Tag: tech

Dec 29, 2014

Engineers Retrofit a Tank with Jet Engines to Fight Oil Fires

Engineers Retrofit a Tank with Jet Engines to Fight Oil Fires

Hungarian engineers have created the ultimate fire extinguisher from a decommissioned Russian tank combined with the jets from a MiG-21 fighter jet. Known as the Big Wind, it’s capable of blowing powerful shots of water to stop oil fires in an instant.

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Dec 24, 2014

When Five Commercial Airliners Make Fighter Jet Formations

When Five Commercial Airliners Make Fighter Jet Formations

Watch five Airbus A350-900s (valued at $295.2 million each) take to the skies for a one-of-a-kind formation flight. The Airbus team successfully executed a number of challenging formations and maneuvers including the: diamond formation, low pass, echelon formation and arrow formation

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Dec 17, 2014

Dog Without Front Limbs Get 3D Printed Legs, Runs for First Time Ever

Dog Without Front Limbs Get 3D Printed Legs, Runs for First Time Ever

See how unique, custom 3D printed prosthetics allow Derby—a dog born with deformed front legs—run for the very first time. For those that think Derby’s prosthetics seem too low, the team started this way to give him a chance to get used to his new legs. Luckily with 3D printing it’s easy to iterate…

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Dec 16, 2014

Skype Unveils Real-Time Speech Translation Tool

Skype Unveils Real-Time Speech Translation Tool

We’re now one step closer to Star Trek’s Universal Translator! Skype recently previewed Skype Translator to two elementary school classes—one in Washington and one in Mexico City. Skype Translator relies on machine learning, which means that the more the technology is used, the smarter it gets. The team is starting with English and Spanish…

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Dec 15, 2014

Super Slow Motion Bridge Demolition

Super Slow Motion Bridge Demolition

Watch demolition experts fell the old Marble Falls Bridge in Central Texas in super slow motion. Photographer Kirk Drummond captured the amazing scene on a Red Epic camera filming at 300 FPS. Over 950 feet of metal truss works collapsed in an eventful four seconds after having been up for nearly 78 years. According…

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Dec 13, 2014

A Music Video Made Entirely of Experiments for Visualizing Sound

A Music Video Made Entirely of Experiments for Visualizing Sound

Cymatics is the feature single off of Nigel Stanford’s latest instrumental album Solar Echoes. The music video consists of a number of interesting sound visualization experiments. If you have a good screen be sure to watch this in stunning 4K!

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Dec 8, 2014

In Germany You Can Play Pong While Waiting for the Light to Change

In Germany You Can Play Pong While Waiting for the Light to Change

ActiWait not only makes waiting for the light to change kind of fun, but it increases engagement between fellow pedestrians. Sandro Engel and Amelie Kunzler of Urban Invention designed this interactive traffic light button for busy intersections with long waits between light changes. Using a touchscreen, people can engage with each other across the…

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