Tag: tech

Nov 23, 2014

Truck Makes Record Breaking 83 ft Jump Over a Moving F1 Car

Truck Makes Record Breaking 83 ft Jump Over a Moving F1 Car

EMC and Lotus F1 teamed up for a record-breaking stunt, as a giant semi-truck jumped a distance of 83 ft and 7 inches (25.47 meters) while an F1 car drove underneath the airborne big rig. You can find full video and special behind scenes footage at EMC.

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Nov 23, 2014

Visualizing Air Flow Using Schlieren Optics

Visualizing Air Flow Using Schlieren Optics

Harvard’s Department of Natural Sciences demonstrates an optical technique known as Schlieren Optics, that allows us to see small changes in the index of refraction in air. A point source of light is reflected from a concave mirror and focused onto the edge of a razor blade, which is mounted in front of the…

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Nov 11, 2014

Rocket-Powered Bicycle Beats Ferrari, Reaches Top Speed of 207 mph

Rocket-Powered Bicycle Beats Ferrari, Reaches Top Speed of 207 mph

On 7 November 2014 at the famous Circuit Paul Ricard in Le Castellet, France, François Gissy reached a top speed of 333 km/h (207 mph) on a rocket-propelled bicycle designed by his friend Arnold Neracher. The top speed was achieved around the 250-meter mark and the bike travelled a quarter-mile in less than 7…

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Nov 9, 2014

Super Slow Motion Close-Up of Metal Machining

Super Slow Motion Close-Up of Metal Machining

\m/ This is so metal \m/

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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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