Brian Lam showed me this amazing short video yesterday. It chronicles an encounter that National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen had with a giant leopard seal in Antarctica who, over the course of four days, fed penguins to his camera and tried to teach him how to catch prey.
Can stickers—as in adhesive- or magnetic-backed paper—block phone radiation? Not these ones, says the University of Surrey in England. The stickers are sold by a U.K. company, Energydots, to exploit the country's pitch into 5G conspiracy theories and mystic paranoia. The stickers are about $35 each, shipped; Energydots has also falsely claimed to be in… READ THE REST
Others have done this demo, but this is a great recent example in a large tank full of sulfur hexafluoride. Their demonstration of its voice-lowering properties was not as good as some, though. Image: YouTube / Da Vinci TV READ THE REST
Is the human gaze a physical force? It sure feels like it sometimes. Princeton University researchers scanned subjects' brains to gain insight into why we subconsciously interpret "other people's visual attention as an invisible, force-carrying beam projecting from the eyes." This isn't about the paranormal investigations into whether you can "feel" when someone is staring… READ THE REST
One way to attack all the clutter filling up the corners of your home is to literally just have fewer items in your home. Case in point, take a look at your bedside table. You've likely got both a lamp and a smart assistant unit taking up space in that prime real estate. With the… READ THE REST
Considering a new smartphone requires years of development and can set you back up to $1,400, you'd think manufacturers would pay a little more attention to the means for powering up those devices. Yet, while phone technology continues to march forward, most charging cables are fragile, prone to frays and breaks, and are practically disposable.… READ THE REST
From their compact size, to their simple maintenance, to their tiny carbon footprints, there are a ton of compelling reasons to consider using a personal scooter. Sure, they make a short trip of even up to a few miles around your neighborhood incredibly easy. But, if you really want a good reason to pull the… READ THE REST