Magnetic Dumbbell by Suhyun Yoo, Hongseok Kim and Juhyeon Lee. Features: "The strength of these electromagnets can be set by adjusting the level of electric power according to the work out intensity wanted by the user. It is no longer necessary to carry different regular dumbbells for ten different work out levels, instead only one magnetic dumbbell will always meet the current needs of different training intensity levels. By integrating the push-pull power of the embedded electromagnets, users are no longer bound to the local gym. The display indicates 8-circled bars which each represents an additional weight of 3kg. The user can conveniently choose the right training weight ranging from 3kg to 24kg at a glance. The user can follow the repetitions of each training-set as they are indicated on the display in the middle of the device."
This sniper rifle(about $100) is powered and aimed via a USB connection to your computer, and it actually has a camera built in letting you see your targets on-screen instead of having to get up and expose yourself to retaliation.You can only shoot things that are near your computer unless you feel like running around with a laptop in one hand and the gun in the other. Watch the video of it in action.
ORIGINAL DESCRIPTION: I woke up this morning to this show. A loaded helo (Eurocopter AS350) from the portuguese firefighters landed in front of my house, droped 4 men in full gear, hooked up a bucket and started waterbombing a fire that broke out (or someone started, most likely) right next to a neighbor's house. After 20 mins the fire was controlled by a 5 men team :).
How old are your ears? AsapScience has created a hearing test of sorts that plays a series of tones at increasing frequencies. The video indicates which average age group can hear the tones, so you can find just how good or bad your hearing is almost immediately. NOTE: The 19,000 Hz frequency has been lost due to YouTube compressing the file.
BMW revealed the BMW Concept X5 eDrive today ahead of its public debut at next month’s Frankfurt Auto Show. The Concept X5 eDrive combines a 95-horsepower electric motor with a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, reachs speeds of 75 miles per hour and a range of 19 miles under electric power only, 0-62 in under seven seconds and drivers can select from three PHEV modes: one that operates the system automatically, an all-electric mode and a Save Battery mode to preserve the battery's current state of charge.
A USB rechargeable shaver, good idea. "This compact shaver charges from your computer's USB port. Its powerful motor, super-sharp blades, and removable, easy-to-clean foil provide a close, comfortable shave, and you'll get up to 30 minutes of shave time on a single charge. " $30.
A giant 550-ton Zubr-class Russian military hovercraft(Bison) landed on a crowded beach in Mechnikovo (small city near Kaliningrad, Russia). Bison is the world’s largest vessel, it weighs 550 tonnes, carries sophisticated weapons systems and is capable of carrying tanks and up to 400 troops.