Sunday, 30 August 2020
Friday, 28 August 2020
Rare opportunity to demonstrate a sound that no turbine tech wants to hear... ever!
... because it means you have to get that thing you dropped in there back out. Jet engines are heavy and sensitive, so it's a big deal to lift one up and turn it over, just to hopefully drop out a small piece that some dumbass dropped in there.
If that does not work, the engine must be disassembled to the point where the item can be retrieved. This will be an expensive process.
... that's why it's a bad sound.
Posted by JD at 13:20
Wednesday, 26 August 2020
Monday, 24 August 2020
Saturday, 22 August 2020
A monkey that kicks ass... This clip is from a Sasuke/Ninja Warrior speciall called "SARUKE" (saru - monkey, in Japanese).
Posted by JD at 13:51
Thursday, 20 August 2020
Meteorologist puts NBA Game on split screen to broadcast and warn of tornado warning and gets angry calls. He takes the air to officially “not apologize.”
Tuesday, 18 August 2020
Every single near miss has an impact. Close calls take a huge toll on train drivers and those who narrowly miss death. This video tells their story.
This video was created for Rail Safety Week 2019, an annual event led by KiwiRail and TrackSAFE NZ.
Posted by JD at 13:46
Sunday, 16 August 2020
Friday, 14 August 2020
The Mars Helicopter aims to make the first powered flight on another planet when it takes off on Mars as part of the Mars 2020 mission. I learned a lot getting to visit the drone right before it was mounted on the rover.
How do you fly in 1% of Earth's atmosphere:
Have large rotors (they are 1.2m in diameter) and spin them very fast, around 2500 RPM (5x the speed of a helicopter on Earth).
Plus the aircraft has to be light:
The Mars helicopter weighs in at 1.8kg or around the same as a laptop. Every piece had to be stripped down for weight. Instead of using aerogel for insulation, the craft makes use of CO2 gaps between components. Even aerogel was too heavy!
One of the major challenges is surviving the Martian night:
Temperatures plunge to -80C to -100C so two thirds of the craft's power is actually used to keep its electronics warm. Only one third is used for flying. The estimated flight time is 90 seconds.
The craft can't be driven remotely, it will have to fly autonomously, using its own sensor suite to determine how to fly. The round trip 20 minute delay with Earth means steering the craft from mission control would be impossible.
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Posted by JD at 14:15
Wednesday, 12 August 2020
Monday, 10 August 2020
Thursday, 6 August 2020
Tuesday, 4 August 2020
Monday, 3 August 2020
THE CAT is out the bag…Brand-new nail-biting drama The Secrets She Keeps is set to have viewers hooked this summer. This six-part small-screen adaptation of Michael Robotham’s best-seller follows the lives of two pregnant women in wildly different circumstances, whose meeting may be more than a coincidence. This ‘domestic noir’ drama arrives on digital 8 July and DVD 10 August 2020 from Acorn Media International, following its run on BBCOne.
Successful mummy-blogger Meghan (Jessica De Gouw – The Crown, Vienna Blood) meets shelf-stacker Agatha (Laura Carmichael – Downton Abbey, The Spanish Princess) in the supermarket of her affluent Sydney suburb. The pair are both pregnant, bonding over the similar due dates of their babies, but as they grow closer, Agatha becomes more and more obsessed with Meghan’s “perfect” life. However under the surface, problems with her high-flying TV exec husband Jack (Michael Dorman – Patriot, The Invisible Man) and tension with his best friend Simon (Ryan Corr – Cleverman, Hacksaw Ridge) mean Meghan is keeping plenty of secrets of her own…
Meanwhile, the father of Agatha’s child, Hayden (Michael Sheasby – The Luminaries, A Place to Call Home) is away on duty and might not be as excited about the baby as Agatha is, forcing her to confront the question: when the life you want isn’t yours, how far will you go to get it?
A fascinating exploration of female friendship, urban class divide, social media, and motherhood, all wrapped up in an edge-of-your-seat thriller, you’ll be guessing The Secrets She Keeps until the very end.
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Sunday, 2 August 2020
82 days of building later, I'm proud to present to you my new personal domino record with 32,000 dominoes! It also includes my best spiral yet that falls in an incredibly satisfying way. Please share this video if you enjoyed! It really would mean a lot to me after nearly 3 months of work :)
Posted by JD at 19:03