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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Check out the fascinating Atlantic Ocean Road in Norway

Check out the fascinating Atlantic Ocean Road in Norway

00 The road is preserved as a cultural heritage site and is classified as a National Tourist Route. Atlanterhavsveien was voted as the Norwegian Construction of the Century in 2005. Along the road you can find resting places where you can enjoy a picnic, and restaurants where you can enjoy a traditional Norwegian meal. It is no coincidence that this road is the second most visited tourist destination in Norway. Photo by Adam Kozlevich In the…

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10 Of the World’s Most Amazing Water Bridges

10 Of the World’s Most Amazing Water Bridges

00 Here are ten amazing water bridges that have been engineered around the world spanning from the late 1700’s to the early 2000’s. Lune Aqueduct (Source: Wikipedia, Lune Aqueduct ) Built at three times the estimated cost the British government had for the Lune Aqueduct constructed in 1797 for over £48,000! It’s 664ft. long, 20ft. wide, 61ft. high and carries the Lancaster Canal. It’s located over the River Lune in Lancaster, United Kingdom. Edstone Aqueduct…

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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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Top Ten Tallest Buildings

Top Ten Tallest Buildings

00   Posted: 15 Aug 2015 12:28 PM PDT Image Courtesy of Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat For as long as human civilization has been around, we’ve been obsessed with the height of our buildings. Theories abound as to why this is so, everything from status and recognition, to simply the ability to make it work. Whatever the psychology driving the process is, it’s alive and well in the 21st century. The current…

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