I could tell you that this hay floating in the air and spinning around in a circle is a result of a dust devil, where hot air rises up through a small pocket of cooler, low-pressure air above it (kind of like a harmless mini-tornado). Or I could tell you that it’s obviously dark magic at work and the dust devil is…
You’ve probably heard that the new movie 10 Cloverfield Lane started out as an unrelated thriller called The Cellar (or Valencia). And then producer J.J. Abrams decided to rename it 10 Cloverfield Lane, and make it a “sister movie” to his 2008 sleeper hit. This was probably a mistake, because it underscores that this…
Kaboom! It’s no surprise that a basketball would explode if you pumped it with a ridiculous amount of air but it’s really cool to see it unravel in super slow motion. The ball basically disintegrates and you can see the limp leftovers tear apart from each other as the orange sphere separates from having too much air…
For years Apple's MacBook Air has languished in partial obsolescence—a great laptop with fantastic battery life and a quizzically outdated screen. 1440 x 900 is a pitifully small resolution for modern times. Sadly, the company hasn't learned its lesson: the 2015 MacBook Air refresh has the same, outdated display as it…
You can have your graphene or your insane non-flammable fabric or some NASA space material, magic material to me will always be bubble wrap. It's catnip for humans with souls and the process to make it is pretty fascinating. It starts with resin that is vacuumed out and heated to create a film and used to trap air.
Meet Brian Jackson, an 11-time Guinness World Record holder who's probably a mutant with the lungs of a giant. He can make those red hot water rubber bottles explode in 51.98 seconds. Those bottles need 170 pounds of pressure to blow up so yeah, Jackson's breath is basically superhuman.
Summer's in full swing, so here are our favorite fans and air conditioners in case you need help keeping cool.
We've seen this stunt before: a daredevil with nerves of steel and absolutely zero fear of heights walks a slackline strung between two hot air balloons. But until today, we'd never seen it from the walker's-eye view. Deep breaths. Deep, terrified breaths.
Billboards of the world, you can aspire to be more than signs pointing to cheap motels and sleazy roadside attractions. An engineering team in Peru has created a billboard that they say can purify 100,000 cubic meters of air everyday—taking in pollution and spewing out sweet, fresh air for the city.
Shenzhen and Hong Kong are two major economic powerhouses just twenty miles apart. Thousands of cars and people cross their borders every day. But their close relationship belies inequalities that still exist between the city of Shenzhen and the Special Administrative Region of Hong Kong.
So there's Windex, but if that's feeling too cleaning product-y for you, be aware that you can also clean glass with pure oxygen plasma. Sure.
Money doesn't grow on trees. You can't get something for nothing. There's no such thing as a free lunch. Except all of these cliches are apparently false, because Antoine Deblay, a student who lives in southwest France is actually making money selling cans of air from his town.
I've seen Earth compared to all its water before, but this image really gives you a perfect idea on how fragile our planet is by adding all the air in another sphere. The density of the air pictured here corresponds to its density at sea level (one atmosphere.)
Deep water and the unprotected human body don't play well together—like, at all. But what if there were a way to get around the body's chemical limitations, a means of deep diving without the bends or lengthy decompression? Actually, there is. And we've almost figured out how to do it without killing ourselves in the…
By the powers bestowed in me by the Ministry of Silly Underpants and after carefully examining and considering the numerous photographic and videographic documents covering its many insane and absurd architectural structures, I hereby declare Dubai the craziest city in the world. [Airpano.ru—Thanks Karl!]
Rejoice, Apple junkies on a budget, for Apple's refurbished store is no longer completely empty. It's now loaded with a lot of deals with discounts up to 38 percent—all in stock.
Action cams have always sounded great. Just strap them to a bike, a surfboard, a car, or a helmet, and record a ride from the daredevil's POV. Now they're getting fancy, with full 1080p HD recording, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and GPS. So which is the right one to capture your classic runs and epic wipeouts?
In what is becoming an increasingly polluted world, Chlorella, a portable, pod-shaped, air-purifying pavilion prototype (yes, all those p-words were in fact necessary), offers an oasis of fresh air in a zen-like and environmentally-friendly setting.
If you suck at guitar, there are plenty of solutions. Give up, practice more, or maybe just join a punk band where nobody will notice. Whatever you do, don't get a pneumatic guitar like this one to play for you.