Tornado Hits New Orleans Damage Reported

first_img Share  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Tornado Hits New Orleans, Damage Reported By Epoch Newsroom February 7, 2017 Updated: February 7, 2017 Share this article A tornado smashed into homes in New Orleans late Tuesday morning, officials and locals said.It’s unclear if there were injuries.Several businesses and homes were damaged or destroyed, KHOU-TV reported.Tornado warnings remain in effect over the southern region.BREAKING UPDATE: Severe damage seen in New Orleans East area after reports of tornado on ground. pic.twitter.com/1ya04JAJ4P— NBC Nightly News (@NBCNightlyNews) February 7, 2017 (Google Maps) This is the New Orleans East tornado, from WDSU: pic.twitter.com/8QUClxLMIM— Kevin Dupuy (@KevinYeaux) February 7, 2017 Show Discussion US last_img read more

Las Vegas Shooting Victim Gets Death Threats

first_img(GoFundMe) Share this article  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Las Vegas Shooting Victim Gets Death Threats By Ivan Pentchoukov November 2, 2017 Updated: November 2, 2017 Braden Matejka survived a bullet to the head during the Las Vegas shooting massacre. Now he is receiving death threats from people who believe in a conspiracy theory that casts doubt on whether anyone was hurt in the shooting.Matejka, a Canadian, was among more than 500 people who were injured during the Oct. 1 massacre at the Route 91 Harvest festival. The alleged gunman, Stephen Paddock, killed 58 people before turning the gun on himself, police say.“You are a lying piece of [expletive] and I hope someone truly shoots you in the head,” one Facebook user wrote to Matejka in the days following the shooting.“Your soul is disgusting and dark! You will Pay for the consequences,” wrote another.People have also started using Matejka’s photos to make memes with crude captions, his family told the Guardian.Matejka shut down his social media accounts, but his relatives are still being targeted by people who believe that the deadliest shooting in modern U.S. history was a hoax. “There are all these families dealing with likely the most horrific thing they’ll ever experience, and they are also met with hate and anger and are being attacked online about being part of some conspiracy,” Taylor Matejka, the survivor’s brother, said. “It’s madness I can’t imagine the thought process of these people. Do they know that we are actual people?” (GoFundMe)Matejka posted a photo of his bullet wound on a GoFundMe page that he started to collect funds for medical expenses.Authorities working the case have drastically clamped down on the information they release about the shooting, prompting people to fill in the void online.The theory that the entire shooting was a hoax is on the fringes of the discussion and has been dismissed by independent reporters investigating the shooting in Las Vegas.People who subscribe to the hoax theory call the survivors “crisis actors” saying they were hired to pose as victims. Taylor Matejka tried to respond to a few of the theorists online but says none wanted to hear his reasoning.“A really sad part of this is that a lot of people think they’re fighting the good fight and exposing truth,” he said.Matejka traveled to Las Vegas with his girlfriend Amanda Homulos to celebrate his 30th birthday. When the shooting started, Matejka was hit by a bullet in the head and knocked to the ground. The couple got inside the car of another concert attendee who drove them to a hospital.Matejka’s wound was not serious.“I’m just so grateful that we’re still here, and I can’t express how sorry I am for the people that didn’t make it,” Homulos told The Associated Press.On Wednesday, the spokesperson for the investigation, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo, gave the first interview in more than two weeks to a local television station. Prior to that, on Oct. 13, he read prepared remarks at a press conference and did not take questions.Lombardo did not reveal anything new about the investigation, except for a personal hunch that Paddock’s girlfriend, Marilou Danley, may be withholding information from investigators.Addressing the conspiracy theories, he said that the notion that the federal authorities and “police are trying to hide stuff or are conspiring together to hide stuff is ridiculous.”He reserved a special criticism for people who accuse victims and families of faking injuries and deaths.“I’m amazed at people’s mental state to post the stuff that they post,” Lombardo told KLAS. “I probably shouldn’t tell you this, but I wish I could locate some of these individuals or have them present themselves to me personally and I’ll show them what happened out there.”From NTD.tv Follow Ivan on Twitter: @ivanpentchoukov center_img Share Show Discussion US News last_img read more

