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This Solar-Powered Bike Can Travel Up To 40 Miles Unassited (Video)

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Danish inventor Jesper Frausig has developed a Solar Bike that offers cyclists an easier way to commute without hurting the environment. The Solar Bike requires no plug-in to charge – just park your bike in a sunny area and the solar panels on the bike’s wheels and the battery unit will do the rest. The battery is carefully tucked inside the frame of the bike and can store enough energy to travel up to 40 miles. The bike has adjustable speed and can

SpaceX Makes Second Attempt At Landing A Fuel Rocket After Launch (Video)

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SpaceX just made another nearly successful attempt at landing their Falcon 9 first stage fuel rocket on a floating platform in the ocean. Besides fulfilling billion dollar contracts with NASA, the folks at SpaceX are looking for ways to improve current space industry operations. One strategy to save resources and money is to preserve the fuel rockets by re-landing them softly (instead of just letting them free fall into the ocean from the edge of our atmosphere, as was done in the past).

103-Year-Old Marie Hunt Finally Got Her High School Diploma (Video)

At 103-years-old, Marie Hunt of Wisconsin may be the oldest person to ever receive her high school diploma. According to UK’s Daily Mail… “Now a resident at Meadows Assisted Living and Memory Care in Spring Green, the centenarian was presented with an honorary degree by River Valley High School, 87 years after her fellow classmates graduated.”   Miss Hunt expressed how grateful she was to receive the degree because it was something she always wanted but didn’t have the opportunity to get in earlier

Camera Shy Chimp Uses A Branch to Swat A Drone Out of the Air (Video)

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On Tuesday, an employee at the Royal Burgers’ Zoo in Arnhem, Netherlands was using a drone to capture some aerial footage of the zoo’s chimps. One of the chimps, a 23-year-old female named Tushi, wasn’t so keen on having the strange invader fly around her enclosure. She grabbed a long branch, climbed a tree, and when the drone flew by, she swatted it out of the air. “We can write the drone off. It cost about 2,000 euros ($2,100). Then again, it

Astronauts Capture Epic Footage During Spacewalk Using A GoPro (Video)

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GoPro cameras are known for being used by extreme athletes all over the world, but rarely do they find their way outside of the atmosphere. According to Yahoo News… “Back in February and March, astronauts Barry “Butch” Wilmore and Terry Virts brought GoPro cameras with them on space walks to reconfigure the space station. They captured some pretty breathtaking footage, which NASA uploaded to YouTube.”   The video gives the viewer a first-hand view of what it would be like

GoPro Partners Up With 3D Robotics To Make The Ultimate Video-Capturing Drone (Video)

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The “3D Robotics Solo” — arguably the best drone ever created with GoPro capabilities — has just hit the markets. According to CNET… “Solo, its controller and optional Solo Gimbal — a motorized three-axis camera stabilizer — is the culmination of a couple years of work and a partnership with GoPro. A partnership that has resulted in a drone with full in-flight camera control and live, low-latency HD streaming straight to mobile devices.”   Featuring an on-board computer capable of running apps,

The “Vipukirves” Is Being Called The First Redesign Of The Axe In 8,000 Years (Video)

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Finnish inventor Heikki Karna has designed a new type of axe that makes splitting wood easier while reducing the risk of injury to the user. Karna has created several designs of his axe, which he calls the “Vipukirves”. Featuring curved wedge-like blades, the “leveraxes” reduce the amount of force needed to split wood. Wired explains how it works: “After the downswing and just after the blade pierces through the wood fibers, the counterweight on the right side of the head forces the axe to

This Liquid Body Armor Stops Bullets Better Than Kevlar (Video)

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There is no question that the bullet-proof vest was an innovative and life-saving invention. However, even the most rigid vests tend to bend inwards when struck by a high-speed projectile, often causing serious injuries to the wearer. The Polish company Moratex saw this problem as an opportunity for improvement. Moratex is developing a futuristic line of liquid-based body armor that has already outperformed kevlar in safety tests. The armor is filled with a non-Newtonian fluid that increases its viscosity when a force is

Retailer Invents Unique Sidewinding Circular Skates (Video)

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A new pair of skates designed by retailer Hammacher Schlemmer is being labeled by some as a “post modern skateboard”. The Sidewinding Circular Skates are a pair of separate 10-inch rubber wheels with platforms to stand on. With one on each foot, the rider uses a weaving motion to gain momentum. Hammacher’s website describes exactly how to use the unique skates: “These are the annular skates that are propelled by leaning side to side, allowing you to skateboard without having to push

Watch This Seed Drills Itself Into the Ground Upon Contacting Water (Time-Lapse Video)

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If you’re looking for an example of awesome engineering in nature, look no further than Erodium cicutarium. The plant — commonly referred to as redstem filaree, stork’s-bill or pinweed — has a seed that bores itself into the ground upon coming into contact with moisture. To accomplish this feat, the erodium seed uses a specialized spiral stalk that is able to unwind itself in response to daily changes in humidity. As the humidity levels rise and fall, this stalk winds and unwinds, steadily

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