Researchers at the University of Rochester may have discovered the holy grail to creating Invisibility Cloaks ($TBA). The system they've developed is an optical system that hides objects in the visible spectrum of light. The device is made up of four lenses, separated by a precise distance, in order to cloak an object that passes behind it while leaving the background undisturbed. The cool thing is that you can build your own cloaking device just by following the directions below. 1. Purchase 2 sets of 2 lenses with different focal lengths f1 and f2 (4 lenses total, 2 with f1 focal length, and 2 with f2 focal length) 2. Separate the first 2 lenses by the sum of their focal lengths (So f1 lens is the first lens, f2 is the 2nd lens, and they are separated byt1= f1+ f2). 3. Do the same in Step 2 for the other two lenses. 4. Separate the two sets by t2=2 f2 (f1+ f2) / (f1— f2) apart, so that the two f2 lenses are t2 apart.
Forget about setting your calendars and run over the the nike.com website to pickup your pair of NikeLab ACG Flyknit Trainer Chukka SFB ($220). These new kicks have just gone on sale and might not last too long. The new Chukkas feature the now very familiar lightweight, breathable knit upper which is covered with a durable, water-repellent to keep your feet dry and comfortable. While the outsole features the all-terrain grip of a special forces boot to take on even the toughest trails. Finally the subdued Black & Anthracite colorway will allow you to wear these with your favorite workout gear or favorite jeans.
Think of a cross between a motorized skateboard and a scooter and you have the 20 MPH Motorized Wheelrider ($500). You place your feet inside the hubless tires and steer with a side to side motion directed at the front wheels. The Wheelrider has a 2-horsepower enginine which is controlled by a handheld throttle. It requires an oil and gas mixture and can go for about an hour between refills. Check out this [video_lightbox_youtube video_id=bgas5eWkFVo width=640 height=480 anchor=video] of the Wheelrider in action.
Sometimes you just need a little boost to your iPhone when trying to listening to music. Like when your hanging out on the deck with friends or on the beach. The Koostik Walnut Pivot Amplifier ($75) gives you just that bump in a very stylish case.The Pivot works with either your iPhone 4,4S, or 5 and the phones can be used in either landscape or portrait mode. Both positions provide you with enhanced audio through passive acoustic amplification. And not to worry if you're using a case. The Pivot can handle anything up to .5 inches thick. It is available in Hard Maple, Makore, Cherry, and Walnut and its contemporary styling and crisp geometric form will make it a great addition to any room.
The Freefly MōVI M5 ($5000) allows you to bring the look of big budget films to your videos. This handheld advanced stabilization system gives you incredibly smooth videos in some of the worst conditions. It features a digitally stabilized 3-axis gimbal, a high performance IMU and brushless direct drive system, Majestic Mode Pan and Tilt which allows the operator to control pointing of the gimbal by moving the handles, and live wireless tuning and graphing. You can put a deposit on the Freefly MōVI M5 now with shipping expected to start by the end of January.
HUF is clothing made by skateboarders for skateboarders. HUFs new 2013 clothing line contains pieces that feature the well known cannabis print. The HUF Leaves Black Tee ($30) is a custom fit tagless 100% cotton t-shirt. The print on the back represents the HUF brand and the front pocket has a single cannabis leaf print. Hoodies are also available with the same print.