Honda UK, with headquarters in Bracknell, is building a monstrous lawnmower that it hopes will reclaim the record of world's fastest lawnmower and reach up to 150 mph (240 km/h). The 'Mean Mower V2' will feature a 999cc engine that is capable of churning out 189 horsepower and sending the garden vehicle from 0-60mph in just three seconds. Despite being able to reach such speeds, the Mean Mower V2 will still be able to cut grass as it is fitted with two carbon fibre blades.
Wrap your car key fob in TINFOIL to stop thieves unlocking your vehicle using terrifying signal hijacking scams, warn security experts
NEW According to ex-FBI agent Holly Hubert who is now CEO of Buffalo-based GlobalSecurityIQ, the simple hack can protect cars from being stolen. The key to stopping such attacks is to create a 'faraday cage' which means potential criminals cannot track the electromagnetic signals - and tinfoil does just that.
Do these dots look blue or purple? Mind-bending optical illusion reveals how your perception of colour can be easily skewed
A new optical illusion has revealed just how easily our perceptions of colour can be skewed. The illusion, by Harvard University, involves grid of 1,000 individual dots, which range from very blue to darker hues of purple. Researchers asked a group of volunteers to say if they thought each individual dot was blue or purple. During the trials, dots that the participants previously identified as purple looked increasingly blue to them. Researchers say this is because it could be that the human brain doesn't make decisions based on hard rules but on context of what it's seen before.
The future of building? Watch the French 'builderbot' that 3D printed a family home for five in just 54 hours
A team of researchers, scientists and engineers from France have created a 3D printed house in just a matter of hours. For the first time ever, the four-bedroom house will serve as home for a family of five. The 1,022-square-foot house, located in the northwestern French city of Nantes, only took about two days - or 54 hours - to complete.
Helicopter pilot captures jaw-dropping footage of a bubbling lava lake while dangling over active volcano on a zipline
A helicopter pilot has shared hair-raising footage of the view just above the mouth of a bubbling volcano. In a jaw-dropping video shared by Vanuatu Helicopters this week, Pilot Andy Martin’s legs can be seen dangling over the massive Benbow Crater on Ambrym Island. The minute-long video shows a glimpse into the terrifying lava lake at the heart of the crater, which sits atop one of the many active volcanoes in the Vanuatu archipelago.
It may have blasted off in 2010, but the incredible 'sky ripples' caused when NASA launched its Solar Dynamics Observatory are still setting the internet alight. Reddit commenters have jumped on the video, claiming it is caused by everything from sonic booms or to flatulent passengers. However, NASA has revealed that in fact, it was caused by the rocket smashing through a sundog, a rare phenomenon caused by ice cystals.
Stunning mosaics uncovered in Israel reveal new clues on the 'rich visual culture' that flourished in ancient Jewish village
Archaeological discoveries made over the last few years are now helping to reshape our understanding of ancient Judaism during fifth century Christian rule. A series of digs led by researchers at Huqoq, in Israel's Galilee, have uncovered sprawling mosaics that paint a picture of a ‘rich visual culture’ that thrived during that period. While it’s long been thought Jewish settlement dwindled during this time, the recent findings reveal evidence of an elaborately decorated synagogue, suggesting the religion may have been more prosperous than previously suspected.
Scientists find part of the meteorite that lit up the night sky over Botswana in June as it hurtled towards Earth at 27,738mph before exploding seconds before impact
The space rock was captured by two farmers on CCTV on June 2nd as it hurtled down from the heavens leaving a blazing white heat trail in its wake. It blew up in a huge fireball 30 miles before impact - but was just two seconds away from slamming into the savannah.
The incredible moment a FOUR MILE long iceberg a third of the length of Manhattan breaks off a Greenland glacier
On June 22, an iceberg roughly a third of the length of Manhattan (illustrated on right) broke off of a glacier in eastern Greenland. The calving event, captured in stunning footage by a team of researchers on site, spurred several other tall icebergs to separate as well, with some even flipping over entirely. Documenting an event such as this in its entirely can pave the way for more precise simulations, experts say, and help us determine how large icebergs may affect future sea levels.
Chinese government start-up expands its plans to use powerful facial recognition technology to spy on 'anyone, anywhere' without them ever knowing
Beijing firm Megvii has confirmed it is shifting its powerful Face++ facial recognition technology beyond China after securing a distributor in Thailand. It has also secured a deal with technology firm Vivo to use the software to make 3D models of people's heads to help them plan plastic surgery. Megvii's world-leading Face++ technology uses AI to identify people by their facial features, allowing police to spy on 'anyone, anywhere' without them knowing. The software has already been used by Chinese police departments to arrest fugitives by instantly scanning crowds of thousands of people. The company says its software has many potential uses beyond law enforcement, including in financial services, retail, and identity verification. Images show a facial recognition system built by Chinese firm Hikvision.
Spot the leopard! Eagle-eyed photographer captures big cat hiding amid the foliage in Kenya, but can YOU see it?
German photographer Ingo Gerlach was taking a tour of the Maasai Mara National Reserve in Kenya when he managed to pick out a leopard against the foliage, but can you spot the big cat? Leopards are common across the country but there are concentrations in the Maasai Mara and Samburu nature reserves where sightings are common, despite the animal blending in with its surroundings. Leopards have a spotted coat which helps to break up their natural outline, making them harder to spot as they stalk their prey.
Mesmerising maps reveal record-breaking temperatures across the world as the Earth experiences 'one of the most intense heat events ever seen'
They show how cities across witnessed extreme temperatures in the past week, with records breaking in North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Western Asia. Meteorologist Nick Humphrey, from Lincoln, Nebraska, has expressed his concerns over high temperatures at two locations (circled left) in Northern Siberia, along the coast of the Arctic Ocean. When unusually warm air enters the region, it melts ice covering the waters of the Arctic Ocean (top right). High temperatures at the Laptev Sea (bottom right) and Eastern Siberian Sea have received 'a 'true roasting', he says. Experts fear the situation, known asArctic Amplification, is promoting extreme weather pattern across the planet.