Vegas Shooting Victims Sue Hotel for Not Doing More to Prevent Tragedy

first_imgOver 450 victims of the Las Vegas massacre have filed new lawsuits against Mandalay Bay, MGM Resorts International, and LiveNation. (Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images) US News Lawsuit filed against MGM on behalf of 450 Las Vegas shooting victims https://t.co/EbyQYuuEqE via @reviewjournal— Cort (@ockfen) November 21, 2017 Share Hundreds of Las Vegas shooting victims are suing the hotel the killer used as a vantage point to shoot from, claiming that the hotel’s operators failed to heed warning signs that could have prevented the deadly attack that left 58 people dead and over 500 injured, the Los Angeles Times reported.The new lawsuits, filed on Monday, Nov. 20, were brought against the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino and its parent company MGM Resorts International, adding to the over 15 lawsuits already filed since the Oct. 1 mass murder.Victims are also suing the shooter Stephen Paddock’s estate, the concert organizer Live Nation Entertainment Inc. according to Rolling Stone. Previous lawsuits from the Las Vegas shooting have gone after the manufacturer of the “bump stocks” that let Paddock fire as if from a machine gun. Share this article The plaintiffs in the newest round of legal action say MGM and the Mandalay Bay failed to take precautionary measures that might have prevented the attack. The parties behind the lawsuit argue that staff should have been better trained to look out for warning signs that Paddock displayed, Business Insider reported.From the moment when Paddock first checked into the hotel all the way up to when he started firing from his window at concertgoers across the street, the shooter brought up a minimum of 10 suitcases full of guns to his room. Police said Paddock also set up an intricate surveillance system in the hotel, with two cameras outside his suite in the hallway and another in the peephole of his door.One predictor of the lawsuit’s success is legal precedent, and in this regard a recent Nevada Supreme Court ruling could spell trouble for the MGM legal team.The October 2017 decision stated that MGM could be held liable for a 2010 assault on a California couple at one of the company’s hotels, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported. According to the ruling, the attack was “foreseeable” because similar incidents had taken place earlier at the hotel.The question of whether the Las Vegas shooting was foreseeable is likely to be crucial in the Mandalay Bay lawsuits, reported Business Insider.“Foreseeability is one of the key components of liability,” said Dick Hudak, a managing partner of Resort Security Consulting, according to Business Insider.And in light of the increased incidence of high-profile mass shootings in the US prior to the Las Vegas incident, attorneys representing the plaintiffs may be able to make a convincing case that hotels and other venues can reasonably be expected to be better prepared to prevent them. Follow Tom on Twitter: @OZImekTOM  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Who will be in control of Stephen Paddock’s $5 million estate?https://t.co/IN2KZfmLnh pic.twitter.com/mEcZukONCi— KSNV News 3 (@News3LV) November 17, 2017 Vegas Shooting Victims Sue Hotel for Not Doing More to Prevent Tragedy By Tom Ozimek November 22, 2017 Updated: November 25, 2017 Show Discussionlast_img read more

