Tech Stuff 47


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.

Another of Tokyo’s weird buildings from the Showa Era, the New Sky Building.

http://jordymeow.com/new-sky-building-shinjuku-haikyo/


The muggle wand

Frankly I don’t think that we muggles have anything to be ashamed of. We do things the hard way.  Muggle magic is usually along the lines of
“press cycle start.”


How dynamite changed tunneling.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidbressan/2016/10/31/how-dynamite-revolutionized-tunnel-excavations/?utm_source=TWITTER#24640aa635c2


The NSA’s spy hub in NYC?
https://theintercept.com/2016/11/16/the-nsas-spy-hub-in-new-york-hidden-in-plain-sight/

Probably not, though I’m not surprised if they have a facility in that building which is one of the major port of entries for the US internet.


Japan  plans fastest supercomputer.

http://www.reuters.com/article/us-japan-supercomputer-idUSKBN13K0RS?il=0


Wooden robot that teaches kids to code

Primo Toys rolls out Cubetto, a wooden robot that teaches kids to code


Cruising on the Mauretania in the 1920’s

http://oceanlinersmagazine.com/2016/11/27/1931-mauretania-west-indies-cruise/


The K car, one of America’s Turkeys.

 


Hot Wheels Obsession.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/cars/a23882/million-dollar-hot-wheels-collection/


How the Stahlhelm was pressed.

http://rarehistoricalphotos.com/stahlhelm-helmet-making-process-1916/

http://www.warrelics.eu/forum/steel-helmets/m16-m17-helmet-production-500613/


Wonderful small engine.


Dave Jones looks at the first clamshell laptop, from 1984.

https://www.eevblog.com/2016/11/29/eevblog-949-worlds-first-clamshell-laptop-teardown/


Restoring a 17th Century map.

http://sploid.gizmodo.com/watch-a-destroyed-17th-century-map-get-painstakingly-re-1789490980


Ariane 5 launch up close.

http://www.space.com/34837-rocket-launch-video-ariane-5.html?utm_source=Twitter&utm_medium=Twitter&utm_campaign=socialtwitterspc&cmpid=social_spc_514648


The oldest Nikon camera sells at auction for $406k.

Oldest surviving Nikon fetches $406K at auction


Chain link fence machine.


Video of the week: overflight of the mulberries.


The Tech Stuff Series.

Tech Stuff 46.

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2016/12/02/tech-stuff-46/

Tech Stuff 45.

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2016/11/25/tech-stuff-45/

Tech Stuff 44.

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2016/11/18/tech-stuff-44/

Tech Stuff 43.

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2016/11/11/tech-stuff-43/

Tech Stuff 42.

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2016/11/04/tech-stuff-42/

Tech Stuff 41.

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2016/10/28/tech-stuff-41/

Tech Stuff 40.

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2016/10/21/tech-stuff-40/

Tech Stuff 39.

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2016/10/14/tech-stuff-39/

Tech Stuff 38.

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2016/10/07/tech-stuff-38/

Tech Stuff 37.

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2016/09/30/tech-stuff-37/

Tech Stuff  36.

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2016/09/23/tech-stuff-36/

Tech Stuff 35.

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2016/09/16/tech-stuff-35/

Tech Stuff 34

.https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2016/09/09/tech-stuff-34/

Tech Stuff 33.

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2016/09/02/tech-stuff-33/

 

Tech Stuff 32.

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2016/08/26/tech-stuff-32/

Tech Stuff 31.

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2016/08/19/tech-stuff-31/

Tech Stuff 30.

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2016/08/12/tech-stuff-30/

Tech Stuff 29.

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2016/08/05/tech-stuff-29/

Tech Stuff 28.

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2016/07/29/tech-stuff-28/

Tech Stuff 27.

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2016/07/22/tech-stuff-27/

Tech Stuff 26.

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2016/07/15/tech-stuff-26/

Tech Stuff 25.

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2016/07/08/tech-stuff-25/

Tech Stuff 24.

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2016/07/01/tech-stuff-24/

Tech Stuff 23.

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2016/06/24/tech-stuff-23/

Tech Stuff 22.

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2016/06/17/tech-stuff-22/

Tech Stuff 21

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2016/06/10/tech-stuff-21/

Tech Stuff 20.

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2016/06/03/tech-stuff-20/

Tech Stuff 19.

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2016/05/27/tech-stuff-19/

Tech Stuff 18.

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2016/05/20/tech-stuff-18/

Tech Stuff 17.

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2016/05/13/tech-stuff-17/

Tech Stuff 16.

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2016/05/06/tech-stuff-16/

Tech Stuff 15

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2016/04/29/tech-stuff-15/

Tech Stuff 14.

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

Tech Stuff 13.

https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/2016/04/15/tech-stuff-13/

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