Tag: tech

Nov 7, 2014

Amazon Just Announced an Intriguing New Product Called Echo

Amazon Just Announced an Intriguing New Product Called Echo

Amazon unveiled a new device called Echo that the company hopes will become a mainstay in your home. The always on, always connected gadget is voice-activated and begins working as soon as it hears you say the customizable ‘wake word’. If the device works half as well as the product video boasts, it could…

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Nov 5, 2014

Rosetta and Philae Prepare for Comet Landing

Rosetta and Philae Prepare for Comet Landing

After a ten-year journey Rosetta and Philae have finally reached their destination, Comet 67P/Churyumov–Gerasimenko. Rosetta and the ESA spent the last few weeks studying the comet to find the best place for Rosetta’s lander, Philae, to land. If all goes according to plan, Philae will land on a site named Agilkia on November 12,…

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Nov 5, 2014

Dropping a Bowling Ball and Feather Under the Conditions of Outer Space

Dropping a Bowling Ball and Feather Under the Conditions of Outer Space

Brian Cox visits NASA’s Space Power Facility in Ohio to see what happens when a bowling ball and a feather are dropped together under the conditions of outer space. The facility is home to the largest vacuum chamber in the world. The clip is a preview from Human Universe: Episode 4 on BBC Two.…

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Oct 30, 2014

Rendezvous with a Comet

Rendezvous with a Comet

AMBITION is a short film starring Aidan Gillen (Littlefinger, GAME OF THRONES) in support of the European Space Agency (ESA)’s Rosetta Mission. Directed by Tomek Bagiński, the “6 minute trailer to a 20 year mission” tells the story of one of the most important space exploration endeavours of this decade. Just as Gillen’s enigmatic…

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Oct 22, 2014

World’s First Camera Calculator App Instantly Solves Math Problems

World’s First Camera Calculator App Instantly Solves Math Problems

PhotoMath is the world’s first ‘camera calculator’. Point your smartphone’s camera towards a mathematical expression and PhotoMath instantly displays a correct result, also showing the step by step process it used to arrive at the answer. The free app currently supports arithmetic expressions; fractions and decimals; powers and roots; and simple linear equations with…

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Oct 15, 2014

FPV Racing with Mini Quadcopters

FPV Racing with Mini Quadcopters

Three FPV racing enthusiasts got together for a day of racing on a challenging course with plenty of obstacles. Pilots wear goggles that give them a first-person view from their mini quadcopters (which are outfitted with tiny cameras). The speed and maneuverability of these tiny drones is quite impressive. Cheers to the team for…

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Oct 11, 2014

Team Uses Highly Modified Learjet to Capture Jaw-Dropping Airplane Footage

Team Uses Highly Modified Learjet to Capture Jaw-Dropping Airplane Footage

These shots were filmed in close formation with the Vectorvision camera system installed in the highly modified Wolfe Air LearJet 25. Cameras used are the Red Epic and Arriflex Alexa. Wolfe Air Project Coordinator: Beth Miles Wolfe Air Pilots: Craig Hosking, Ace Beall, Kevin LaRosa, Kevin LaRosa Jr, Jeff Senior Camera: Doug Holgate, Roger…

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