Hawkeye Crime Surveillance System: The Eye in the Sky

Many people are worried about the government being able to monitor whatever they are up to. Now, there is a new kind of system that will be able to surveil America’s cities from above – with incredible precision. And no, it’s not “The Machine” and it won’t acquire sentience anytime soon.

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mentalKase: Drop Your iPhone at 6,000 Feet? No Problem!

Just like many of you, I dread dropping my phone. It happens from time to time, but I’ve never had a drop damage my phone. That being said, there’s no way that my phone could survive a 6,000-foot drop, or could it?

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DIY Solar-Powered Hot Air Balloon: Up, Up and Away!

I guess that balloons and airships are in, because they are popping up everywhere. I remember one year, there was even a personal balloon with a rotor available for $10,000 in the American Express rewards catalog. This project takes personal ballooning a step further because it’s solar-powered and you can make it yourself.

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Eco-Airliner: Up, Up and Away!

There’s something magical about airships. Recently, they were showcased in the TV show Fringe when the action took place in an alternate universe. Personally, I’ve never flown in one, but I’d sure like to fly in this unusual airship, which combines an airplane with a dirigible.

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First 3D Printed Plane: Future of Drones and UAVs?

3D printing has been used in a variety of different ways, but this is the first time that I’ve seen it being used to print out a whole airplane. UAVs (unmanned aerial vehicles) are pretty important in the military these days, and even on science missions. Now, a team from the University of Southampton has printed out a working UAV, which is kind of amazing.

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RC Plane Camera Is Your Own Eye in the Sky

This awesome little device is a lightweight digital camera that can be attached to any RC device and capture photos or videos. Heck, with one of these, you could make your own homebrew surveillance drone.

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Morfojet: The Jet Engine Sound Chair

040909_rg_morfojet_chair_01.jpgFinding the right chair for your living room or home theater room isn’t always as easy as it seems. First, you need something that will fit in with the rest of the room. Then, you’ll need to consider comfort and other issues or you’ll just end up with a patchwork of different furniture. Are you looking for that extra signature chair for your living room? Well then look no further, the Morfojet might do the trick.

Singing Things

On the flight over, I was sure that I heard the plane singing to me. It was strange, but I’ve had things sing to me before. There is a piece of highway between Ottawa and Montreal that used to sing to me for a few kilometers.

I was tired. When the mind is really tired, strange things start to happen. Hallucinations, visual and auditory are possible. This has happened to me before. I did an experiment during which I stayed awake for 56 hours straight. I had hallucinations then as well.