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New Braking System Can Stop a 40-Ton Truck Automatically on a Dime

By Ben on Fri Mar 6 2015 |
Gear | Tech
Volvo has developed a new completely automated braking system for tractor trailers. The video below shows it in action, stopping a truck loaded with 40 tons of cargo in a very short distance.
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The Boy Who Couldn't Sleep And Never Had To

By Ben on Fri Mar 6 2015 |
Gear | Video
The Boy Who Couldn't Sleep And Never Had To by DC Pierson.
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Large Asteroid Impact Simulation

By Ben on Fri Mar 6 2015 |
Gear | Video
An asteroid with a diameter of 500 km. Destination: The Pacific Ocean. The impact peels the 10 km crust off the surface. The shockwave travels at hypersonic speeds. Debris is blasted across into low Earth orbit, and returns to destroy the surface of the Earth. The firestorm encircles the Earth, vaporizing all life in its way. Within one day, the surface of the Earth is uninhabitable. The evidence shows that this has happened at least six times in Earth's history.
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Crufts 2015 - Samsung Dream Doghouse

By Ben on Fri Mar 6 2015 |
Gear | Pet
You may know Samsung for its smartphones but did you know they also produce hi-tech, luxury dog kennels? This week Samsung unveiled the Dream Doghouse at Crufts, the world's largest dog show. It cost £20,000 ($30,600) to make the doghouse.
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The Smart Countertop Grill

By Ben on Fri Mar 6 2015 |
The Smart Countertop Grill
Home | Appliance
It kind of looks like a George Foreman grill, but that’s where the similarities end. See, the Cinder is a smart countertop grill. For one, it features a host of sensors that keep track of the heat generated by the non-stick cooking surfaces to within a quarter of a degree Fahrenheit, up to its surface-searing maximum of 550F. This, along with complex control algorithms, allows it to automate the entire cooking process. You simply toss your steak in there (the device automatically measures its thickness), launch an app on your phone and point to how you’d like it cooked. Cinder does the rest. Even better, it gives you an estimate to how long it’ll be before it’s ready so you don’t even have to stick around as it does its thing. Oh, and if you’re not ready when the timer runs out? No problem, Cinder can hold the steak at the perfect temperature for up to two hours! It’s the convenience of sous-vide cooking, with none of the bagging, water-soaking annoyances.  The company is taking pre-orders now for $500 with delivery in 2016!
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Inception, TL;DW

By Ben on Fri Mar 6 2015 |
Gear | Video
We know what you're thinking: "There is no way to sufficiently and accurately explain a film as complex as Inception in such a short time." Point taken! Your instinct is correct -- we wish we had instincts like yours.
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Takhini Hot Springs' Frozen Hair Contest

By Ben on Fri Mar 6 2015 |
Takhini Hot Springs Frozen Hair Contest
Gear | Pic
Just outside of Whitehorse, Yukon, Canada, there are a set of hot springs called the Takhini Hot Pools. Every February the hot springs hosts a Hair Freezing Contest. Participants lay in the hot water while wiping cold water into their hair. This is best done when the temperature is about -4º through -22ºF.  10 to 30 minutes of careful shaping can result in beautifully sculpted, completely frozen hair.
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Foodhack: How to Eat a Bagel

By Ben on Fri Mar 6 2015 |
Gear | Video
Foodhack: How to Eat a Bagel
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Ex Machina Trailer

By Ben on Fri Mar 6 2015 |
Gear | Film
Ex Machina Trailer
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BLACKBIRD: Comparing Birdman and Black Swan

By Ben on Fri Mar 6 2015 |
Gear | Video
BLACKBIRD: Comparing Birdman and Black Swan
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Cardboard Pop Up Furniture

By Ben on Thu Mar 5 2015 |
Cardboard Pop Up Furniture

Cardboard Pop Up Furniture
Home | Furniture
This is a set of cardboard pop up furniture created by artists Liddy Scheffknecht and Armin B. Wagner. It's made of a giant piece of cardboard measuring 94 x 275 x 200 cm. Cool
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