It isn't the first Rubik's cube solve by a robot, but it is the fastest. Ben Katz and some pals at MITERS created an electric motor-driven robot that reads, computes and solves a Rubik's cube in less than half a second, beating the old record by nearly half.
Jon Copley and the BBC team behind Blue Planet did something that's never been done before: Diving over 1000 meters below the waves in Antarctica. In the frigid black water, Copley and his team found a place bursting with life, from tiny krill to the Antarctica sun seastar.
Although it might sound like a dream, living on coffee alone is not so wise. There are some positives like reducing the risk of Type 2 diabetes and some cancers, but that's just with regular consumption. Like two or three cups a day. Going on an all-coffee diet leads to excess amounts of caffeine and causes headaches, nausea, restlessness and muscle spasms. Overdosing on it can even lead to more series problems like comas, trouble breathing, and cardiac arrest. So go ahead, enjoy your espressos and americanos. Just remember to keep it in moderation.
When designing new uniforms for the NBA, Nike didn't start with fabric or fit. They started with research. Lots and Lots of research. Beginning in their Sports Research Lab, they put athletes through their paces, tracking everything from their movement to their temperature. Using this data, they create the game-day apparel you see on the court today.
In this short video, Hank Green recounts the rise and fall of The Broccoli Tree. It was made famous by photographer Patrik Svedberg, even spawning its own Instagram page. It brought many people, over 27,000 to be exact until an angry internet troll tried to saw it down. Through this, we've learned not only that you can't un-saw a tree, but also the risks and the rewards of sharing what we love.
The Bugatti Veyron set the standard for the hypercar craze. Over 1,000 horsepower from a 16-cylinder, quad-turbocharged motor reaches the ground through all four wheels to a top speed of over 260 MPH. The car is an amazing technical achievement — and watching how it's hand-assembled reinforces what it takes to make such an amazing automobile.
Delivering the best in backyard BBQ or indoor cook experience, MEATER boasts unique, patented technology that measures both internal meat and ambient temperatures in the oven or grill for a superior result, every time. MEATER's companion app sends estimated cook times and alerts to your smartphone over Bluetooth or WiFi, giving you the freedom to step out of the kitchen and enjoy the party or sit back and relax. To get started, just insert MEATER into the meat, wirelessly connect to the app, select the cook preference and wait until you get a notification from the app when it is time to remove from heat.
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We don't like to talk about it, but 2 out of 3 guys start losing their hair by age 35. Keeps knows that the sooner you take action, the better, and gives you access to the only two FDA approved hair loss products for about $1 a day. Get started without leaving your home in five minutes or less by signing up on their website. Your treatment arrives at your door every three months at half the cost of the pharmacy and your first month is free. There's no easier way to keep your hair.
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On the 50th anniversary of his death, HBO is tributing the life of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The documentary will focus on last few years of the legendary civil rights activist's life, starting with his involvement in the Voting Rights Act of 1965 to his assassination in 1968. The film will premiere April 2, 2018.
A crop of rare gems hides on the surface of an alien moon. A father and his daughter are contracted to harvest them from the moon's toxic, forested surface — but they're not the only ones there to strike it rich. Starring Sophie Thatcher, Pedro Pascal, and Jay Duplass, Prospect is coming to the 2018 SXSW Film Festival.
Gangolf Ulbricht is one of the last papermakers left in Europe. From his basement studio in Berlin, Ulbricht hand-crafts artisan tree-free paper using techniques he learned from Germany, Japan, France, and England. This short documentary highlights the process behind his craft which includes one of the thinnest papers in the world.
Motherhood is no joke and with a full-time job, three kids, a husband, and a home, no one knows that better than Marlo. From the writer and director of Juno, Charlize Theron reluctantly gets a night nanny to relive some of the pressure. In the process, she learns to not only appreciate her but also herself, almost like a coming-of-age for adults. Also starring Mackenzie Davis, Tully comes to theaters April 20, 2018.
For thousands of years, humans have stored some of our most important cultural possessions in museums. But the idea of a museum being available to the public is a much more recent phenomenon. PBS looks at the history of museums and why they're important — for all of us, and not just the wealthy.
Starting with the Big Bang, this time-lapse takes us through 13.8 billion years in just 10 minutes. That's 22 million years per second. The whole experience is capped off by the angelic voices of Morgan Freeman, Brian Cox, Carl Sagan, and David Attenborough.
Modern technology just met the denim industry with Levi's Project F.L.X. Using digital design and a laser aging system, Levi's is cutting out the chemicals and a lot of the time needed to create their aged jeans. What as they recreate some vintage Levi's originals with information-age tools.
Leaving a barren Earth behind, the Robinson family is on a mission to colonize a new planet. But an accident forces them to crash land on a lost planet far off course, leaving them to survive on their own. Netflix's remake of the classic Lost in Space comes to the streaming service on April 13, 2018.
Made from the same lightweight, water-resistant material as their backpack and outerwear, the Rains Weekend Bag is designed for rainy sidewalks as much as treacherous monsoons. The stark bag, which can be carried with handles or an adjustable and detachable shoulder strap, sports an enhanced waterproof zipper and keeps things simple with one main compartment. It's a classic travel bag that's been updated to withstand the elements — and just so happens to also be the lightest weekender we've ever picked up.
