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Octopus Launches Out of the Water to Snare An Unsuspecting Crab (Video)

Last week a spectator in Western Australia captured extremely rare video footage of an octopus attacking a crab that’s on land. The viral video shows the octopus aggressively launch out of the water to smother the oblivious, which was standing on some rocks near the water’s edge. After a brief struggle the octopus holds grip and drags the crab into the water. Check out the video below to see the epic battle between Octopus and Crab… Scientists say an attack like this is very

Tomatan: The Hands-Free Wearable Tomato-Feeding Robot (Video)

Last week Japan’s largest supplier of tomato juice and ketchup unveiled a wearable robot that sits atop a user’s shoulders and feeds them tomatoes as they run. According to International Business Times… “Tomatan is a robot that can be worn as a backpack. Weighing 8kg (18 pounds), it features a tomato shaped head with a mouth that opens to dispense the tomato into circular metal arms that then come down over the person’s mouth to feed them a tomato.” As odd as the

Size in Space: Just How Big is the Biggest Star We Know Of? (Video)

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With a diameter of approximately 2.8 million kilometers (about 1.75 million miles), VY Canis Majoris, a red hypergiant star located in the constellation Canis Major, is the largest star we have ever come across. To picture its gargantuan size, imagine a passenger jet flying just above the surface of Canis Majoris at 900km/h (560 mph). At this speed, it would take the aircraft roughly 1100 years to make just one full circle around the star! The video below helps put this size

Omni Wheel: Transform Any Bike Into An Electric-Powered Hybrid In 30 Minutes (Video)

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New York-based electric bicycle company EVELO just unveiled their new “Omni Wheel”: a front-wheel equipped with a 35W electric motor to give riders a power boost. With a quick 30-minute installation, riders can “electrify” their bikes, removing the existing front tire and replacing it with the Omni Wheel. Once installed, the wheel is able to accurately sense your pedal movements and provide complimentary power at speeds up to 20 mph. The Omni also comes with a wireless display that allows the rider to choose the level

U.S. Navy Unveils Prototype of Autonomous Humanoid Firefighting Robot (Video)

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The U.S. Navy is exploring a futuristic new approach to onboard fire control: robots. On Wednesday (2/4), the Navy unveiled the Shipboard Autonomous Firefighting Robot (SAFFiR) at the annual Naval Future Force Science & Technology EXPO in Washington, D.C. The robot, which was developed by researchers at Virgina Tech University, stands 5 foot 10 and weighs around 140 pounds. According to Phys.org, the robot, “…walked across uneven floors, used thermal imaging to identify overheated equipment, and used a hose to extinguish a small

Intense Dashcam Video Shows Yesterday’s TransAsia Aircraft Crash

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TransAsia Airways Flight 235 crashed during takeoff yesterday (2/3) while en route from Taipei Songshan Airport in Taiwan to Kinmen Shang-Yi Airport in southeastern China, killing at least twelve people. The aircraft, an ATR72-600, was carrying 58 passengers when it crashed into the Keelung river near Taipei. The aircraft reportedly called a mayday after an engine failure, coming down just 3 minutes after take off. The exact cause of the engine failure is still under investigation. Ambulances, water craft, several fire trucks and over 150 rescuers were

Solar Powered Plane Prepares For Record-Setting Round-The-World Trip (Video)

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Over the span of two months, Swiss pilots André Borschberg and Bertrand Piccard will attempt to travel around the world using only solar energy. The record-setting flight would be the first time a solar-powered plane traveled around the entire world. According to the BBC… “The plans have been set for the solar-powered plane, Solar Impulse 2, to take off from Abu Dhabi and then fly around the globe using only the sun’s energy.”   Scientific American provides a bit more background on the pilots and their

New Neural Implant Helps Paralyzed Rats Walk Again (Video)

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A new technology, known as the e-Dura, has been labeled as “groundbreaking” after successfully giving paralyzed rats the ability to walk. The new technology is flexible and stretchy, allowing it to be implanted directly on the spinal chord with maximum comfort for the patient. The e-Dura also mimics the tissue around the spine (known as dura mater), so the body doesn’t reject the implant’s presence. According to The Telegraph… “It closely imitates the mechanical properties of living tissue, and can simultaneously deliver

Hankook’s Latest Concept Tires Morph to Tackle Different Types of Terrain

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Every two years, the Hankook Tire company teams up with a chosen university to take part in their Design Innovation Project. The goal of this “daydream challenge” is to come up with the craziest, most futuristic tire ideas possible. This year, Hankook linked up with the University of Design, Engineering and Business in Pforzheim, Germany. The results did not disappoint. The project produced three extremely innovative tire concepts that morph and transform to handle all different types of terrain, from asphalt and pavement to

Watch As 40-Foot Trees Are Swallowed Up In Seconds By An Underwater Sinkhole (Video)

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Last summer, a massive sinkhole opened up underneath the Corne Bayou in Assumption Parish, Louisiana. The bayou sits above an old salt mine that is slowly collapsing. On August 3, 2012, a one-acre sinkhole opened up, prompting Louisiana mayor Bobby Jindal to order an evacuation of the small Bayou Corne community. In just a single year, the sinkhole expanded in size from one to 28 acres. According to ecology.com, “In places, it is estimated to be 750 feet deep, and some 350 residents of

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