An unserviceable US armored combat vehicle is reduced with explosives to eliminate any chance of Taliban forces gaining intel on the it. "Filmed in Afghanistan.
Stunning photos of a pair of humpback whales have emerged from a recent Sydney Harbour tour depicting the magnificent mammals in their full glory. Delighted tourists were treated to a remarkable display from the whales - which has been hailed the best in 10 years - as their boat toured around the harbour entrance in search of the gentle giants. The huge animals didn't disappoint as they leaped into the air between North Head and South Head as eager onlookers were at the ready with their cameras on Sunday. Around 50 sightseers were lucky enough to witness the rare phenomenon of a double breach - where two whales simultaneously leap out of the water. Some were lucky enough to capture the perfect shot, with the picturesque backdrop of Sydney's city and harbour in the background. Tour organisers Whale Watching Sydney expressed their delight on Facebook after suggesting the sightings so early in the season were a moment to savor. 'I'm a little speechless here, second day of the season and we are already seeing double breaches. Quite the afternoon we had,' the tour company commented online. Jonas Liebschner of Whale Watching Sydney, who took the remarkable photos, told Daily Mail Australia the sightings were extremely rare. 'In 10 years of doing this work in Sydney Harbour that's the best double breaching photo I've seen.' 'In a season, you will normally see it happen probably twice, so for it to happen so early in the season, it's special,' he added.
Disgusting yet beautiful metamorphosis timelapse.
In a flash of fire and smoke, Type 45 destroyer HMS Diamond has tested her world-beating Sea Viper missile system off the coast of Scotland.
The oil and coal-powered station was decommissioned in 2012 with demolition beginning two years later.
The Wuxi Bridge in southwest China's Chongqing Municipality was successfully demolished early on Wednesday after 44 years of service. Built in 1973, the bridge was evaluated and rated as no-good in 2013. A new bridge will be built at the same place to replace the demolished one and to re-connect a provincial road stretching over the Wuxi River.
Beijing has unveiled a homegrown combat chopper that's said to be capable of destroying the most powerful tank in the world. Two-seat Z-19E, also known as 'Black Hurricane', is built to cater to the international market as Beijing aims to expand its presence in the global market for military aircraft. Chinese state media claimed that the single-rotor, narrow-body aircraft is one of the most advanced helicopters of its kind worldwide. The light attack helicopter debuted to the public in September, 2015, and made its maiden flight today in Harbin, north-east China, according to People's Daily Online. The aircraft is expected to perform air-to-ground strikes, air-to-ground fire support and air-to-air combat in complicated weather conditions. The newspaper claimed it has 'excellent combat abilities. Its nickname in China is Yuan, which stands for 'Yours Useful Available Necessities', as the Chinese authority expects it to help the country gain market share against Western competitors. The helicopter is said to feature a multiple rocket launcher, which could fire more than a dozen rockets at the same time. It could also carry four air-to-ground missiles, which have been described as the helicopter's secret weapon, according to Xinhua News Agency. The state Chinese news agency claims that the missiles could destroy the most powerful tank in the world. In addition, bullet-proof armour have been fit on the pilots seats, which could block bullets from a 12.7mm machine gun, reports said. The Chinese media are yet to release key statistics or the price of Z-19E. But it's been reported that its maximum take-off weight is 4.25 tonnes. Z-19E is said to be an improved version of Z-19, which is 12 metres long (39 feet), 4.01 metres tall (13 feet), with a range of 800 kilometres (497 miles). The helicopter's features are also said to be similar to those of a Z-19 Z-19E is designed and built by the Aviation Industry Corporation of China, a state-owned firm specialised in manufacturing military and industrial aircraft. Chinese industry experts expect 100 to 150 Z-19Es to be sold in the next 10 years to worldwide clients. The global market for military helicopter is likely to witness a steady growth over the next decade because of an increase in defense spending globally, according to a report released in December, 2016. North America and the Asia-Pacific are likely to be the key pivots for military choppers between 2016 and 2025, followed by Europe and the Middle East, said the report. Besides Z-19, Aviation Industry Corporation of China is the manufacturer of C919, China's first domestically built passenger plane. The narrow-body, twin-engine plane is Beijing's first step toward independence from Boeing and Airbus as it attempts to replace all 6,000-6,800 of its western aircraft at a cost of around $1 trillion. Single-aisle C919 made its maiden flight on May 5 in Shanghai.
