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Dream Chaser free flight test 2017

Sierra Nevada Corporation’s Dream Chaser spacecraft had a successful free-flight test on November 11, 2017 at Edwards Air Force Base, with support of NASA’s Armstrong Flight Research Center. No affiliation with the brewery of similarly named mountains and Torpedoes. More … Continue reading

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Rocket powered birthday cake cutter

This invention makes cakes more sanitary and easier to serve. It uses rocket science. [4:38]

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SpaceX – McGregor, TX

A video tour of Musk’s rocket venture.

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Will a gas engine run on Everclear?

Guy fuels a lawn mower engine with 190 proof, 95% ABV grain alcohol. Of course it’ll run; it’s done at the drag strip all the time. Care to try it on your old Honda? [8:02]

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First Ever Light & Gravitational Wave Cosmic Event!

The merging of two neutron stars was detected by gravitational waves and then by telescopes in all parts of the electromagnetic spectrum. This is news for all the armchair cosmologists and astronomers. If you are interested. Video link. [5:25]

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The Cassini Saturn Mission

Cassini’s Grand Finale. [53:09] Video link.

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The numbers on toaster dials

Toaster dial settings are relative. Relative to what? Dissimilar metals and the US Army Corps of Engineers. Pfft!

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Sophia bot

Sophia is Hanson Robotics entry into humanoid female AI development. She’s easier to look at than that “creator” guy with no eyebrows. [4:29]

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The Babbage Difference Engine

[Recorded: July 23, 2012] In development with Microsoft Research, CHM produced this video of Charles Babbage’s Difference Engine #2 (no longer on display). Relax and let someone else do the cranking.

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Security bots detect concealed carry

A new wave of Knightscope crime-fighting robots is rolling out to patrol malls and airports alongside human security guards. Someone will duct tape a toilet plunger to one of these with a sign,”EXTERMINATE!”

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The magnets in an MRI machine – fave

Fun, games and safety implications with a 4 Tesla (T) MRI magnet that was about to be decommissioned. Note how magnetic objects let loose tend to oscillate along the magnet bore. That’s because the peak magnetic field gradients are at … Continue reading

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Hedgehog

JPL and Stanford University have been working on a totally different rover concept that is well suited to these environments called Hedgehog. Instead of rolling around on wheels, the Hedgehog design actually puts three flywheels on the inside of a … Continue reading

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Vikings and the Solar Eclipse

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Hyperloop Phase 2 test

No info was given about the video. Hyperloop explained

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5-seater solar car

The Stellar V, a sun powered vehicle created by Solar Team Eindhoven of the university of the same name in the Netherlands, will be entering the Bridgestone World Solar Challenge with its 5-seater. More info.

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The unfolding building

Presenting the working prototype. Wonder how electrical, plumbing and HVAC systems hook up to it.

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