On a recent episode of Tested, host Adam Savage and editor Norman Chan carefully looked over one of the production versions of a Starfleet uniform from the newly released film, Star Trek Beyond. Adam then tried on the uniform, which came complete with an official Starfleet insignia badge.
For the majority of recorded human history, units like the weight of a grain or the length of a hand weren’t exact and varied from place to place. Now, consistent measurements are such an integral part of our daily lives that it’s hard to appreciate what a major accomplishment for humanity they’ve been. Matt Anticole traces the wild history of the metric system.
The Ninebot by Segway miniPRO is a self-balancing scooter that is a powerful cross between the larger original Segway models and the compact hoverboards that have become increasingly popular recently. The miniPRO replaced the original Segway’s large handlebars with a sleeker control bar held between the knees, and its large air-filled wheels allow for smoother rides than other hoverboards.
The miniPRO has a top speed of 10 mph and can travel up to 14 miles on a full charge. The company has also worked on new safety standards to avoid the overheating and fire issues that have been a problem with other hoverboard models.
The first teaser trailer for the upcoming Netflix original series, Marvel’s The Defenders, was recently released at San Diego Comic-Con 2016. The show will follow Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, and Iron Fist as they all team up to “face their biggest threat yet.” The series is set to premiere in 2017.