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According to a post on the designer's Facebook page (and as reported by finder.com.au), it's fake: Hey guys! So our 'colour changing dress' has garnered a LOT of attention and questions, so here's some more information.... Although we haven’t invented the product *yet*, we think we could soon with your help! If you’re a student and study STEM subjects ...


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It seems as if the video comes from the Malaysian GGK -- their elite commandos. Here is a similar video from season one of the History Channel's "Special Forces" At 2 AM a group has been caught eating extra snails. Not sharing this bounty is against this rules. Recruit 2 is the leader of the pack. His whole team will be punished. They will wash the mud ...


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Short answer: you can obtain some very good results, but only under certain conditions and absolutely not even close to what is shown in the linked video clip. My company, Amped Software, develops image and video processing software for forensic and intelligence applications, so basically we are the real world counterpart of the CSI software. With ...


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No, this is not an image of "myosin dragging a ball of endorphins". As you suspected, it is showing kinesin walking up a microtubule. The reason the animated GIF looks uncannily similar to the Inner Life of The Cell video is because it was created by the same artist of the same subject material. The company behind the animation, Art of the Cell has a blog ...


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It's obviously not real. At very first glance it looks like a parody. But since you want some "hard evidence", here it goes. Whole setup is very, very amateur, too amateur to be considered from a show on national TV in Russia (or Ukraine for that matter) TV station logo is: TVД, yet in Cyrillic alphabet there is no V, obviously no TVД station exist It's ...


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The video doesn't seem to be authentic. The video is used as a parody worldwide, it is international and labeled as a "video meme". The series of the meme is called : "El Risitas" Interview Parodies What the meme-creator does is the following: ignore the content of the video pick any subject prone to criticism create the fake subtitles (usually using a ...


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I do not know if this video depicts a real incident, but it does show one type of disaster that can happen in a warehouse with overloaded shelves. I don't see any reason to believe it was faked. The Daily Mail says that the video was uploaded to youtube without any description of where it happened. They are asking the public if they know where the footage ...


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Sites that support the use of CGI or other digital manipulation effects do not provide supporting evidence. Specifically, what you see is really happening, whether in nature or in the lab. However, scenes placed together may not have actually happened together. For example: Say that documentarians want to capture a kangaroo fight. Getting this kind of ...


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If you observe at the top of the linked youtube video you can see it says "www.theviralfactory.com". I found their youtube channel via archive.org click on "Work" and the "youtube". The video stream won't work, but there is a link to The Viral Factory channel. On there you can find their copy of the linked video. Quoting the description: This was the ...


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No. Snopes have done the research. This video clip purportedly showing actor and martial arts master Bruce Lee playing ping-pong with nunchaku (also called "nunchucks" or "nunchuks") is a digital creation intended as a viral advertisement for the Nokia N96 Limited Edition Bruce Lee cell phone, produced in 2008 (thirty-five years after Lee's death) [......


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No, it is not a real accident. The advert was created by Foote, Cone & Belding (FCB), on behalf of the Western Cape Government and AT&T's #ItCanWait campaign. It is discussed in an AdWeek article: FCB Cape Town confirms to AdFreak that the accident at the end was a “recreation, based on an actual incident.”


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There are multiple algorithms to improve image quality. Of course none of them are as spectacular, as in CSI and movies. As already mentioned, for video multi-frame super-resolution algorithms might be applied. But for generic case it provides very limited improvement. Basically you might expect 2x improvement, but not 100x zoom as in CSI. However, you ...


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The Red Cross itself denies that the video is accurate. Their statement categorically denies that they were involved in any clinical trials for Malaria. You can find the following statement on the website of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC): IFRC strongly dissociates from the claim of a ‘miracle’ solution to ...


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Yes, what you see is real. However, as @Oddthinking points out, this happens because of the sync between the frequency of the camera and the frequency of the sound wave. If you make this experiment at your home without a camera that is shooting at the same frames per second (fps) rate as the frequency of the sound wave you'll not see the same effect with ...


