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Iso-Haisu Flies to 2348 meters!

The Iso-Haisu (big skunk) hybrid rocket just flew, on wednesday second of March 2011. More info on the Haisunäätä pages. Done by members of SATS ry, Suomen Avaruustutkimusseura or SAFF, Sällskap för Astronautisk Forskning i Finland by its Swedish name or Finnish … Continue reading

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Why Do Bike Lights Have Batteries

They could very easily be pedal powered, requiring no charging or battery changes ever. Old dynamos resisted pedaling because of the old lamp technology, and the lamps also burned out often. No more. This seems to be a nice diagram, … Continue reading

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Movable Strake Front

Described by Barnaby Wainfan in the nineties: And in use in 2010 (click to get huge full view): Here’s another view of the beautiful Sukhoi T-50 / PAK FA: All photos from Sukhoi.

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The Awakening of A Woman, 1929

This was twelve years after the revolution and looks remarkably positive. Also a lot of the cinematographic language of today is shown. Also features the Zeiss Tessar objective.

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NASA Deputy Administrator Lori Garver Interview

Lori Garver interview

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Short Pants, addition

You piled a thousand tonnes of icy feel yet we broke them with ten thousand of steel. Rocking gentle, and violent crashes dust to dust, ashes to ashes.

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Merry christmas from an alternate universe

Michael Tobis, originally by Gareth Renowden. On the uncovered fraud in NZ temperatuers, as is obvious in the graph below.. In blogging news, installed akismet so hopefully new comments will stand out from all the spam… I’ve had very little … Continue reading

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Camera Systems

Back when digital cameras started appearing around the turn of the millennium, it pretty quickly turned out that just making a digital version of an 35 mm SLR camera was not a very efficient move. The image quality with full … Continue reading

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The Future

is now. At least if you’re an astronaut. Thanks to Wayne Hale for the image.

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Running in lunar gravity

You can simulate lunar gravity quite easily on Earth – just suspend a man from his center of gravity and put him on a very inclined plane. Hilarity will ensue. Sigh, embedding broke again for no reason…. I never expected … Continue reading

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