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These ram air kites by Skysails power flying in a figure eight circuit can develop power and also work as ship propulsion. Ideas like this have probably been toyed by many, it’s nice to see some execution. The biggest current product is … Continue reading
What is it? A new mode of transportation that’s supposed to be very fast like Concorde, on ground level and requires no rails. What could it be? Dylan thinks it’s a tube mail system. Jacques thinks so as well, and says … Continue reading
Flynano, the sub-70 kg carbon fiber seaplane designed to go around regulations by sheer lack of mass. Their first prototype that was retired and is now exhibited at verkkokauppa in Jätkäsaari, Helsinki, Finland. I took a few photos, more after … Continue reading
This should be highschool level deduction. The basics In short: Assuming equivalent sensor technology where read noise or thermal noise doesn’t dominate: 1. Low light performance (low noise in low light photos) is dependent on absolute aperture size 2. Dynamic … Continue reading
Changed the title picture again. Air happened to be in such a configuration that the smoke from the hood district heating plant travelled horizontally. It uses fuel oil and isn’t in use most days. Only when it’s quite cold like … Continue reading
Quantum levitation of a superconductiong coil (I assume it’s a coil) on something “locks” it, doesn’t just push it like a magnet. And it looks very very strange. It looks so fake.