Posts tagged with ‘cool’
Anthropologists, linguists and enthnographers were among the first to adopt sound recording as a tool for research. Physicist Carl Haber of the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory developed technology to restore and preserve historic sound recordings, including California Native American languages, songs and stories that were recorded in the early 1900s on wax cylinders.
Whoa, this looks like fun…
A hovercraft that rides like a motorcycle
With what looks like a Speeder Bike from Star Wars, UCLA alum and aerospace engineer Mark DeRoche has developed a new type of hovercraft known as The Aero-X. When onboard the rider feels like they’re driving a motorcycle.
The idea was to build a vehicle that could quickly glide over rough terrain. Your cruising speed could top out at 45mph at 10 feet off the ground on this thing. DeRoche says it could be used by farmers, security personnel or search and rescue missions, but admits that it could also be for those who want to joyride out in the desert.
An unmanned version is also in the works for agricultural uses such as crop dusting large areas of land.
How small can a laser get? ucsandiego researchers are studying new ways to scale them to microscopic levels in order to use them on microchips. These nanolasers will allow computers to send much bigger amounts of data in a more energy efficient way.
Dinosaurs are cool enough, but add some early 20th century stop-motion effects and it’s awesome.