Within the universe, you'll find Neutron stars. Made mostly of densely packed neutrons, these stars contain the most dangerous and bizarre substance in any galaxy — strange matter. Kurzgesagt explores the stuff that has the ability to either destroy everything it comes into contact with or explain how the universe began.
Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen started Stratolaunch in 2011 with the goal of launching payloads into space from an airborne platform. Allen passed away from cancer in October of 2018, and on April 13, 2019, the Stratolaunch — the largest airplane ever to fly — made its maiden flight. With a wingspan of 385 feet and a maximum weight of 1.2 million pounds, the Stratolaunch is about to usher in a new era of spaceflight.
New Year's is just around the corner and opening a bottle of champagne is always worth watching, but when you do it with this sabre, it's even more impressive. The somewhat dramatic procedure is said to have started during the time of Napoleon when soldiers on horseback would grab a bottle and use their saber to open it before drinking it down. This small ceremonial sword gives you the same ability, whether you're riding a horse or just showing off in front of dinner guests. Each sabre is made from vacuum-cast hardened stainless steel with an angled edge the helps you make precise contact with a bottle. Further accuracy is achieved thanks to the textured grip handle that features a chevron pattern.
Smelling good on the go has never been more convenient. Retaw's Porta Fragrance puts their four signature scents in individual, single-use capsules. Each disposable pod is filled with a fragrant cream to coat the skin in the essence of champagne and bergamot, patchouli and vanilla, lily and cassis, or fresh milled Japanese soap. Ideal for traveling, snap one off and throw it in a bag, suitcase, or pocket for a quick refresh during transit. Each box contains 16 capsules.
Allen: Lily / Cassis
Evelyn: Champagne / Bergamot
Barney: Fresh Milled Soap
Natural Mystic: Vanilla / Patchouli
Get Out's Allison Williams is a prodigy-level cellist and Dear White People's Logan Browning is an up-and-coming star. This causes some tension between the two, and Allison Williams' character is willing to go to any length to make sure she stays on top. A blend of suspense, horror, and dark comedy, The Perfection premieres on Netflix May 24, 2019.
There are fan films and then there's Vader Episode 1: Shards of the Past. The first in a series, the cinema-worthy short takes place after the events of Revenge of the Sith. Still struggling with the death of Padme, Vader is lured to the home planet of his late wife's tomb by a surviving Jedi Master.
Riding the line between a dress shoe and a sneaker, the Cole Haan 4.ZERØGRAND Oxford adds infinite versatility to your wardrobe. The shoe features deep flex grooves that maintain the mobility of the original ZERØGRAND sole, while adding a triple-density cushioning platform that increases comfort on the move. The full-length TPU traction pattern delivers excellent grip, while its upper provides a lightweight, conforming fit for extended wear. Merging together athletic performance with a formal aesthetic, the 4.ZG has a modern look and feel that can easily move you from one big moment to the next.
Face masks have become part of our daily lives, leading to around 129 billion of them getting thrown out every month. Unfortunately, like straw and bottles, they're made from plastic adding another form of the waste to our landfills, oceans, and soil. In response, the team at Change Plastic for Good has developed a technology they call BDP, and they're using it to make a biodegradable face mask. The organic ingredient allows microbes to consume the discarded material, leaving behind only natural remnants and no microplastics. It can even be recycled. With every purchase, a portion of profits will go to ocean cleanup projects to further combat the plastic waste that goes in to the fragile ecosystems.
Presented by Change Plastic for Good.
Presented by Change Plastic for Good.
A concept car is like a dream — something that will most likely never exist in real life, and if it does, it's nothing like what you imagined. But rarely, it does happen, like the Dodge Viper and Challenger. Those cars rolled off the production line with styling and features very similar to what was on the auto show stand. Business Insider talked to several auto industry veterans to find out why automakers spend millions on cars that will never reach the public.