To be a fighter pilot, you need a good g-force tolerance — or at least better than Tom Scott. Tom took a ride in the Royal Air Force's centrifuge, where they test and train pilots on withstanding the g-forces encountered while flying a modern jet aircraft. This is what it looks like when you lose consciousness from g-loc — hopefully while not actually flying a plane.
Scientists have been cloning animals for nearly two decades. Since Dolly the sheep, horses, cows, pigs and even two monkeys have been successfully cloned — but it still isn't an exact science. Life Noggin looks at what would happen if you were to clone yourself and the surprising facts about what might happen to it.
We see the moon every night when the sun goes down but due to the synchronous rotation, we actually only see a small portion of it. Luckily for us, NASA is allowing you to view our natural satellite like never before. Using data collected over the last nine years by the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft, they have created a virtual tour that offers a detailed look at the near side, the far side, and everything in between.
We may not have much, but on a large enough scale, there's lots and lots of time. But while time won't go on forever, none of us will be there to see it end — so make the most of what you've got. This remaster of one of Kurzgesagt's videos puts time in perspective, from beginning to end.
At the University of Arizona, the Giant Magellan Telescope is under construction. Using seven 27-foot-tall mirrors ground to within one-thousandth of an inch, it will be the largest optical telescope in the world once completed. Astronomer Patrick McCarthy describes the what it takes to make the mirrors and what the telescope will be capable of when it's installed at it's permanent home in Chile.
There are pros to living in the city, but there are also a whole bunch of cons. Between pollution, traffic, and crime, the perfect one just doesn't exist. So let's create it. Borrowing all of the great features from the best cities around the world and throwing in a few of their own, Life Noggin builds a marvelous utopia from the ground up. Too bad it's only hypothetical.
The Black Tux wants to take the pain out of renting a tuxedo or suit for your next formal occasion. Its modern suits and tuxedos are cut from top-notch Italian wool and rented online with free delivery and replacements. You can even rent full outfits, and test them out for two days with their free home try-on program. Finally, the look, fit, and convenience to help guys look forward to the upcoming wedding season.
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The polo shirt has been a staple for smart-dressed men for decades. And to help freshen up your wardrobe for spring, Ralph Lauren has a set of three of their timeless Polo shirts. The Classic Fit is their most comfortable silhouette, cut for a lower armhole and fuller sleeve, so it's a natural choice for a backyard grill-out or a night on the town. Each shirt is constructed with cotton mesh, and a Ralph Lauren's signature embroidered pony at the left chest.
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Currently, our planet Earth is happily residing in the Milky Way. We say currently because The Andromeda galaxy is heading straight for us. When the two galaxies collide, the crash will cause both of them and their supermassive black holes to merge creating a super, supermassive black hole. The good news is none of us will be around to see it. The event won't take place for at least another four billion years.
A lot of the talk about commercial space companies focuses on getting there — the reusable rockets and vehicles that will take people and cargo into orbit. But getting there is only half of the discussion. A whole private industry based on satellite imaging and communications has sprung up in the last decade — making space one of the last financial frontiers.
Not sleeping for a week won't break any records, but it might break you. The effects of going without sleep are well documented, but there's also a growing body of research that suggests sleep deprivation can have a beneficial effect on depression. Life Noggin looks at the ups and downs of not sleeping.
It's a long way up to leave the Earth's atmosphere behind reach true space. But just how far away is it? The Royal Greenwich Observatory has an answer — and it's both farther away and closer than you might think.
Dubbed Cue, Toyota has finally created an athlete that will never let you down. Although it's a robot, it can shoot free throws with 100 percent accuracy. Even when pitted up against players from Japan's Alvark Tokyo it just can't miss. NBA players don't need to worry just yet. With only a perfect shot from the stripe in its repertoire, Cue won't be getting drafted anytime soon.
So you need to destroy a pesky, Rebel-controlled planet. You're going to need a Death Star to do it, and Death Star's aren't cheap. To help you plan financially for the big purchase, Second Thought did up an estimate on what it would cost to get a new Death Star in your driveway.
In short, we imagine aliens the way we do because of Hollywood. There's no scientific research that has concluded that they are flying around space in saucers with big heads and squinty eyes. From the film franchises to TV series, our perception of extraterrestrials has been greatly influenced by the science fiction genre. In this video, Oscar-nominated VFX supervisor Charley Henley explains the process behind creating the unknown for Prometheus and Alien: Covenant and how that has shaped our ideas of life beyond our planet.
