Tag: tech

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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Oct 4, 2014

Why Today’s Youth is Obsessed with Snapchat

Why Today’s Youth is Obsessed with Snapchat

There’s a reason Facebook tried to buy Snapchat for $3 billion and a potentially bigger reason why Snapchat turned them down. If you still think of Snapchat as just a service for sending inappropriate ‘sexts’ this primer by Casey Neistat is worth a watch. Perhaps in reaction to the permanence of what you say…

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Sep 24, 2014

24 Hours with iPhone 6 Line Sitters in New York

24 Hours with iPhone 6 Line Sitters in New York

Casey Neistat spent 24 hours filming iPhone 6 lines around New York City, capturing the scene and talking with the people who wait in line. According to the Washington Post and Apple Insider, there is a thriving resell/secondary market for iPhone 6’s. In China, where the devices are delayed, new iPhones are selling for…

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