Tech Stuff 15

This is a sort of search and discover newsletter of my findings of things that may relate to technology in one way or another.  It might be the latest gosh wow tech, it might be something as old of humanity.  It might relate to science large or small.  It might be art for art’s sake.  Or somebody just doing something funky. Because I think that technology is just the representation of human creativity and breaking boundaries.  So I’m certainly not going to place boundaries here except that it won’t be the same old, same old.  So almost no gadgets or yacking about the latest phone or whatever, unless of course it involves taking them apart or destroying them in unusual ways.  Or putting them to work in imaginative ways that most people won’t even think of.  So buckle up, it’s going to be a fun ride.

Opening the entrance to the Brunel tunnel.

http://gizmodo.com/london-just-reopened-the-entrance-to-this-underwater-tu-1770977570

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thames_Tunnel

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tunnelling_shield

The Thames tunnel was a work of engineering innovation and a horror to build.

The design process at Nike.

Shape changing furniture.

http://www.wired.com/2016/04/wild-shape-shifting-sofa-can-whatever-want/?mbid=social_twitter

Restoring a bird pistol.

Miniature tree houses.

Miniature Treehouse Sculptures Built Around Houseplants by Jedediah Voltz

Glass scientific models

Guido Mocafico’s Photographs of the Blaschka’s Exquisite Scientific Glass Models

Drone hits airplane. Big disappointment.

http://gizmodo.com/a-drone-hit-a-passenger-plane-and-nothing-happened-1771502262?

This shouldn’t have surprised anybody.  Commercial aircraft are actually pretty tough and designed to take the rigors of flight for tens of thousands of hours.

A typical engine has to be designed so that it survive a large goose or swan strike.

Birds are actually pretty tough. They have all those bones and muscles. Drones, not so much.  A drone relies on battery power and that’s actually a low energy chemical reaction. A drone has to be made from the most fragile stuff, right at the edge of failure or it doesn’t fly at all.

Fabricating the engines for the Olympic Class Liners.

 

 

 

The best April Fools ever?

How Some 3D Modeling Skills Made the Internet Believe This Was the New Nintendo Controller Design

That’s problem when design tools are so readily available.

Dave Jones finds a product that the term “shonky” fits perfectly.

Electron vibration alignment.  I used to polarize electrons. It took a multimillion dollar electron gun. Just think all the money we could have saved.

Fighting with frontloaders.

 

The river rockets of the old Soviet Union.

River Rockets of the Soviet Space Age

High school student builds incredible robot hand.

https://www.asme.org/engineering-topics/articles/bioengineering/a-helping-robotic-hand?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_content=bioengineering&utm_campaign=wk_041116

Uses soft robotics.

The payoff of SpaceX’s successful landing.

Recovered SpaceX Falcon 9 Booster Moves Back to KSC for Eventual Reflight

Cat paintings in early 20th Century Japan.

Famous Japanese painter’s centuries-old cat artwork proves Japan has always loved felines

Video of the week.  British Airways gets a 747.

The Tech Stuff Series.

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https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2016/04/22/tech-stuff-14/

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