Tag: tech

Jan 7, 2015

This Glass of Water Came from Human Waste

This Glass of Water Came from Human Waste

Bill Gates recently got to check out the Omniprocessor, an ingenious machine designed and built by Janicki Bioenergy, which turns human waste into water and electricity. In places without good waste treatment plants, it could be a real game-changer.

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Jan 3, 2015

Awesome Routine Combines Dance with Interactive 3D Projections

Awesome Routine Combines Dance with Interactive 3D Projections

“Pixel” is a live show that combines dance choreography with interactive, 3D projection mapping. The show features 11 dancers and recently debuted at Maison des Arts de Créteil in France. In the amazing video above we see highlights from the 60 minutes performance which was directed and choreographed by Mourad Merzouki.

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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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