GoPro lost in space is found 2 years later with breathtaking space footage!

GoPro lost in space is found 2 years later with breathtaking space footage!

00 Using a high-altitude weather balloon, a group of students at Stanford University, sent a GoPro into space to gather data for an aerospace engineering dissertation. The launch took place about 32.2 km from the Grand Canyon, back in June 2013 and the GoPro reached 30 km in altitude during its 1h38m flight. Due to a technical problem, the group lost control of the machine despite being equipped with a GPS, and it landed 80 kilometers from where it was supposed…

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Aurora, the American secret hypersonic spyplane

Aurora, the American secret hypersonic spyplane

+10 It’s been 25 years since the rumors started and the alleged hypersonic spyplane is still a huge topic for researchers and enthusiasts. It all started in August 1989 when Chris Gibson from Royal Observer Corps (British civil defense organisation) was working at a gas platform in the North Sea and saw something really strange: a triangle-shaped delta aircraft apparently refueling from a Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker. Next to them were two F-111 fighter-bombers that were slightly smaller than the…

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Digital TV is fueling the fire

Digital TV is fueling the fire

00 The twenty first century has witnessed many things, not the least of which is the true flowering of the Information Age. Arguably, social media has boasted the greatest degree of expansion in the last fifteen years, but what about television – Has everything from Facebook to Twitter, Netflix, and Hulu really impacted the percentage of people around the world who watch TV on a regular basis? The short answer is – maybe surprisingly –…

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Smartphone Holography

Smartphone Holography

00 Back in 2010, an article in Computer World magazine quoted Paul Bloom, IBM’s Chief Technology Officer, offering this prediction – “We see 3D video technology moving into the cell phone, which will have the ability to transmit information off the cell phone to create a 3D hologram, projecting the hologram on any surface in life size.” Bloom elaborated on the social and technical aspects this technology might improve, like the ability of a technician…

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Airbus is poised to join the Hypersonic jet market

Airbus is poised to join the Hypersonic jet market

00 Supersonic and hypersonic flight; the name alone evokes speed, and rightly so. Definitively, ‘Supersonic’ means aircraft capable of cruising speeds over Mach 1. ‘Hypersonic’ refers to cruising speeds in excess of Mach 5, or roughly 3,000 mph. To date, Hypersonic Aircraft has been pretty much wholly owned by the military industrial complex, NASA, and equivalent agencies from a select few other nations – Until now, that is. It appears that Airbus is poised to…

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Canon develops incredible 250-megapixel camera sensor

Canon develops incredible 250-megapixel camera sensor

00 Canon is developing a 250-megapixel CMOS sensor, which can be used with a regular DSLR. Therefore, it is possible to capture images with about 250 million pixels (19,580 x 12,600), the highest amount of pixels in a CMOS smaller than a full-frame 35mm sensor according to the manufacturer. Just to give you an idea, the professional cameras with the highest resolution currently on sale, the Canon 5DS and 5DS R, “only” have 50.6 megapixels….

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Stratolaunch: The largest aircraft ever built will soon launch rockets into space

Stratolaunch: The largest aircraft ever built will soon launch rockets into space

00 In 2016, the Stratolaunch will make its first flight and will then officially become the largest aircraft in the world. The Stratolaunch is being built in the Mojave Air and Space Port in California by the aerospace company Scaled Composites which is in charge of building this gigantic plane with two fuselages, six jet engines, and a wingspan of 385 feet (117 meters). “If you were to put the center of this airplane on a football field,” said…

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Monorail – The future of mass transportation?

Monorail – The future of mass transportation?

00 In a world where metros, bullet trains, cruises and super sized jumbo jets have dominated mass transportion, the chances of asking such a question might be very bleak and sound quite senseless. But will it sound the same to you after reading this article? Here is something you need to know about the monorail. Well if you are technical-sensed person you will understand that Monorail has something to do with a single rail and…

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Hugh Herr is reinventing the human machine with extreme bionics

Hugh Herr is reinventing the human machine with extreme bionics

00 Hugh Herr was a great mountain climber at a very young age. That was until he had to get both his legs amputated from the knees down after a climbing incident at age 17. Then he became an even better mountain climber. Herr had to use prosthetic legs to walk, but he took the opportunity to transform his limitations into innovations. He went on to build bionic limbs adapted for every type of climbing: using screwdrivers instead of…

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Volkswagen’s Car Towers at Autostadt in Wolfsburg, Germany

Volkswagen’s Car Towers at Autostadt in Wolfsburg, Germany

00 The Autostadt is a visitor attraction adjacent to the Volkswagen factory in Wolfsburg, Germany, with a prime focus on automobiles. It features a museum, feature pavilions for the principal automobile brands in the Volkswagen Group, a customer centre where customers can pick up new cars, and take a tour through the enormous factory, a guide to the evolution of roads, and cinema in a large sphere. One of the prime attraction at the Autostadt…

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