The Incredible 83x Optical Zoom on the New Nikon P900 Digtial Camera Lets You See the Moon ‘Moving’ Across the Sky

Nikon has released their new COOLPIX P900 Digital Camera which features an incredible 83x optical zoom. The zoom is so good that you can actually see the moon ‘move’ across the sky as the earth rotates as well as picking amazing detail on the surface moon itself as seen in this footage shot by Lothar Lenz.

Here’s another example by Fratila Angelo of how insane the zoom is on this camera.

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A Remote-Controlled Quadcopter That Looks Like Snoopy Flying Around on His Doghouse for Comic-Con

R/C builder Otto Dieffenbach of Flyguy Promotions recently built a custom remote-controlled quadcopter that looks like Snoopy, Charlie Brown‘s pet dog for the Peanuts comic strips, flying around on his doghouse for the 2015 San Diego Comic-Con International. Dieffenbach was inspired to make his “World War I Flying Ace” version of Snoopy by the trailer for The Peanuts Movie, an upcoming 3D computer-animated film scheduled to hit theaters on November 6, 2015.

Flying Snoopy

Flying Snoopy

photos via Otto Dieffenbach

A Short and Sweet Look at NASA’s New Horizons Mission to Pluto

Wired has created a short and sweet look at NASA’s New Horizons mission to Pluto. The spacecraft–launched on January 19, 2006–is scheduled to fly by the former planet and current dwarf planet on July 14, 2015.

An Uncle Turns His Nephew Into Superman Using a Towel and the John Williams ‘Superman’ Film Score

When left to care for the child, an uncle turned his young nephew into Superman by making the boy fly around the room on a towel. The action was set to the iconic “Superman Theme” by John Williams, which really added to the illusion of flight.

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Nearly Every Easter Egg and Reference Hidden in the Film ‘Terminator Genisys’

Freelance editor and reviewer Mr. Sunday Movies recently teamed up with Bandit Incorporated to create a new video where they point out nearly every Easter egg and reference hidden in the newly released film Terminator Genisys.

Mr. Sunday Movies also released a review of the new film and a video featuring some of his least favorite moments found in the Terminator franchise.

Japanese Robot Manufacturer Responds to America’s Giant Robot Battle Challenge

Japanese robot manufacturer Suidobashi Heavy Industries has responded to a recent challenge for a giant robot battle presented by American robotics company MegaBots Inc. founders Gui Cavalcanti and Matt Oehrlein.

Suidobashi CEO Kogoro Kurata responded in a video on the company’s YouTube page where he made comments about the MegaBots Mark II robot saying, “Just building something huge and sticking guns on it. It’s… Super American” before suggesting that the fight be a melee battle.

The video concludes by telling MegaBots Inc. to, “Organize the duel. We’ll be there.”

A Powerful Supercut of 82 Movie Fight Scenes Set to The Prodigy’s Song ‘Smack My Bitch Up’

Las Vegas-based video editor Robert Jones has created a powerful supercut video of 82 fight scenes from popular films synced to the song “Smack My Bitch Up” by The Prodigy. In June 2013, Jones released part one of his movie fight scene supercut set to Mötley Crüe‘s 1989 hit song “Kickstart My Heart“.

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The Marvel Film ‘Ant-Man’ Reimagined as a 1950s Horror Movie

Toronto, Canada-based film enthusiast Louis “The Sleepy Skunk” Plamondon recently worked with Vulture to reimagine the upcoming Marvel superhero film Ant-Man as a 1950s horror movie. The remix features spine-tingling narration by the late and great Vincent Price. Ant-Man is scheduled to release in theaters on July 17, 2015.

Footage sources:
The Fly‘ (1958)
House on Haunted Hill‘ (1959)
The Incredible Shrinking Man‘ (1957)
Them!‘ (1954)
‘Ant-Man’ (2015)

We previously wrote about Plamondon and Vulture’s 1995 VHS-style trailer for Avengers: Age of Ultron.

Quick and Simple Life Hacks Using Sugar

Household Hacker demonstrates a few quick and simple life hacks you can do using ordinary sugar.

1. Make flowers last longer
2. Garden Booster
3. Preserve Baked Goods
4. Get rid of Grass Stains
5. Remove Grease and Oil from Skin
6. Get rid of Wasps