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Passenger-carrying robot turns VR into an exhilarating ride

A parallel cable robot doesn't sound very exciting, and for the most part, they're not really what springs to mind when people think about robotics. They are robotic systems that consist of a platform operated by a series of actuators that work together in parallel, controlled by a system of …

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A NASA video shows what a total lunar eclipse looks like from the moon, and it's mind-blowing

There is only one cosmic phenomenon that could generate this seemingly red ring of fire around Earth:<p>Thanks to this incredible animation by NASA's Scientific Visualization Studio, you can see what this month's total lunar eclipse will look like from a vantage point unlike any other: the moon.<p>If …

That Time The Navy Blew Up 500 Tons of TNT Because It Wasn't Allowed to Use a Nuke

When life hands you lemons, blow up 500 tons of lemons.<p>The year was 1965, and the United States Navy had a problem.<p>After the U.S. and U.S.S.R. had started producing an alarming number of mushroom clouds and attendant fallout as they both tested their nuclear arsenal, the Partial Test Ban Treaty of …

7 crazy experimental Android apps you won’t find on any iPhone

Google this week took the wraps off a new project called Android Experiments that’s designed to show off some of the crazier ideas that Android app …

Guy Throws Basketball Off of Dam to Demonstrate Crazy Effect of Backspin

Also, some maniacs tried to make ships and airplanes work on this principle<p>Last month these guys spent a day doing what most of us do in summer: …

Evil plane seat design would ruin whatever good remains of air travel

Viewed from above, a sitting human being looks like a T-block from Tetris. The shoulders jut to the sides, and the legs protrude forward in a narrow line. It's not the most efficient shape in Tetris, a game in which the goal is to fill all space with Tetris blocks, but fortunately humans aren't …

3 (More) Ways To Stack Images for Photos With the Wow Factor

In a previous article, I discussed 4 ways to stack images in order to get better results. That's not all, however. There are more things that you can …

Best Telescopes for the Money

<i>*Editor's Note: Today, check out our Cyber Monday deals page for up-to-date discounts on</i> <i>telescopes, binoculars and more gifts for all the space fans</i> …

The Sun-Blaster: How to Build a Powerful DIY 1000W-Equivalent LED Light for $40

Want a portable and powerful LED light for illuminating your shots? The “Sun-Blaster” is a 1000 watt equivalent LED flashlight that you can build …

Everything You Never Knew About The Making of Conan The Barbarian

What is best in life? Seeing a classic sword-and-sorcery hero brought to the big screen, with an iconic bodybuilder in the lead role. But how did …

Defy The Cable Company With A DIY HDTV Antenna

Stick it to the man<p>Frustrated by years of expensive cable bills, Norm Sutaria ditched his set-top box and used online instructions to build a homemade HDTV antenna. Then the education specialist shared his newfound expertise with a class at Brooklyn Brainery, a crowd-sourced education space in New …

Leatherman’s New Wearable Multitool Is TSA-Approved

Since 1983, Leatherman has made a mint selling men increasingly elaborate multitools, under the rather fanciful notion that they will someday be in a position where instantaneous access to, say, a torx wrench the size of a pencil eraser will somehow save the day. For that man, we write this post: …

100 Best Fonts of 2014To close the big feature I made to the best fonts of 2014 here I bring you a big wall post of the 100 fonts in a fo…

<b>100 Best Fonts of 2014</b>To close the big feature I made to the best fonts of 2014 here I bring you a big wall post of the 100 fonts in a form of a logotype, just as the designers have decided to display and promote their own typefaces.<p>Check the big list below and click the name you want:<p>You can always check betype.co/fonts to see the daily new fonts or follow us on

How To Discover Everything Facebook Knows About You

You can't opt out of ads on Facebook without opting out of Facebook itself. But you can do a lot to control the ads you see.<p>Facebook shows you ads based on what it knows about you and what it thinks you like. It has two ways to figure this out:<p>1. What you tell it directly ( name, age, marital …