Amtrak Slams into SUV Killing North Carolina Pastor and Wife

first_imgHowever, officers told WRAL they believe Lyons was attempting to beat the train even after the crossing arms had been lowered.The Amtrak train originated in New York City and was headed to Savannah when it hit the vehicle in Whitakers.None of the 120 passengers on board were injured.From NTD.tv Recommended Video: President Donald Trump: Year 1  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   US A pastor and his wife died in North Carolina over the weekend when they drove their SUV into the path of an oncoming train.Eugene and Dorothy Lyons, in their 60s, drove around a lowered crossing arm and into the path of an Amtrak train.The train slammed into the vehicle, killing them both, authorities told WNCN.A witness confirmed the sequence of events with police, though Whitakers Police Chief Darrell Cofield told the broadcaster that he isn’t sure why Dorothy Lyons drove around the crossing arm.“It bothered me because growing up here I’ve seen train wrecks before, it really touches close to home with people who grew up with and know,” Cofield said. Amtrak Slams into SUV, Killing North Carolina Pastor and Wife By Zachary Stieber January 15, 2018 Updated: January 15, 2018 (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File) Share Share this article  QualityAuto 720p480p360p240pRewind 10 SecondsNext UpLive00:0000:0000:00ChromecastClosed CaptionsSettingsFullscreen  click to watch video Follow Zachary on Twitter: @zackstieber Show Discussionlast_img read more

Steven Spielbergs Schindlers List Returns to Theaters to Celebrate 25th Anniversary

first_img “Schindler’s List” is having a special theatrical re-release by Universal Pictures on Dec. 7, in order to celebrate the film’s 25th year following its first opening in 1993.The Oscar-winning film follows the true story of a German businessman and a member of the Nazi Party, Oskar Schindler, played by Liam Neeson, who saved more than 1,100 Jewish people’s lives during the Holocaust by employing them in his factories.According to Variety, the restored version has been remastered in 4K, Dolby Cinema, and Dolby Atmos, with Steven Spielberg personally supervising the restoration from the original film negatives. (Universal)Universal Pictures released a new trailer to celebrate the film’s 25th anniversary.Steven Spielberg shot the film in Poland in black and white, in order to present the feel of a documentary. “Schindler’s List” won several Academy Awards, not only best picture and best director, but other prizes such as best composer, screenwriter, and director of photography, reported Variety.The film was selected by the Library of Congress to be preserved in National Registry in 2004, and it was ranked as the 8th of the best 100 American films by the American Film Institute in 2007. Director Steven Spielberg poses with his two Oscars during the 66th Annual Academy Awards ceremony after winning the awards for best director and best picture for his movie “Schindler’s List” in Los Angeles, Calif. on March 21 1994. (DAN GROSHONG/AFP/Getty Images) Film & TV QualityAuto 720p480p360p240pRewind 10 SecondsNext UpLive00:0000:0000:00ChromecastClosed CaptionsSettingsFullscreen  click to watch video Share  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   center_img Share this article Steven Spielberg’s ‘Schindler’s List’ Returns to Theaters to Celebrate 25th Anniversary By Annie Wang September 1, 2018 Updated: September 1, 2018 Show Discussionlast_img read more

