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- Go for a float! (3/12/2020) - Feeling stressed out about COVID-19, the economy, politics and other such stuff? How about getting away from it all by going for a nice, virtual float? Imagine hearing … Good afternoon passengers. This is your captain speaking. I would like to welcome everyone to your weightless flight. We are cruising at an altitude of 25,000 … Continue reading Go for a float!
- Go for a fly! (1/17/2019) - Want a quick break? Why go for a walk or coffee when you go for a fly instead? Here are some short 360° videos that will have you soaring like a bird in a jiffy! This first video from The New York Times Daily 360 will take you paragliding over Peru. Next, this video from … Continue reading Go for a fly!
- Santa’s Escapades (12/24/2019) - It’s that time! What time, you ask? Time to track Santa of course! You have probably heard that there are a couple of ways to do it, but just in case you haven’t, or you need a refresher, here’s a great article that explains all about how North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) and Google … Continue reading Santa’s Escapades
- Strange Stays (8/30/2019) - I concluded my last post about Sand Art with highlighting how Booking.com offered the chance to stay in a sandcastle as a promotion for Coney Island’s Sand Sculpting Competition. Here’s a link with more on that unusual “opportunity.” Giant Coney Island sandcastle offers sleepovers (Summer Delaney, WPIX) That may have sounded like a one-off type … Continue reading Strange Stays
- Trippy Tech (1/10/2019) - You might notice an uptick in news about “future tech” crossing your radar over the next week or so. That’s because the Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is going on in Las Vegas this week, and pretty much every news outlet sends someone to cover it. That’s partly because they need something fun to talk about … Continue reading Trippy Tech
- Up, Up and Away (8/31/2017) - How about a ten minute break from all of the news about the epic flooding (NPR), massive asteroid (NASA) and scary politics (The Economist)? Here are some nifty 360° Videos that will take you on some fairly realistic virtual rides in hot air balloons! This first clip is from the The Golden Ring of Russia … Continue reading Up, Up and Away
- When cars fly… (3/8/2018) - The Geneva International Motor Show is going on now, so watch for the latest and greatest cars to be in the news for the next few weeks. Of all the cool new cars this year, the PAL-V Liberty is getting more buzz than most of the others, and that’s because it can fly! Yes, that’s … Continue reading When cars fly…
- Wingsuit Rush! (9/21/2018) - Hey, adrenaline junkies, how about a quick fix? Remember all of those action movies where people jump out of airplanes or off of buildings wearing wingsuits? Did you ever think it would be cool to do that for real? Well, now you can get a sense of what it would be like. Here are some … Continue reading Wingsuit Rush!
- Zip the World! (11/15/2019) - Virtual zipline rides are addictive, and they’re also a neat way to see the world! I found this out by accident. While I was writing my last post about Niagara Falls, I stumbled over this fun little 360° video of a zipline ride there. It was a nice enough video, but it didn’t quite make … Continue reading Zip the World!
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- Oxidation processes in combustion engines and in...on February 23, 2021 at 9:44 pm
Alkanes, an important component of fuels for combustion engines and an important class of urban trace gases, react via another reaction pathways than previously thought. These hydrocarbons, formerly called paraffins, thus produce large amounts of highly oxygenated compounds that can contribute to organic aerosol and thus to air pollution in cities. The results of this interdisciplinary work provide crucial information about oxidation processes both in combustion engines and in the atmosphere.
- Origami-inspired antenna technology for use in...on February 11, 2021 at 4:39 pm
Scientists have revealed a novel antenna design for use in CubeSat nanosatellites using state-of-the-art communications systems like 6G communications. Using theoretical knowledge based on origami theory, mechanical dynamics, and antenna array principles, the researchers built a small, lightweight, and reconfigurable antenna for CubeSat depending on operational mode selected. This could potentially mark the beginning of a new era in satellite communications.
- More mammals are being struck by aircraft each...on February 3, 2021 at 2:05 pm
Investigators have published a global review of mammal strikes with aircraft, noting that events have been increasing by up to 68% annually. More mammals were struck during the landing phase of an aircraft's rotation than any other phase, according to a new article.
- New concept for rocket thruster exploits the...on January 28, 2021 at 6:47 pm
A new type of rocket thruster that could take humankind to Mars and beyond has been proposed by a physicist. The device would apply magnetic fields to cause particles of plasma to shoot out the back of a rocket and propel the craft forward.
- Aircraft could cut emissions by better surfing...on January 26, 2021 at 12:18 am
Researchers found flights between London and New York could have used up to 16% less fuel by more accurately following jet stream tailwinds or avoiding headwinds, at a fraction of the cost of other emissions-cutting technologies.