This is the eerie moment a savage "fireball lightning" soared through the sky — and appeared to turn night into day in Lapland.
The time-lapse video shows the bright light zoom across the sky on Thursday.
It was filmed in Lapland, north Finland, but the intense flash was seen as far as Kola Peninsula, northwest Russia.
The world's fastest supercar, which can reach a speed of 500 kilometers per hour, was unveiled at the ongoing Dubai International Motor Show.
The concept of the supercar, Devel Sixteen, was first proposed by its homegrown automaker Devel back in 2013. Now, with the first production version displayed at the motor show, Devel's initial plan is no longer a dream.
According to the exhibitor, Devel had been looking for the ideal manufactures for their automobile’s components since it announced the plan four years ago. The company finally selected and used an engine developed by a laboratory that exclusively designs for supercars. The power of the engine is the equivalent of ten normal supercars with an air displacement of 12.3 liters.
"The most difficult part is the engine, then gear box to handle that much power, and finally the tires. We were surprised that so many companies are interested in attaching their name to the world's fastest car," said Rashid Al-Attar, general manager of Devel Motor Inc.
Devel Sixteen will soon be put into limited production and will be launched on the market in roughly 10 to 15 months at a price of 2.2 million U.S. dollars.
I bet the people in the apartment building had a spectacular view!
Archaeologist recently excavated three 2,000-year-old luxury baths in northwest China's city of Xi'an. The baths could be the earliest complete bath facilities discovered in China.
Video footage of Air Force B-1 bomber crews conduct ordnance load and take off at night at Dyess Air Force Base during Exercise Global Thunder 2018. Global Thunder is an annual command and control exercise designed to train U.S. Strategic Command forces and assess joint operational readiness.
The city government of Phoenix picked up something rather extraterrestrial on its city cam around 8:30 p.m. local time Tuesday night:
There is a more logical and scientific explanation for the Phoenix light. Arizona's 12 News reports that the "Leonid meteor shower is active in November, and it is expected to peak later this week." The city government, too, tagged its video with the hashtag #Meteor.
That being said, 12 News does leave room for anyone who wants to believe: "It's not clear whether this flash was related to that meteor shower."
Colorado drivers may be the first to escape traffic thanks to a new partnership between state officials and a Los Angeles-based hyperloop tech company.
Arrivo founder Brogan BamBrogan joined Colorado transportation officials in Denver Tuesday to announce a partnership to create a network of roadside tubes at the congested heart of the city that promises to whisk drivers and their cars to their destinations at speeds of up to 200 mph.
The public-private players include Arrivo, the Colorado Department of Transportation and E-470 Public Highway Authority, which operates a 75-mile, user-financed toll road running along the eastern perimeter of the city. The Arrivo test site will be near E-470 and groundbreaking is slated for early 2018.
BamBrogan says Arrivo's first commercial system could be ready in 2021 depending on funding, regulatory and public-perception hurdles.
By way of pitching the Arrivo system, Colorado DOT officials speculated the network of tubes filled with high-speed trays to carry cars could cut a one-hour and ten minute drive from downtown to the airport to a 9-minute Arrivo ride. A one-hour slog down the state's busy Boulder-to-Denver highway corridor would take 8 minutes.
A C-130H Hercules aircraft from Youngstown Air Reserve Station performs maneuvers at a dirt airstrip during a training mission at Camp Branch in Charleston, West Virginia. The C-130 Hercules is a tactical airlifter capable of using unprepared runways for takeoffs and landings. The training mission helps ensure crewmembers are qualified for dirt runway operations.
Several design details in Emirates latest game-changing First Class product were inspired by Mercedes-Benz, including the soft leather seating and stitching, high-tech touch screen control panels, and the mood lighting within the suite. Meticulous attention to detail is evident throughout.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has begun shipping the first 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demons to dealers, the automaker says.
The limited-production, 6.2-liter Hemi V-8 engine delivers 840 horsepower. Dodge is touting the mega-muscle car as the industry’s first street-legal production drag car. The National Hot Rod Association has certified it as the world’s fastest quarter-mile production vehicle.
But it has drawn its critics. Automotive News, the leading trade publication covering the auto industry, called for banning the Demon from the street in an editorial last April.
The car "is so inherently dangerous to the common safety of motorists that its registration as a road-worthy automobile should be banned," it wrote, citing its "barely legal" tires and massive acceleration.
During tests the Demon covered a quarter-mile in 9.65 seconds at 140 miles per hour, and it accelerates from zero to 60 mph in 2.3 seconds.
Go inside billionaire Tommy Hilfiger’s $50 million palatial penthouse high atop New York City’s iconic Plaza Hotel
Phones and cameras are pretty resilient nowadays, but if yours was swallowed up by a volcano, you probably wouldn't expect it to survive.
Considering they contain lava, which burns at around 1,000c heat, it's fair to expect lost electrics to fry, burn and melt within a matter of seconds.