Researchers Say Theyre Closing in on Captain Cooks Ship

first_img  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   QualityAuto 1080p720p480p360p240pRewind 10 SecondsNext UpLive00:0000:0000:00ChromecastClosed CaptionsSettingsFullscreen  click to watch video Share this article Share PROVIDENCE, R.I.—Researchers are exploring whether a shipwreck off the coast of Rhode Island could be the vessel that 18th-century explorer Capt. James Cook used to sail around the world.The Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project, which is leading the search effort, and the Australian National Maritime Museum identified the vessel. It’s one of 13 shipwrecks that have been known for years to be in the harbor near Newport, Rhode Island.Archaeologists met in Newport to talk about their recent fieldwork on Sept. 21.“Early indications are that the team has narrowed the possible site for the wreck of HMB Endeavour to one site, which is very promising,” said Kevin Sumption, director and CEO of the Australian National Maritime Museum.The Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project described the site as promising but said it’ll still take a lot more work and money to identify it.Nearly 250 years ago, Cook ran aground on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef during a voyage to the South Pacific. His ship was the Endeavour, an awkward little vessel that improbably helped him become the first European to chart Australia’s east coast. He used the Endeavour to claim Australia for the British during his historic 1768-1771 voyage. Vice Adm. Michael Noonan, chief of the Royal Australian Navy, said he dove at the Rhode Island site with researchers.He measured one of the cannons so the dimensions can be compared to historical records, and they took samples of the wood. He’s hopeful the wreck is the Endeavour.“Certainly it’s a very exciting discovery in absolute terms,” he said Friday. “They’re very, very confident that the Endeavour is in the site.”The Endeavour was also part of the fleet of 13 ships the British scuttled during the Revolutionary War in 1778 to blockade Newport Harbor from the French. It was listed in the records under a different name, the Lord Sandwich.The nonprofit Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project located documents in London identifying the groups of ships in that fleet and where each was scuttled. It has been studying the wrecks in Newport Harbor since 1993, and has been ruling out ones that could not be Cook’s ship. It announced this week that it had narrowed the search for Endeavour to one, or possibly two, archaeological sites.“We’ve been at this 25 years and this is the first time we’ve been really willing to say we think we’re closing in on having the Endeavour,” project director Kathy Abbass said at a news conference Friday. “This is science. It’s not a documentary. It’s not something that will be over in 50 minutes. And we’ve got a lot more work to do.”They’re hoping to excavate the most likely site in time for the 250th anniversary celebrations of Cook claiming of Australia, which is in 2020.“We will be celebrating the arrival of Cook and Australia in 2020. Finding the wreck of the Endeavour at this point in time and being able to authenticate that is an extraordinary achievement, said Peter Dexter of the Australian National Maritime Museum. “That’d be fabulous.”By Jennifer McDermott center_img Researchers Say They’re Closing in on Captain Cook’s Ship By The Associated Press September 22, 2018 Updated: September 22, 2018 US News Show Discussionlast_img read more

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first_imgTime Wilmington Cam QualityAuto 1080p720p480p360p240pRewind 10 SecondsNext UpLive00:0000:0000:00ChromecastClosed CaptionsSettingsFullscreen  click to watch video Hurricane Florence made landfall on the coast of North and South Carolina on Sept. 14.Scroll down for more videosThere are still a number of live streams available to watch as the storm makes it way across the Carolinas.MailOnline Cam Latest Hurricane Florence Live Webcams, TV Feeds, Streams, Videos Scroll down for the webcamsBy Jack Phillips September 14, 2018 Updated: September 14, 2018 Meanwhile, the South Carolina Department of Transporation has live updates showing traffic conditions on local freeways.According to the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC), Florence has 90 mph winds as of 8 a.m. on Sept. 14, making landfall near Wrightsville Beach, North Carolina.“Catastrophic freshwater flooding expected over portions of North and South Carolina,” according to the NHC, which added that the storm is still producing “life-threatening storm surges and hurricane-force winds.” The storm is 10 miles south of Wilmington, North Carolina, and 65 miles northeast of Myrtle Beach. The storm is moving slowly at 6 mph to the west.A storm surge and hurricane warning are in effect for the South Santee River in South Carolina to Duck in North Carolina as well as the Albemarle and Pamlico Sounds, including the Neuse and Pamlico Rivers, according to the NHC.A tropical storm warning is in effect to north of Duck in North Carolina to Cape Charles Light in Virginia, the Chesapeake Bay south of New Point Comfort, and Edisto Beach in South Carolina to South Santee River in South Carolina.  Rewind 10 SecondsNext UpLive00:0000:0000:00ChromecastClosed CaptionsSettingsFullscreen  click to watch video According to the NHC’s discussion, “The hurricane is turning westward as it continues a slow forward motion … Florence is currently in a region of weak steering currents associated with a col between two mid-level anticyclones.”It added that “over the next few days, a high pressure area is forecast to build to the east-northeast of the tropical cyclone. As a result, the system should gradually turn northwestward and northward in 2-3 days.”“Later in the forecast period, Florence should turn northeastward as it approaches the mid-latitude westerlies. The official track forecast is similar to the previous one and about in the middle of the dynamical guidance suite.”Hurricane Florence cut power to more 500,000 homes and businesses in North Carolina, according to The Weather Channel.About 150 people were awaiting water rescues in New Bern on the morning of Sept. 14. “Currently ~150 awaiting rescue in New Bern. We have 2 out-of-state FEMA teams here for swift water rescue. More are on the way to help us. WE ARE COMING TO GET YOU. You may need to move up to the second story, or to your attic, but WE ARE COMING TO GET YOU. #FlorenceNC,” the city tweeted at 2 a.m.Flag affected by Hurricane Florence The flag is located on the Frying Pan Shoals Light about 39 miles southeast of Southport, North Carolina. (Explore.org via Fox News Edge)Collapsing BuildingsMore than 60 people had to be pulled from a collapsing motel at the height of the storm, and many more who defied evacuation orders were hoping to be rescued. Pieces of torn-apart buildings flew through the air, according to The Associated Press. Coastal streets flowed with frothy ocean water, and at least 490,000 homes and businesses were without power, mostly in North Carolina, according to poweroutage.us, which tracks the nation’s electrical grid.Forecasters have also predicted that Florence will dump more than 20 inches of rain in North and South Carolina.The Associated Press contributed to this report Combined 5-Camera Feed Frying Pan Ocean Cam Near Wilmington US News Fox Newscenter_img Share this article Share Rehoboth Boardwalk Cam Live Stream Outer Banks Cam  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Salty’s Surf Shop Cam Show Discussionlast_img read more

