Monday, August 1, 2011
World's first 'printed' aircraft is flown: "One of the biggest selling features for 3D printers is the fact that you can just whip up a design using CAD software on your computer, then create a physical copy of it to try out - no special factory tooling required."
Posted by steve at 10:25 AM
New X-ray camera to shoot 4.5 million frames per second: "In order to capture slow-motion footage in which a bullet can actually be seen traveling through the air, a camera has to film at a speed somewhere in the neighborhood of 5,000 frames per second."
Posted by steve at 10:24 AM
Timesnap puts portable media on a wristwatch: "Despite some initial similarities, this is definitely not another iPod nano strap, such as the TikTok or LunaTik, but Chinavision's new Timesnap MP3/MP4 multimedia player wristwatch. Although not touchscreen-based, it offers a number of features including music, image, text and video file playback, along with an FM radio, at a reasonable price."
Posted by steve at 10:22 AM
I think, therefore I move - 'brain cap' turns thought into motion: "Researchers at the University of Maryland (UMD) continue to advance the development of their 'brain cap' technology that allows users to turn their thoughts into motion."
Posted by steve at 10:17 AM
World's strangest hotel to finally open - maybe: "The Ryugyong Hotel in the center of North Korea's capital city Pyongyang, must count as one of the strangest building projects, not to say one of the ugliest, in the world. Construction began in 1987 and continued until it's abandonment in 1993 when the projected cost of required remedial rebuilding was simply too much for the impoverished city and state to bear. Now, twenty-four years after the first concrete block was laid, it's finally finished - kinda."
Posted by steve at 10:16 AM
Eight young inventors give us a 2-minute elevator pitch: "The James Dyson Awards for young inventors are always a treasure trove of fresh ideas and up-and-coming innovators - so we caught up with 8 of the Australian finalists and got them each to deliver us a 2-minute 'elevator pitch' explaining their designs and the inspiration behind them."
Posted by steve at 10:12 AM
The world's most and least expensive cities plus the most expensive extreme hardship postings: "Luanda in Angola, Libreville in Gabon and N'Djamena in Chad are the most expensive extreme hardship locations in the world and thanks to the marketplace volatility which results from local inflation, political instability, currency fluctuations and natural disasters, Tokyo has consolidated its title as the most expensive city in the world in which to live."
Posted by steve at 10:11 AM