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Secret Google X Project Bringing Us A Step Closer To Drone Deliveries (Video)

Google X, Google’s research and development lab, has been known for projects like Project Loon, Google Glass, driverless cars and more. Now, it seems the company is taking on drones as well, after it was recently revealed that Google X has been secretly developing a drone program over the last two years. Last week, after the secret program (known as “Project Wing”) was revealed to the public, it was obvious that Google’s new drones would be in direct competition with Amazon’s more

Watch These Two Elephants Casually Dancing To Some Live Violin (Video)

Eleanor Bartsch is a talented musician, to say the least. Besides being a member of both the Madison (WI) Symphony and the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra, Eleanor is also an active chamber musician, performing regularly with other small groups and ensembles in the state. But recently, Eleanor decided to try out her musical skills on a very different audience. While performing with the Wisconsin Chamber Orchestra at the Circus World Museum, she noticed two elephants outside of a tent that seemed to be moving

Bay Area Skaters Turn Earthquake Damage Into A Sweet Skateboard Ramp (Video)

Yesterday (8/24/14), the San Francisco Bay Area was rocked by the strongest earthquake to hit the area since 1989. The 6.0 earthquake, which was centered in Napa, did some serious damage, sparking fires from gas leaks, ruining building foundations and roads, and hospitalizing dozens. The cost of the damages has been estimated at nearly a billion dollars. But in one Napa neighborhood, some opportunistic local residents are making the most of the damages. Local skaters saw a buckled road not as just damage from a recent earthquake,

“Nuestra Tierra—Our Earth”: A Breathtaking Time-Lapse Of Earth From Space (Video)

Using footage from the International Space Station (courtesy of NASA’s Johnson Space Center), National Geographic filmmaker Fede Castro has created one of the most breathtaking time-lapse videos of Earth from space. The video is just over four minutes, and features the world’s major cities, as well as the aurora borealis (Northern Lights) and a few massive thunderstorms, among other things. Take a trip around the world in just minutes in National Geographic’s video “Nuestra Tierra—Our Earth”: Video soundtrack: Divergence – The Black Parrot

A Look Inside The World’s Most Expensive RV (Video)

The most luxurious motorhome in the world - eleMMent Palazzo

Recently an RV sold in Dubai for its asking price of $3.1 million. This hefty price tag put the RV on record as the world’s most expensive RV ever sold. But why would someone pay so much for an RV? Well for starters, the outside of the record-setting RV is covered in gold. Also, the RV is a double-decker that has tons of amenities, including a pop-up rooftop terrace, fireplace, master bedroom, underfloor heating, self-cleaning technology, a top speed of 93 mph,

Neighborhood In Oregon Buys Drone To Enforce Local Environmental Standards

The Eastmoreland Neighborhood Association in Portland, Oregon, just recently purchased a $1,500 DJI Phantom 2 Vision drone. The association named the drone “Flying Monkey 1″. The purpose of the drone is to monitor a nearby rail yard and a few local construction site, making sure the sites adhere to environmental standards that the group feel are a low priority for the city. “We’ve had an interest in keeping a better eye on them,” said the neighborhood association’s president, Robert McCullough. For a while now, residents in this

The Living Root Bridges of Meghalaya, India (Photo Gallery)

Earlier this week, I was watching an episode of the BBC series Human Planet and saw clips of some amazing, natural-looking root bridges in India. I immediately wanted to know more about them. Cherrapunji is a subdivisional town in the East Khasi Hills district in the Indian state of Meghalaya. With over 75 feet of annual rainfall, the climate in this region is one of the wettest in the world. The intense rains have created a perpetually wet and often harsh

Some Of The Dangers Of Outer Space

Okay so everyone hopefully understands that you can’t just simply survive in the openness of outer space. That’s why astronauts are required to wear sophisticated suits to keep them safe. There are many reasons why outer space is not naturally habitable for humans, the lack of air and extreme temperatures being just the tip of the iceberg. But with a proper suit built to provide protection and breathable air, one can spend limited amounts of time in outer space.   According to Space.com four

In New Jersey, The Local Neighborhood Bear Walks Upright (Video)

New Jersey resident Ian Bohman was heading out for a Monday morning workout when he noticed a local bear walking upright. The spectacle was too perfect to not capture a viral worthy video. Check out the video below to see just how human-like bears can be… At first it’s not totally clear if this video is a hoax or just a man dressed up as a bear or something, but I can assure you that the video is actually of a

“Firenados”: What Causes A Fire Tornado? (Photo Gallery)

Seven News in Australia recently released video of a fire tornado captured by Chris Tangey of Alice Springs Film and Television. A still from that video went viral and had everyone asking: What is a fire tornado? And what can cause one? The recently surfaced “Firenado” picture was captured by Chris when he noticed a wildfire near Curtin Springs in Australia. Right as he began filming the blaze, a small tornado landed. Chris said that when the tornado touched down, “It

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