: Aston Martin DB9
, Space Shuttle
: Art Plotter
, big! burny! mighty!
, DVD drive
, with lasers!
, old scanner
, Pedro & Sybil
, sand plotter
posted by scruss
on Jan 27, 2014 -
A few months ago there was a list of links to classic video game emulators posted.
Very recently, I'm pleased to report, those links all came true
. The Internet Archive bespoke upon aforementioned consoles, computers, and mileposts on our way to the tech utopia of today, (seriously, where's my flying car?) and they asked us to do something: Imagine every computer that ever existed, literally, in your browser
. And it was so.
I have absolutely no affiliation with jscott
, btw. Thought I should disclose that.
posted by jdaura
on Oct 25, 2013 -
How much data can you shove through a fiber optic cable? Quite a lot, as it turns out
. Using the ITU standard 50 GHz dense wavelength division multiplexing
grid, not only can you easily do 80 x 10 Gbps channels in a single fiber pair, but recent advances in modulation technology mean that with QPSK, 4QAM or 16QAM modulation, 1/80th of a dark fiber pair can carry a 100 Gbps
signal in the optical space previously occupied by a single long distance 10 Gbps circuit.
posted by thewalrus
on Sep 9, 2013 -
- Is the color of future of your future neon pink? Is the language Japanese? Are the city's an eternal nighttime of airbrushed martini glasses, glossy red lips and consumer electronics? Do you jam with the console cowboys in cyberspace? Then this is the tumblr for you. [via mefi projects
posted by Artw
on Dec 29, 2012 -
Arduino + servos + laser + phosphorescent surface + Twitter = Fade Away 1
. A thoughtful art project about the "permanence" of the Internet.
posted by pashdown
on Dec 24, 2011 -
Lasers 4, UAVs 0.
It's easier to hit things at the speed of light. Raytheon tests a naval anti-aircraft laser, and you can watch it go at the link.
posted by Ella Fynoe
on Jul 19, 2010 -
is one of the world’s most serious health problems. No single approach has yet to fully conquer either the disease or the disease vector, the mosquito. The most common electronic means of killing mosquitoes, the “bug zapper” is not particularly effective
. Using lasers to kill mosquitoes has previously been thought of as completely ridiculous
. Now the concept is being taken seriously
posted by Tube
on Mar 14, 2009 -
is a fun little shareware game that I stumbled across today. It's one of those "bounce stuff off mirrors to light up stuff" puzzle games, but with nice graphics, and additional features like a level editor and such. Warning: windows only download, shareware fee to unlock many levels and features.
posted by majcher
on Jan 22, 2004 -
THIS is a light saber?!?
"There really isn't anything out there, other than a baton and pepper spray, that can halt a dangerous suspect without doing him or anyone else harm," Herr said.
posted by rushmc
on Dec 4, 2000 -