Student Makes Himself Tesla Coil Hat, Makes It Sing Harry Potter Theme [video]

When you’re wearing a hat that shoots bolts of lightning, we guess playing the Mortal Kombat – Harry Potter theme becomes fairly accurate. MIT student Tyler Christensen built this Tesla coil powered hat for himself as a halloween costume, but sadly it “blew up” before the Halloween weekend. We don’t know how Tyler solved his issues with a Halloween costume, but he had managed to grab this video before the hat went crossed the road, and it is seriously cool.

Via TC-Engineering, Adafruit, Engadget

24-hour On The USS Carl Vinson [video]

On 11-11-11, Veteran’s Day, a basketball court assembled on the deck of the USS Carl Vinson for the Carrier Classic basketball game. But the action on the hardwood between Michigan State and North Carolina is no comparison to the teamwork that’s seen here on any given day.

The USS Carl Vinson is one of the United States Navy Nimitz-class nuclear supercarriers, a giant 1,092 feet long ship that displaces 101,300 tons of water F/A-18E/F Super Hornets, EA-6B Prowler electronic warfare aircraft and Sikorsky SH-60 Seahawk submarine hunting helicopters and other equipment.

Via Gizmodo