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Mark Higbee
Friday October 20, 2017 @ 08:04:50 PM mt

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Mark Higbee likes this: Pint-size cable camera system goes where drones can't Drones may indeed allow film makers to get great tracking shots, but there are many situations in which it's just too risky if not outright illegal to fly them. It was with this in mind that Wiral LITE was created. It's a simple, compact and relatively inexpensive cable camera system designed to work with smartphones, actioncams and mirrorless cameras weighing up to 3.3 lb (1.5 kg)... Continue Reading Pint-size cable camera system goes where drones can'tCategory: Digital CamerasTags: FilmmakingKickstarterVideo CamerasRelated Articles: Snowden: Criminal or patriot? Oliver Stones new film takes no prisonersHow VR is rewriting the rules of storytellingDJI Ronin 2 takes the camera gimbal to a new levelDunkirk and the rebirth of 70mm filmSamson wireless mic caters to smartphone videographersMoza Air review: Featherweight DSLR gimbal makes stabilization easy

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Mark Higbee
Thursday October 19, 2017 @ 10:05:55 PM mt

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Mark Higbee likes this: A different view every week: The self-elevating off-grid luxury floating home Florida-based company Arkup has floated the concept of an off-grid, liveable luxury yacht. Powered by 30 kW of solar and twin electric thrusters, these high-class, ultra modern double decker units have hydraulic legs capable of stabilizing and lifting them out of the water... Continue Reading A different view every week: The self-elevating, off-grid, luxury floating homeCategory: MarineTags: HouseboatsLuxuryOff-gridYachtsRelated Articles: Expanding yacht increases sun-soaked lounging and swimming enjoymentFloating UFO expected to make sea landing in 20181,880-hp Superfly GT 42 retractable-roof super boat takes supercar style to the waterNumarine's 62Fly shows spacious yachts can come in small packagesHere's something for billionaires with a yacht-shaped hole in their livesConcept yacht's luxurious lines go with the ocean flow

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Mark Higbee
Friday October 13, 2017 @ 03:58:10 AM mt

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Mark Higbee likes this: Driverless Cars Are Giving Engineers a Fuel Economy Headache schwit1 shares a report from Bloomberg: Judging from General Motors' test cars and Elon Musk's predictions, the world is headed toward a future that's both driverless and all-electric. In reality, autonomy and battery power could end up being at odds. That's because self-driving technology is a huge power drain. Some of today's prototypes for fully autonomous systems consume two to four kilowatts of electricity -- the equivalent of having 50 to 100 laptops continuously running in the trunk, according to BorgWarner Inc. The supplier of vehicle propulsion systems expects the first autonomous cars -- likely robotaxis that are constantly on the road -- will be too energy-hungry to run on battery power alone. A fully autonomous subcompact car like a Honda Fit, for example, will get 54.6 miles to the gallon in 2025 in the best-case scenario, more than 5 miles below the U.S. emissions target, according to BorgWarner. A small pickup or SUV would be at 45.8 mpg, versus a target of 50. Engineers don't have much time to resolve this, as companies are planning to deploy their first fully self-driving cars in the next couple of years. One way for automakers to meet the power-hungry needs of self-driving systems will be to use gasoline-electric hybrid models rather than purely electric cars, said Mary Gustanski, chief technology officer of supplier Delphi Automotive Plc's powertrain business.Read more of this story at Slashdot.

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Mark Higbee
Wednesday October 11, 2017 @ 05:58:21 PM mt

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Wednesday October 11, 2017 @ 02:20:55 AM mt

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Sunday October 08, 2017 @ 02:01:34 AM mt

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Mark Higbee
Thursday September 21, 2017 @ 05:35:43 PM mt

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Mark Higbee likes this: Scientists Create World's First 'Molecular Robot' Capable of Building Molecules New submitter re385 shares a report from Science Magazine: Scientists at The University of Manchester have created the world's first "molecular robot" that is capable of performing basic tasks including building other molecules. The tiny robots, which are a millionth of a millimeter in size, can be programmed to move and build molecular cargo, using a tiny robotic arm. Each individual robot is capable of manipulating a single molecule and is made up of just 150 carbon, hydrogen, oxygen and nitrogen atoms. To put that size into context, a billion billion of these robots piled on top of each other would still only be the same size as a single grain of salt. The robots operate by carrying out chemical reactions in special solutions which can then be controlled and programmed by scientists to perform the basic tasks. In the future such robots could be used for medical purposes, advanced manufacturing processes and even building molecular factories and assembly lines. The research will be published in Nature on Thursday 21st September. "All matter is made up of atoms and these are the basic building blocks that form molecules," explains Professor David Leigh, who led the research at University's School of Chemistry. "Our robot is literally a molecular robot constructed of atoms just like you can build a very simple robot out of Lego bricks. The robot then responds to a series of simple commands that are programmed with chemical inputs by a scientist. It is similar to the way robots are used on a car assembly line. Those robots pick up a panel and position it so that it can be riveted in the correct way to build the bodywork of a car. So, just like the robot in the factory, our molecular version can be programmed to position and rivet components in different ways to build different products, just on a much smaller scale at a molecular level."Read more of this story at Slashdot.

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Mark Higbee
Wednesday September 20, 2017 @ 01:06:48 AM mt

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How did the monkey cross the road?

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Mark Higbee
Monday September 18, 2017 @ 07:45:07 PM mt

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Mark Higbee likes this: Quirky Mushroom House declared best shed of 2017 The aptly-named Mushroom House (aka Mushroom Shed), designed by Ben Swanborough, has been declared the winner of the 2017 Cuprinol Shed of the Year competition. The quirky cabin has an impressive level of craftsmanship and includes lots of nice little touches, such as stained-glass windows, a trapdoor, and a small glazed floor section. .. Continue Reading Quirky Mushroom House declared best shed of 2017Category: ArchitectureTags: Building and ConstructionCabinsCompetitionMicro-HouseShedTiny FootprintRelated Articles: Off-grid cabin lets you escape civilization in styleTiny minimalist hut goes back to basicsFrom a hobbit house to a secret bunker: The best sheds of 2017Freedom Yurt-Cabins: A modern take on the nomadic shelterNot-so-small living: 5 of the best supersized tiny housesSecret shelter installed under a bridge in Spain

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Mark Higbee
Monday September 11, 2017 @ 08:22:04 PM mt

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Mark Higbee likes this: 10 million LaFerrari Aperta breaks new car auction record As we predicted last week, the record price for a new car at auction record and the record price for a 21st Century car at auction both fell at RM Sotheby's Leggenda E Passione sale on Saturday September 9, when a brand new 2017 LaFerrari Aperta fetched 8,300,000 (US$9,989,582). .. Continue Reading $10 million LaFerrari Aperta breaks new car auction record Category: AutomotiveTags: FerrariRM-SothebysRelated Articles: The last LaFerrari Aperta could break auction recordsFinal LaFerrari sells for $7 million in auction to aid earthquake victimsFerrari 275 GTB prototype #1 heads to auctionThe world's most expensive car: 3 Ferrari 250 GTOs for sale at more than $55 million eachFangio's Mille Miglia Ferrari 290 sells for $28 million Andrews Auto Collection Auction is biggest ever 16 million dollar cars

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