Introducing the most powerful Lamborghini ever: the Veneno LP740-4 (pics from all sides) We have known for quite some time now that Lamborghini was planning to introduce a production model that would be the most powerful supercar that they have ever sold to help celebrate the company’s 50th birthday but thanks to information leaked on the internet last night, we know that this historic car is the Lamborghini Veneno LP740-4. Details are limited on the Veneno but thanks to the bit of information included in the early leaked magazine image – we know the details that matter most to both buyers and dreamers. As expected, the Lamborghini Veneno LP740-4 is powered by the same 6.5L V12 that is found in the current Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4 but as the name would denote (for those familiar with Lamborghini naming schemes), the Veneno offers a touch more power. The Veneno’s V12 funnels 740 horsepower to all four wheels via a 7-speed automated manual transmission and a high performance all wheel drive system. Special thanks to Max for the email of images this morning!
Engineering Professor: Rocket Boots Are Possible Thanks To The Segway Why the facepalm? It's not just steerable, without dynamic control over center of gravity, I don't think they'd be usable at all. Except maybe as novelty slam-you-into-a-wall-then-ground boot. I guess your saying without the Segway, some manner of rocket boot could still exist? Forgive me, I'm just trying to see if I need to clarify something. Debunking the 3 Biggest Exercise Myths Loss of More than 2 Percent of Your Body Weight During Exercise Degrades Performance This debate, popular among exercise gurus and professional trainers, centers on how much water weight an athlete can lose without sacrificing performance. Lab tests have suggested that a body-weight loss of more than 2 percent impairs athletic performance.
Hoverbored : snopes.com FACT CHECK: Has automaker Lexus created a real working hoverboard like the type seen in the Back to the Future films? Claim: Automaker Lexus has created a real working hoverboard like the type seen in the Back to the Future films. Origins: On 23 June 2015, automaker Lexus shared a video purportedly showing a real working hoverboard of the type skateboarders have been eagerly awaiting ever since it was showcased in the 1989 film Back to the Future II: When technology, design and imagination come together, amazing things can be achieved.SLIDE is the fourth project in the ‘Amazing in Motion’ series and this time, we’ve challenged ourselves more than ever, in order to create something unique.The Lexus hoverboard represents true engineering innovation and over the coming weeks, we’ll be bringing you regular updates on the progress of this extraordinary project. Although the SLIDE project is real, the above-displayed video left viewers with several misconceptions about Lexus' hoverboard.
The Mechanics of the Pull-Up (and Why Women Can Absolutely Do Them) As a former rock climbing instructor, I have seen many contorted struggles to raise a chin over a bar. The pull-up for many is a sort of “test piece” of fitness—an indicator of athletic prowess—that is a cornerstone of a good workout (or a good showing-off). Most either never try a pull-up after they leave high school gym class, or fail, but many succeed, especially women.
Huge Russian Hovercraft Interrupts Beachgoers in Spectacular Fashion either that, or the frenzy it would create if hovercrafts crashing parties became a huge sensation. I can see it now - the county fair has a flyover by the national guard at 9:00, followed by a speech from the governor, and the hovercraft docks at 0930. A11 ur b34ch3z b3l0n6 t0 uz!!! The first time, sure. After a couple of times it'd be all "Oh, cool. Long-distance running and evolution: Why humans can outrun horses but can’t jump higher than cats By Chris McGrath/Getty Images. At first glance the annual Man vs. Horse Marathon, set for June 9 in Wales, seems like a joke sport brought to us by the same brilliant minds behind dwarf tossing and gravy wrestling. It was, after all, the product of a pints-fueled debate in a Welsh pub, and for years its official starter was rock musician Screaming Lord Sutch, founder of the Official Monster Raving Loony Party. But the jokiness is misleading: When viewed through science’s clarifying lens, the funny marathon is one of the few sports that isn’t a joke.
Buy Your Own Jetpack A jetpack produced by New Zealand-based Martin Aircraft is about go into production. This 'Segway of the sky' can fly for 30 minutes on five gallons of gas. Initially, the company expects to manufacture about 800 jetpacks a year. A personal aircraft that requires minimal training and no pilot's license is about ready for production. Let's Get Physical: The Psychology of Effective Workout Music “I dare them to find the iPod on me,” Richie Sais told the New York Times in 2007, when he was preparing to run the Marine Corps Marathon. USA Track & Field, the national governing body for distance racing, had just decided to ban athletes from using portable music players in order "to ensure safety and to prevent runners from having a competitive edge." Rais resolved to hide his iPod shuffle under his shirt.
Plastic flying carpet is kept afloat by ripple power A Princeton grad student named Noah Jafferis has invented a flying carpet, of sorts. Rather than a magic lamp (or one’s imagination) this flying carpet is kept afloat using ripple power, something similar to how a skate or ray travels through the water. As a movement system the flying carpet design is interesting because it has no moving parts, which makes it ideal for use in adverse environments. Right now the flying carpet is simply a prototype that is just four inches across.
Daredevil dies in rope swing stunt popularized by YouTube SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — A 22-year-old Utah man was killed trying to swing through the opening of a 110-foot-tall sandstone arch in a stunt made so popular on YouTube that state authorities recently banned the daredevil activity by commercial outfitters. Kyle Lee Stocking, of West Jordan, left too much slack in the rope he was using, and it sent him crashing into the sandstone base of Corona Arch near Moab, Grand County sheriff's officials said. He died Sunday afternoon. Viral videos have bolstered the activity, which involves swinging wildly from ropes through arch and canyon openings. One video titled "World's Largest Rope Swing" has racked up more than 17 million views on YouTube since it was posted in February. "Pendulum" swinging is a relatively new form of recreation in Utah's canyon lands, which see plenty of injuries and deaths from rock climbing and BASE jumping, which involves leaping from a fixed object with a parachute.