Emergency room physician, U.S. Air Force veteran, and NBC Senior Medical Correspondent John Torres, MD authored this guide to help us prepare for the worst. The 240-page book includes essential advice on surviving and saving lives in natural disasters, wildlife encounters, accidents, terrorist attacks, and more.
This incredibly creative promotional video for Japanese infrastructure company Kandenko is designed to send the message that “each person lights the future.” The sequences were created with a conductive thread called Smart-X which can be used to sew designs incorporating batteries and LED lighting.
EST Gear’s shovel weighs just 2.5 lb, but it also works as 17 other tools. Its functions include an axe, a saw, wrenches, a screwdriver, a knife, compass, firestarter, a whistle, and more. It’s made of high-quality carbon steel and aluminum alloy and comes with a lifetime warranty.
A few years back a video made the rounds of a window air conditioner that produced a sort of funky jazz rhythm. Musician Sam Ross thought the clip could use some accompaniment, so he created the perfect piano melody to go along with the clickity-clack sounds of the malfunctioning unit.
This open-world sandbox adventure is set in a whimsical world where strange and wonderful creatures roam the land – which just happens to be on the back of a giant beast. The game encourages players to grow and harvest plants, craft tools and shelters, and terraform the land as they nurture their Terrabeast.
This pen-style flashlight is optimized for reading documents or performing close-up tasks in the dark. It’s got a high-CRI LED that produces a warm white 3000K light, with a perfectly circular field of light without dark spots. Its 3.46″ long body is made from anodized 6061 aluminum alloy, and includes a reversible steel clip.
This limited-edition G-SHOCK watch is inspired by the Royal Navy’s color scheme. It’s a full-fledged diver’s watch with 200 m water resistance, dive logging, tide times, and automatic world time adjustment. It features a durable carbon-fiber-reinforced case, a non-reflective sapphire crystal, and high-brightness LED illumination.
From the 1960s to 1980s, the IBM Selectric was the typewriter to get if you wanted to type quickly and accurately. This slow-motion footage from the Hursley Museum and Chronos Cameras shows how the Selectric’s innovative ball rapidly rotated to the correct position, and could type at speeds up to 14.8 characters per second.
When closed, this 2.3″ tall capsule looks like a miniature version of a gas cylinder, like the ones used for welding or a tall propane tank. The keychain cache is perfect for carrying pills or rolled up cash, and has a nice airtight seal. Made from Grade 5 titanium alloy.
Patrick Adair usually makes really cool custom rings. But in this video, he uses his skills to create something totally different. Starting out with a bag of shredded currency from the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, he cast the former cash in resin to create a unique conversation piece.
This bundle of online services improves your privacy, security, and access while also upgrading your PlayStation game library. You’ll get a 5-device lifetime subscription to VPN Unlimited, as well as a 1-year subscription to PlayStation Plus while saving 80% in The Awesomer Shop.
Think of how strong a steel chain can be. Then imagine the forces that must be necessary to shape and connect its links. In this video from Engineering and Architecture, we get an up-close look at a specialized machine that takes lengths of steel wire, then scores, cuts, bends, and presses the pieces together.
While it’s not as fancy as a Kamodo Joe or Big Green Egg, this steel and porcelain kamado-style grill won’t empty your wallet. The egg-shaped cooker can hit temps up to 700ºF, and only needs a small amount of charcoal. Its cast-iron grate offers 153 sq. in. of cooking area, and its top and bottom dampers ensure smooth airflow.
The music video for the Talking Heads track Once in a Lifetime is one of the most memorable clips of the 1980s. Using Valve’s Source 2 engine, Corey Laddo managed to perfectly replicate the clip, replacing the lanky and awkward David Byrne with the mysterious G-Man from the Half-Life series. Here’s the original for comparison.
This super-bright aluminum flashlight packs three individuals CREE XM-L2 U2 LEDs, each contained within its own reflector. This gives it a wider, more even beam than single-reflector designs. It offers nine brightness levels (from 9 to 10,000 lumens), strobe and SOS modes.
With an appropriately R-rated Mortal Kombat movie dropping on April 23, HBO Max enlisted the help of Hacksmith Industries to build a working replica of one of the franchise’s more recognizable weapons. Scorpion’s unique gauntlet lets him fire a kunai-style projectile at his victims, then retract them with a chain.
NiteIze’s tiny, hanging lantern is perfect for camping or whenever you need a portable, directional light. It has a built in clip, and its head can swivel to adjust its angle. In addition to white light, it offers red, green, blue, and color-changing “Disc-O” modes. Runs for up to 10 hours per charge.
The guys at DipYourCar are known for selling peel-off Plasti Dip coatings which give cars an eye-catching new look. Here, they show off a unique black pigment that turns clear when exposed to heat, so it exposes the car’s underlying lime green paint when in the sun or splashed with warm water.
This super-compact Keurig machine is perfect for your desktop, brewing up your favorite K-Cup pods in a snap. It makes hot drinks from 6 to 12 oz, and has a storage bin in the back for up to nine pods. For added water capacity and multiple brew strengths, consider the K-Supreme Plus.
We’ve previously enjoyed the talents of Ted Yoder when he performed a great Tears for Fears cover. As good as his remakes are, his originals are even better. Sit back, crank up your headphones, and enjoy this enveloping track performed on hammered dulcimer, marimba, drums, violin, and bass guitar. From the album Shadowlight.
Musician and illustrator Alan Robert created this awesomely-creepy series of adult coloring books, each one packed with ghoulish, gory, and nightmare-inducing images for you to fill in with your favorite colors. You’d better stock up on those blood red pencils.
Every living thing on Earth is made up of mix of chemical elements, including carbon, hydrogen, oxygen, and nitrogen. This animated short from NM State University’s Learning Games Lab provides a laypersons’ explanation of how chemical bonds create life and provide the nutrients needed to keep it going.
The latest edition of JBL’s Charge Bluetooth speaker upgrades its durability with an IP67-rated waterproof and dustproof enclosure. Sound quality has also seen a bump with a larger bass driver and a wider soundstage. A built-in 7500mAh battery offers up to 20 hours of playback and can charge gadgets. Available 4.18.2021.
Enjoy outdoor cooking year-round with this BBQ grill from Costway. It’s made from rust-proofed steel and offers a wide cooking area and an attached steel firebox to reduce smoking and offset the heat. It also has an exterior thermometer and a wooden shelf for holding plates and tools. Save 33% in The Awesomer Shop.
These waterproof LED lights add a wash of color indoors or out. The brightest model punches out 60 watts of illumination and comes with a 44-key remote to change colors and brightness, as well as fade and strobe modes. Sold in sets of two. It also comes in 20-watt and 100-watt variants.