Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Rat's Neurons Learn to Fly Airplane (kinda)

See more about pilot neurons at ovablastic.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

New Star Trek Trailer Looks Awesome!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

New Honeycomb Tires are Bullet-Proof and More

The University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Wausau, Wis., company have come up with a 37-inch, bullet and bomb-proof Humvee tire based on a polymeric web so cool looking there's no need for hub caps.

Resilient Technologies and Wisconsin-Madison's Polymer Engineering Center are creating a "non-pneumatic tire" (no air required) that will support the weight of add-on armor, survive an IED attack, and still make a 50 mph getaway. It's basically a round honeycomb wrapped with a thick, black tread.

The military wants an alternative to the current Humvee "run flat" tires, which despite the name, still need a minimal amount of air pressure to roll and can leave troops stranded after being shot or blown out.

This particular geometry also does a great job of reducing noise and heat levels while rolling-two common problems with past models.

Costs per tire are expected to be the same or less than current units. Delivery is anticipated for 2011.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

The Evolution of the USS Enterprise

Yesterday, Paramount released the first full photo of the USS Enterprise from JJ Abrams‘ Star Trek.

More Evolution of the Enterprise

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

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