China has successfully mined flammable ice at sea after nearly two decades of research work.
The flammable ice was discovered in the South China Sea in 2007.
According to Chinese state run Xinhua, one cubic metre of combustible ice is equal to 164 cubic metres of natural regular gas.
Minister of Land and Resources Jiang Daming announced the success on May 18. The mining site was located in the Shenhu area of the South China Sea, 320 kilometres of the coast of Zhuhai City.
The trial mining started on March 28 at a depth of 4,153 feet. During the trial, around 16,000 cubic metres of gas was extracted each day.
The methane content was up to 99.5 percent of natural gas.
Footage shows the bore head being lowered down into the sea to extract the gas from the ice.
The Minister claimed that it was a major breakthrough that may lead to a global energy revolution.
The amount of predicted resources is equivalent to more than twice that of fossil fuels such as coal, oil and natural gas.
A cameraman has left viewers stunned after mysteriously appearing to step through a magical portal on a walk into the words into another dimension. In the short clip posted to Facebook, a young man is walking through a forest in Portland, Oregon while filming on a camera. He comes to a clearing where there is a white mirror, resting up against a tree. As the birds tweet in the background, the cameraman walks up to the reflective glass before appearing to go though it and into the other side. The video was posted to Instagram, and has already amassed 24,000 views on Facebook and been shared hundreds of times. It has left dozens puzzled and scratching their heads over how the man might have created the illusion. One viewer said: 'What if you walked through it to another dimension, look back and the mirror is gone?' The footage was filmed in the Hoyt Arboretum, a woods and park in Portland in the United States. It was recorded by magician Kevin Parry.
Soldiers burn a massive amount of what is being called "unserviceable" ammunition, although much of the ammo is in brand new, unopened boxes and crates.
Frank Sinatra famously referred to New York as the city that never sleeps, and a stunning new video shows exactly what he was singing about. Incredible timelapse footage captures 10 days in the life of the city, combining aerial shots over the streets to ground-level footage of commuters making their way to and from work. Made by filmmakers FilmSpektakel, the three-minute video includes iconic locations such as Central Park, Brooklyn Bridge, the Grand Central Terminal and Liberty Island. It is the first timelapse video the Austrian company has made on foreign soil. An explanation from FilmSpektakel said: 'It took us 10 days, a lot of burgers and one helicopter ride to produce this video. 'Ten days is very little time to discover this city of endless opportunities, so we hardly slept anything and shot day and night for this time lapse film. 'The city that never sleeps indeed!' During the making of the video, producers shot a huge 65,000 photos, and the taxi scene alone took five days in postproduction. The video has been viewed nearly 50,000 times on YouTube, and is the third timelapse film make by the organization.
This is the moment 250 tonnes of sand flew into the air as a 500lb German WWII bomb was detonated by a specialist squad. Residents were evacuated after the unexploded German bomb was found at a construction site near the Aston Expressway in Birmingham on Monday. A bomb squad performed a controlled explosion on the shell, sending a giant plume of dark smoke into the air at about 3.45pm. People in Sutton Coldfield, some eight miles away, reported hearing the boom, reported the Birmingham Mail. Preparation for the explosion caused chaos in the city, with trains to Birmingham New Street cancelled and 13 miles of the M6 closed in both directions to keep the route clear. Experts covered the bomb with 250 tonnes of sand before blowing it up. Evacuated residents cheered as they heard the bomb blast from the Alexander Stadium around two miles away. Around a dozen Aston neighbours were outside the emergency shelter. Adrian Adams said: 'Everybody's happy because it looks as if we're finally going home. 'It was a big relief hearing the bang. At this moment in time the most important things in the world are a decent cup of tea, a hot shower and probably bed.' The explosion was so loud - it even set off burglar alarms around Aston. Yesterday the discovery in Priory Road, Aston sparked a full-scale evacuation of surrounding houses and businesses. Police said 'hundreds of homes' were cleared as a result of the bomb drama, which also saw the Aston Expressway closed, along with many surrounding roads. Sabrina Harley, 18, who lives near Aston railway station, said yesterday that she had received no official information about where she should spend the night after being evacuated. She said: 'I've heard nothing. I heard about what was going on this morning but I don't know whether we are allowed back home tonight.' Another evacuated resident said: 'When I left this afternoon I was told I would not be allowed back. 'The police officer who knocked the door told us to stay inside and to keep all our doors and windows shut. 'When I asked how long we would be evacuated for he said he didn't know. He said it could be a few hours or could be longer.'
