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PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:29 pm

The current cutting-edge in prosthetic technology:
http://www.popsci.com/technology/gallery/2011-08/gallery-bionic-human-circa-2011

Dolphins are being observed in the middle of a major learning event: they've learned how to fish with conch shells, and it's spreading rapidly through populations around Australia:
http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2011-08/clever-new-fishing-method-conching-catching-australias-bottlenose-dolphins

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PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   Sat Oct 01, 2011 1:19 am


SpaceX's new ridiculously awesome way to re-use nearly an entire Falcon 9. Simulations are complete (and promising), hence the rendering, and they are beginning to move on to physical tests of the systems to ensure they work as expected. My guess is it'll take at around another two years before this Falcon 9 variant is going through full flight testing.

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PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   Tue Oct 11, 2011 10:25 pm

ENHANCE

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PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   Tue Nov 01, 2011 10:56 pm

ShamWOW! that's a lot of batteries! Shocked (not to mention awesome)

Now for the hard part, how are they gonna market that to people who haven't a clue how to fly a quadrocopter/multicopter? Suspect
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PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   Sun Dec 11, 2011 6:50 pm

Yesterday, I automatically generated some gears with Inventor:

Bwahahahahahaha!

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PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   Sun Dec 11, 2011 7:32 pm

I wish I were better at that
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PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   Tue Jan 17, 2012 12:36 am

Yeast has been forced to (successfully) evolve into a multicellular organism in the lab:
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=test-tube-yeast-evolve

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PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   Wed Jan 18, 2012 1:31 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   Sat Feb 18, 2012 5:11 pm

This is cool, but touchscreen controlled battlebots may be a tad impractical:
http://gizmodo.com/5886056/wi+fi-controller-lets-you-operate-any-rc-toy-from-your-iphone

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PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   Sat Feb 18, 2012 8:23 pm

so that's what dimensions been up to all this time, they kind of stopped making stuff up till now
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PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   Tue Feb 28, 2012 10:20 pm

The Georgia Tech Invention Studio made it on the White House blog!

http://www.whitehouse.gov/blog/2012/02/28/making-makers-georgia-tech

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PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   Tue Mar 27, 2012 12:00 pm


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PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   Fri Mar 30, 2012 10:02 pm

i figure with most people on here, we all appreciate a good wood worker, well here is a twist here is a guy who works only with his feet watch the video you will be impressed

http://vimeo.com/23095780
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PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   Wed Apr 18, 2012 10:10 pm

http://thechive.com/2012/04/18/dominos-pizza-safe-sound-guy-rides-a-silent-electrical-scooter-like-a-champion-video/#s4LjXyhFVxKLbqKS.01

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PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   Tue Apr 24, 2012 9:25 pm

Asteroid mining? Asteroid Mining!

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PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   Fri Apr 27, 2012 11:15 pm

http://www.valuehobby.com/6ch-dsm-compatible-receiver.html

This. Is. Awesome! Dunno if it has safety cutoff or not, but omg it's tiny! and cheap!
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PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:06 am

My incomplete BE306 project

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PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:08 am

does that process wood down to boards as part of a system or is it like a giant lathe.

or is for cutting firewood?
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PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:12 am

It's a firewood processor
An electic winch pulls a 10ft 16" round log up onto a conveyor, a conveyor chain feeds 14" into a 6100 rpm, 8 gpm hydraulic motor/chainsaw with 125in-lbs of torque actuated by a 2" bore cylinder, 500psi, 3gpm hydraulic actuator with 1500 lbs force cuts through the log in 9.17 seconds, drops into a bin where it's split by a 20 ton hydraulic cylinder and falls to a pile on the ground
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PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   Sat Apr 28, 2012 1:29 am

Ill drive over and chop firewood for way less cash Very Happy how much would a machine like this cost?
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PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   Sat Apr 28, 2012 2:12 am

We havent actually gotten to a cost analysis yet but theres some like it that are $8k-$10k
The parts start adding up really quick
Youll have a couple grand into just the 30 hp Kawasaki motor and 3000 psi 25 gpm hydraulic pump to run all that the components
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PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:51 pm

http://www.thingap.com/

Eureka? (Heavy outer wall, anyone?)

Found this while skimming through the site that new guy posted. Apparently he worked for this company for 2 years!
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PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:08 pm

OK, that thingap motor looks VERY interesting for a drum! I wonder what the limitations are for the height of the rings?
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PostSubject: Re: Random Awesome Things   Wed Jul 11, 2012 3:42 pm

it looks like that thing could withstand some serious abuse.
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