Category: SCI/TECH

May 6, 2010 at 8:58 am

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 at 8:58 am

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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April 19, 2010 at 8:58 am

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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April 12, 2010 at 8:58 am

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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March 25, 2010 at 8:58 am

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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March 11, 2010 at 8:58 am

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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March 4, 2010 at 8:58 am

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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February 22, 2010 at 8:58 am

The Evolution of the BMW Art Car

The Evolution of the BMW Art Car

The BMW Art Car Project was introduced by the French racecar driver and auctioneer Hervé Poulain, who wanted to invite an artist to create a canvas on an automobile. It was in 1975 when Poulain commissioned American artist and friend Alexander Calder to paint the first BMW Art Car. This first example would be a…

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February 4, 2010 at 8:58 am

The History of Razzle Dazzle Camouflage

The History of Razzle Dazzle Camouflage

The Situation You’re the Fleet Admiral of the Navy in World War I. Your ships are being sunk at an alarming rate by the devastatingly effective German U-Boat. The traditional camouflage isn’t working because your environment (sea and sky) changes with the weather. What do you do? This is the German U-Boat…

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January 25, 2010 at 9:00 am

Maltese Falcon: Third Largest Sailing Yacht in the World

Maltese Falcon: Third Largest Sailing Yacht in the World

Photograph by Doyle Sails If you have an affinity for yachting and $100+ million in disposable income, the Maltese Falcon is all you. Should your preference lean towards a modest one week rental of the mega-yacht, it should only set you back about $600,000. For the rest of us aspiring mega-yacht owners that may…

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