The leftist snowflakes in Boston Antifa just got their asses handed to them by the legendary Based Stick Man As Well as the group run by Gavin McInnes, Proud Boys.
Watch as several proud boys alongside the stick man manhandle the young punks in the terrorist group, Antifa.
Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) unveils the 'world’s largest single-memory' prototype computer, designed for 'the Era of Big Data' and has 160 terabytes of storage.
Fidget spinners have taken the country by storm. The basic toy has a ball bearing in the center with weighted ends. The kids with ADHD love them and some how have tricked their parents and schools into believing they actually have improved their attentiveness in class. Usually with very popular kid items adults love to push the limits. This guy decided to use his air compressor to max out of the RPM of this fidget spinner and if someone was standing in the wrong spot we may have been writing about a lost life. Here is the after math of the spinner lodged into a wall after it exploded. Now before you start thinking these are unsafe you have to remember that these kids don’t have the finger power to get the RPM’s even close to what this guy got them to. Maybe if it was my in high school when my fingers were at peak strength I may be able to get some what close to that RPM. Now I am married and just don’t have the torque I once had. Enjoy the full video below.
SpaceX has completed a record breaking launch. Elon Musk’s space firm launched its Falcon 9 rocket to deliver Inmarsat-5 F4, a commercial communications satellite in iots first launch for the company. The payload was so heavy (13,448lbs) and going into such a high orbit (22,000 miles) that the Falcon 9 rocket won't have enough propellant left to land, SpaceX said before the flawless launch. SpaceX is targeting launch of Inmarsat-5 F4 from historic Launch Complex 39A (LC-39A) at NASA’s Kennedy Space Center in Florida. The 49-minute launch window opens on Monday, May 15, at 7:21 p.m. EDT, or 23:21 UTC. 'All systems and weather are go,' it said at 6:35pm. The satellite was deployed approximately 32 minutes after launch when it will come under the command of the Boeing and Inmarsat satellite operations teams based at the Boeing facility in El Segundo. 'From here I-5 F4 will be manoeuvred to its geostationary orbit, 35,786km (22,236 miles) above Earth, where it will deploy its solar arrays and reflectors and undergo intensive payload testing before beginning commercial service,' Inmarsat said. The payload, Inmarsat-5 F4 (I-5 F4) is the fourth satellite in the Global Xpress (GX) constellation; the world’s first globally available, high-speed, mobile broadband service. 'Global Xpress represents an important step in Inmarsat’s transformation from a satellite operator to a digital services enabler,' the company said. 'Today, being connected is an expectation, whether you want access to Wi-Fi in the sky or to use your mobile in the remotest location. 'Satellite communications is no longer a luxury, it is a critical enabler for our demanding connectivity needs.' Inmarsat, the only operator of a global Ka-band network, created the GX platform to enable communities across the world to benefit from the emerging digital society. Already delivering unprecedented service speeds, coverage, reliability and security to users on land, at sea and in the air, Inmarsat’s GX network entered global commercial service in December 2015. I-5 F4 adds further capacity to the network, as well as in-orbit redundancy that further upgrades the reliability and resilience of Inmarsat’s service offerings. Global Xpress is establishing a new standard of excellence for broadband communications in established VSAT markets and is gaining strong traction in new market areas, such as the rapidly expanding aviation passenger connectivity sector. The first four GX satellites, including I-5 F4, were constructed by Inmarsat’s partner Boeing Network & Space Systems.
