Category: SCI/TECH

May 6, 2010

Bell-Mouth Spillways: How Giant Holes in the Water are Possible

Bell-Mouth Spillways: How Giant Holes in the Water are Possible

At first glance you might mistake a bell-mouth spillway for a watery vortex into another dimension. What can only be described as a giant hole in the water is actually a method for controlling the release of flows from a dam or levee into a downstream area. These spillways help prevent floods from ‘dam’-aging…

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May 4, 2010

The World’s Deadliest Drone: MQ-9 REAPER

The World’s Deadliest Drone: MQ-9 REAPER

Photograph by U.S. Air Force OVERVIEW – The MQ-9 Reaper (originally the Predator B) is an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) (also known as a Remotely Piloted Vehicle (RPV)) developed by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems (GA-ASI) for use by the United States Air Force, the United States Navy, Italian Air Force, and the Royal Air Force.…

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Apr 19, 2010

No Windows? No Problem! Virtual Windows by Winscape

No Windows? No Problem! Virtual Windows by Winscape

Do you have a room in your place with no windows? Or perhaps you have a window with a lovely view of a concrete wall or neon sign? Maybe you’re just plain tired of that framed motivational poster talking about Courage. Well maybe it’s time to muster the courage to do something about it! Introducing…

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Apr 12, 2010

The Stirling Moss SLR

The Stirling Moss SLR

Photograph by Qdammchillaz Unveiled at last year’s Detroit Auto Show, the Stirling Moss SLR reads like any Super Car of today: 0-60 in under 3.5 seconds, top speed of 217 mph (350 km/h), a million dollar price tag and extremely limited (only 75 will be produced). So what separates this Super Car from…

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Mar 25, 2010

Living Lobby Art: The HP Manilfold by Tronic

Living Lobby Art: The HP Manilfold by Tronic

You walk into an office. You’re greeted by a friendly receptionist who tells you to take a seat. “Person X will be right with you,” they say. You sit down and scan your surroundings. You see some plants, some awards, a few industry-related magazines, maybe today’s paper. End scene. You walk into the HP headquarters…

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Mar 11, 2010

I Believe I Can Fly: The Personal Jetpack is Here!

I Believe I Can Fly: The Personal Jetpack is Here!

For thousands of years, people have looked up at the sky in awe our winged companions. The freedom to fly like a bird was a dream for most, challenge for some, and now — a reality for all! Inventor Glen Martin has created the worlds first practical jetpack, the Martin Jetpack. HISTORY The first serious…

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Mar 4, 2010

The 10 Greatest Low Pass Flybys of All Time

The 10 Greatest Low Pass Flybys of All Time

As if the world of crazy Fighter Jets and Dogfights were not enough, pilots periodically get the urge to take it even further. Enter the ‘low pass flyby’, which takes ‘cutting it close’ to the extreeeeeeeeeeeeeeme! Check out the YouTube video I made below of the Top 10: Greatest Low Flybys of All Time, ALL…

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