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The Full Story Of The Red Bull Stratos Jump

The Full Story Of The Red Bull Stratos Jump

Remember back in 2012 when daredevil Felix Baumgartner broke the speed of sound jumping from the edge of space

As GoPro cameras were used to capture the historical event, GoPro has returned to tell the full story in this new viral video which already has over 1.4 million views.

 

Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2014/02/01/the-full-story-of-the-red-bull-stratos-jump/

Sky Diving With An Umbrella Like Mary Poppins

Professional extreme athlete Erik Roner teamed up with Go Pro Camera for a very creative, and dangerous, science experiment. Since the movie Mary Poppins, kids, and secretly adults, have been dreaming of floating down from the skies with an umbrella. 

Well Roner finally did. He jumped out of a plane with just a very big umbrella over him to slow down his fall. It worked for a while, but then the cloth gave, and Roner had to use his backup parachute which he was obviously prepared for. All the action was of course caught on GoPro cameras

When finally back on the ground, he closed with, “You’re welcome science. NASA is gonna be able to use that one for years to come.” 

 

Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2013/02/28/sky-diving-with-an-umbrella-like-mary-poppins/

Daredevil Climbs Chimney Tower With No Safety Equipment

Daredevil Climbs Chimney Tower With No Safety Equipment

Daredevil Flaviu Cernescu truly lives up to his title. The extreme climber fearlessly scaled a 280 meter tall old abandoned chimney tower in Pitesti, Romania wearing no safety equipment at all, reports Barcroft. After reaching the top he even walked across the chimney on an old, thin metal girder. He wore a GoPro camera to capture his terrifying stunt which is not for the faint of heart. 

 

Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2014/11/25/daredevil-climbs-chimney-tower-with-no-safety-equipment/

British Man Climbs Crane Wearing GoPro Camera

With the magic of the Internet and those ubiquitous and versatile GoPro cameras, viewers can take enjoy a dangerous, hair-raising adventure from the comforts of their computer desk or smartphone. 

The latest adrenaline-pumping video to go viral is this video by James Kingston, who admits is always looking for a new adventure. Wearing a GoPro Hero 3 camera, he climbs a 50 meter crane in Southampton, England.

Now, the two week old video has gone viral, garnering over 900,000 hits

 

Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2013/06/13/british-man-climbs-crane-wearing-gopro-camera/

Athletic Cat Is Better At Parkour Than You

Athletic Cat Is Better At Parkour Than You

Didga the kitty isn’t your average cat. He’s a nature born athlete. He’s gone viral in the past after demonstrating his impressive skateboarding skills, and stands with over 2.6 million hits! Now, Didga and his owner Catmantoo have teamed up to show off his awesome parkour moves and tricks. Ninja kitty!

 

Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2014/07/14/athletic-cat-is-better-at-parkour-than-you/

Skiing Through A Canadian Blizzard

It’s been a relatively mild winter in America so far, but it seems that could all change in Canada right above Montana wants people to know that it is not mild up north at all. They just had over four feet of snow fall recently, and had professional skier Dylan Siggers show off what skiing in a true winter wonderland is like with an awesome and unique GoPro point of view. 

 

Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2012/01/19/skiing-through-a-canadian-blizzard/

Homemade GoPro Camera Array Creates Stunning Matrix-Style ‘Bullet Time’ Visuals

When The Matrix debuted back in 1999, the stunning visuals–commonly referred to as ‘bullet time‘ special effects–blew the world away. Their state of the art camera techniques have since been copied, parodied, and spoofed countless times by Hollywood

But for years, only the big studios with even bigger budgets could create such dazzling images. Now that technology is only accelerating at ever greater speeds, small time artists and producers can replicate the effects. 

Just take Marc Donahue, who created stunning ‘bullet time’ visuals with his homemade array of GoPro cameras. The shutter speeds aren’t perfectly synced, but that only results in even more interesting visuals. 

The project was covered more in depth on FStoppers. Now, the week old video stands with over 30,000 views, and is only picking up viral momentum. 

 

Read more: http://www.viralviralvideos.com/2013/03/16/homemade-gopro-camera-array-creates-stunning-matrix-style-bullet-time-visuals/

“Hellish” Ancient Organisms Found Living Inside Earth’s Crust

Billions of years of evolution on Earth have produced endless forms most beautiful, as Darwin poetically noted. Some have evolved to live in extreme environments, such asdeep sea hydrothermal vents and around the rims of lava lakes. Now, anew study published in Nature Microbiology reveals that extremely rare lifeforms have even managed to eke out a living inside the Earths crust itself.

The microbes in question are calledachaea,highly primitive lifeforms that have been found thriving in acidic hot springsand salt likes, environments that would be uninhabitable to most other critters.Although theyresemble bacteria, the two groups are about as genetically different as a human and a tree.

These new microscopic extremists, found 3.2 kilometers (2 miles) ina South African gold mine, are called Hadesarchaea roughly meaning hellish ancient things. Surviving at temperatures of up to 80C (176F), this name is certainly appropriate. This new study is the first to work out how these deep-dwelling,single-celled microbes are able to live within the Earths crust, at extremely high temperatures, lacking both oxygen and light.

Without the ability to photosynthesize, as many types of microorganisms do, scientists thoughtthe Hadesarchaea may obtain their energy by taking advantage of certain chemical compounds in their surroundings. This process is known as chemosynthesis.

During chemosynthesis,carbon-containing moleculessuch as carbon dioxide or methane, losean electron in a process calledoxidation. These reactions produce small amounts of energythatthe microorganisms use to makecarbohydrates. Plenty of bacteria and archaea use this method to survive within areas like the Lost City Hydrothermal Field at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean.

The Hadesarchaea were also found living beneath and within Yellowstones hot springs. Oliver S/Shutterstock

These extremophiles are also found in the Yellowstone National Park hot springs in Wyoming and within the White Oak River estuary in North Carolina. By carefully sequencing the genome of these surface-dwelling Hadesarchaea, the researchers were able to identify key genes responsible for controlling metabolicprocesses.

By comparing the metabolic genes ofHadesarchaea with those ofother microorganisms, we figured out that Hadesarchaea had a rather versatile metabolic repertoire, Thijs Ettema, an associate professor at Uppsala University, Sweden, told IFLScience. Genes associated with the oxidization of carbon monoxide were found, meaning that they mayuse a considerably rare form of chemosynthesis.

Ettema notes that the Hadesarchaea appear to have adapted to make do with whatever forms of carbon seep down to these nearly-inhospitable depths, making them scavengers in a manner of speaking. In addition, their relatively small genome means that they use very little energy in producing nutrients or replicating themselves.

All in all, they are certainly well-adapted to living in such challenging conditions. Life that may have evolved in comparably extreme environments elsewhere in the Solar System and beyond may perhaps gain energy by using the same type of chemosynthesis. However, Ettema cautions that before being able to provide a more firm, educated guess about [this], we would first need to understand better how other microbes of Earths deep biosphere make a living.

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Read more: http://www.iflscience.com/plants-and-animals/hellish-ancient-organisms-found-living-within-earths-crust

Piñatas hooked up to a zip line make it rain candy

Devin Super Tramp and his team of thrill-seekers have a strong track record for turning childhood pastimes into extreme adventures, and this time they’re tackling the piñata.

So instead of whacking the candy-filled papier-mâché sculptures with a plastic bat, the team decided to use objects like swords and kayak paddles. Oh, and they rigged the whole thing up to a zip line.

Read more: http://mashable.com/2015/01/14/extreme-pinata/