Anyone looking to become a real-life superhero, should probably invest in a Lorica suit. Made by Australia’s Unified Weapons Master, this suit of armor is made from carbon-fiber, polycarbonate material, and elastomeric foam, making it both lightweight and pretty flexible, and absorbs much of the impact from any shot it takes.And while it would be badass enough if it stopped right there, the whole thing has also been outfitted with sensors to score severity of blows, locations, and more. No word yet on a price.
Foilboards are surfboards with hydrofoil fins built into the bottom. When moving at high speed, the surfer appears to be hovering over the water. Foilboards are especially impressive when used by top surfers, like Laird Hamilton. In this video, he rides one off the coast of Raglan, New Zealand. After being towed out into the surf, Hamilton flies over the water on his foilboard.
After drinking a few glasses of water on a hot day, you might be struck with a sudden ... urge. Behind that feeling are two bean-shaped organs that work as fine-tuned internal sensors. Emma Bryce details how the incredible kidneys balance the amount of fluid in your body, detect waste in your blood, and know when to release the vitamins, minerals, and hormones you need to stay alive.
"Hidden under a cap on the bottom of the umbrella's handle is where you'll find the actual Bluetooth electronics and a replaceable watch battery that should keep it running for about a year or two, depending on how often you need to carry an umbrella. It's designed to maintain a constant wireless connection to a smartphone with a range of about 30 feet, and when that connection disappears, users will get an alert on their phones reminding them they may have forgotten it behind. It's a simple but effective way to make it easier to justify spending a few more bucks on a nice umbrella." This umbrella is funding up on Kickstarter.
Audi anveiled the 2016 Audi R8 V10 that is billed as their “fastest and most powerful production model.” Powered by a 5.2-liter V10. The 5.2 FSI is available in two versions: the 'base' V10 model kicks out 540 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque to reach 62 miles per hour in 3.5 seconds and a top speed of 201 mph. The upgraded V10 Plus, however, turns those figures up to 610 hp and 413 lb-ft to reach 62 in just 3.2 seconds, 124 in under ten and a 205-mph top speed. European pricing starts at €165k (roughly $185k) and 187,400 euros for the top-of-the-range version R8 V10 plus.
Zorbz have a cool solution, automatically sealing water balloons with just a quick tug on the neck. How the self-sealing technology works exactly is presumably a trade secret, but the Zorbz website makes mention of a special valve hidden inside the neck of each balloon that's activated and sealed with nothing more than a simple tug. There's one caveat, though: a special long and thin filler nozzle has to be attached to a faucet in order to fill the balloons, but that's included with every package and is very easy to install.