Archive for the 'Cool' Category
First person view [explanation] remote control piloting in Brazil (don’t miss the end!):
and NYC (arrests: none):
[direct link] Real wingsuit flying, gliding through a gorge in Switzerland.
360 degrees: http://www.gillesvidal.com/blogpano/cockpit1.htm
Nice! Images and narration of Munich’s unlikely surf scene.
this link will open in a new window, because the site will resize your browser. Bad, bad theatlantic.com!
“RiSE is a small six-legged robot that climbs vertical terrain such as walls, trees and fences.”
From the BBC, in Vaishali, Bihar: “It may well be the only village FM radio station on the Asian sub-continent. It is certainly illegal. The transmission equipment, costing just over $1, may be the cheapest in the world. But the local people definitely love it.”
Wow! Click the play button below, then read this news article about a giant octopus attacking a mini sub while waiting for the video to load.
Watch the the news headlines from around the world as they appear, in graphical format. Clicking the title balloon takes you to the story.
The WINDS relation browser is a nice Flash project that gives a visual interface to connections between countries and continents. Blue lines show borders, green lines indicate continent, and grey lines show the language connections. Click any country in the middle of the hub to get more information on that country. (Choose your destination in the top bar, to the right)
Folk Songs for the Five Points is a digital arts project that allows you to create your own “folk songs” by remixing and overlaying a range of sounds taken from New York’s Lower East Side. The SoundMap features a visual representation of the Lower East Side, overlaid with a series of dots. Each dot represents an audio sample recorded at that particular place. To select a sample, click and drag one of circles over the chosen dot. The sample will then automatically start playing. Underneath the map is a control panel – with controls to independently control up to 5 selected sounds.
Link: Cri-Cri plane, the world smallest twin engine aircraft. Information page here and videos here.
Link: Shapelock. “Ultra-High Molecular Weight Low Temperature Thermoplastic. Similar to nylon and polypropylene in toughness., except it’s easy to work with and shape.”