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Photographer Alexis Coram took a trip to Alaska earlier this year and ended up capturing one of the most impressive videos of the northern lights that we’ve seen. The northern lights occur when charged particles of the sun enter Earth’s atmosphere and can usually only be seen from the higher latitudes, which is why most of us never get to see them up close and in person. However, Coram’s video is so incredible that it might be the next-best thing.
The surgically enhanced life-life Barbie posted a new video early Thursday, which shows her workout routine and features scenes of her frolicking on the beach in barely there ensembles.
The market for racing games has been left wide open in the new generation of consoles. Forza Motorsport 5 and Need for Speed: Rivals attempted to fill the gap last fall, but with the extended delay of the PlayStation 4 exclusive Driveclub, Project CARS has taken the reins. Developed by Slightly Mad Studios, Project CARS (Community Assisted Racing Simulator) is an impossibly gorgeous racing game with one of the most interesting development cycles of any title announced for the new consoles.
Kelso’s Quest is the latest creation from Avocoder, the mobile app developer behind Toasty Boy, a Flappy Bird parody that managed to crack the top 100 free games chart on the App Store last month. Unlike Toasty Boy, Kelso’s Quest is a completely original title, mixing in elements of the puzzle and adventure genres as the eponymous Kelso journeys through treacherous environments in search of his kidnapped son. At the end of each set of levels, Kelso will face off against a boss, learning more about the motivations behind the kidnapping as he takes down a variety of evil beasts. Kelso’s Quest is expected to launch on the App Store this week and Google Play in the future. The full trailer follows below.
Apple is taking innovation to the office space with Apple Campus 2, a development that will house some of the tens of thousands of Apple employees that live in and around Cupertino, California. In the latest video, Apple proclaims that it has “a shot of building the best office building in the world.” The mothership, as the circular building is colloquially know, was designed with Stanford in mind, another campus that Steve Jobs visited frequently and remembered fondly.
If there’s anything cooler than wirelessly charging your smartphone, it’s wirelessly charging 40 smartphones at the same time. GigaOM points us to an experimental wireless charger developed by The Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) that can charge up to 40 phones at the same time from as far as 15 feet away. Chun T. Rim, a professor of Nuclear & Quantum Engineering at KAIST, says that the new Dipole Coil Resonant System (DCRS) has “proved the possibility of a new remote power delivery mechanism that has never been tried at such a long distance.”
One of the problems with space travel is how wasteful it is — the rockets that help propel space shuttles into the atmosphere fall off once they reach a certain height and are often completely unsalvageable after they crash back down to Earth. However, Tesla CEO Elon Musk’s company SpaceX has just posted a new video showing off its Falcon 9 Reusable (F9R) rocket in action and it looks like the team at SpaceX have done some mind-blowing engineering work. As you can see, the video shows the F9R taking off and then hovering 250 meters in the air before slowly descending and then gently landing right back on the launch pad it took off from. Musk and SpaceX are working on perfecting reusable rockets as one way to make space travel more economically feasible for more people. The full video of the F9R follows below.
Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt is likely the best defensive player in the NFL, and he also seems to be one of the league’s better guys off the field.
Watt seems to spend his offseason looking for ways to do nice things, particularly with kids. He had a pretty good one this week.
Apparently a boy named Trey struck up a friendship with Watt, the former NFL defensive player of the year. Would you believe that story? The kids at his school apparently didn’t either. So Watt posted a video to his Instagram account where he appears with Trey, introduces himself and Trey as friends, then has Trey throw him a touchdown.
“All those of you who don’t believe Trey is my friend, believe this touchdown,” Watt says in the video.
Nicely played, J.J. And nice throw, Trey.
The NFL will always have some knuckleheads, but it’s also great to know that there are players like Watt, Seahawks running back Christine Michael and many, many others out there using their fame to make many people happy.
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Vogue editor Anna Wintour may be regretting her decision to finally put Kim Kardashian and Kanye West on the cover of the fashion bible: Her company is now being sued over the April photo shoot.