A robot developed by Japanese scientists is so fast it can "win" the rock-paper-scissors game against a human every single time. How? It cheats. From the BBC: "It uses high-speed recognition and reaction, rather than prediction. Technically, the robot cheats because it reacts extremely quickly to what the human hand is doing rather than making a premeditated simultaneous action as the rules state. Taking just one millisecond (ms) - a thousandth of a second - to recognise what shape the human hand is making, it then chooses a winning move and reacts at high speed. Version one completed its shape 20ms after the human hand; version two finishes almost simultaneously."
Russia is in the midst of a violent crackdown against lesbian, gay, bi and trans people - fueled by laws that make it a crime to be open about who you are and who you love. The Olympic games are our best chance to end to Russia's outrageous anti-gay laws -- but to do it, it's going to take lots more of us to hear about what's happening in Russia. Watch this beautiful 2-minute video, and please share it with your family and friends.
Carrying reusable bottles and filling them up on the go is good for environment. Saldy, not all tap water tastes exactly great. The Vapur offers a fun and effective way to refresh that water you just grabbed from the public bathroom sink. Meet the ShakeFilter - simply drop it in your water bottle and shake. After shaking for 30 seconds, chlorine and other agents that may affect the odor and taste of your water are removed and you can drink the safe purified water.
French photographer Alain Delorme seemingly captures a rare and extraordinary moment in the natural world: the murmurations of birds, balletic, synchronized, and dramatically graceful. Let's enjoy the grand art that thousands of birds came and made this incredible dance in the sky.
The LoLo Bunk Bed is a compact solution for smaller spaces or lower ceilings. Conveniently, the bunk beds are detachable creating two almost identical twin beds. When stacked, the lower bunk offers an enclosed "space" which will easily double as a private reading nook or a theatre stage for impromptu performances. The top bunk offers a built in side rail for added safety. Once converted into twin beds, each bed can have a trundle bed or three drawers underneath (sold separately). A detachable hanging tray (also ordered separately) functions as a nightstand wherever needed.
This is a poster recently on display in a Shanghai theater to promote the release of Thunder God 2 (the new Thor). The picture is actually from a piece of homoerotic fan Photoshop work. The film's original poster after more!