Ocean waves are so powerful, they have the ability to move giant boulders from the shoreline and throw them inland. Geoscientists from Williams College in Massachusetts studied the effect of unusually powerful storms during the winter of 2013 to 2014 on the western coast of Ireland. Incredible before and after images (pictured) taken by the research team involved reveal their movement, as well as new chunks formed by smashing waves. By comparing the new positions with previous observations, scientists realised that some of the rocks had even been thrown clear of the ocean, on to cliffs above. The study examined boulder deposits on the coast of the Aran Islands - Inishmore, Inishmaan and Inisheer - in Galway Bay and Annagh Head in County Mayo, some 80 miles (130 km) north.
The ‘Segway of the sky’ that ANYONE can fly: French Flyboard inventor Franky Zapata reveals new Ezfly hoverboard that uses jet thrusters to zoom you through the air at 80mph
Footage of the gadget in action, filmed in Texas in October 2017, shows a number of riders (pictured) taking the controls as they zoom up and away, putting the Ezfly through its paces over a lake. Ezfly is the creation of Frenchman Franky Zapata, who first hit the headlines with his Flyboard device that uses a water jetpack to propel users into the air. To control the Ezfly, you stand on a small base board which is equipped with a series of jet thrusters. You then hold on to two handgrips that extend from the base on long poles. Once airborne, you steer with your body weight, much like a Segway.
Samsung (shown left) may have discovered a solution to the iPhone X's (shown right) ugly notch problem. In a patent, Samsung shows off a prototype smartphone that has two holes drilled into the top of the screen. The phone is almost entirely bezel-free, using the holes to embed a camera, a speaker and other sensors.
The terrifying 'ice tsunami' driven by 100mph winds that buried alive an ENTIRE herd of mysterious musk oxen in Alaska
With blizzards raging at up to 100 miles per hour (160kmh), the pack of 52 musk oxen (left) in the Bering Land Bridge in Alaska, were literally buried alive, leaving only a few tufts of hair poking out (bottom right). During the violent storm, these hardy creatures - which managed to survive the last Ice Age - descended to the water but were quickly trapped and frozen by the rising tide (top right). During the dramatic event, the water rose rapidly and chunks of sea ice were driven up to a mile inland.
Crash test dummies! The REAL PEOPLE who volunteered to be strapped into a car and smashed into trees and other cars in Germany
Disturbing footage has re-emerged of real people being used as crash test dummies in 1970s Germany. The footage shows people being violently thrown around by cars in their seats during simulation car crashes. It also shows people hitting other cars with passengers inside (pictured bottom right), as well as hitting stationary objects such as trees (pictured left). Pictured top right is a man sitting in a car seat with a seat belt strapped on for a simulation of a real car crash.
Enormous glowing ball is seen over northern Siberia after fuel from four Russian rockets tested overnight created an illusion in the sky (but locals thought it could be a UFO)
Russia has been hit by a wave of reports of a giant UFO in the sky last night with spectacular pictures of an enormous glowing ball illuminating northern Siberia. While the source of the light remains unclear, some have suggested that it was the the trace of a rocket launched by the Russian military that caused this extraordinary phenomenon in the night sky. The light pattern may come from reflection of the sun in fuel leaking from the rocket.
Watch a fleeting thought race across the surface of the brain in less than a second: Remarkable video reveals 'why we say things before we think'
Experts at the University of California, Berkeley, tracked the path of singular thoughts through people's minds as they underwent open brain surgery. Electrodes were hooked directly to the surface of each patient's brain, taking readings while they completed a simple call-and-response task. The scans show clearly how the brain acts in response to sight and sounds, which scientists say could explain 'why we say things before we think'. The researchers said the recordings could help us better understand how the brain's frontal lobe - known as the prefrontal cortex - coordinates activity like a conductor. Experts asked people to repeat the word 'humid'. The brain's language centre is shown lighting up (yellow in lett image) as it received the word, while a bit of cortex (blue in left image) then fires as the brain plans a response. The prefrontal cortex (red in left image) informed the response (right image) before it was given.
Tech turf wars: Amazon announces it has narrowed down the list of where it will build its second HQ a day after Apple reveals it will build its second campus
Amazon's current headquarters is in Seattle, Washington, but it has been contemplating a second hub for months. After receiving pitches from 238 cities, it narrowed down the list to 20 on Thursday. They are;Atlanta Austin, Boston, Chicago, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Indianapolis, Los Angeles, Miami, Montgomery County, Md., Nashville, Tenn., Newark, N.J., New York City, Northern Virginia, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Raleigh, N.C., Toronto, Washington, D.C
Drink your first coffee an hour after waking up - and NEVER have an op in the afternoon: An intriguing book reveals how science can help you time your life to perfection...
The great jazz trumpeter Miles Davis once said: ‘Time isn’t the main thing. It’s the only thing.’ How very true. Our entire lives are dominated by decisions about when we should do things — from the small to the very big. When to have a cup of coffee. When to change job. When to get married. When to retire. Yet most of these decisions are made on the basis of little more than hunches, habits and guesswork. But it needn’t be like that. Perfect timing is a science. Indeed, research findings that I have analysed from across the world offer very useful help in the way we make decisions.
