Myanmar Miners Dig Up Huge Jade Stone Worth $170 million

Miners uncovered a massive jade stone weighing 175 tons in Myanmar. The stone is 14 ft (4.3 m) high and 19 ft (5.8 m) long.The estimated price of such as stone comes in at a whopping $170 million.Miners discovered it in the jade-producing state of Kachin in northern Myanmar, formerly known as Burma.Reports say the stone is headed...

Epic Fail or Brilliance: Gibberish Paper Written by iOS Autocomplete Accepted by Conference

Normally, autocomplete strays far from a user’s intended meanings. However, one scientist used iOS autocomplete to craft a nonsensical academic paper on nuclear physics that has been accepted for a conference.Associate Professor Christoph Bartneck from the Human Interface Technology Laboratory of the University of Canterbury in New Zealand got an email inviting him to present his findings at the...

The Mysteriously Missing Mars Rover

On Thursday evening, scientists with the ExoMars mission anticipated confirmation that their latest rover had a successful touchdown on Mars.But it never came. In fact, the Schiaparelli lander vanished.Everything up until the touchdown seemed positively perfect for the team. The parachute unfurled at the right time. It had managed not to get incinerated upon entering Mars’s atmosphere. But...

DIY Liquor Cabinet Comes with its Own ‘Lightning Technique’

They say lightning never strikes the same place twice, but one DIY-er made it strike his liquor cabinet multiple times.The carpenter, known as “MotherF******Jesus” on Imgur, risked life and limb to craft an incredible piece of cabinetry with Lichtenberg figures. Lichtenberg figures come as the result of electrical discharges through electrically insulating materials.Our carpentry hero started the process because...

What Ever Happened to Child Prodigy Kelvin Doe?

At 13 years old, Kelvin Doe became the MacGyver of the Sierra Leone.Kelvin Doe (aka DJ Focus) invented batteries, an FM transmitter, a sound amplifier, a three-channel mixer and a mic receiver by using garbage. He started to build his own radio station at 11 years old. The Dwozark resident “focuses’ his passion on engineering. By using discarded metal, cargo...

Obama Vows to Send Humans to Mars by 2030

Even though he’s on his way out, U.S. President Barack Obama vowed to play a vital role to help send people to Mars within the next 15 years.In an opinion piece for CNN, Obama stated:“We have set a clear goal vital to the next chapter of America’s story in space: sending humans to Mars by the 2030s and...

Sleeping Under the Stars in Luxury with PurePod

The dreamy island of New Zealand offers spectacular and lush views to visitors. However, hotels often mean an hour of travel to and from nature. The PurePod wants to put people in the center of that nature with five-star luxury.The Purepod serves as a glass luxury residence. Guests have a nearly 360 degree view of prime New Zealand...

Could ‘Floating Pixels’ Become Real-World Holograms?

Scientists recently created ‘floating pixels’ by using sound waves to levitate colored spheres.Lifting objects with sound waves isn’t a new concept, but researchers at the Universities of Sussex and Bristol want to turn the objects into floating pixels.They used tiny spheres suspended by acoustic waves. They manipulated those spheres using alternative electric force fields.The tiny levitating spheres were...

Celebrate Lunar Landings with This $20,000 Pen

You read that right.Watchmakers MB&F partnered with Switzerland-based pen company Caran d’Ache on crafting the most mechanical pen in existence – the Astrograph. You can buy the pen with either a ballpoint or fountain tip. The tip is protected by retractable landing gear and a teeny tiny ladder for an equally tiny spaceman. Sound complicated? No worries, you...

This Robot Will Shovel Snow, Trim Your Grass, and Get Rid of Leaves

Autumn brings in a beautiful display of seasonal changes. Orange and red leaves pile onto yards, adding color to the green grass.However, leaves can be the ultimate nuisance for anyone who hates raking his yard. And don’t even get us started on shoveling snow from a driveway.A robot named Kobi could be the answer to everyday lawn care issues....