Matthew Vandeputte, a Belgian timelapse photographer, shot this video of the stars as seen from Vanuatu in the South Pacific.
These two curious and rare "gun cameras" bring a whole new meaning to the phrase "shoot a photo." Both are exceedingly rare artifacts and will be on the block at the 37th Annual Leitz Photographica Auction next month. At the top is the Leica Gun Rifle developed by E. Leitz, Inc. in the mid-1930s. Inspired by… READ THE REST
China's Tianwen 1 space probe on its way to Mars ejected a small camera to grab selfies of the spacecraft. See below. The video above, captured by the probe, shows the camera tumbling off into the void. Tianwen 1 launched in July and will enter Mars orbit in February, assuming all goes as planned. From… READ THE REST
Nature photographer Peter Maier captured this magnificent time-lapse video of a downburst over Lake Millstatt in Carinthia, Austria. Maier called it a "Tsunami from Heaven." (Posted by Tamsin_Bailey in the Boing Boing BBS's Odd Stuff thread.) READ THE REST
Don't look now, but that car next to you on the road may not have a driver. Thankfully, with the advent of the self-driving vehicle, that's not the panic-inducing moment it used to be. A self-driving shuttle has been ferrying customers in Las Vegas for three years. Tesla head Elon Musk says beta testing on… READ THE REST
For the past few years, we've seen a stampede of build-your-own handheld gaming devices hit the market. But if you're like us, you see those kits and all their tiny pieces and intricate instructions and think, why can't I just get a cool retro-themed handheld gamer that I don't have to put together myself? Your… READ THE REST
Jesse Pinkman was right —magnets are awesome. From high-speed trains and rollercoasters to what's on your refrigerator to the planet Earth itself, the power of magnets has been helping and fascinating us for centuries. In addition to all their nearly magical properties, magnets also make another significant contribution to the world — their hold can… READ THE REST