Tech Stuff 63

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.

Highway through a building? Only in Japan.


Old stereo receivers better than new ones?
http://www.iavscanada.com/receiver-shoot-out-vintage-vs-high-tech/

https://www.cnet.com/news/how-can-30-year-old-receivers-sound-better-than-new-ones/


Starrett Factory tour.


The bridge collapse that changed engineering.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/technology/infrastructure/a25659/hyatt-regency-walkway-collapse


One of the very first computer generated videos.


Rebar Graphene?

http://newatlas.com/graphene-reinforced-carbon-nanotube-3000-times-weight/47895/


Designing rocket engines that don’t blow up?

http://www.spacedaily.com/reports/Designing_ne w_rocket_engines_that_dont_blow_up_999.html


Nozomi Service is 25.

http://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2017/03/14/national/nozomi-shinkansen-marks-25-years-vital-transport-artery/#.WMg8nq8zUZy


Bikes are 200 years old.

https://www.asme.org/engineering-topics/articles/manufacturing-design/bicycle-bicentennial?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social&utm_content=manufacturing-design&utm_campaign=wk_031316


A very expensive shootdown.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/military/weapons/news/a25694/patriot-shot-down-quad-expensive

A 3 million dollar missile for a $200 drone is not a very cost effective solution.


A palace for horses?  I wouldn’t think that marble would be good for hooves.

http://www.messynessychic.com/2017/03/16/they-built-a-luxury-marble-palace-for-horses-in-china/


The lady of the Nurburg Ring:
https://drivetribe.com/p/JrVFrSV0SgONyjdfS5Zagg?iid=GxovIb88T8OG0whIEY-Vcw&utm_campaign=main+&utm_medium=fb+&utm_source=organic

Incredible driving.


Do NOT stick unknown USB devices into your computer.

http://www.zdnet.com/article/this-weaponized-usb-stick-gets-even-more-dangerous/


Driving a car down a bobsled run?

https://drivetribe.com/p/XlLyPeOSQBWebZAOKQVYRw

That must have been a fun shoot.


Very thin TV.

https://www.cnet.com/products/lg-w7-series/preview/?ftag=ACQ-07-10aah6h&vndid=1859369194&nan_pid=1859369194&ad_id=5284809

The price is steep though.


Video of the week: Train in the snow.

The Tech Stuff Series:
https://theartsmechanical.wordpress.com/category/tech-stuff/

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