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Scientists Have Created the World's First Non-Cuttable Material

When we think of the world's "hardest" materials, usually diamonds come to mind. However, Diamonds themselves can be cut by a select few materials, including other diamonds. What if you couldn't cut through though. What if scientists had figured out how to create a material you literally cannot cut through. Enter Proteus

This recently revealed material, inspired by natural materials that mimic incredible natural durability, was tested using a variety of cutting methods, all of which failed. The world's first uncuttable material has arrived.

Researchers develop the world's first non-cuttable material, able to withstand and blunt some of the strongest cutting materials and methods available today. The cover photo is of a test trying and failing to cut through a piece of Proteus with an industrial angle grinder, which fails and is not only blunted, but the blade is completely stopped by the friction of the internal makeup of the material
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These Rainbow Skytrails From Airplanes Are Absolutely Spectacular

I wonder where the pot of gold is in this case? Wherever it is, these visuals make up for the lost windfall. These are some absolutely incredible images of various planes from all over the world creating incredible artwork in the sky. Though conspiracy theories abound regarding contrails, it seems they are simply guilty of providing us with some amazing photographic opportunities. Michael Marston is a Brisbane-based photographer who has been posting these images to his social media, to viral acclaim.

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This Woman Makes Hilarious Sh*tty Robots (8 GIFs)

We all know that there's high comedic value in fails. Especially when the things that are failing are not meant to fail... like robots. Simone Gietrz makes robots that have potential but were never really meant to succeed, and watching Simone "use" them will make you laugh harder than anything else you have seen today. Promise. You should probably just watch all of her hilarious videos on her YouTube channel. If you like to watch things exploding, check out NASA's test megarocket fuel tank exploding with liquid nitrogen. It's pretty cool. 

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Ever Wonder What a Two Billion Pixel Camera Shot Looks Like? Check Out Curiosity's New Images of the Red Planet

Queue Strauss's Also Sprach Zarathustra, or for the uninformed, the epic drums and trumpets you see in any scene of significance.NASA's Curiosity Rover on Mars has given us some of the most incredible photos of the planet's surface, with a 2 billion pixel capture that was broken up over multiple images. 

The Curiosity Rover on Mars sent incredible 1.8 billion pixel images back of the surface of the red planet, the highest quality image taken to date. The cover photo
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Ten More GIFs To Get You Through

We know how much you love GIFs. We really do. If you've already seen the past GIFs from last week, the week before and the week before that, don't worry. We have a bunch of fresh new GIFs here waiting just for you. Dig in and get your daily dose of GIFs!

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Nothing to See Here, Just a Person Running Like an Anime Character Near Area 51

Well its finally here. The time has come to "Raid Area 51." With over 2 million "confirmed attending," even the town nearby had a $250,000 emergency contingency fund set up to deal with the influx of people with a population of 50 people. However, as usual, the nest laid plans of mice and men are doomed to fail. And in this case there was never any raid. 

The page was set up as a meme, and simply became so viral that it spiraled out of control. However that doesn't mean it's still just a desert wasteland. Over 3000 people arrived to the area near Area 51, and it has turned into a nerdy music festival, with a lot of tinfoil hats. But luckily, people like this guy in the background were still training for the day maybe they will invade Area 51.

Random teenager runs through news broadcast about the Area 51 raid running like a ninja from a Japanese cartoon
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Quick Glider Paper Airplane Tutorial: Step by Step GIFs

Flying paper airplanes is a great way to pass the time, but did you know that different styles fly differently? Here's a tutorial for a simple glider than can fly a long distance and - wait for it - do loop-de-loops! Yep, this paper airplane can do pretty cool tricks. 

If you're hooked and want to make another style of paper airplane, check out this jet paper airplane tutorial. Or see our complete guide for making eight different paper airplane styles.

If you're into other flying objects, have a look at the SpaceX Starship taking a test flight or these Estes model rockets being launched.

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Here's Something Not See Everyday - A Caribou Scratching an Itch on his Foot with his Antlers

Now that's what can be called ingenious use of what's available to you to solve a problem. This caribou is super resourceful. Sometimes you get that itch that you just cant manage to scratch. We need various back-scratchers to reach those difficult spots. But not this guy. This caribou has massive antlers that serve the same purpose. Talk about cost-cutting measures.


This was captured by local conservation workers in Denali, Alaska, and is a very rare occurrence to catch.

Caribou scratching an itch on its hoof using its antlers, before panning over his family
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Long Distance Jet Paper Airplane Tutorial (GIFs)

If you're something of a paper airplane enthusiast, you'll know that different paper airplanes have different styles of flying. The jet style is best for - you guessed it - flying fast (and in this case, long distance). To beat all of your friends' paper airplanes, make this jet paper airplane to blow them all out of the water. You're welcome.

Keen on making some other styles? Check out this glider paper airplane tutorial, or see our complete guide to eight awesome and different paper airplane tutorials. Or for some other flying objects, see SpaceX's Starship have a test flight, or these Estes model rocket launches.

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Ten Satisfying Mechanical GIFs

Most of the time, life doesn't go as smoothly as we want it to. Life has nasty little surprises around the corner. But there are some things that will always work like clockwork: machines. There are no nasty surprises with machines. No getting caught in the rain without an umbrella. No parking fines on your windscreen. No dropping your toast on the floor face down. None of that. Mechanical things are dependable. Predictable. So here are ten mechanical GIFs of things working that will satisfy your innate desire for order. 

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This Low Cost Version Of Titanic Is Hilarious (Ten GIFs)

Ah, Titanic. A classic, romantic and heart-breaking movie that will go down in history as one of the most unforgettable films. But what if it was made with a very, very low budget? That's exactly what the guys over at Studio 188 wondered too. So they made it: a low cost version of Titanic. And it is (sorry James Cameron) way, way better than the original. Mostly because it had us crying tears of laughter for the whole 2:48 of the video. This will be the funniest thing you see all month. Guaranteed. 

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This Low Cost Version of The Matrix is Pure Gold (Ten GIFs)

There's no doubt that The Matrix is one of the best films ever made. Released in 1999, visual effects of such high quality were virtually unseen before. But would The Matrix be as good if it's visual effects weren't as good? After watching Studio 188's low cost version of The Matrix, we can say, YES. This low budget version of the classic is as good (or better?) than the original, purely because of the creativity that went into recreating The Matrix on a low, low budget. And it will have you crying with laughter. This will make your week. 

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How To Make a Basic Paper Airplane: Step by Step GIFs

Paper airplanes are a cheap and easy way to have some innocent fun, but it can be hard to make one following a video. Here are some super simple GIFs to follow along if you want to make the most basic paper airplane. You won't need anything more than a flat surface and a piece of paper to make this paper airplane. 

After a less basic paper airplane tutorial? Try our moderate difficulty glider paper airplane, or see our comprehensive guide for all paper airplane styles. To see more flying objects, check out SpaceX's Starship having a test flight, or these Estes model rockets launching.

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How To Make Your Own Rustic Bread (GIFs)

For all the amateur bakers out there, bread is an easy (and delicious) recipe to start with. You only need a few ingredients, and there's not much you can do to mess it up. If you're ready to make some bread, but hate kneading, this is the perfect recipe for you: this rustic bread requires no kneading at all. Are you bready

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Self-Taught Cockatoo Dances Because He Loves It (GIFs)

Meet Snowball, a cockatoo that dances with new, non-repetitive dance moves with the beat of the music. This is something science has never seen in a species other than humans. Interested in whether modern birds are dinosaurs? Check out this article to find out. 

This article first appeared in Live Science.

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