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first_img  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Show Discussion High School Band Director Suspended After Students Pretend to Hold Police Officers Hostage By Zachary Stieber October 7, 2018 Updated: October 7, 2018  QualityAuto 1080p720p480p360p240pRewind 10 SecondsNext UpLive00:0000:0000:00ChromecastClosed CaptionsSettingsFullscreen  click to watch video During the performance, two students wielded fake guns and pretended to hold hostage other students who were dressed up as police officers, according to accounts from eyewitnesses and photographs taken and shared on social media.Officials quickly reacted to the news, with Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant taking to Twitter to condemn it.“This is unacceptable in a civilized society. Someone should be held accountable,” he wrote. Share this article This is unacceptable in a civilized society. Someone should be held accountable. https://t.co/hq3hJnj4xA— Phil Bryant (@PhilBryantMS) October 6, 2018 Brookhaven Mayor Joe Cox said in a statement that he spoke with Jackson Mayor Chokwe Antar Lumumba, who informed him that the director of the band had been placed on administrative leave pending an investigation as of Oct. 6, reported WLBT. The name of the director has not been made public.Jackson Public Schools Superintendent Errick Greene apologized for the depiction in a statement.“On behalf of the Jackson Public School (JPS) District, I want to offer my deep and sincere apologies for the performance by the Forest Hill High School band during Friday’s football half-time show in Brookhaven. Based loosely on the movie, ‘John Q,’ the band’s performance depicted a hostage scene that included toy guns,” he said.“JPS has a great deal of respect and appreciation for our law enforcement partners. The band’s performance does not depict the values and people in our community and was incredibly insensitive to the students, families, law enforcement officials, and the entire Brookhaven community. For this, we sincerely apologize to all, and we pledge to do better in the future.”A number of other officials and agencies also issued statements condemning the depiction, including Jackson City Councilman Aaron Banks, a Forest Hill graduate; Marshall Fisher, the state Department of Public Safety commissioner; and Lumumba.Officers KilledThe halftime show controversy came soon after two Brookhaven police officers were shot to death.James White, 35, and Zach Moak, 31, were killed while responding to a report of shots fired on Sept. 29.After White was shot, Moak engaged the suspect and attempted to save his fellow officer.“He entered the valley of the shadow of death and he feared no evil because God was with him. He engaged the suspect, and even when he was mortally wounded, he didn’t think of himself,” said Brookhaven Police Chief Kenny Collins at Moak’s funeral on the morning of Oct. 4, just one day prior to the football game, reported the Mississippi Clarion-Ledger.“He went toward Officer James White and he was pulling him out of the line of fire to safety.”From NTD.tv Follow Zachary on Twitter: @zackstieber A high school band director in Mississippi has been suspended from his duties after members of the band during a performance portrayed doctors and nurses holding police officers at gunpoint during a halftime show on Friday, Oct. 5.The shocking depiction came during a performance by the Forest Hills High School marching band during a halftime show at a football game in Brookhaven, about 60 miles south of Jackson. Share Zach Moak, left, and James White, Brookhaven police officers, were shot to death on Sept. 29, 2018. A high school band’s performance including a depiction of holding officers hostage came just one day after Moak’s funeral, on Oct. 5, 2018. (Mississippi Department of Public Safety) US News last_img read more

