious animal lover he released the little rodent in a wooded area in hopes that it would have a proper mouse`s  life and go on to do whatever mice do in the wild (like try to find another house?). That`s when things went horribly wrong......

Friday, January 11, 2013

A very cool magic trick

This magic trick looks pretty cool. Not sure how he does it but sometimes not know is better. Oh yeah it also involves a cute little furry thing, but enough about that, don`t want to spoil it for you.


Arnold Schwarzenegger voices Darth Vader... awesome

Darth Vader, you love him. I love him. But how about someone other than James Earl Jones voicing him. Say someone like.... Arnold Schwarzenegger! Yup, you`ll never look at the most well know Star Wars villain the same way. Straight to the point no BS Sith Lord.

Thorium reactors: A real energy crisis solution

Nuclear energy specifically nuclear reactors are become a bit taboo. But is there anything else that can be done with this technology? Are we not exploiting a technology that was envisioned decades ago due to our fear of all things nuclear? Watch this video about the Thorium fuel cycle reactor, maybe you`ll change your mind about nuclear energy and maybe our governments will start to embrace this technology.

Watch R`ha a short about a robot uprising

R´ha [short movie] from Kaleb Lechowski on Vimeo.

It`s only 6 minutes long, but it is really good. Sci-Fi at it`s finest, not going to spoil anything but it`s basically about a robot uprising on an alien world. Great work by it`s 22 year old creator Kaleb Lechowski.

How to go about building a Space gun

In Sci-Fi there`s a common theme of weaponized space craft, be it lasers, missiles or some kind of kinetic energy device they all seamed armed to the teeth. But have you ever wondered if this is plausible and what the real world challenges are to weaponize a space craft?

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Watch this Audi Quattro cut a telephone pole in half

Rallying is really fun to watch, not only for the race but the accidents, and they can get pretty destructive. This Audi Quattro of team Klausner/Söllner slid around a corner at Austria's Jänner Rallye when a telephone pole decided to get in the way.

Sarah Kerrigan your dress is ready: A robotic spider dress

Sarah Kerrigan the Queen of Blades from the StarCraft franchise would love this thing. The legs have a creepy motion but man is it cool.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Video of Neutron star blasting away

This is nature at it`s most raw, watch as this neutron star blast matter and energy from its poles. At the center of the Vela supernova remnant is a madly spinning neutron star. It spins *11 times per second*, which helps it whip up a magnetic field so fierce it can actually defy the gravity of the star, which is a billion times stronger than Earth's!

All of this help it generate two beams of matter and energy that blast away from its poles. Recent observations of this beam show that it appears to be wobbly, making a corkscrew motion over a period of 120 days. This movie is made from 8 images of the pulsar and its weird beam taken by the Chandra X-ray Observatory

Ye Olde invisible driver at the drive thru prank

Think I`ve seen this before but it`s always good for a laugh. Car pulls up orders food then goes to pick it up at the window and low and behold no driver! Pretty ingenious little costume and the reactions to this driverless car are priceless. Have a look.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

The World`s shortest escalator

If you happen to be in Kawasaki Japan make sure you find a "More`s" department store located across the street from the train station, go to the basement and low and behold you`ll find the World`s shortest escalator. Strap yourselves in!.

they should sell tickets to ride that thing

Toyota unveils autonomous car

Toyota is developing an autonomous or self driving car to create what they are calling a virtual "co-pilot". Showing off a modified Lexus at CES this week, Toyota says the car has sensors and automated systems to observe, process and respond to its surroundings.

Giant squid filmed in deep sea habitat for the first time. UPDATED with new footage

Giant squids have been washing up on shores for centuries, not too long ago there was some footage of one of the beasts attacking a lure and another of a live one on the surface. But this is different, never have any of these creatures been filmed in their native habitat.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Watch a film clip from Pixar`s new short The Blue Umbrella

Love animation? Can`t wait for something new from Pixar? Well here`s a clip from an upcoming short called The Blue Umbrella. It`s a sweet love story between you guessed it, 2 umbrellas. Have a look.

Now you can have your very own HAL 9000

2001: A Space Odyssey, a beautiful movie by the late Stanley Kubrick. Who can for get the soft spoken protagonist, HAL 9000. Well now you can own your very own replica of HAL made from the movie`s original blueprints. It speaks when spoken too, has the same soft red glowing "eye" and even sings "Daisy Bell". Very cool.

getting it, maybe 2, then they can bicker all they want about not being able to open the pod bay doors

more here

This is why you don`t want to live in a binary star system

Binary star systems sound cool and are featured in countless Sci-Fi stories and movies. But in almost half of all simulations the distant companion star ejected at least one of the gas giants, suggesting this would be a very common outcome in the millions of the galaxy's binary star systems.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

This is what you`d look like going through a luggage X-ray machine

If you`ve ever wondered what someone would look like going through an airport luggage machine, well here it is. Apparently shot in Mexico, if you`d ask me to do I`d have to say no. I`m not sure how much radiation those things give off so I`d rather not take my chances.

not surprising