The Real Invisibility Cloak, The Invisible Soldier in Iraq…

The video, originally sourced from al-Qaeda Iraq 2010, attempts to capture the destruction of an M1 Abrams tank. While the tank took a direct hit they didn’t achieve their goal, but they did capture something even more spectacular, and very strange.

Presented for your viewing pleasure is the Invisible Soldier.  Multiple videos have been provided each using different filters and techniques to highlight the seemingly invisible soldier.

The scene: a dusty road in Iraq, rubble and dry weeds cover the roadside. Along the road an M1 Abrams tank makes its way carefully along the road. Always mindful that anything can happen, which it does. The explosion from the IED (Improvised Exploding Device) lifts the front of the tank into the air; it rolls to a stop just out of the cameras view.  A second M1 charges down the dirt road, stopping mid frame to secure the scene and check on the damaged tanks crew.

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The World’s Greatest Drag Race Part 2, The Only Thing Faster than a Supercar, Hyper-car!!!

While the World’s Greatest Drag Race featured many of today’s fastest super-car there are many questions still unanswered. An entirely different class of car has to be considered, and what of the car that required creation of this new class of car, the hyper-car by Bugatti, the Veyron.

With the obvious omission of Volkswagen’s V16 hyper-car from the previous World’s Greatest Drag Race it is only fair that we answer the question left unanswered. Which hyper-car is faster the 691bph Lamborghini Aventador or the Bugatti Veyron? Can the Lamborghini cut it in the hyper-car class?

Motor Trend has once again supplied the video, organizing the event, answered the question. Presented for your viewing pleasure is the Bugatti against everyone. Like a game of Jeopardy this answer begins with a question. Does sheer power always win or can lighter but less powerful take the day.

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Sifteo Cubes 2, The Second Generation Electronic Board Game Replacement…

Making use of the latest generation technology for whacky amusement and enjoyment Sifteo are changing the face of family fun time. Gone are the days of cardboard and plastic pieces, replaced by motion sensors, interactivity and LCD screens, all built into little Cubes of fun.

Sifteo introduced the world to the fun loving Cubes a little over a year ago. Looking like oversized scrabble pieces the original Cubes won awards along with everyone’s hearts, the Cubes made a massive splash. Now Sifteo is introducing the world to a new generation of Cube, the next generation of electronic board game, without the board.

Gaming on the Cubes involves moving and interacting with the Cubes, for example while playing Chroma Splash tapping two Cubes together with matching patterns will remove the pattern and earn points, similar to Bejewelled on Smartphones. Other games require shaking, moving, screen taps and placing Cubes in sequence to solve the puzzle. Tilt, flip, shake, neighbour and touch the cubes, all interactions available for game developers to use.

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