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first_img  LINKEDINPINTERESTREDDITTUMBLRSTUMBLEUPON   Wildlife Biologist Discovers Massive 700-Pound Alligator in Georgia By Venus Upadhayaya, Epoch Times March 2, 2019 Updated: March 2, 2019 Show Discussion Follow Venus on Twitter: @venusupadhayaya Share this article WOW! A 13-foot, 700-pound alligator was found in an irrigation ditch in Georgia. Unfortunately, it was in such rough shape it had to be euthanized. https://t.co/pseM5GZcYC— Fox 35 News (@Fox35News) March 2, 2019 Now THIS is a gator. 🐊 and YES…it really was caught on the Sumter County side of Lake Blackshear in GA (near Crisp…Posted by Emileigh Forrester WALB on Friday, 1 March 2019 “It took a while to get it out of that ditch. It was bigger than we originally anticipated and we had to use heavy equipment to move it,” Howze told Cordele Dispatch.Once the biologist got it out on the land, they noticed various old gunshot wounds on its body. It was in extremely poor health and had to be euthanized.First Coast News reports that the largest alligator ever discovered in Georgia was 14-foot long. It was recorded during a hunting season in Lake Walter F. George and harvested in 2015. A wildlife biologist with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources found the animal. https://t.co/CXkqlXfyEZ— First Coast News (@FCN2go) March 1, 2019 As pictures of the massive 700-pound alligator spread across social media this week, many thought it was a hoax. Turns…Posted by KGW-TV on Friday, 1 March 2019center_img Cummings said the heaviest was hunted in 2011 and was 860 pounds and 13 feet, 4 inches long.A factsheet (pdf) on Georgia Wildlife alligators mentions there are 200,000 to 250,000 alligators in Georgia and are found in the cities of Columbus, Macon, and Augusta.They are found in a variety of wetland habitats in these cities: In marshes, swamps, rivers, farm ponds and lakes in the wild. They have also been found in ditches, neighborhoods, drainage canals, roadways, golf course ponds, and sometimes in swimming pools. Howze measured the animal at 13 feet and 4 inches long with a chest girth of 57 inches. He was not expecting to find anything longer than 10 to 11 feet long when he first arrived at the spot.“It’s a testament to Georgia’s alligator management program that alligators can grow to this size,” Melissa Cummings, a spokeswoman with Georgia DNR, told the First Coast News. “The only way these animals get this large is by avoiding humans.”Cummings said the alligator was in the ditch for close to a week and this was unusual behavior for an alligator. Stock image of an alligator (Pixabay) US News Share The factsheet mentions there have been only nine reported incidents of alligators attacks on humans in Georgia from 1980 till May 2007, including one death in 2007.“Six of these incidents happened as a result of the human stepping on or otherwise making contact with a submerged alligator. The remaining three incidents were a result of the alligator mistaking the human for prey,” it said. A wildlife biologist with the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (DNR) discovered a 13-foot, 700-pound alligator in an irrigation ditch this week.The alligator was living along Lake Blackshear and was spotted by a local Sumter County resident on Feb. 25, who reported it to authorities.When its pictures started to appear on social media, it’s massive size led people to think it was a hoax.“Apparently a lot of people think it’s fake, but I can assure you that it is not,” Brent Howze, a DNR wildlife biologist told Cordele Dispatch. “I’m the one in the picture, and you can probably tell that I didn’t get too close to it.” Patrolling the alligator’s playground!JUST ANOTHER DAY IN THE OFFICE! Sgt. Tony Cox patrols Lake Seminole and the surrounding swamp (with alligators) in a new mud boat with a surface drive motor. These boats are great for navigating shallow water and heavily vegetated waterways. Another vehicle you may operate if you become a Georgia Game Warden! Visit www.gadnrle.org/careers-le for more info.Posted by Law Enforcement Division – Georgia DNR on Monday, 18 February 2019 A massive 700-pound alligator was discovered in an irrigation ditch in Georgia on Feb. 25, 2019. (Representational image/Pixabay) last_img read more

