Making your own sailor's hat out of newspaper? Easy. Crafting a 90mm f/2.8 lens from nothing except the raw parts? OK, that might register a bit higher on the difficulty scale. Evidently, Mats Wernersson decided it wasn't beyond his abilities and thankfully for us, he documented his build and uploaded the video.
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Exploring the far reaches of the galaxy will always be filled with perils unknown. Heck, as Star Trek has shown us, zipping around the Alpha quadrant is dangerous enough without venturing into the Borg-infested parts of Delta. However, if you step back and think about it, just existing on the Enterprise, or any Federation ship in Star Trek, is pretty killer... literally.
Niel Young's "high resolution" music crusade is undergoing a change, an extreme change!!!!!!! The classic rocker turned tech entrepreneur has announced that Pono's now defunct music store will become a high-quality streaming service. It's kind of like Tidal but it will suck more. The fittingly out of touch new name for this service will be "Xstream".
Regular, high-intensity amusement rides not doing it for you? Perhaps you should give Daniel de Bruin's "Neurotransmitter 3000" a go. By tapping directly into your heart rate and body temperature, the one-person thrill ride will change speed and motion based on how terrified and exhilarated you are.
If the only The Fast and the Furious movie you've seen is the first, then the news that the series could find its way into space would have been utterly confusing. Fortunately, you don't have to watch all of the instalments to catch up, when Burger Fiction has done all the condensing for you.
We all know the bloodcurdling sound of a bloodsucking mosquito that has made its way into our general vicinity. It's a distinct buzz that immediately gets your attention. A team of researchers has finally cracked exactly how mosquito's fly and according to their findings, its flight "is generated in a manner unlike any previously described for a flying animal."
Being on location isn't always possible as a photographer, so what can you do instead? Bring the location to you, of course. Or build it... in miniature. Camera maestro Vatsal Kataria has been refining two crafts at the same time — one behind the lens and the other behind a paintbrush — to create (and snap) tiny replica scenes featuring everything from cars to helicopters.
The first day of April is always a difficult 24 hours to navigate if you want to avoid being tripped up by some zany product or service announcement from the likes of Google, Microsoft or, as we've seen today, Uncle Tobys and James Squire. To help you stay ahead of the game, we've selected the delicious (and not-so-delicious) fake stuff and put it all in the one place.
The International Space Station will receive three Australian-designed cubesats today, with the launch scheduled for a little after 1pm AEST. Part of the QB50 project, the one-kilogram satellites will eventually make their way to Earth's lower thermosphere to conduct research that could impact everything from weather prediction to communications. Best of all, NASA will be livestreaming the launch from Cape Canaveral in Florida, starting from 12:45pm.
Physical controls are all the rage, but they've got nothing on sound! OK, they have everything on sound, but that hasn't stopped Andreas Refsgaard and Lasse Korsgaard, a pair of "interaction designers and creative coders", coming up with this experiment where one can play Wolfenstein 3D with just their mouth. Loud noise warning: Be sure to turn down your speakers before hitting play!
It's pilot season, and Amazon is again asking viewers to suggest which of their shows should move forward this year. One of them is Oasis, a sci-fi drama about a chaplain who helps bring religion to a dying space colony. Also, God might be there. Or aliens. Or both. It's kind of hard to tell at this point.