Dams use spillways to prevent overflow and to minimize the risk of damage to the dam. The one you see here is the spillway for Napa’s Monticello Dam, often called Glory Hole locally. With California finally getting rain, the glory hole is being used to manage water levels in Lake Berryessa. It may not be that easy to get a sense of scale from the image alone, but this one is massive. The spillway drains 48000 cubic feet of water per second into the Putah Creek.
The video presents a quick, animated history of Russia “From the Rus’ to the Tzars, to Joseph Stalin, Russia has had an impact on the world for many centuries”. It isn’t as fun as the History of Japan, but it does the job of presenting a quick history lesson.
Those enterprising enough can find ways to play Doom on any number of devices. The game has found quite a few adaptations thanks to enthusiasts. However, running it on a Porsche 911 where the car itself becomes the controller – now that’s a whole different breed.
It is tough for seasoned chefs to keep up with Gordon Ramsay in a kitchen, let alone the regular dude who rates himself at 2/10 on the cooking skills scale. Quite an interesting video – and well tried, amateur cook.
It’s about time for another dip into the magical realm with Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them. That’s one sweet suitcase though, and makes you wonder if there’s a wizard smuggling ring. A Breaking Bad – Harry Potter mashup might be in order.
The movie will be in theaters in November this year.
Music is good. Music in zero gravity is better. Checkout the new music video by Chicago based band OK Go, where they fly into zero gravity to create a very colorful and very fun video. The zero gravity shoot was made possible by their use of parabolic flight – the same technique used by space agencies for training astronauts.
Batman’s looking pretty good in this one. Well, we probably shouldn’t complain, but the number of trailers is too damn high.
Simone Giertz sees herself as a robotics enthusiast, non-engineer and expert in crummy robots. We’ll say she has earned those credentials with the machines she works with. The present scenario is a uArm robot armed with a lipstick.
The Japanese trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens has footage not included in the US trailer, and it’s in English. So spend a couple of minutes, and enjoy this trailer.
Here’s Wally the Welsh Corgi cosplaying as the 13 incarnations of the Doctor. I’m pretty sure he’d make a stunning Time Lord; fight off the Daleks, save the universe, sniff other dogs – you know, sh*t like that. If you want to see more Wally, you can follow him on Instagram.