Science Blast: The Future Is Here!

Been waiting for cool flying boards like in Back To The Future and a million other  stories? Wait no longer!

Hoverboard Daredevil Speeds Over Atlantic Ocean

The hoverboard flight was just under 7 minutes long and flew about 164 feet (50 meters) above the Atlantic Ocean.  Credit: Breitling

In a stunt straight out of a science-fiction film, a real-life, jet-powered hoverboard cruised over the Atlantic Ocean.

Franky Zapata, a hoverboard, took to the skies in a promotional video for the watch company Breitling. The Swiss watchmaker announced its partnership with the Flyboard Air project in December with an incredible video that shows Zapata flying on his hoverboard, reported The Telegraph. Zapata flew about 164 feet (50 meters) over the Atlantic Ocean for almost 7 minutes, The Telegraph said.

Breitling used the video to announce that it will be the main sponsor of Flyboard Air, with the partnership marking “a new chapter in conquering the

Science Blast: Whale Kind Has Long Hated The Sun

The great battle between whales and the sun continues beneath our very eyes.

Are Solar Storms Causing Mysterious Sea Animal Beachings?

Science Blast! Giant Chickens, Run!

Psycho Chicken finally comes to pass in the blood soaked pages of real life pulp adventure!

Fowl Play? Nope, Giant Chicken in Viral Video Is Real

By Mindy Weisberger, Senior Writer |

Handsome Brahma chickens are larger than many other types of chickens, and were likely the breed recently featured in a viral internet video.

Credit: Stefan Petru Andronache/Shutterstock

Video footage of what appeared to be an exceptionally large chicken went viral on Twitter yesterday (March 19), gathering tens of thousands of retweets and likes. It prompted exclamations of disbelief and awe, as viewers watched the massive bird navigate down the steps from its coop and strut around an outdoor enclosure.

Shared by @LifesBook_Ceo‏ at 3:23 a.m. local time, the tweet showcasing the chicken did not include any identifying information about either the chicken or its location, but several commenters on Twitter suggested that the bird was likely a Brahma chicken, a large type of domestic fowl known for its size and spectacular plumage — particularly the feathers in the broad fan of its tail and those adorning its legs and toes.

Though it’s unclear from the video exactly how big the chicken is, it does appear to have much longer legs and a stockier body than the average barnyard hen, and the splay of feathers around the chicken’s feet make them seem almost like massive paws as it paces the pen.

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Science Blast! Amazon Acquires Giant Mech!

Or, at least, the Owner of Amazon drives one, so watchout world! Here comes Robotech/Power Rangers/Escaflowne, and a million other beloved and frightening (Evangelion) futures:

Watch Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos Control a Giant Mech Robo

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos got to live out every 6-year-old’s fantasy
when he got behind the controls of a giant “mech” robot.

The Verge reports that Bezos tried out the 13-foot-tall (4 meters) robot yesterday (March 19) at his company’s private Machine Learning, Home Automation, Robotics and Space Exploration (MARS) conference. Video of the bot, developed by Hankook Mirae Technology in South Korea, first surfaced in December in promotional clips. Live Science was skeptical of the robot’s existence and functionality at the time.

But the new video reveals that the robot does, indeed, exist. However, it’s far from clear how much the mech (a term for piloted, humanoid robots) can really do. Bezos flails the arms around using controls in the robot’s torso cockpit, but the robot does not take any steps and is tethered to the ceiling, presumably for safety reasons.

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Science Blast! Plastic Too Boring? Now You Can Print With…Cheese!

3D-Printed Cheese Is Gooey, Melty and Probably Delicious

Science Blast! Wgah’Nagl Fhtagn!

Apparently, Lovecraft is right, and elder gods do wait beneath the ice sheets of Antarctica, waiting to rise again. Or, at least, something might be down there.

Massive ‘anomaly’ lurks beneath ice in Antarctica

Scientists believe a massive object that could change our understanding of history is hidden beneath the Antarctic ice.

The huge and mysterious “anomaly” is thought to be lurking beneath the frozen wastes of an area called Wilkes Land. The area is 151 miles across and has a minimum depth of about 2,700 feet.

Some researchers believe it is the remains of a truly massive asteroid more than twice the size of the Chicxulub space rock that wiped out the dinosaurs.

If this explanation is true, it could mean this killer asteroid caused the Permian-Triassic extinction event, which killed 96 percent of Earth’s sea creatures and up to 70 percent of the vertebrate organisms living on land.

However, the wilder minds of the internet have come up with their own theories, with some conspiracy theorists claiming it could be a massive UFO base or a portal to a mysterious underworld called the Hollow Earth.

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