Inventor Shane Wighton already built one robotic basketball hoop that won’t let you miss, but one of his recent projects takes it to a whole new level. Made from a combination of aluminum, foam and fiberglass, the hoop uses a complex system of pulleys as well as six electric motors to follow the ball’s motion.
The LaFerrari, codenamed F150, was limited to just 499-units worldwide, so one of the only places where you can regularly see them is probably in Monaco. Unfortunately, this owner from Dubai decided to valet with someone who wasn’t familiar with the supercar, and disaster ensued for both the LaFerrari as well as the two scooters in front of it.
Just when you thought the Burj Khalifa couldn’t take him anymore records, Znera Space proposes building a massive Downtown Circle ring around it that sits 1,800-feet off the ground. The goal was to build densely while retaining liveability, and as a singular 5-story mega building complex, Downtown Circle aims to create a hyper efficient urban center that gives back to the environment.
University of Sherbrooke engineers have developed a drone with specialized landing gear that enables it to touch down safely on angled surfaces like rooftops. The modified DJI F450 drone does this by using extremely lightweight friction shock absorbers that are designed to absorb kinetic energy from impact.
The Apple AirPods 2 with Lightning Charging Case is still as popular as ever in 2022, despite all of the newer models, and you can get a pair for $99 shipped, today only, originally $159. It improves upon the original by integrating Apple’s H1 chip, which allows AirPods to deliver up to 50% more talk time and switching between devices while listening to music on iPhone, Apple Watch or iPad is more seamless than ever. Product page.
A one-of-a-kind Apple-1 Computer prototype used by Steve Jobs himself for demonstrations back in 1976 just sold for $677,196 USD at auction. The ‘Apple Computer A’ printed circuit board was hand-soldered by Steve Wozniak and shown to Paul Terrell, owner of The Byte Shop, which resulted in an order of 50-units, thus changing computing history forever.
With a frame made from carbon fiber honeycomb, the CopterPack Gen 2 is the lightest electric backpack helicopter yet. Details are scarce at this point, but we do know that it boasts an all-electric propulsion system that drives two rotors on each side of the backpack. Everything appears to be controlled with two joysticks, while self-leveling autopilot aims to keep you safe.
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) continues to show us our universe like never before. JWST’s Near Infrared Camera (NIRCam) captured Jupiter’s auroras and its faint rings, which are a 1-million times fainter than the planet, along with two tiny moons: Amalthea and Adrastea. The smokey spots in the lower background are thought to be entire galaxies.
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) researchers have developed an ‘Atomic Television’ that is based on their atom-based radio receiver capable of displaying live color video and games. Technically speaking, it uses rubidium atoms in a Rydberg state as receivers.
NASA wants to dispel the myth of there being no sound in space, so they released a ‘Black Hole Remix’. More specifically, actual sound from a galaxy cluster that has been amplified and then mixed with other data, resulting in what the agency believes a black hole sounds like.