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High Definite/Stuff That’s Interesting

Bubba Watson x Oakley: Bubba’s Hover

by 1 year, 4 months ago Contribute

Bubba Watson worked with Oakley to produce the BW1, a hovercraft golf cart that can go right over sand traps, water, and the greens with a footprint pressure 33x less than the human foot.

BubbasHover | HV

The Invisible Bicycle Helmet

by 1 year, 4 months ago Contribute

Design students Anna and Terese introduce their revolutionary safety device 7-years in the making, The Hövding:

Hövding is a collar for bicyclists, worn around the neck. The collar contains a folded up airbag that you’ll only see if you happen to have an accident. The airbag is shaped like a hood, surrounding and protecting the bicyclist’s head. The trigger mechanism is controlled by sensors which pick up the abnormal movements of a bicyclist in an accident.

The actual collar is the visible part of the invention. It’s covered by a removable shell that you can change to match your outfit, and we’ll be launching new designs all the time. Hövding is a practical accessory that’s easy to carry around, it’s got a great-looking yet subtle design, and it will save your life.

Read more about the project at Big Think. | MeFi

Spider That Builds Spider Decoys Discovered In Peru

by 1 year, 7 months ago Contribute

So that’s something terrifying you know about now. From Wired:

In September, [Phil] Torres was leading visitors into a floodplain surrounding Peru’s Tambopata Research Center, located near the western edge of the Amazon. From a distance, they saw what resembled a smallish, dead spider in a web. It looked kind of flaky, like the fungus-covered corpse of an arthropod.

But then the flaky spider started moving.

A closer looked revealed the illusion. Above the 1-inch-long decoy sat a much smaller spider. Striped, and less than a quarter-inch long, the spider was shaking the web. It was unlike anything Torres had ever seen. “It blew my mind,” he said.

Torres will be returning to collect samples in January, and hopefully kill every other one he can find with fire.

Wired

Can Texas Secede from the Union?

by 1 year, 7 months ago Contribute

The short answer is “no.” The long answer is still pretty interesting.

CGPGrey | Previously: What If The Presidential Election Is A Tie?

Meet the Creator of the Bill Cosby Sweater

by 1 year, 8 months ago Contribute

Vice sits down with Dutch fashion designer Koos van den Akker, the creator of the iconic Cosby Sweater.

Vice | Previously: Shooting Guns at a World-Class Firearms Facility

The Impact of Twitter on Journalism

by 1 year, 8 months ago Contribute

The latest installment of PBS Off Book:

The world of journalism has changed in the internet era. Newsrooms are significantly smaller now than they were 10 years ago, and news is no longer a once-a-day product, but instead a constant flow of information. The rise of Twitter brought concerns within the industry – would this overwhelming source of direct raw information put professional reporters out of business? Journalists are now faced with the challenge of adapting their roles in this digital era, finding new ways to add value to content, and helping to ensure that the internet is changing our worldview for the better.

PBSoffbook | Previously: The Worlds of Viral Video

The Science of Morning Wood

by 1 year, 8 months ago Contribute

AsapSCIENCE takes a scientific look at nocturnal penile tumescence.

AsapSCIENCE | Previously: Amazing Facts to Blow Your Mind

What If the Presidential Election is a Tie?

by 1 year, 9 months ago Contribute

C.G.P. Grey explains what happens if the Electoral College is tied.

CGPGrey | Via | Previously: The (Secret) City of London Part 2: Government