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Atoms As Big As Mountains

By Ben on Tue Sep 9 2014 |
Gear | Video
"Neutron Stars are some of the strangest things in the Universe. Not quite massive enough to become black holes they  are basically atoms as big as mountains with properties so extreme it's mind-blowing. And if you get too close to a neutron star you are in big trouble…"
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iPhone 6

By Ben on Tue Sep 9 2014 |
iPhone 6
Gear | Apple
Apple has unveiled its newest iPhone today, available in 4.7- and 5.5-inch variants. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus($199-$399,) features a 4.7-inch 1334 x 750 Retina HD screen and the 5.5 will boast a full HD 1920 x 1080 screen. The two phones are even thinner than the iPhone 5S with the 6 being 6.9mm and the 6 Plus being 7.1mm thin. Both will have "ion-strengthened" glass screens. They will  powered by Apple's new 64-bit A8 processor(more faster and efficient), 802.11ac Wi-Fi, an improved 8 megapixel camera with faster autofocus and 240 fps slo-mo, optical image stabilization in the Plus, 128GB storage options, support for faster LTE, and a special landscape interface for the Plus model. Pre-orders start Friday and will ship on September 19th.
  

2016 Jaguar XE

By Ben on Tue Sep 9 2014 |
2016 Jaguar XE
Car | Coupe
The new 2016 Jaguar XE,  it’s completely redesigned: a sleek four door powered by a 3.0L V6. The engine will produce 340 hp and take the XE from 0-60 in 4.9 seconds. And with new  interior, including  an Apple & Android compatible 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system. The XE will hit American soil in 2016. More pictures after more.
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Deep math of the folded pizza slice

By Ben on Tue Sep 9 2014 |
Deep math of the folded pizza slice
Gear | Other
Why does a flat pizza slice flop over unless you bend it into a curve? Thank Gaussian curvature, the 19th century mathematical principle that underpins everything from corrugated cardboard to eggshells to Pringles chips.
 Wired's Aatish Bhatia uses the pizza-slice as a jumping-off point to explain one of the most elegant and fascinating parts of geometry, and once you read his work, you'll never be able to look at a curved surface again:
"Well, the pizza slice was flat before you picked it up (in math speak, it has zero Gaussian curvature). Gauss’s remarkable theorem assures us that one direction of the slice must always remain flat — no matter how you bend it, the pizza must retain a trace of its original flatness. When the slice flops over, the flat direction (shown in red below) is pointed sideways, which isn’t helpful for eating it. But by folding the pizza slice sideways, you’re forcing it to become flat in the other direction – the one that points towards your mouth. Theorema egregium, indeed.
By curving a sheet in one direction, you force it to become stiff in the other direction. Once you recognize this idea, you start seeing it everywhere. Look closely at a blade of grass. It’s often folded along its central vein, which adds stiffness and prevents it from flopping over. Engineers frequently use curvature to add strength to structures. In the Zarzuela race track in Madrid, the Spanish structural engineer Eduardo Torroja designed an innovative concrete roof that stretches out from the stadium, covering a large area while remaining just a few inches thick. It’s the pizza trick in disguise
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Sleepy cat hugs a doll

By Ben on Tue Sep 9 2014 |
Gear | Pet
Cute!
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Timelapse-Making Of a Bookshelf

By Ben on Tue Sep 9 2014 |
Gear | Video
"This is the fully animated story of making four bookcases. The four cases are made from two pieces of walnut veneer plywood with almost no waste. The base for the cases is made from solid walnut with mitered corners The bookcases are 33 inches tall and 47 inches wide. The finish is wipe on polyurethane. They fit under and within the spacing of the windows in the living room.
 I shot approximately 11,700 frames for this animation and used roughly 6,400 of them. I worked on this project intermittently from the 5th of January to 1st of March, 2014."
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TiVo Unveils Mega, The Largest DVR It’s Ever Sold

By Ben on Tue Sep 9 2014 |
TiVo Unveils Mega The Largest DVR It  s Ever
Gear | Gadget
TiVo is now offering the TiVo Mega to customers: a giant 24TB  RAID 5 hard drive system that can fit up to 26,000 hours of content (4,000 hours in HD). Other features include six tuners for recording multiple shows at once, built-in streaming to your phone or tablet, both at home and over the Internet, universal search across cable, VOD, and web apps like Netflix and YouTube, multi-room, whole-home support, and a slide-out keyboard remote to make those searches a breeze. The TiVo Mega is expected to be available in Q1 2015 for about $5,000.
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Canyon Urban Bike

By Ben on Tue Sep 9 2014 |
Canyon Urban Bike
Gear | Bike
The cockpit is fully integrated into a single unit and the front and rear lights are also embedded into the frame, giving Urban Concept Bike a highly distinctive, yet elegant appearance. The  Canyon Urban features  including a Gates sprocket and belt, Shimano brakes and rear derailleur, and San Marco custom leather grips and saddle .
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Teens React To Nintendo (Nes)

By Ben on Tue Sep 9 2014 |
Gear | Video
The Teens react to the classic Nintendo console, NES!
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Gif: View

By Ben on Tue Sep 9 2014 |
Gif View
Gear | Pic
waterfall
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