A view of just one of the gold vault rooms in the Bank of England. Each shelf contains about a ton of gold.
(Credit: Bank of England)
Have you ever seen billions of dollars in gold bars? A video — made in the name of science — gives a glimpse into the massive gold reserves at the Bank of England.
University of Nottingham professor Martyn Poliakoff loves the elements. The eccentric science wizard works with others on a popular Web site and YouTube channel known as The Periodic Table of Videos; one latest videos focuses on one of the most valuable elements in existence — gold.
To further our scientific knowledge (and inadvertently make everyone feel really poor), Poliakoff visited the massive gold bullion vault within the Bank of England and filmed the jaw-dropping contents within. The U.K. stores about 197 billion British pounds ($315 billion) worth of gold bars in various rooms of the vau… [Read more]
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Smile, you’re on camera.
When my doorbell goes ding dong and the dogs go crazy, the last thing I want to do (aside from shushing my beasts) is actually talk to the person at the door who I probably didn’t even want to talk to in the first place. Unless it’s the pizza guy.
Fortunately, a Wi-Fi-enabled doorbell called DoorBot could make the mystery of a random household visitor a thing of the past. The $169 high-tech door device features a built-in camera (with infrared for nighttime support) that captures live video of the person who presses the button. From there, a notification pops up on the owner’s device that gives the option to display the video feed on the app (works with iOS and Android tablets and smartphones).
The DoorBot user can speak to a visitor through the app, and even unlock the door if necessary courtesy of the additional support for … [Read more]
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Mr. Ghost App Ep. 102
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On the second episode of Crave’s newly resurrected weekly show, we ain’t fraid of no Mr. Ghost iPhone EMF detector. Aaron Rasmussen, the creator of the ghost-hunting app, joins us via Skype to go over some of its cool features. Plus, we check out PopSlate, an iPhone case with an e-ink display on the back. Also, play our new game “Into It/Not Into It.”
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Tourists may follow in astronaut Eugene Cernan’s footsteps on the moon from 1972.
(Credit: NASA/Harrison H. Schmitt)
I feel sorry for all those suckers who blew $20 million and only got a lousy trip to the International Space Station. If they had held out, they might have had an opportunity to invest many more millions on a trip to the moon.
Golden Spike Company announced yesterday a venture to launch commercial voyages to the moon by 2020. Of course, this sort of experience doesn’t come cheap. Golden Spike is expecting a trip to cost $1.5 billion per flight.
At that price, most private clients would be left out in the cold. As awesome as moon tourism sounds, Golden Spike is mainly focused on offering its services to governments that would like a lunar lift, much like Russia helped other countries get to the space station. Still, I’m guessing Golden Spike would think twice about turning down a multi-billionaire with the dough and desire to buy a ride.
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