16 Year Old Boy Finally Stands Up For Himself And Fights His Abusive Father While The Entire Neighborhood Watches!
A young boy, growing up in the hood decided enough is enough and take on his alcoholic father, dragging him outside and challenging him to a fistfight.
The locals in the neighborhood seemed to disturbingly enjoy the fireworks a little too much.
An old male jumped in and took the father down.
Just another day in the hood.
It could be the next big thing in extreme sports – 'drone-diving'. Daredevil skydiver Ingus Augstkalns was lifted 1,082 feet (330 meters) into the air by a 28-propeller drone, dropped and parachuted safely back to the earth. Although the feat makes for an entertaining spectacle, Aerones, the creator of the massive drone, foresees the unmanned aerial vehicle being used in rescue missions. 'In the near future, our technology will save human lives, will help fight fires and carry out other challenging and significant work,' said Jānis Putrāms, chief engineer of Aerones and a pilot of the drone. 'With this project, we show that we are ready for serious tasks in the field of civil defense and sports. Lativa-based Aerones, which is a drone manufacture focused on developing these devices with high lifting power, conducted their secret 'drone diving' operation in an isolated part of the Baltic state. Preparation for the jump lasted six months and during that time, the team increased the payload up to 440 pounds (200kg) and conducted a number of tests, including flights carrying Augstkalns over the river Daugava. The super-powered drone measures 34 feet (3.2sqm), boasts 16 rotors and weighs 154 pounds (70 kilograms). The incredible video of the 'drone-dive' shows the drone taking off from a body of water and head towards a communication tower, which stands 393 feet (120 meter) tall, where Augstkalns was waiting at the top. Augstkalns grabbed a long handle hanging from the drone, which took him off the platform and into the air. Once the drone reached 1,082 feet (330 meters), he let go and fell to the earth for a about one second before releasing a parachute. 'Emotions are fantastic. Both feeling how easily and quickly the drone lifted me, and because Latvia proves itself in innovations of technology,' Augstkalns said. 'It is obvious that we will experience an increasingly important use of drone in our everyday life.' 'Definitely also my friend skydivers all over the world will be excited about these opportunities.' The same drone was used in January to debut 'drone-boarding' by towing snowboarders at high speed across a frozen Latvian lake. A video shared by the firm showed a snowboarder test out the drone at an abandoned airbase. The man was towed away with ease and is seen gliding through the snow, with the giant quadcopter controlling the pace. Aerones's massive drone cost $37,000 (35,000 euros) to build and for now, flight times are restricted to around 10 minutes using on-board batteries. In theory the top speed is around 95 miles per hour (150 kilometers per hour), but piloting becomes difficult at that velocity, so drone-boarding and drone-diving daredevils have to make do with speeds of around 37 miles per hour (60 kph).
The age of your car could be the difference between life and death, experts warn, as drivers are encouraged to upgrade to newer models. Confronting images of a car-to-car crash test between a 1998 Toyota Corolla and its 2015 counterpart reveal how far safety technology has come in the last 20 years. The driver of the older car was four times more likely to have died while the other driver would have received only minor injuries, research by Australia and New Zealand's independent vehicle safety advocate, ANCAP shows. The test highlights the important role newer vehicles play in improving road safety. 'It is concerning the rate of fatal crashes is four times higher for older vehicles than for new vehicles,' said ANCAP Chief Executive Officer, James Goodwin. 'We've been tracking the average age of a vehicle involved in a fatal crash, and in just one year we've seen that average increase from 12.5 years to 12.9 years. This highlights the need for a renewed national focus and greater support for safer vehicles.' While cars built in 2000 or earlier make up just 20 per cent of the registered vehicles on the road, they're involved in about one third of fatal crashes. In comparison, newer cars, built between 2011 and 2016, which make up 31 per cent of vehicles on the road are involved in 13 per cent of fatality crashes. The most at-risk drivers tend to drive older, less safe cars. 'It is unfortunate we tend to see our most at-risk drivers – the young and inexperienced, as well as the elderly and more frail – in the most at-risk vehicles,' Mr Goodwin said. 'We hope this test promotes a conversation to encourage all motorists to consider the safety of their car,' Mr Goodwin said. The car-to-car crash test, which replicates a head-on crash, was conducted at 64km/h. 'The older car sustained catastrophic structural failure with dummy readings showing an extremely high risk of serious head, chest and leg injury to the driver. It achieved a score of just 0.40 out of 16 points – zero stars.' 'In contrast, the current model performed very well with a five star level of protection offered, scoring 12.93 out of 16 points,' said Mr Goodwin.
