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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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- A computationally quick approach to predict...on October 12, 2021 at 7:47 pm
The deposition of molten particles on the interior surface of jet engines can cause significant damage and degrade the performance of the engine. Now, scientists successfully simulated the solidification process of a molten droplet as it impinges on a cooler flat surface. This approach uses a mesh-less method to accurately predict the spread and the solidification of the droplet and could potentially boost the efficiency of turbines in the future.
- LEONARDO, the bipedal robot, can ride a...on October 6, 2021 at 8:00 pm
LEO carves out a new type of locomotion somewhere between walking and flying.
- When accidents happen, drones weigh their optionson September 27, 2021 at 3:05 pm
Flying cars, drones, and other urban aerial mobility vehicles have real potential to provide efficient transportation and delivery solutions, but what happens if a drone delivering cheeseburgers breaks down over a city park or in the middle of a crowded street? Researchers developed a method to measure vehicles' ability to recover and complete its mission safely.
- An experimental loop for simulating nuclear...on September 22, 2021 at 4:18 pm
Nuclear thermal propulsion, which uses heat from nuclear reactions as fuel, could be used one day in human spaceflight, possibly even for missions to Mars. Its development, however, poses a challenge. The materials used must be able to withstand high heat and bombardment of high-energy particles on a regular basis. A nuclear engineering doctoral student is contributing to research that could make these advancements more feasible.
- Winged microchip is smallest-ever human-made...on September 22, 2021 at 4:18 pm
By studying the aerodynamics of wind-dispersed seeds, researcher developed a flying microchip (or 'microflier') that catches the wind and passively flies through the air. Packed with ultra-miniaturized technology, including sensors and wireless communication capabilities, these microfliers could be used to monitor air pollution, airborne disease and more.