We’ve all seen the grade school science experiment where sticking a couple of electrodes into a potato produces enough current to power a small light bulb.
If Microsoft wants a guaranteed way to sell a million Hololens augmented reality headsets, it should listen to Abhishek Singh and pitch the hardware as the ultimate way to get in shape by playing the first level of Super Mario Bros.
At some point in time humanity got its wires crossed and parachutes, an invention designed to save lives, became a tool for risking life and limb.
It’s assumed that when robots one day replace humans in boxing and ultimate fighting bouts, the ensuing battles will be like watching a real-life Transformers movie play out.
Banana slugs are slow. Like, ridiculously slow. Watching them eat is tantamount to watching paint dry, which is why Canadian photographer R.
The next time NASA releases spectacular footage from a flyover of a distant planet or moon, you’ll have good reason to wonder if what you’re watching actually came from a spaceship, or from a microscope in a studio filming oil, paint, and liquid soap all mixed together.
With a mind-blowing display of precision and timing, 14 students from the Fuji Municipal Harada elementary school in Fuji, Shizuoka, Japan, set a new Guinness World Record for the most skips over a single rope.
The estate of M.C. Escher may have just lost its lucrative stranglehold on the dorm room poster market thanks to artist Chris Rodley, who used a deep learning algorithm to merge a book of dinosaurs with a book of flower paintings.
By default, the Amazon Echo searches Bing when you have a question. If you consider that source of information to be a little too accurate, maybe Alexa Jones is the solution.
Animating anything by hand using stop-motion techniques, one frame at a time, is a time-consuming and mind-numbing process.
Thanks to an exterior clad in what look like reflective metal bars, Alain Robert, a professional urban climber, simply walked up to the Meliá Barcelona Sky hotel and started climbing, eventually scaling the 29-story structure in just 22 minutes, without the use of any safety gear.
Wave a high-powered laser around fast enough, and the human eye will perceive an image in the light trail left behind.
When you strap on a virtual reality headset, your body has a constant (heavy) reminder that what you’re seeing isn’t real.
When you rub your hands together to create friction and warmth, heat energy radiating off your hand creates air currents.
Aside from turn signals, a car’s horn is really the only tool a driver has to communicate with other vehicles.
When you see a 15-piece orchestra full of trumpets, violins, and cellos, you’re probably expecting to hear a little Chopin, or Mozart.
According to Twin Galaxies, the official high score for the arcade version of Ms. Pac-Man belongs to Abdner Ashman, with 933,580 points.
If you’re a nervous flyer, you’re probably going to want to skip this video, because after watching YouTube’s Linkerius fly so low to the ground that it looks like he’s perpetually going to crash, you’ll be terrified of ever stepping foot on a plane again.
“It’s just an earthworm,” you say. “Nothing to worry about,” you say. But the Powelliphanta snail can grow to be the size of a man’s fist and they would presumably be happy to nibble on some fingers.
The talented performers from the Xtrap Dance Crew choreographed this amazing routine that turns three pairs of hands—30 fingers in total—into a human kaleidoscope that will make you wonder how anyone could ever memorize this many complex moves.