Elaborate structures and 4,500-year-old metal-work found beneath an ancient Greek 'pyramid' reveal the impressive engineering skills of Bronze Age islanders
Excavations around the remote Greek island of Keros (top right image) have revealed the technological prowess of the small group of Greeks who lived there 4,500 years ago. Researchers found the remains of massive terraced walls, staircases (right image) and giant gleaming structures on a tiny islet that was once attached to Keros. The structures were built using 1,000 tons of stone, turning the headland, which measures just 500 ft (150 m) across, into a single, giant monument. Archaeologists also found the remains of early metalwork, including a mould for making copper daggers (bottom right). The researchers say the remains make the island one of the most impressive archaeological sites of the Aegean Sea during the Early Bronze Age.
Behold, the RAINBOW clouds! Rare 'oil slick' sky created when ice crystals bend the sun's rays stuns locals in Darwin
Residents of Darwin, Australia, witnessed clouds with a rainbow lining this week. The rare phenomenon occurs when sunlight diffracts through a high density of ice crystals which bend the light creating a stunning colors. Pictured is an image of the phenomenon, shared on Facebook by Louise Bowden. Pictured top left is a close-up of the phenomenon, posted on Facebook by Fiona D. Prentice.
Has Tutankhamun's tragic teenage wife finally been found? Archaeologists begin dig for the body of Ankhesenamun who 'married her father, her grandfather AND her half-brother' after discovering a new tomb
The wife of Ancient Egypt's most famous ruler may soon be discovered alongside the burial plot of her second husband, Ay (right), who ruled from 1327 to 1323 BC. Ankhesenamun (top left) married King Tut when he took the throne at the age of nine, when she was just a few years older. The site of her presumed burial, which Egyptologists plan to excavate, was found by world renowned archaeologist Zahi Hawassin in the Valley of the Kings (bottom left) in July 2017. Radar scans of the area detected a possible tomb entrance buried five metres (16 feet) underground.
‘The most obnoxious vehicle ever built': Ripsaw reveals special single seater, 1500 horsepower edition of its offroad 'sports tank'
It has been dubbed the first 'sports tank', boasting supercar performance on tank tracks. Originally developed to help to military avoid IEDs, the Ripsaw 'sports tank' has become a hit with car enthusiasts. Now, a new version has received a huge overhaul - and has been dubbed 'the most obnoxious vehicle ever built'.
Stalin's 'ice palace' built during the Cold War is MELTING due to global warming: Incredible footage reveals how the labyrinth of frozen tunnels designed to store fish in the 1950s is being destroyed
The natural freezer (left image), built in Siberia by exiled German engineers in the 1950s (bottom right image), is falling apart. Still in use to store fish and other foods (top right), the structure is the world's largest permafrost storage facility built by manual labour. Nicknamed 'Stalin's ice palace', it is larger in area than the White House, but is in danger of collapse due to warming Arctic waters eroding its entrances. Funds to save the monument are now 'urgent' as some passageways are collapsing. But authorities in northern Siberia lack the cash to rescue the labyrinth, even though it is listed as a regional monument.
A solution to the dismal morning commute? Two-seater passenger drone that will get you from Heathrow to central London in 12 MINUTES will be unveiled in March
Scheduled for launch in London this March, the drone, dubbed 'Y6S' (artist's impression), will be the first in the world to carry passengers - and could revolutionise city commutes. It flies at 70 mph (110 kph) at a cruising altitude of 1,500 ft (450m) with a range of 80 miles (130 km). Inventor Martin Warner, who co-invented full colour 3D desktop printing, envisions a wide range of drone-based, battery-powered air vehicles for both commercial and private use, which he calls the 'new gold rush in transportation and aviation.'
Who's the daddy, mummies? 3,800-year-old remains of Egyptian elite men buried together reveals they had DIFFERENT fathers but the same mother
The mummies of two elite men, Khnum-nakht and Nakht-ankh, reside in Manchester Museum and date to around 1800 BC. Their relationship has baffled Egyptologists for nearly 100 years. Now, by extracting 'ancient DNA' from their teeth and using state of the art sequencing researchers have discovered these two men (pictured, main image and inset) share a mother but have different fathers. Scientists are unsure if their mother had an affair, and the true identity of the illegitimate boys was kept a secret, or if one of the brothers was adopted.
Saturn’s largest moon Titan is a world enshrouded in hazy mystery. It’s said to be Earth’s ‘toxic twin,’ with systems of liquid methane that give way to rivers and seas – and, data from the Cassini mission suggests its atmosphere could even be home to molecules that underlie the building blocks of life. In a stunning throwback image, NASA has revealed another look at Titan, showing the incredible layers of the moon’s hazy atmosphere.
Freeze frame: Incredible moment a soap bubble blown in sub-zero temperatures turns into stunning ice crystals before bursting
Pre-school teacher Girlie Figueroa captured the phenomenon during sub-zero temperatures in Aldie, Virginia, after being inspired by similar photographs and footage online. The clip captures ice crystals forming (left) and dancing along the fragile surface of the bubble (middle), before collapsing in on itself (right), all in just 14 seconds. Ms Figueroa, created the bubble mix using dish-washing soap, corn syrup and water.
How your car is SPYING on you: Experts reveal how automakers can track everything from your weight to the food you eat using in-built sensors
Automakers track your vehicle's location, how fast you drive, what entertainment you listen to, and more through internet-connected systems in modern cars (pictured). Your automobile can even tell these companies where you eat and shop, how often you put on your seat belt, and the weather on your street, experts claim. Companies use personal information collected from tens of millions of vehicles around the globe, and many keep tight-lipped about what they use the data for.