Incredible footage has captured the moment Cody Cirillo, 24, skis off the back of a truck, stunts his way down a slope and then skis back onto the truck.
Video shows US Army showcase of new 3D printed Grenade Launcher & 3D printed Grenade Prototype after successful test fire.
This guy is an Airsoft Ninja! He goes by ‘That Guy Named Don’ and just went through an entire team while playing airsoft without using a gun! This is pretty embarrassing for the other team. The best part is before the video starts, he tells the guy to get ready to watch it on YouTube. He called his own shot!
SpaceX has completed the first static fire test of the Falcon Heavy’s center core, bringing the ‘world’s most powerful rocket’ a step closer to its maiden launch. The firm has teased the megarocket since 2013, but after several delays, CEO Elon Musk said earlier this year that it will finally be ready for lift-off late this summer. New footage shared on Twitter suggests SpaceX is now on track for the debut of its highly-anticipated rocket, which will launch with the thrust of eighteen 747 aircraft. ‘First static fire test of a Falcon Heavy center core completed at our McGregor, TX rocket development facility last week,’ SpaceX tweeted. The 18-second clip shows billows of white and black smoke pouring out from below. When completed, the Falcon Heavy will be equipped with three cores, making for a total of 27 Merlin engines to generate 5.13 million pounds of thrust at lift-off. According to SpaceX, it will be able to carry more than 140,000 pounds of payload to low-Earth orbit, making it the ‘most powerful operational rocket in the world by a factor of two.’ The Falcon Heavy rocket was originally slated to fly in 2013, but faced several challenges that forced the firm to push back the date of its debut. Now, it’s expected to fly late this summer, Musk said in a conference following the successful launch of a re-used Falcon 9 rocket in March, revealing the difficulties they’d faced along the way. ‘At first it sounded easy. We'll just take two first stages and use them as strap-on boosters,’ Musk said. 'It was actually shockingly difficult to go from single core to a triple-core vehicle.' Earlier this year, Musk revealed SpaceX will send two private paying customers beyond the moon in 2018. The mission will use one of SpaceX's Dragon capsules, which will be modified to allow communications in deep space, launched atop a Falcon Heavy rocket. Previously, Elon Musk had said he was ‘planning to send Dragon to Mars as soon as 2018.’ But, the firm later admitted it won’t make that date, and is instead aiming for 2020. SpaceX President Gwynne Shotwell revealed the timeline at a press briefing for the company's recent launch from NASA's historic launch pad 39A. 'We were focused on 2018, but we felt like we needed to put more resources and focus more heavily on our crew program and our Falcon Heavy program,' she said. 'So we're looking more in the 2020 timeframe for that.' Red Dragon is a precursor for SpaceX's ambitious Mars plans, which company founder Elon Musk unveiled at the International Astronautical Congress in Mexico in September.
Watch the elegance and power of Boeing's 737 MAX as it manoeuvres through the air for this incredible air to air video shoot.
The Brent Delta will now take 12 months to dismantle in Hartlepool at a cost of £500 million in an operation ten years in the planning.
Amazing Tanks vs Cars video shows powerful German Leopard 2 tanks in action as they crush cars at tank challenge in Europe. The Leopard 2 is the Main Battle Tank of the German Armed Forces or German Army (Bundeswehr) as is considered to be one of the worlds best tanks ever built.
The world is on edge as North Korea threatens America with a nuclear attack, and many are imagining the unthinkable. However, if you are half-a-mile from the epicenter of the explosion, it is possible to survive a nuclear blast. "It's what you do in the first 5 to 10 minutes after a bomb goes off that's going to save your life," radiation safety expert Andy Karam told Inside Edition. If you can get inside and put 20 to 30 feet between you and the fallout, the distance will keep you safe.