Height: 16" / Width: 20" / Depth: 8.25" / Weight: 1.25 lbs
Luxury headphones are as much about what they're made from as how they sound. While other options for premium Bluetooth headphones are built from plastic and faux leather, the BeoPlay H4 opts for Lambskin, aluminum, and stainless steel construction with braided wiring. The result is an incredibly comfortable set of headphones weighing just over 8 ounces that delivers the sound quality you expect from Bang & Olufsen. The functional components are just as attractive as the headphones themselves: electro-dynamic 40mm drivers, 19 hours of use via a single charge, and on-device touch controls for answering calls and controlling the music. The H4's can be used with the included 3.5mm cord when the battery runs low, keeping the music going at all times.
Apple's HomePod is giving us a commercial and a music video in one with this Spike Jonze-directed short film. Starring FKA Twigs, the singer dances around her apartment for four straight minutes to "Til It's Over" by Anderson .Paak. While it doesn't promise to give you dimension-stretching moves like these, the voice-controlled speaker can guarantee a stress-releasing dance session after a rough day at work.
Ever hear the sound of a rope banging against a flagpole in a strong wind? That laser-like sound is similar to the sound of skating on thin ice. Mårten Ajne seeks out fresh, thin ice — around two inches thick — for wild ice or Nordic skating. The black ice is incredibly smooth, making for effortless skating and a sound that's out of this world.
When you think of prosthetics, you think of something made for some with a disability — and rightly so. But designer Dani Clode designed the Third Thumb to change the way we think about prosthetics — by augmenting what's already there and enhancing what humans can do.
Dubai's Atlantis, The Palm is home to the Aquaventure Waterpark. Usually filled with gallons of water, the park is drained once a year, turning the 156-meters-worth of slides, tubes, and ramps into the ultimate skate park. Taking advantage of this annual event, skaters Jan Hauffman, Milton Martinez, and Alex Sorgente head to the resort for a once-in-a-lifetime session.
The Lonely Island were asked to write a song for the 90th Academy Awards ceremony. If you actually watched the Oscars, you're probably scratching your head wondering how you missed it. Well at the last minute it was scrapped from the show. Luckily for everyone, the guys released the song anyway, along with the storyboards for how the bit would've gone down.
Claire Underwood takes office as Robin Wright takes over the final season of House of Cards. With Kevin Spacey's firing, the series will now focus on the reign of the former FLOTUS as she begins her term in the White House. The show is expected to return this fall on Netflix.
Equal parts fascinating and creepy, Brazilian artist Juliana LePine sculpts an identical version of a miniature Doc Brown. She starts with a tiny skull, recreating the Back to the Furture character perfectly right down to his Nike Vandal Supremes.
At the end of every record is the lock groove. It keeps the needle from skittering off the record and being damaged on the sticker. Usually, there isn't any audio, but that changed with the Beatles' Sgt. Pepper and its rather creepy loop. Steve Mould shows how being a little creative with something that only serves a very utilitarian function makes vinyl special.
Leonardo DiCaprio finally got his statue in 2016. Daniel Day-Lewis, Heath Ledger, Marlon Brando, and fully half of Oscar winners since 1951 have used method acting to prepare for their roles. Vox looks at the impact the school of acting has had on film and the search for the ultimate in authenticity.
Who is Doug Jones? Hollywood's most famous faceless man, Doug Jones is the guy in the suit — from Hellboy to the Faun and Pale Man of Pan's Labyrinth, The Shape of Water's Fishman, and about 150 other roles. When he isn't in a monster suit, he's just a tall, skinny guy on the street and much nicer than the characters he plays.
Bryan Cranston, Edward Norton, Bill Murray, and Jeff Goldblum form a scary indestructible pack of alpha dogs in the latest from Wes Anderson. The stop-motion film sees a Japan 20 years in the future that has been overrun by dogs. In an attempt to solve this crisis, the evil Mayor Kobayashi has banished all K9s to Trash Island which leads a 12-year-old boy to the area in search of his furry friend, Spots. Greta Gerwig, Frances McDormand, Courtney B. Vance, Fisher Stevens, Liev Schreiber, Bob Balaban, Scarlett Johansson, Tilda Swinton, F. Murray Abraham, and Yoko Ono also lend their voices when the film comes to theaters March 23, 2018.
Boeing and NASA are working on the Space Launch System, the most powerful rocket in history. Being built at a facility outside of New Orleans, the Space Launch System is the first step on the road to putting humans on Mars.
Athletes, actors, and Bill Nye band together for Nike's latest ad. When the Earth comes to a screeching halt and there isn't a Marvel superhero in sight, the regular Joes of the world, along with Kobe Bryant, Kevin Hart, Simone Biles, and The Science Guy, do their best to get it back in motion.
What's America's favorite pastime? It isn't sports or movies. So it's only fitting that one of the biggest cultural touchstones in these United States has a storied history in film. Fandor goes over the use of drugs in film, with a special emphasis on the visual effects of drugs on a visual medium.