Cameras are a pervasive part of everyday life, and often the source of near-endless outcries about loss of privacy. Though those concerns are valid, there are times when such technology proves beneficial to both humans and animals, and one excellent example is how a simple elevator camera brought otherwise hidden animal abuse to light.
Those of us working office jobs know how quiet it can get -- headphones go on and the subtle clicking of modern keyboards fades away. It would seem such a setup makes for solid productivity, but The Times doesn't agree. Instead, it is blasting its writers with typewriter sound effects to increase worker output.
Isao Machii, often referred to as a modern-day samurai, is a master swordsman who has wowed enthusiasts in the past with his superhero-like reflexes and sword skills. In his latest video, he has gone a different direction, becoming a real-life Fruit Ninja.
Scientists have done our world a lot of good, and that includes tweaking one of our favorite desserts: ice cream. Spanish scientist Manuel Linares has created a secret ingredient that, when sprinkled on ice cream, causes it to slowly morph in color.
Kansas City is home to the world's tallest water slide, and we recently got a POV look at what it's like sailing down this massive structure. Details on what went into creating the Verruckt, as it's called, have been given to Smithsonian Magazine, revealing that the ride is as much roller coaster as it is water slide.
Later this summer, the world's tallest water slide will open up in Kansas City's Schlitterbahn Waterpark, offering adrenaline-seekers the opportunity to get wet and possibly lose their lunch at the same time. To give future riders an idea of what they're in for, the folks behind the slide have filmed a POV video.
This week's oddity surfaced recently on Reddit, where a user uploaded a YouTube video of her mother's eye -- specifically, of a blood vessel in the eye. In what is a seemingly very unlikely coincidence, the vein spells out the word "love" in a quite legible script, if it can be called that.
Researchers at the University of Southern Mississippi led by Dr. Marek Urban have developed a new type of plastic that has properties inspired by the human skin. When scratched or damaged, the new copolymer turns red as if bleeding and it can heal itself through exposure to sunlight.
We have all heard plenty of bizarre stories when it comes to the use of electronics, but this next one just may take the cake. Apparently the Japan-based company, Matoba Electric, is in some serious trouble after three customers reportedly died using one of their foot massaging products.
We've all heard that our keyboards are probably one of the most disgusting germ infested items we come across on a regular basis. However, there are still a great many of us who either don't do a lot about it or just don't know how to go about cleaning off all of the gunk.
How many of you like popping bubble wrap? Admit it, whenever a package comes to your house, you secretly sneak off and pop those little plastic bubbles. Well someone has designed a calendar just for you.
This Bubble Wrap Calendar has 365 days worth of bubbles just waiting to be popped. Rather than using a boring old red marker to cross out the days, you can just walk up and pop a bubble.