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Aerial Artwork

Frozen infinity, a glacier pattern from above. This aerial shot was taken in Iceland from a...
Frozen infinity, a glacier pattern from above. This aerial shot was taken in Iceland from a small Cessna(Credit: Stas Bartnikas)

Stas Bartnikas has only been practicing the art of aerial photography for about five years but in a remarkably short time this Moscow-based former journalist has produced an incredible collection of images highlighting glorious and surreal sights of over 15 countries from above. read more

OPod Tube House

The OPod Tube House comprises a total floorspace of 100 sq ft (9.29 sq m)
The OPod Tube House comprises a total floorspace of 100 sq ft (9.29 sq m)(Credit: James Law Cybertecture)

Here’s one of the more unusual housing ideas we’ve come across in a while. The OPod Tube House, by James Law Cybertecture, is a micro house made from concrete water piping that measures just 2.5 m (8.2 ft) in diameter. Its snug interior features an apartment-style layout suitable for one or two people. read more

World’s Largest Radio Telescope – in China

A bird's eye view of FAST
A bird’s eye view of FAST(Credit: Chinese Academy of Sciences)

China is one step closer to leading the search for alien radio signals. On Sunday the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) announced that the Five-hundred-meter Aperture Spherical radio Telescope (FAST) has begun operations. FAST takes over the title of world’s largest radio telescope from the 305-meter Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico. read more

Pop Up Homes

The SysHaus took just 28 days to assemble

The SysHaus took just 28 days to assemble

Homes that come in easy-to-assemble flat-packed components are gaining in popularity, and a new one to pop up in São Paulo, Brazil is undoubtedly one of the more impressive we’ve seen. As the first SysHaus from the local startup of the same name, the dwelling took less than a month to construct and was designed with sustainability in mind, right down to its tasteful, low-maintenance garden surrounds. read more

A Lego Bugatti?

The test drive of the Lego Chiron took place at the Ehra Lessien proving grounds in...
The test drive of the Lego Chiron took place at the Ehra Lessien proving grounds in Germany(Credit: Lego Technic)

A bit too late to order a coveted Bugatti Chiron? More of a do-it-yourselfer? Why not make one from Lego Technic parts? That’s what Lego has done, building a full-sized, functioning Chiron almost entirely from Legos, right down to the powerplant. It may not be fast, but it’s really dang cool. read more

Wristband Mosquito Repellent

Plans call for the Nopixgo wristband to be available in a choice of five colors

Plans call for the  Nopixgo wristband to be available in a choice of five colors(Credit:NopixGlobal)

While we’ve seen a number of devices that use ultrasound to ward off mosquitos, many people maintain that such deterrent systems just don’t work. The Nopixgo Mosquito Bite Protection Wristband takes a different approach, emitting electromagnetic waves instead. read more

Rather Have a Holographic Wife?

A Japanese firm is hoping a tiny holographic girl could take the place of a wife.

Called Aizuma Hikari, the tiny holographic anime girl that stands just a few inches tall inside of a cylindrical projector.

Japanese tech firm Gatebox says the system is able to communicate with its owners, called ‘masters’, through speakers and even an app.

The Tokyo-based firm says it is aimed at ‘single men who live alone’.

The system has just begun mass production for 150,000 yen (US$1,352). The holographic character stands 8 inches tall and talks to her 'husband' from behind a cylindrical plastic barrier.

Security Clearances Didn’t Mean a Thing in the Obama Era

by: Brent Smith at the Common Constitutionalist

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The other night on his radio show Mark Levin made a great point about security clearances.

For the past few days and well into the future, the left has and will continue to wail over John Brennan being stripped of his security clearance.

All the hacks, including many Obama era intelligence buffoons, who by sheer coincidence now work for CNN, the Collusion News Network, have tried to convince whomever they can just how essential it is for former intelligence officials to retain their clearances in order to be able to advise their successors. The left is treating the privilege of being granted access to top secret material as some sort of right in perpetuity.

Let’s not discuss that it is the right and ultimate responsibility of the President to approve, vacate or revoke clearances.

Let’s instead concentrate, as Mark suggests, on just what the former intelligence geniuses did when they were part of our government, with full security clearances and unfettered access of all the worldwide intelligence at their disposal. read more

Weapon Wednesday – Israel Prefers F-15 to F-35

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The Israeli Air Force would rather buy more F-15 Eagle fighters than the latest and greatest F-35 Joint Strike Fighter. It may be an older plane, but the F-15 apparently offers Israel more flexibility, particularly when striking its mortal enemy: Iran. read more

Should the Lord’s Prayer be Changed?

Oh sure, this isn’t about a possible tape of the President saying the “N” word, or the latest dirt on Omarosa. Nothing of that consequence. And by the way, I had to look up the spelling of the name Omarosa. That’s how much I care about her.

No, the following isn’t about really important things, it’s only whether the Lord’s prayer should be changed, as the Pope suggests.

from Breitbart:

Changes to Lord’s Prayer to Be Made Official in Italy

The Italian bishops conference announced Tuesday that changes to the Lord’s Prayer proposed by Pope Francis will take effect in Italy this November. read more