Jonathan Fallon


A camera toting drone navigating the skies over Australia recently became the victim of an eagle who probably viewed it as a mechanical meal.

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Whatever the case, the YouTuber who captured the video noted that the eagle emerged from the encounter unscathed. As for the drone, the video after the jump says it all.

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Although for complete accuracy, use of this rug wouldn’t be limited to just putting it at your door. Lord Nermal might use your guests for food and attention before standing on it to send a message.

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For your convenience, Lord Nermal can also tell people off while you’re out and about.

(via Reddit)


ThinkGeek is offering a new range of globes that detail our moon, Mars and Titan (Saturn’s largest moon).

They also spin slowly on their own, using low-light solar cells and the Earth’s magnetic field to provide a hands-off glimpse of the moon’s impact craters, Mars’ dust storms and Titan’s hydrocarbon sand dunes and vast methane lakes.

The 2 lb globes measure 4.5″in diameter and feature clear acrylic outer shells. Hit the jump to see more.

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We all know that 3D printing is going to bring an avalanche of awesome in the future, but at this point we are just scratching the surface. In this case, American Standard is utilizing a process developed in the 1980s called selective laser sintering that involves using lasers to heat and fuse metal powder. The result is faucet designs that would be difficult or impossible to produce with traditional methods.

The design above is the most interesting, and is described thusly:

..the focus was on designing the experience of water. The water is presented to the user as a stream bouncing on rocks in a riverbed. To achieve this poetic effect, the design team used Computational Fluid Dynamic (CFD) technology to adjust each of the 19 waterways to achieve the proper effect. The rest of the faucet is extremely pure and simple not to distract from the play of the water.

Although the products are considered to be the first ready-for-market faucets produced by 3D printing with metal, the estimated retail price is an absurd $12-$20,000 – so the technology still has a long, long way to go before its practical for the average consumer. If you aren’t the average consumer, you’ll be able to pick these up for your home sometime in the next 12 months “through an exclusive network of showrooms”.

Hit the jump to check out more examples.

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Robotics company Yaskawa decided to make their 100th birthday even more memorable by staging a greatest Samurai competition between its Motoman-MH24 robot and a five time world record holding Samurai master.

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The robot’s movements were modeled after the Samurai’s own, making this more of a competition with a robotic version of himself, but the results are no less impressive. However, don’t go into the video after the jump thinking its going to be an actual sword fight, as its actually more about technique – slicing flowers, fruit and the like.

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Colin Furze (who we’ve featured previously for his amazingly dangerous experiments) decided to strap a jet engine, and his own ass, to a homebuilt go-kart that can reach speeds of up to 60 mph.

That’s not particularly fast to be honest, but it looks like a crazy vehicle you might find in Mad Max: Fury Road. See it in action after the break…

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Filmmaker Ian Parks recently created a series of time lapse videos showing the hypnotic effect of magnetic putty slowly engulfing a stack of metal blocks in glorious 1080p.

Chances are, watching the substance at work will give you an insatiable desire to conduct experiments of your own, as was the case with Parks, who found it available online at Amazon. As you’ll see after the jump, the videos may also give you a similar desire to pick up a Rubik’s Cube.

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If you’ve wondered what ever became of Charlie Brown after spending his childhood as the ultimate underdog, Deviant Artists Max Dunbar, Vitali Iakovlev and Sean Ellery have given us a glimpse – and it’s a pretty good bet that nobody’s going to screw with him now.

(DA via Neatorama)


For a mere $375 you can enhance your living room decor with a massive LEGO inspired coffee table from Etsy seller Branching Outward. Each 48-pound wooden brick is made to order and can be finished in a variety of colors. The advertised size of 28.5″x16″x15″ can also be adjusted upon request. However, the piece appears to serve as a table only – so if you were hoping to use these things to add on to your house or store your brick collection, you’re out of luck.

Hit the jump to check out some additional pics.

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To celebrate the 80th anniversary of Monopoly in France, Hasbro is releasing 80 sets in which the play currency is replaced with real. freaking. cash. One set even replaces every single bill and contains a total of 20,580 euros, or about $23,268.

Ten sets will contain five 20-euro bills, two 50-euro bills and one 100-euro note, for a total of 300 euros, or around $370. Finally, 69 sets will contain five 10-euro bills and five 20-euro bills (150 euros or about $170).

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If you want to try and get your hands on one of these games, they were secretly released on Monday among 30,000 other sets of of Monopoly, Monopoly Junior, and electronic and vintage varieties. Hasbro noted the sets are virtually indistinguishable by weight, although there will be a tiny difference in thickness thanks to the euro size – so you may want to grab a ruler.

(via Mashable)