The launch of a rocket has been spectacularly captured on video from space.
Satellite firm Planet released footage of a Russian Soyuz rocket, which was launched on July 14 from Kazakhstan.
The rocket was carrying dozens of imaging satellites into space.
During what appeared to a routine traffic stop a Texas woman got the surprise of her life when her boyfriend appeared from behind the police car that had pulled her over and proposed.
Stephen Smith, a Grapevine Police Department dispatcher, organised a fake traffic stop for his girlfriend, Amanda Radican, who reacted by tearing up when an officer told her there was a warrant out for her car.
In the competitive world of hot pepper breeding, one man is smoking the competition. Meet “Smokin’” Ed Currie. He’s the man behind the world’s hottest pepper—the “Carolina Reaper.” For the past three decades, Currie has been pushing the limits of the Scoville scale—breeding hotter and hotter peppers. We went behind the scenes at his South Carolina farm, where he’s bred a number of secret, unreleased specimens that he claims are even hotter than his famous Reaper. You may want to have some milk ready for this one.
In the sometimes hostile waters of the Persian Gulf looms the US Navy's first -- in fact, the world's first -- active laser weapon.
The LaWS, an acronym for Laser Weapons System, is not science fiction. It is not experimental. It is deployed on board the USS Ponce amphibious transport ship, ready to be fired at targets today and every day by Capt. Christopher Wells and his crew.
CNN was granted exclusive access to a live-fire test of the laser.
"It is more precise than a bullet," Wells told CNN. "It's not a niche weapon system like some other weapons that we have throughout the military where it's only good against air contacts, or it's only good against surface targets, or it's only good against, you know, ground-based targets -- in this case this is a very versatile weapon, it can be used against a variety of targets."
LaWS begins with an advantage no other weapon ever invented comes even close to matching. It moves, by definition, at the speed of light. For comparison, that is 50,000 times the speed of an incoming ICBM.
"It is throwing massive amounts of photons at an incoming object," said Lt. Cale Hughes, laser weapons system officer. "We don't worry about wind, we don't worry about range, we don't worry about anything else. We're able to engage the targets at the speed of light."
A bobcat that attacked two people and a dog in Anthem Sunday has been confirmed as rabid, Arizona Game and Fish officials said.
Officials said a man and his dog were attacked by a bobcat when a bystander jumped in to help. The bobcat then attacked the Good Samaritan, who was bit on the hand.
Nathan Gonzalez, a Game and Fish spokesman, said testing on the animal determined it was infected with rabies.
Officials declined to comment on the specific case of the man who was bit; however, the Maricopa County Department of Public Health said any person who is exposed to rabies is granted access to rabies vaccines by the agency.
Gonzalez said a wild animal's behavior often is an indication of rabies' presence.
"Temperament or over-aggression is common with wildlife when an animal has rabies," Gonzalez said. "They tend to be in locations where they have access to food and water and that's in the neighborhoods we live in."
erry Grant realised a childhood dream and set a new Guinness World Record by completing a high speed barrel roll in the new Jaguar E-Pac.
Grant took inspiration from Roger Moore's famous twist in the classic The Man with the Golden Gun, to turn 270 degrees in the air over a distance of 15.3 metres in the car.
He experienced 5G's of acceleration to perform the impressive barrel roll.
A group of hikers walking the trails of Naples ran for a huge surprise when they heard a helicopter flying would seem to be awfully low! There was a reason for that, they were just about to walk into a fire that that helicopter was attempting to put out!
Ever wondered how a massive M1 Abrams tank gets from the United States to a war zone? It's quite a logistical accomplishment. They get loaded up on trucks and get taken to the rail yard. From the rail yard they hit the sea port where they are loaded onto ships, and depending on where they are headed, they may be hoisted onto landing craft and then driven onto shore as seen in the following video.
With the crack of a champagne bottle, a huge wave rises and the U.S.S. Billings launches into the sea. The Navy’s newest ship, a high-speed, incredibly maneuverable Littoral Combat Ship is finally ready to roll after a lengthy construction. The new $300 million LCS is gearing up for sea trials as it prepares for action, but it isn’t without its controversies.
Freedom-class Littoral Combat Ships are designed for coastal defense functions such as mine-clearing and anti-submarine missions. The downside of these pricey ships is that they only patrol the littoral zone, coastal areas which larger ships can’t access.
