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Video – 2000 Round/20 RPS Nerf Minigun!

Popular Mechanics

You gotta hand it to some of these guys/girls who take their extra time and put it to good use in extreme fashion! Via Popular Mechanics:

YouTuber Captain Xavier is nothing if not dedicated with his Nerf builds. After over a year of planning and building, he turned his Air Warriors Punisher into a fully functioning minigun.

The results, from the looks for it, will make for a vicious foe in any Nerf-related contest.

The firing mechanism has a three-stage trigger. The first stage feeds balls from the backpack into the blaster. Pushing it to two-thirds fires up the flywheels and starts the minigun rotation. A full trigger sends the Nerf darts flying.

The gun itself is quite light, with no batteries. It’s essentially a shell, while the heavy lifting is done in the backpack holding 1,600 rounds of artillery. It’s a mod meant for competitive play, and like other very cool changes to Nerf-style products, not really meant for kids. (We disagree – we feel that if you gave a bunch of kids access to these things early in life, you’d have a lot less of them growing up to be useless soap-eaters).

This is a great video with Captain Xavier going into a lot of detail about how the parts and modifications. Bonus points for Xavier’s awesome superhero outfit. Also, thanks again to Popular Mechanics for continuing to put some of the best tech articles/videos out on the web. Have a look at the video below!

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SpaceX Conducting Secret Rocket Launch Thursday Or Friday (With Bonus Blooper Video)

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If you’re wondering about that odd headline, you can thank the secrecy surrounding this project which is almost certainly military in nature. Zerohedge has the launch posted for tomorrow, while SpaceflightNow has it posted for Friday. There may be a delay factored in already. Those of you keeping track of launches know this is nothing new. Zerohedge reports ‘Thursday, it will launch a rocket from Cape Canaveral Florida that will carry a satellite into space for the US government. Though the project is top secret, and it’s unclear which government agency commissioned it, or if the satellite is for military or reconnaissance purposes.’ SpaceflightNow can be accessed here.

The SpaceX site is here where you’ll most likely get the best view of the launch. As a bonus, you can watch the SpaceX blooper video containing a collection of all their previous failed attempts. Rocket science can be pretty depressing at times. Have a look at the video via the link below.

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Video – How to Time Travel

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Brian Greene, professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University and co-founder of the World Science Festival, explains what we know about time travel so far. Following is a transcript of the video. Brian Greene: I’m Brian Greene, professor of physics and mathematics at Columbia University and co-founder of the World Science Festival. It’s critical that you realize that there are two types of time travel, and they are radically different. Time travel to the future? Definitely possible.

Video and more at the link below! 

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Check Out These Flamethrower Gloves For Your Superhero Costume!

World Star Hip Hop

Courtesy of Sploid:

Hacker Allen Pan built a pair of custom gloves featuring a butane dispenser, parts from an electric arc lighter, and a motion sensor that automatically trigger a terrifying blast of fire with every detected punch.

Pan says he was inspired by Avatar: The Last Airbender and The Legend of Korrafor this build, but to us these gloves are the perfect way to recreate Ryu’s Street Fighter “hadouken!” fireballs in real life. If you want to build a pair for yourself (and we strongly advise against that for safety reasons) you can find a complete breakdown of how this came together here. Or, you can try to master an ancient mystical fighting art that may or may not exist outside of a video game.

Video and more at the link below!

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So You Want To Be A Cyborg? Here’s Your Chance.

express.co.uk

express.co.uk

“A man with metal horns protruding from his forehead and a split tongue poking out between his teeth advanced toward me with a scalpel. “I’ve never done this before,” he joked, inching closer.

A full-sleeve tattoo snaked out from beneath his black T-shirt, extending from a demon on his bicep to a skull on his fist. My eyes darted between skull and scalpel, then instinctively shut as I cringed, bracing for contact. Zack Watson, the inked-up body modification artist I’d hired — and drove seven hours from New York City to see — was about to sew a magnet under my skin.” More below the fold.

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From The Future: Thinking Robots Currently In Development

express.co.uk

express.co.uk

“Researchers are developing an artificially intelligent robot which will have a ‘brain’ and will learn like a human child. The groundbreaking machine is currently under development from Italian researchers who hope to mimic the human learning experience. The groundbreaking machine is currently under development from Italian researchers who hope to mimic the human learning experience.” Read more on our coming robotic overlords here

 

h/t express.co.uk

New Robot Eats And Digests Living Things – What Could Go Wrong?

terminatorbigIt may not be a living, breathing robot, but UK researchers have created something pretty close. Robotics experts has developed a soft robot capable of consuming organic material for energy, effectively creating a machine which digests living things. The hope is that such self-sustaining robo-scavengers could be used to mop up contaminated water or algal blooms, which choke out life.”

It always starts out this way – ‘algal blooms’ and ‘mop up contaminated water’ but what it soon turns out to be is ‘wiping out humanity in a bid to dominate the planet’. You know it’s true. That’s why it’s incumbent upon everyone to find these things and exterminate them with fire. Because that’s what they’re going to do to you some day.

Read more on this latest hi-tech horror here

h/t dailymail.com, thumbnail: sideshowtoy.com

Cool Tech Of The Day – The Hover Camera

hover_camerah/t Unbox Therapy – the video follows the unboxing, setup, and use of the hover camera. Coolest part? It can follow you around based on face recognition. “This is a cool folding drone that’s incredibly portable. The Hover camera also has the ability to shoot video in 4K resolution.” Here’s the Facebook site. Video below – enjoy!

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