Mars gets all the talk when it comes to the next great step in human space exploration. But Venus is a lot closer — even if it is a little harsher. Life Noggin makes the case for attempting to reach our neighbor closer to the sun instead of the Red Planet.
It doesn't matter what the money is for — under-the-table hush-money, black market arms deals, or Bugatti purchase — the 1M Hauly is designed to carry exactly $1,000,000 worth of $100 U.S. bank notes while remaining inconspicuous at checkpoints and border crossings. Of course, the near-weightless 20L bag can also be used for normal things like clothes and tools if you haven't yet run into a nefarious international transaction that needs completed. Made from a stronger-than-kevlar and waterproof Dyneema composite fabric, the 1M Hauly naturally reaches a discreet matte-and-crumpled finish after a few uses. Reliable YKK Uretek zippers form the bag's closure and provide high humidity protection for the cash, while sturdy haul loops at each end fit a large gloved hand but are sized to work with straps, carabiners, or other attachments.
Length: 18" / Width: 12" / Height: 5.75" / Weight: 0.28 lb (126 g)
Durable. Versatile. Superior heat retention. Just a few of the reasons cast iron has been the cookware of choice for centuries. Keeping these time-honored characteristics intact, Portland-based Finex has updated the kitchen staple to create a modern heirloom skillet that's polished ultra-smooth for searing and frying, while its deep walls and construction make it also perfect for baking. Unlike traditional designs, the skillet has an octagon shape, creating multiple spouts for cleaner pours, and sports an innovative spring handle that stays cool longer. The Finex skillet arrives pre-seasoned with organic flaxseed oil.
12" Skillet / Size: 19.5" x 12.5" x 4" / Cooking Surface: 9.75" / Weight: 8.5 lbs.
Cooking Methods: Gas, Induction, Electric, Oven, Grill, Fire
It's been a month since Falcon Heavy launched a Tesla into orbit. Over the weekend at the SXSW Westworld panel, Elon Musk popped up to release a highlight reel of the monumental event he and the show's creator Jonathan Nolan put together. The tribute goes through the entire process of getting the rocket into space, including some never-before-seen footage, while David Bowie's "Life on Mars?" gives you goosebumps in the background.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Kurzgesagt returns for another vibrant science lesson. In their latest animation, the soothing voice from above takes a stab at explaining String Theory — the idea that tiny strands of energy vibrating in 10 dimensions create every particle in the universe.
It's not you. Seriously. Your phone is actually designed to grab your attention and keep it all to its greedy little self. A former design ethicist from Google spills the beans on the three design elements that make smartphones so dang addicting. Now that you know them, put it down and go talk to someone.
It's hard to fear the robot apocalypse when you see robots being so helpful — to each other. Boston Dynamics latest video shows one of their robots requesting help from another equipped with an arm that looks like it can do a lot more than just open doors.
Yesterday, Space X made history. The Elon Musk-head company launched the most powerful rocket in the world. Named Starman, it can lift 141,000 pounds and is hopefully one day going to carry humans to the Moon or even Mars. While the test flight streamed live for the world to see, the original broadcast has been updated to include both side booster cameras and additional views from Starman itself.
On Tuesday, February 6, 2018, SpaceX will launch the Falcon Heavy — the most powerful rocket in the world today. The Falcon Heavy will carry a Tesla Roadster into an elliptical orbit around the Sun while playing David Bowie's hit "Starman". But the big news is that the Falcon Heavy is completely reusable, cutting the cost of getting into orbit by an estimated third, marking a new era in space travel.
If there is life out there in the universe, something is keeping it from expanding — either reaching us or evolving into intelligent life. Known as the Great Filter, the theory posits that somewhere, in our past or in our future, is a leap that can't be made. Kurzgesagt looks at what that means not just for our chances of meeting other civilizations, but also for ourselves.
There's a whole generation of people that will never know the joy of pressing their face up against an old-school CRT television and trying to see how it works. This video by the Slow Mo Guys demonstrates how a CRT TV creates an image by scanning side-to-side, top-to-bottom in far less than the blink of an eye. Using film speed as low as one-millionth of a second, you can see how it works like never before.
Coffee, cellphones, work, school, kids — it's a wonder anyone gets a good night's sleep. Sleep is one of the most important aspects of our health, and few of get enough. But knowing why it's hard to fall asleep can help us sleep better and feel better while we're awake.