The world’s largest tunneling machine, Big Bertha, finally finished its two-mile journey under the city of Seattle. The project is to make a tunnel for a local freeway. That’s one big tunneling machine!
Even cooler, the lead researcher is 94!
Today congress has voted to eliminate the privacy protections the FCC has put in place to prevent your Internet Provider from spying on you and selling the information. This will not make the Internet better.
New Congress, and a new threat to online privacy. Seems like we were just fighting about this with the other party.
At least if he/she is riding on Boeing’s new CST-100 Starliner spacecraft. I can’t wait to see Space X’s new spacesuits.
Nearly a century after it was theorized, Harvard scientists have succeeded in creating metallic hydrogen. In addition to helping scientists answer fundamental questions about the nature of matter, the material is theorized to have a wide range of applications, ranging from room-temperature superconductors to powerful rocket propellant.
EDM (electrical discharge machining) cuts through thick plates of steel within +/- 0.0001″.
Material science is still in it’s infancy. But each year we are designing new and amazing substances that will eventually change the way we live.
Set off in Zurrieq, Malta late last year. The monster goes off toward the end of the video. Nice show.
Yes, that is a video of a real 13 foot tall walking armored Mech. A Korean Company named Hankook Mirae have commissioned a Hollywood effects animator to design the suit.
They would still be pretty inefficient in battle though. But pretty darn scary.
Two years ago Mattel announced “Hello Barbie” a doll that would listen to what your child said and respond. The toy connected to the Internet and used software to hold a conversation. Thing was, the microphone never shut off. Parental groups were concerned that the toy would spy on children and secretly advertise to them (which was probably true). After much public arguing, Mattel canceled the toy. But that was before smart TV’s with microphones and Amazon’s Alexa were in many people’s homes. Now comes this latest nightmare…
Let’s keep our fingers crossed.
Why is it not being built here!?! Hopefully someday we will invest more into fusion research.
Countries around the world are pouring billions of dollars into France’s revolutionary nuclear fusion reactor
More on the Em Drive
NASA’s Physics-Defying EM Drive Passes Peer Review
Aliens? The “megastructure” hypothesis still lives.
Scientists Are Now Even More Confused By Potential “Alien Superstructure”
This piece references so much good stuff. I’m a huge fan of Babylon 5, and I was into Gerard K. O’Neil’s ideas when he first proposed them. Jeff Bezos may be an awful boss, but he’s right on the money with his space ideas.
This is a great Youtube channel. engineerguy
I really like this car. Mazda’s new Miata RF has a pretty cool retractable hardtop.
Human ingenuity may have come through again. Could this solve global warming?
As mentioned in Science Club today. Fun and relatively inexpensive science toys on Amazon.
It is free to download and play.
Happy 25th Linux!