Graphenecoated clothing exists and were finally living in the future

first_imgPart jacket, part science experiment, this is perhaps Vollebak’s most ambitious project yet… and that’s after making jackets that can last on Mars, and apparel that absorbs light and glows in the dark. Graphene is one of science’s most wondrous materials. It’s incredibly light yet unbelievably tough, and consists of literally a single layer of carbon atoms bound together in their honeycomb structure. In theory, graphene apparel could one day make humans bulletproof, and the material has the ability to store infinite amounts of thermal energy. It also conducts electricity, repels bacteria, and dissipates your body’s excess humidity. Apart from the fact that it’s incredibly hard to come by in large quantities, it’s perhaps the perfect material for apparel. So in true VolleBak fashion, the adventure-clothing company managed to actually produce a series of these Graphene Jackets.The Graphene Jacket from VolleBak is two-sided, with one being coated with the wonder-material, and the other being super-stretch super-strength nylon. The reversible jacket can be worn both ways, giving it the ability to absorb and handle heat in unusual ways. According to physicists at the Max Planck Institute, graphene has the ability to store unlimited amounts of heat, making the jacket practically a radiator that you can wear in the cold. When the graphene-coated part of the jacket faces outwards, it absorbs any thermal energy it is exposed to (be it anything from the sun to a nearby fireplace). Reverse the jacket to face the graphene layer inwards (towards your skin), and the jacket’s warmth radiates to your body, keeping you warm for long periods of time. Along with heat, graphene is a brilliant conductor of electricity too, and in most of VolleBak’s prototype tests, they could literally light a bulb by passing current through the jacket, but the final iteration of the jacket comes with an increased resistance to electricity, making it safe for humans to wear.The Graphene Jacket, much like most of Volleback’s outdoor gear, is both waterproof and breathable. The graphene lining (I really am saying graphene a lot, aren’t I?) lowers humidity on your epidermis, making you perspire less, and the super-material even prevents bacterial-growth, so in theory, the jacket never smells or grows musty, no matter how much you wear it. As well as being bacteriostatic, the graphene membrane is also known to be hypoallergenic, anti-static, and is certified as non-toxic.Graphene, like I mentioned earlier, is an incredibly tough and expensive material to come by, which is why the jacket exists only as a super-limited edition. In fact, the material is so expensive, all linings and pockets were laser-cut to prevent material wastage caused by cutting, trimming, and stitching seams into the clothing. The jacket, for now, comprises just a single-cell layer of graphene, which isn’t enough to stop bullets, but is more than capable of resisting wear and tear, and has passed all of VolleBak’s rigorous abrasion and puncture tests. Poised to be the future of more than just clothing, graphene holds the potential to transform almost every industry from space travel to electronics. I mean, after all it’s the only material to have its own Nobel Prize.Designer: VolleBakSharePinShareFlipSharePocket872 Shareslast_img read more