“The Freedom-variant LCS plays a critical role in the U.S. Navy’s fleet, and we are committed to getting Billings and her highly capable sister ships into combatant commanders’ hands as quickly as possible.”
– Joe North (President of Littoral Ships and Systems at Lockheed-Martin)
One of the most pressing concerns about the LCS is that there are those who don’t see the need for them and that they are just wasteful spending. They are not meant to directly engage hostile threats and report in to summon bigger ships, making them seem like glorified security guards. All that speed and maneuverability comes from their aluminum frames have been criticized for weak defenses and likelihood to start an aluminum fire.
Despite all the criticisms the Littoral Combat Ship Program is moving ahead with more units on the way. Where do you stand on the issue? Do we need more high-speed coastal patrols with a $300 million price tag?
This incredible drone footage shows a hammerhead shark being reeled in by a fisherman as a group of stunned beach-goers watch on.
The man in swimwear can be seen wading around the the surf as he battles to reel in the huge creature.
Determined to get a closer look, the man eventfully clambers closer to the shore of Panama City Beach, Florida - with the shark following as he hauls in his line.
Ride along as a U.S. Department of Homeland Security Black Hawk intercepts a Civil Air Patrol Cessna 182 during a training exercise.
Civil Air Patrol’s Texas Wing supported U.S. Air Force air defense training for Super Bowl LI in 2017. These exercises -- Felix Hawk on Jan. 24 and Falcon Virgo on Feb. 1 – were designed to protect the airspace around NRG Stadium in Houston.
Video courtesy of Maj. Matthew Congrove, Civil Air Patrol Texas Wing
If Marvel’s Spider-Man always seemed a little too far-fetched, you’re going to have an even harder time wrapping your head around the Darwin’s Bark spider. It’s no bigger than a thumbnail, but it can shoot a web at distances of over 80 feet, allowing it to cross rivers and spin massive traps.
Only just discovered in Madagascar back in 2009, the Darwin’s Bark is somehow able to generate enough silk—which also happens to be one of the strongest natural materials ever discovered—to span distances up to 82 feet to create an anchor line it then uses to spin a giant web.
But instead of shooting the silk like Spider-Man does, the spider creates long wispy strands that are carried along by the breeze until they anchor themselves to another tree. Once secure, the Darwin’s Spark is then able to crawl along the line, reinforce it, and expand its jungle domain. How have these creatures not taken over the planet yet?
We’ve all seen the grade school science experiment where sticking a couple of electrodes into a potato produces enough current to power a small light bulb. But engineer Marek Baczynski took that experiment several steps further, building what could be the world’s first autonomous potato—and the ultimate housepet.
A single potato doesn’t generate a lot of electricity, but if you collect that slow trickle into a capacitor—a sort of battery—you get enough of a charge to power a pair of electric motors. After sitting motionless for a quarter of an hour, Marek’s upgraded potato, which he named Pontus, was able to drive in a quick short burst for just over three inches, or a top speed of around 24 feet per day. Slow, but your cat probably moves even less from sunup to sundown.
https://www.stratasysdirect.com/blog/... - Introducing metal 3D printing to the world as a viable solution for fully functional firearm prototypes. Its chamber sees pressure above 20,000 psi every time it is fired proving the material integrity provided by DMLS technology. The small components needed for the 1911 series gun proves DMLS can meet tolerances and accuracy. We're changing people's perspective about what 3D Printing can do and showing the technology is at a place where we can do this kind of thing and succeed. This technology is capable of fully functioning assemblies at full scale.
Lou Boyer, a pilot of the Boeing 747 Dreamliner from Tokyo (Japan) to Alaska (United States), ruled these surprising condensation wakes while flying over eastern Russia.That aviator watched this show about 300 meters below its own device, "a normal distance" between air traffic routes.
Awesome video featuring the US Air Force Boeing B-52 Stratofortress during maintenance, weapons loads, take off and air-refueling.Video Credit: US Air-Force ,Derivative Work by Daily Military Defense & Archive
A total of 200 excavators started on Friday demolishing the 24-year-old Longwangmiao bridge in Nanchang city, east China's Jiangxi Province. A new six-lane bridge will replace the current four-lane one. The structure is expected to be fully dismantled in 21 days.