So when tour guide Erik Storm managed to lose his GoPro down a small crevice, he thought his footage had been lost forever.
But Mr Storm, who works for Kiluaea EcoGuides , a tour group based in the Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park, decided to see if he could salvage what was left of it.
The Virginia class, also known as the SSN-774 class, is a class of nuclear-powered fast attack submarines (hull classification symbol SSN) in service with the United States Navy. Virginia-class submarines are designed for a broad spectrum of open-ocean and littoral (shallow coastal water) missions. They were conceived as a less expensive alternative to the Seawolf-class attack submarines, designed during the Cold War era.
On Nov. 8, 2017, in Baoding City, North China’s Hebei Province, an 18-story illegal building was demolished in seven seconds by directional explosion. All the surrounding buildings remain functional.
She's only six years old, but she might be Donald Trump's greatest diplomatic tool for China.
The U.S. president took a video of his granddaughter, Arabella Kushner, along to China this week, specially made for Chinese president Xi Jinping.
The video, which was later released on Chinese state media, showed Arabella opening her performance with a greeting for the Chinese president and his wife, Peng Liyuan.
"Hello Grandpa Xi. Hello Grandma Peng," she says, before launching into a song.
It is common in China to address older people with affectionate terms like "Grandma" and "Grandpa."
Russia and the United States have agreed to cooperate on a Nasa-led programme to build the first lunar space station, part of a long-term project to send humans to Mars.
The US space agency said earlier this year that it was exploring a programme called the Deep Space Gateway, a multi-stage project to push further into the solar system.
The project envisages building a crew-tended spaceport in lunar orbit that would serve as a “gateway to deep space and the lunar surface,” Nasa has said.
Nasa has been far from coy in its ambitions to send humans to orbit Mars by the 2030s, and subsequent plans to colonise of the red planet. But plans to return to the moon have waxed and waned with the US administration.
While George W Bush was keen to see humans on the moon again by 2020, Barack Obama ditched the plan and focused on plans to visit Mars, including a mission to test the necessary technology by capturing a boulder from the surface of an asteroid and bringing it into lunar orbit.
Now, it seems, it’s all change again. With the Trump administration, asteroid missions have fallen from favour: with a spaceport orbiting the moon, crewed visits to the lunar surface are once again on the menu.
Uber signed a deal with NASA Wednesday to help develop traffic systems for its flying car project which it hopes to start testing in 2020.
The ride-hailing service published details of its "on demand aviation" ambitions last year which it has called Uber Elevate.
It is now stepping up its efforts to make the project a reality. Uber said at the Web Summit tech conference in Lisbon that it signed a Space Act Agreement with NASA for the development of "unmanned traffic management." This is NASA's push to figure out how unmanned aerial systems (UAS), such as drones that fly at a low altitude, can operate safely.
Uber wants to make vertical take-off and landing vehicles. That will allow their flying cars to take off and land vertically. They will fly at a low altitude.
This is the start-up's first partnership with a U.S. federal government agency. NASA is also working with other companies to develop traffic management for these low altitude vehicles.
"UberAir will be performing far more flights on a daily basis than it has ever been done before. Doing this safely and efficiently is going to require a foundational change in airspace management technologies," Jeff Holden, chief product officer at Uber, said in a statement on Wednesday.
"Combining Uber's software engineering expertise with NASA's decades of airspace experience to tackle this is a crucial step forward for Uber Elevate."
The NASA deal is the latest in a series of partnerships Uber has struck to get UberAir — which is what the new service is called — off the ground.
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U.S. Army Soldiers from the 2nd Cavalry Regiment and 3rd Battalion, 4th Air Defense Artillery Regiment fire Stinger missiles using an Avenger Multi-Role Weapon System during a live fire exercise off the coast of Crete, Greece.
Antoine Bizet's 2017 Red Bull Rampage people's choice award run
Samsung has bought out a new video advert savagely mocking iPhone addicts for their blind loyalty to Apple.
This couple thought the world was coming to an end when they witnessed strange light formations in the sky.
She handles this hand cannon like a boss
Video of USS Gerald R. Ford (CVN 78) conducting air operations. Footages include: Landing and launching Navy F-18 aircraft from the carrier's flight deck. USS Ford is currently underway conducting testing and evaluation operations.
With just over a month before MSC Seaside sets sail on her first Caribbean voyage, MSC has given cruise enthusiasts a glimpse at what to expect from its newest ship - and it looks like the ultimate luxury cruise holiday .
Think Swarovski crystal staircases, cabins with private hot tubs and an entertainment programme with some very exciting offerings.
'The ship that follows the sun' is 1059ft long and 134ft wide, and boasts stunning features including a low waterfront promenade deck, glass floored catwalks and the highest ratio of seaside balcony view staterooms than any other cruise ship.
Now, we've had a more in-depth look than ever before as MSC unveiled a virtual tour of the ship, from the bars and restaurants to the outdoor pools and interactive water park.
Then of course, a sneak peek inside the glamorous cabins, 76% of which boast ocean views.