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I can't prove that this video is not faked. What I can do is show that boxing matches between humans and kangaroos are not at all extraordinary, and hence the evidence we require to accept that this video is genuine is relatively low, and we can provisionally accept it as probably genuine. Boxing matches between humans and kangaroos used to be a fairly ...


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The video in question comes from this webcam: Viewsurf: Cathédrale Notre Dame. This webcam only takes one 60-second video every hour, at 5 minutes after the hour (17:05, 18:05 etc). Here's a Youtube video which shows snippets recorded at 17:05, 18:05, 19:05 etc.: Viewsurf Notre Dame Webcam: 20190415 - 17:05 to 21:05. The flash occurs at 0:23. It's pretty ...


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It appears the patient is suffering cerebral myiasis which is a rare condition caused by parasitic infestation of fly larvae. It seems that a person can continue to function at high level, despite the rather horrific appearance. This Snopes article about a similar case 15 years ago in California tells about a guy who had been driving around with the ...


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In the question you (indirectly) refer to a Vine video by Logan Paul which you acknowledge as fake. The gif is derived from a Vine video by- you guessed it! - Logan Paul - it is the same stunt performer in both videos. Granted, it is remotely possible that the first video was a fake and six months later the same person did the same skill live, but I hope ...


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First of all, yes, it is secondary/high school (common education). Yes, this video is a very likely record of an actual school lesson (however, there is no clear evidence that it is). Here is another school lesson about AK. A specific lesson about AK-47 may be included into the course of Principles/basics of personal and social safety which is studied in ...


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I could not (yet) find details of the camera affixed inside Gagarin's capsule, but only a few months later, Gherman Titov, carried a mobile 35mm camera (depicted below) in the Vostok 2 flight: Titov used a 35-mm Konvas movie camera to shoot scenes out the window of his Vostok capsule. Some of the photos appear in an exhibit that opened at Moscow’s ...


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Yes it's real, as real as anything you see on TV or in the Cinema these days. Lets start from the beginning, the term "6th Live Test" refers to the fact that Volvo have been running a series of adverts showing off their latest trucks/technology. For example, the 2nd live test refers to a hamster's ability to steer their trucks and the 3rd live test refers ...


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The video is not definitive evidence of the presence of a ghost. We do not have definitive evidence of the contrary either, unless we could find someone who was present in the room at the time and that, say, checked for the presence of a thread used for pulling the chair. However, we can rely on experience to tell us the most likely solution to the problem. ...


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The video is likely fake. Watch closely how he pours the bucket. We don't see him pour it the first time. However, the second time, he pours it into the left side of the sink (from his perspective). This causes the water to have a clockwise motion (since it flows upwards on the left side). The second time, he pours it into the right side of the sink. ...


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Yes, this is definitely real, and not just real, an amazing show of skill and aviation. On 13th October 2015, two pilots/stuntmen/skydivers (Yves Rossy and Vince Reffet) of stunt team Jetman Dubai performed this stunt with the help of Emirates Airline, and one of their A380's. The Emirates A380 and Jetman Dubai team recently took to the skies of Dubai ...


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It happened. This is from a September 12, 2007 game. Braves vs Mets. Martin Prado is the batter. Discussion of the event happened online in the weeks following. Example discussion at Ebaum's World, September 26, 2007. The announcer was surprised, saying "that would never happen in 100 years". It was reported in AOL News (via Web Archive) on September 18, ...


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Any basic introduction to how wireless charging works and what it requires should make it immediately apparent that none of those elements are present. For example, here's a writeup on Qi with the obvious problems bolded: Under the Qi specification, "low power" for inductive transfers denotes power deliveries below 5 W. Systems that fall within the scope ...


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This is actually related to another field of my expertise, astrophotography. There are certainly limitations in what can be digitally enhanced from blurry photographs. It's not uncommon for amateur astronomers to "over-enhance" an image they've taken such that the "sharpen" tool in their image processing software creates details that were not in the ...


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