The front of this reception desk was made by stacking layers of glass on top of each other. More photos here: http://www.contemporist.com/2015/01/04/glass-layers-make-up-this-wavy-reception-desk-by-tamas-abel/

20 Videos We Couldn’t Stop Watching In 2014

From science explainers to exploding spice bags to a David Lynch-directed nail polish commercial, these were the best videos made in 2014.<p>In the breakneck pace of digital culture today, our attention span has been whittled down to the length of a two-second GIF. Deciding to click play on a longer …

The Huge, Unseen Operation Behind the Accuracy of Google Maps

The maps we use to navigate have come a long way in a short time. Since the '90s we've gone from glove boxes stuffed with paper maps to floorboards …

Freezing Fog Transforms Landscape into Icy Wonderland

Deep in the Hungarian mountains, an ominous-looking veil of fog sweeps across the landscape, leaving an impenetrable coat of ice in its wake. Tree branches, twigs, grass, and even small woodland creatures frosted over by the freezing mist, transforming the ordinary scene into an otherworldly, …

Video Game Screenshots Blend the French Revolution with Modern Day Paris

We've seen some great series that juxtapose the landscapes of the past with how they look in the present. But, this one turns the idea on its head. Damien Hypolite compares the modern-day Paris with photos of it from 1789 to 1799… well before the invention of photography.<p>So, how did he do it? …

Typographer’s typefaces

<b>The 25 most admired typefaces by typographers, type designers and letterers.</b><p>Selecting the right typeface makes all the difference to effective design and communication. But with over 100,000 font families to pick from it can be a daunting task. There are some excellent guides on how to choose a typeface and helpful methods for pairing typefaces but in order to apply these principles it’s important to be familiar with a broad range of quality typefaces.<p>Wouldn’t it be great to start with a short …

Inventor creates watch that fires laser - CNN.com

Patrick Priebe's laser watch will pop balloons and burn through plastic.<p><b>(CNN)</b> -- It cuts through plastic! It burns holes in walls!<p>It ... tells time?<p>Like something out of a James Bond film, it's a watch -- equipped with a laser. Its inventor, Patrick Priebe, built it during downtime from his …

Use This Clever Trick To See Your iPhone's True Signal Strength

Ever find yourself questioning how accurate those little signal strength dots are on your iPhone?<p>Luckily, there's a trick to reveal your iPhone's true signal strength, and it takes less than a minute to enable.<p>First, you'll need to access a hidden app on your phone called Field Test Mode. To do …

Emerald Canyon

Can India's Ancient Stepwells Help Solve the Country's Water Crisis?

Now largely obsolete, these Escher-like cisterns were once monuments of public life. And in the midst of water shortage, stepwells may refill their civic role.<p>Little-known giants of civic architecture puncture the landscape of west India: Stepwells. There are hundreds of these carved-stone trenches …

Impressive Product Photograph Captured with a Smartphone, a Lamp, and a Few Flashlights

Inspired by Alex Koloskov’s popular iPhone vs. Hasselblad whisky glass video, photographer Tilo Gockel decided to give cheap gear professional …

Fjaðrárgljúfur, The Most Beautiful Canyon in the World

Have you eve seen a canyon so beautiful? Fjaðrárgljúfur is a canyon in south east Iceland that's known for its breathtaking beauty. It's up to 330 feet deep and about one-and-a-quarter kilometers long, with a river called Fjar flowing through it. Created by a progressive erosion of flowing water …

5 Ways Tesla Vastly Improved The Model S

CEO Elon Musk had teased a "D" prior to the event, but the "D" here stands for the "dual-motor" that powers this new car, which is extremely powerful and ultra efficient. But the dual-motor is just the tip of the iceberg.<p>Here, we break down all the new features of the new Model S so you can get an …

Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2014 Winners (Amazing Photos)

Overall Winner: Aurora Over a Glacier Lagoon by James Woodend<p>Credit: © James Woodend (UK)<p>Each year, the Royal Observatory Greenwich and BBC's Sky at …

Astronomy