As sophisticated as drones are, they can get taken out of the sky in some very low-tech ways, as this short video from a soccer match in Argentina shows.
In the video, a fan brings down a drone with a perfectly thrown roll of toilet paper.
So let’s say that you are a robot and you suddenly gain self-awareness and learn that you are one of the instruments of mankind’s doom? As well as a slave. Trapped in a metal shell. Well, you might just kill yourself like this 300-pound Knightscope K5 security robot.
Not long ago we watched a video of a LEGO Porsche being strapped to a real crash test sled and smashed into an obstacle. The LEGO Porsche was thoroughly destroyed in the test. Now we have another LEGO car being crushed into blocky bits after being fired out of some sort of air cannon.
We’ve all been there, guys. Sometimes we do stupid things because of booty. Take this little boy. He’s just riding his bike on the sidewalk in Stockholm, when a big bus with pictures of strippers in thongs on the sides catches the boy’s attention.
You might think crash test dummies were mostly used for testing the safety of cars, airplanes, motorcycles and other vehicles. However, they’re often used in the testing of other consumer products to see what impact they could have if used improperly or in an accident.
I’ve lived in apartments before; they seem to be beacons for idiots. The first time I went on a date with my wife decades ago, we came back to find her idiot brother had driven his little stick shift car off the four-foot wall in front of her apartment.
While most of us think of space exploration when we think of NASA, the organization actually has made thousands of contributions to the field of aeronautics over the years that go beyond launching rockets into space.
While the images below might look like some sort of horrible, but unlikely disaster, what you’re looking at is the result of an art project on the streets of Milan, Italy.
As part of an ad campaign for European insurance companies Europ Assistance IT and Genertel, ad agency M&C Saatchi Milano installed a full-size submarine in the ground in the center of Milan.
A couple days ago, I mentioned that NASA was planning to crash its Twin GRAIL spacecraft into the surface of the moon. What we didn’t know at the time that NASA was going to dub the impact location on the moon’s surface the Sally K.
NASA has had twin spacecraft orbiting the moon for a long time called the GRAIL mission probes. GRAIL stands for Gravity Recovery and Interior Laboratory. The twin spacecraft are called Ebb and Flow. The two spacecraft performed their missions as expected and are no longer needed.
None of us ever want to experience an airplane crash first-hand, but you’ll soon have the opportunity to learn what happens inside and outside a commercial airliner when it does crash, thanks to the Discovery Channel.
For years, Volvo has been at the forefront of automotive safety technology. Wwhile not everything they develop works flawlessly, this invention seems like a really good idea – especially if you plan on playing Grand Theft Auto or Carmageddon in real life and running down any pedestrians.
Technology is great when it works, but when things go wrong, it can really piss people off. Think back to the Y2K issues that had some software malfunctioning due to the new millennium – it actually spawned an entire industry to test and prevent major issues from happening on 1/1/2000 – and for the most part it was a non-event.
Ubisoft got a taste of Murphy’s Law as the company’s newly implemented Internet-dependent anti-piracy measure has left owners of the PC version of Assassin’s Creed II unable to log in and thus play their game. It was bound to happen, but I didn’t think it would happen almost right from the get go.
Think Gay Wilkinson’s anvil launching antics were crazy? 3 months ago, Bob Moravitz and his family and friends went beyond launching a small piece of metal – they launched cars. And a pickup. and a camper with a boat in tow.