News, Offbeat

New App Shows How Dogs See the World

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It’s common knowledge that dogs don’t see the world the same way we do, but there are a lot of misconceptions about dog vision – now, a new app simply called Dog Vision shows us just how dogs see.   Many people believe dogs see in black in white, which is simply not true; their vision is more similar to

Inventions, Offbeat

The world’s smallest functional drill is cute and smaller than a coin

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Few people can claim to have built their own dream, but New Zealander Lance Abernethy can – he has taken his passion for small things to the next level and built the smallest functional drill. With the help of technology (in the form of 3D printing), his passion and patience created this new device based on the design of a conventional

News, Offbeat, Space flight

The sounds of Earth – listen to the Golden Records we sent in space on the 1977 Voyager mission

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The Golden Records were the recordings NASA sent into space to represent our planet’s life and culture, ranging from the sound of rain to samples of Beethoven and Mozart, Chucky Berry and Blind Willie Johnson.

Offbeat

The Red and Blue Areas of This Map House the Same Number of People

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The mind blowing map shows just how disproportionate human population is in regard to the area it occupies. It may seem hard to believe, but the blue area and the red area actually have just as much population: 5%, to be more exact. The map was created by self-proclaimed data-cruncher Max Galka, and from the data I found, it’s quite accurate.

Biology, News, Offbeat

Science delivers: new seaweed tastes like bacon, healthier than kale

"...pretty strong bacon flavour"
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The unexpectedly delicious new creation is actually a new strain of red marine algae named dulse. It’s packed full of minerals and proteins, it’s low in calories, and it looks a bit like red lettuce. The team claims it’s better for you than kale!

Great Pics, Offbeat

Sleep on the cliffs above a sacred valley in Peru

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Some 150 meters above ground level (400 feet) in the Sacred Valley of the Incas three eerie, transparent capsules hang on the cliffs. These weather resistant polycarbonate call the most unfazed adventurers to sleep inside them, offering an almost 360 view of the valley. Skylodge Adventure Suites was created by the company Natura Vive, a group of young entrepreneurs who want to offer

News, Offbeat, Robotics

Suidobashi Heavy Industries accepts US’s Megabot Inc challenge for a giant robot duel

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Earlier this month, Megabots Inc issued a video challenge on Youtube to Suidobashi Heavy Industries, to pit the company’s’ biggest, baddest robots against each other in a duel of giant robots. And grab the popcorn, put the beer on ice and get your geek on, because Japanese robot manufacturer has accepted the challenge from its US competitor, Efe news agency reported.

Great Pics, Offbeat

Picture of the day: A Pinksect

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Reddit user Wolfhole took a spectacular picture of a pink katydid, also known as a bush cricket. I’m not sure exactly what species this is, but according to Twisted Sifter, it’s an Oblong-winged katydid or Amblycorypha oblongifolia. While green is by far the most common color; pink, yellow and orange colorings can occur but are far more rare. While they are not truly dangerous,

Environment, News, Offbeat

Adidas unveils new sneakers made from recycled ocean trash

Image via Adidas.

Adidas new shoes are trash – literally. The German company has announced the creation of a new type of shoes made from recycled garbage pulled out of the ocean; the sustainable prototype has the upper part made entirely of yarns and filaments reclaimed from illegal deep-sea gillnets and other ocean waste, while the bottom part is made from sustainable cushioning material. The

News, Offbeat, Robotics, Videos

The great Pan-Pacific Robot Duel

USA’s MegaBots Inc issued a challenge to Suidobashi Heavy Industry, Japanese robotics manufacturer, to a giant, epic, ROBOT DUEL (hype intensifies).