Tuesday, February 27, 2018

The language only three men speak - BBC News

A dying language...
Badeshi is an almost extinct Indo-Iranian language spoken in Pakistan. In 2014 "Ethnologue, Languages of the World" stated Badeshi had not been spoken for at least three generations but in 2018 the BBC found three men who could still speak the language.

Badeshi used to be the common languages of a small mountain village in northern Pakistan - now there are only three people left who can speak it.

 Video by Zafar Syed, BBC Urdu

BBC News

NASA Examines Technology To Fold Aircraft Wings In Flight

Fascinating stuff...

NASA conducts a flight test series to investigate the ability of an innovative technology to fold the outer portions of wings in flight as part of the Spanwise Adaptive Wing project, or SAW. Flight tests took place at NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center in California, using an autonomous subscale UAV called Prototype Technology-Evaluation Research Aircraft, or PTERA, provided by Area-I.

NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland developed the alloy material, and worked with Boeing Research & Technology to integrate the material into an actuator. The alloy is triggered by temperature to move the outer portions of wings up or down in flight.

The ability to fold wings to the ideal position of various flight conditions may produce several aerodynamic benefits for both subsonic and supersonic aircraft.

NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center

Teen Spends $1500 A Month To Become Barbie | HOOKED ON THE LOOK

And yet another Barbie wannabe. This is what NOT to do young girls...

EIGHTEEN-year-old 'human doll' spends $1,500 each month to realise her dream of being the ultimate real-life Barbie. At the age of 16, Gabriela Jirackova, from Prague, Czech Republic, started amping up her normal beauty regime with long blonde hair extensions, massive eyelashes, permanent make-up and lip fillers. The teen, who owns 300 Barbie dolls, recently underwent her first surgical procedure, at a cost of $4,500, to take her natural C cup size breasts to a G cup. And Gabriela already has plans for more cosmetic work, including butt implants, rib removals and even bigger breast implants to help her perfect her ‘living doll’ look.

Barcroft TV

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Billionaire Bill Gates Guesses Grocery Store Prices

It's #1 trending on YouTube with over 4M views in just a day. We wonder why? ;)...

Ellen tested Microsoft mogul Bill Gates' knowledge of grocery store prices with a game of "Bill's Grocery Bills."


London's first capsule hostel - BBC London News

They should have something similar here in Canada for the homeless people... a cheaper version or something...

When was the last time you stayed in a youth hostel?  It probably didn’t look like this one – London’s first ‘capsule hostel’.  It’s a dormitory with just enough room for a bed and everything you need inside a self-contained pod. They've been popular in Japan for years – reporter Thomas Magill goes to Borough to see if they'll take off here.

BBC London

This Fish "Walks" Like Our Prehistoric Ancestors | National Geographic

This animal, called a “little skate,” may be providing us clues to the evolutionary development of land-dwelling locomotive behaviour.

We knew that some fish could move along the sea floor in a way similar to walking. We didn’t know just how similar it was … until now.

National Geographic

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

How Horse Sounds are Made for Movies

One word. Fascinating...

Watch how Stefan Fraticelli creates horse sounds for movies. Stefan is a foley artist and uses surprising and ordinary objects to layer sounds and create the noises you hear in films.

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