With an increasing number of drones in the skies, police in the Netherlands have been training eagles to take intercept drones that are believed to be posing a danger to the public, such as airports and restricted, sensitive areas. “Despite concerns raised by animal rights groups, the police say the birds are not in any danger.” The Dutch “winged warriors” could go into action as early as next summer.
[Signals Daily / AFP News Agency / The Guardian] [H/T:Laughing Squid]
Inventors Matthew and Mark McLachlan of Antsy Labs just launched a Kickstarter campaign for the Fidget Cube, a premium desk toy designed to satisfy any fidgety impulses without annoying those around you. The six-sided cube has something to fidget with on each side, including clicking, gliding, flipping, spinning and more. With an original goal of $15,000, the Fidget Cube already has more than $2.3 million pledged from over 59,000 backers. To get your own Fidget Cube, pledge $19 or more here. Fidget Cube is expected to ship in December of 2016.
A few months ago, Vox video producer Christophe Haubursin took a roadtrip and got a ticket for driving in the left lane, so he made this video explaining exactly why drivers shouldn’t drive slowly in the left lane. Of course every state has different laws, to see your state’s “keep right” laws, click here.
Ever since 5-year-old Oliver learned to talk he’s wanted to make science videos. In his first science video ever, Oliver creates the classic tornado in a jar and shares some interesting facts about tornadoes.
[Oliver’s Videos] [H/T:notcodyshafer]