Category: SCI/TECH

Aug 24, 2009

A Brief Introduction to 3D Printing and Scanning

A Brief Introduction to 3D Printing and Scanning

Who better than Jay Leno to demonstrate the phenomenal capabilities of 3D printing and scanning? Check out the 7-minute video below and watch your jaw hit the floor: For those that don’t have that kind of time, here’s a teaser in three easy steps and $20,000 dollars: STEP 1: SELECT AN OBJECT …

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Aug 6, 2009

Experience The Joy of Flight in the Icon A5 Light Sport Aircraft

Experience The Joy of Flight in the Icon A5 Light Sport Aircraft

In 2004, a category was made (Light Sport Aircraft), a license was created (Sport Pilot), and the notion of consumer recreational flight was realized. The following year, Stanford Business Graduate Kirk Hawkins founds ICON. Hawkins, an accomplished engineer and former Air Force F-16 pilot oversees the creation of the A5 Light Sport Aircraft, available at…

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Jul 30, 2009

INSANE: yellowBird 3D Video Technology With Full 360 Viewing

INSANE: yellowBird 3D Video Technology With Full 360 Viewing

Netherlands-based YellowBird (longest corporate URL ever?) has just put out a demo video that shows off their glorious 3D video technology. Sure we’ve seen image technology that lets you pan around, but video? This is next-level. Now DO NOT press play, sit back and enjoy. Hunch forward, grab your mouse and interact. Pretty impressive huh?…

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Jul 9, 2009

10 Awesome USB Devices and Gadgets

10 Awesome USB Devices and Gadgets

Universal Serial Bus (USB) is a serial bus standard that connects devices to a host computer. USB was designed to allow many peripherals to be connected using a single standardized interface socket. Now lets look at some awesome USB gadgets and devices! USB Laser Guided Missile Launcher – The Cold War has gone Cubicle Features:…

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Jul 2, 2009

Bugatti Veyron Versus McLaren F1 Drag Race [Top Gear]

Bugatti Veyron Versus McLaren F1 Drag Race [Top Gear]

In this corner: The Bugatti Veryron Cost: Approximately $1.4 million USD (300 produced) – Horsepower: 1,001 HP – Top Speed: 407 km/h | 253 mph in approximately 50 seconds – Acceleration: 100 km/h | 62 mph in approximately 2.46 seconds In this corner: The McLaren F1 Cost: Approximately $2-4 million USD (106 produced) – Horsepower:…

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Jun 25, 2009

The LightLane: If You Bike at Night, Consider This Light

The LightLane: If You Bike at Night, Consider This Light

The Truth Biking at night is dangerous. Visibility is reduced, objects (particularly fast moving ones) are difficult to detect, and cyclists are even more susceptible to accidents and collisions with automobiles. The Insight Clearly marked bike lanes have proven to be an effective method at protecting cyclists on congested roads. Why? Because it establishes a…

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Jun 16, 2009

Why Nerds Rule: Luis Von Ahn and reCAPTCHA

Why Nerds Rule: Luis Von Ahn and reCAPTCHA

I stumbled across this video on the weekend and was floored by the idea presented. It’s brilliant, simple, and effective. A true testament to the notion that small contributions can make a BIG difference. *UPDATE: September 16, 2009 @ 9:20am Google announces they have acquired reCAPTCHA. Official Google Blog post here For those…

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