This engineer has finally created a real burning lightsaber

Remember electrical engineer Allen Pan from Sufficiently Advanced? We showed you a few months ago the incredible Thor Hammer he made that only he could lift off the ground. Well, he’s back to bewilder us again, this time inspired by Star Wars. He created a real, working lightsaber, and of course, he shows us how.We do see a lot...

Check out master builders assemble a 638-Hp Corvette Engine

For those who are not that auto savy, a Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is a fast car, and like all fast cars, it is powered by a robust engine. Most cars get put together on assembly line, but engines are not that simple, especially supercharged ones. Complex with parts and pistons, these engines get put together very precisely by hand....

Arcaboard is a fan-powered hoverboard

After seeing Marty McFly’s hoverboard in “Back to the Future,” many creative minds have tried to take on the challenge of recreating such a thing in real life. But so far, we haven’t seen any real functioning hoverboards the what we hoped for. However, ARCA Space Corporation announced through a demo video the ArcaBoard – a hoverboard that...

Google and NASA’s quantum computer is 100 million times faster than normal PC

Google and NASA engineers announced that tests with the D-WAVE 2X, the quantum computer developed by them, showed that it’s 100 million times faster than an ordinary computer. The impressive record was achieved in a test in which the D-WAVE 2X ran an optimization problem and found a solution much faster than a conventional computer, using a single-core processor. A...

Grandmother gets the gift of virtual reality for Christmas

Grandparents have lived to see a lot by this time – several wars, raving presidential leadership, countless fashion trends, and also just seeing their own family grow up before their own eyes. In spite of witnessing all of these budding changes, watching all of the advancements in technology, specifically virtual reality, has to be the most shocking. Just...

How does airport security spot contraband in baggage X-Rays?

Airport security officers need to be extremely careful and have a sharp vision in order to spot banned objects among clothing, shoes, books, and souvenirs. And how do they recognize these items?The list of things cannot be taken aboard an aircraft is long and includes mostly sharp and flammable items, and obviously dangerous items such as firearms and explosives. The...

Japan has new security drones that can even chase suspects

Secom is a Japanese security company that is poised to become the first company to produce drones that will be used for security purposes. Their aim is to provide an alternative monitoring resource to security cameras.The motivation behind the production of these security drones is mostly based on the limitation of conventional security cameras. Although some security cameras...

VirZoom: Virtual Reality that moves you

The tagline for Virzoom is a clever phrase that strikes curiosity when first heard. The mission for the company is not to be taken lightly though as they strive to be a pioneer in virtual reality exercise. The app suite for the Oculus Rift headset works in tandem with specialized stationary bike to get you burning calories and countering boredom...

This smartphone battery lasts up to 15 days

Although they are well-designed and packed with numerous features, modern smartphones are still a bit behind on a certain point: the battery life. While older phones would last for days on a single charge, it is now almost impossible to find a decent device that doesn’t need to be plugged in at least once a day.Well it seems that...

Jaguar officially announces return to racing with Formula E

We we are happy to hear our own speculations were proven to be correct. Jaguar just came out, officially announcing their involvement in this season’s Formula E – electric automobile racing. When we circulated the rumors last week we had it on pretty decent credibility that this was happening but Jaguar Land Rover wanted to keep it under wraps...