The d120 by The Dice Lab is a mathematically balanced 120-sided disdyakis triacontahedron die. The injection-molded die features 120 equal elongated triangular sides, the highest possible number of equal faces for a fair die.
The numbers on the d120 are paired with their opposite faces to total 121, and the numbers around each of the vertices are also balanced with each group of 10 numbers around the vertices totaling 605.
The d120 is available now from The Dice Shop at Mathartfun.com.
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Auckland, New Zealand competitive eater and model Nela Zisser recently challenged herself by devouring 50 Krispy Kreme donuts in just a little over 24 minutes. Zisser made short work of the massive stack of delicious treats.
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Kubo (Art Parkinson), Monkey (Charlize Theron), and Beetle (Matthew McConaughey) must find Kubo’s father’s armor in the latest trailer for Kubo and the Two Strings. The trailer also features some more demonstrations of Kubo using his magical shamisen to create magical objects out of paper.
The film will be released on August 19, 2016.
image via Kubo and the Two Strings
China’s National Defense University unveiled the AnBot, an intelligent autonomous security robot, at the 12th Chongqing Hi-Tech Fair. The robot, which resembles a Dalek from Doctor Who, can navigate on its own with a top speed of 18 kilometers per hour but maintains a patrol speed of one kilometer per hour. The robot’s battery will last for eight hours of continuous operation, and it is capable of recharging itself on its own.
AnBot is equipped with audio and video monitoring capabilities, and bystanders can use the robot to contact police in the event of an emergency using a touchscreen button.
Besides monitoring operations, the AnBot is also capable of riot control. An article in The People’s Daily describes the robot as having an, “electrically charged riot control tool” that can be deployed remotely by the AnBot’s human controllers. Although that feature was not demonstrated at the event.
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Redditor Alphacodemonkey recently took photos of his incredible steel fire pit based on the iconic Death Star II battlestation from Star Wars. According to Alphacodemonkey, the custom fire pit was a high school welding project that got auctioned off. The winner of the auction gave it to Alphacodemonkey as a gift. More photos are available to view on Imgur.
We previously wrote about the steel Death Star fire pit that 84-year-old Kenneth Triplett built back in 2014.
They said they sphere was a propane tank. An art student drew up the designs on paper, they cut it up with a hand plasma cutter, painted it with a high temp engine black paint, and attached some some stainless steel pieces.
photos by Alphacodemonkey