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World’s First Airborne Wind Turbine

By Ben on Sun Mar 30 2014 |
World  s First Airborne Wind Turbine
Gear | Tech


An enormous helium-filled wind turbine will soon float over the city of Fairbanks, Alaska to produce enough electricity for more than a dozen families living off the grid. Designed and built by MIT startup Altaeros Energies, the turbine known as BAT-Buoyant Airborne Turbine will hover at an altitude of 1,000 feet for 18 month. The turbine will be filled with Helium and allowed to go up 1,000-2,000 feet where it’ll be able to generate twice as much power as a ground-based structure. While it’s up there, it’ll also serve as a WiFi hotspot, providing not only power but Internet connectivity to the families currently living off the grid in these remote areas.
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BomBoard, A Modular Jetski That Fits in Your Car's Trunk

By Ben on Sun Mar 30 2014 |
BomBoard A Modular Jetski That Fits in Your Car s
Gear | Sport


The BomBoard($3,495), is claimed to be the world's only modular PWC. The BomBoard consists of four modules, the heaviest of which weighs 80 lb (36 kg). This means that it is a portable personal watercraft that can be easily disassembled and tossed in the trunk of a compact car. It can be ridden in a kneeling, standing, or go-cart-like sitting position. It has a top speed of 40 mph (64 km/h) and a total assembled weight of 150 lb (68 kg),
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10 Cool Facts About Captain America

By Ben on Sat Mar 29 2014 |
Gear | Video
10 Cool Facts About Captain America
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The iStab: iPhone Case With Folding Knife

By Ben on Fri Mar 28 2014 |
The iStab iPhone Case With Folding Knife
Gear | DIY
This is the iStab, a 3-D printed iPhone case with a folding knife attached. That’s why Instructables member Mike Warren’s invention,  this iStab is an iPhone case that has a built-in folding knife blade. He made this piece of cutting edge technology with a 3D printer and a cheap paring knife. First, Warren found pre-existing designs for folding knifes and iPhone cases on Thingiverse. He mixed them together in Meshmixer, a 3D design editor. He then used an Objet500 Connex to print the case.
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watch this amazing guy playing Star Wars on a pipe organ

By Ben on Fri Mar 28 2014 |
Gear | Video
Jelani Eddington plays the Main Title from the Star Wars Symphonic Suite at the 5/80 Sanfilippo Wurlitzer theatre pipe organ in Barrington, Illinois.
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Omega Speedmaster Apollo 11 45th Anniversary Watch

By Ben on Fri Mar 28 2014 |
Omega Speedmaster Apollo 11 45th Anniversary
Style | Watch
Omega releases a special edition Speedmaster Apollo 11 45th Anniversary celebrating the first lunar landing in 1969. The limited edition watch boasts a case made of titanium and Sedna gold and features a black PVD dial with Sedna gold hands and brown fabric NATO strap. Limited to 1,969 pieces and a manual-wound chronograph movement.
  

Rack Mounted Solar Shower, Delivers Hot Water When You Want It

By Ben on Fri Mar 28 2014 |
Rack Mounted Solar Shower Delivers Hot Water When You Want
Home | Outdoor


The Road shower($230+) is a pressurized water tank constructed with powder-coated aluminum. It can hold up to 5 gallons of water. They claimed "It will heat the water while you drive and will be ready to give you a high pressure hot shower at the end of the day."  If you are playing outside, such as surfing, climbing, biking, or hiking,  4-wheeling,  the shower is warmed up and ready to use. It looks good!
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Edge of Tomorrow Trailer 2

By Ben on Thu Mar 27 2014 |
Gear | Film
The epic action of "Edge of Tomorrow" unfolds in a near future in which an alien race has hit the Earth in an unrelenting assault, unbeatable by any military unit in the world.
Lt. Col. Bill Cage (Cruise) is an officer who has never seen a day of combat when he is unceremoniously dropped into what amounts to a suicide mission. Killed within minutes, Cage now finds himself inexplicably thrown into a time loop—forcing him to live out the same brutal combat over and over, fighting and dying again...and again.

In theaters June 6th.
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Music video: World Order "Have A Nice Day"

By Ben on Thu Mar 27 2014 |
Gear | Video
A fun choreographed robotic dance routine by World Order.
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Lumen Reflective Bicycle

By Ben on Thu Mar 27 2014 |
Lumen Reflective Bicycle
Gear | Bike


The Lumen is a retro-reflective coating bicycle inspired by late nights, city lights, and full moons. By day its frame and fork appear to be dark gray, but by night they both glow white under direct light. There's no on/off switch, no batteries required. You can pledge $499++(on kickstarter) for just the frame and fork.
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