Alternate History Thursday – Spys

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In our current reality, air supremacy is the most important part of warfare.  And while the SR-71 might not play much of a role in the supremacy part of the air-force, it does play an important part in the knowledge part. Here you can have a virtual tour inside the cockpit of that iconic plane. … Continued

Seeing Air Move

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There’s nothing computer generated here, this is all part of science! It’s something called Schlieren photography. It’s a very old system, but is commonly used to visualize airflow around planes. Above we see some of the not so scientific purposes of this, just the cool, let’s get the public to give us money, uses of … Continued

FPV Drones

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Say what you want about Episode I, the Pod-Racing was amazing.  Unfortunately, there’s nothing quite like that available to us humans just yet, and not only because we’re not Jedi and can’t react quick enough, mostly because we don’t have the technology.  However, attaching GoPro cameras to drones, and piloting them in through the camera’s … Continued

online Silk

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There are an infinite number of useless online tools and proofs of concepts.  Silk is one of them, it even has an iPad app.  It is a cool abstract drawing tool.  But it’s very ink-blotty.  I wonder if they save some/all of the pictures made to a giant database somewhere so that they can figure … Continued

annie96 is typing…

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Creepypastas used to be good, they used to be interesting and new, now they’ve all turned into strange repeats.  Slender-Man used to be freaky, now it’s sad that people.  Well with the internet, new things come and go, and there’s a new way to read stories, stories for your screen. I stumbled to this one, … Continued

Super Fast 3-D Printing

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There’s a new type of 3D printing about to come on the market.  It’s more in line with injection molding, as opposed to the current 3D printing process of “drawing” one layer at a time.  The video of the process looks pretty cool, especially since you can make some involved items, but then again, current … Continued

Public Space

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Thanks to Twitter, Space will continue to remain free.  Or at least awesome photos of rocket launches, and the aftermath of said launches.  Following NASA’s lead, SpaceX has released all of the photos of their launches into the Public Domain. SpaceX recently launched a Flickr stream of their photos of the launches, and processes, and … Continued

Wooden Waves

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Jennifer Townley creates elaborate three dimensional works of spinning art.  It’s actually a pretty neat marvel of engineering work to spin the shafts at the correct speed in order to get the desired effect. This second video is even more elaborate than the first, and in my opinion, much nicer too. {MAKE}

Wood Carvings

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Reddit user spiderpark, is an avid wood carver.  A pretty talented one too.  He’s made some very detailed, small wood carvings: That one is hard to see at first, but once you realize it, it’s right there.  That is a very complicated highway intersection exchange.  Viewing those from above is pretty cool, design your own … Continued

LEGO National Park Service

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LEGO idea user LegoRanger16 has come up with a great LEGO Idea project – United States National Parks.  He has made representations of 3 (of the currently 59) National Parks. Everglades, located in Florida, known for their alligators and vast wetlands Katmai, located in the southern part of Alaska, the famous Brown Bears catching spawning … Continued