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I think some of the stuff is lovely - like the solar system coming out of the TV, but most of it just creeps me out. I don't want everything to be on glass, it just makes everything less tangible and less personal, almost cold. I like having curtains up to my windows, I like cooking on a gas hob, I like reading from a real book, and I like shopping for clothes by looking around the shop and browsing, not by watching them all move about on a screen. Moreover, where will it go from here - there are advances in technology which are, in my opinion, unnecessary, almost making life too easy and teaching us to be lazy.
Via the BBC: The McGurk effect is a compelling demonstration of how we all use visual speech information. The effect shows that we can’t help but integrate visual speech into what we ‘hear’. Or, further explained by Wikipedia : The McGurk effect is a perceptual phenomenon which demonstrates an interaction between hearing and vision in speech perception. It suggests that speech perception is multimodal, that is, that it involves information from more than one sensory modality.
From watching this video, you can see why the U-2 is considered the most difficult plane in the world to fly. Each pilot has a co-pilot, who chases the plane on the runway in a sports car. Most of the cars are either Pontiac GTOs or Chevrolet Cameros - the Air Force buys American.
Not mine -- mine are hypnotizing. This is a video of one of those swinging ball desk toys (aka Newton's Cradle) but with different length droopers (mine drag on the floor), creating all sorts of crazy-ass designs . I just watched it twice back to back (the second time with my eyes unfocused) and I'm pretty sure I spotted the secret to the universe at one point. SPOILER : It was a pop-up porn ad. "A gay one?" Four hunks in a bubble bath!
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Jem Stansfield from BBC's Bang Goes the Theory has "put scientific theory to the test" with his Vortex Cannon. Filmed at 1300-fps, you can see the cannon knock down three different houses made of straw, stick, and brick with an explosive vortex ring. The vortex ring that comes out is not smoke, however. After detonating the explosive gas mixture of acetylene and oxygen, "one of the most dangerous gas mixes in the world," the ring forms from the pressure drop inside the vortex.
Check out new videos for Star Trek Into Darkness , Iron Man 3 , Doctor Who , The Walking Dead , and more. Captain America: The Winter Soldier starts filming, while The Avengers 2 makes plans for 2014. An Arrested Development star joins Ninja Turtles . Guillermo del Toro is optimistic about a Pacific Rim sequel, while James McAvoy explains why he still isn't imitating Patrick Stewart in X-Men: Days of Future Past .
By Daily Mail Reporter UPDATED: 17:29 GMT, 20 November 2010 Most of us would be happy with landing a handful of two-pointers on an arcade basketball game. But this Japanese trick shot would clearly put most of us to shame after landing an astonishing 256 points in just 60 seconds. With a speed of shot that would embarrass most NBA players, the teenager rattles off 128 consecutive baskets without a single miss. Trick shot: A Japanese teenager lands 128 consecutive baskets in just 60 seconds at a game arcade