No, this is not
a Jedi knight zapping a high voltage line. The metal threaded into this cloak creates
a Faraday shield for the lineman as he works on a 500 kV transmission cable after
being dropped off by a helicopter. Cool indeed!
We here at RF
Cafe fully support law enforcement, and this video was made with the help of the
Denver police force. Here, the news crew tests 3 products that are supposed to provide
stealth to the automated traffic radars that snap photos of license plates, and
then mail you your ticket. Some actually work!
Microsoft is now putting
Minority Report display technology on your coffee table.
This is a must-see video. Coming to conference rooms and navigation
systems near you.
for the 4th of July. This is relevant - it involves microwaves and it is science.
According to the Brainiac experimenters, "We do these experiments...so you
don't have to."
Code vs. Text Messaging (SMS) contest on Jay Leno. Which do you think won? The audience
chose SMS. Here is an alternate source for the
Thanks to Cornell D. for sending this.
to this YouTube video, here is how a REAL engineer cooks a hot dog.
Sure, it is a sales
pitch for Blendtec
Total Blenders, but what a great promo idea this "Will It Blend?"
website is! Watch as a perfectly good iPhone is dropped into a blender and then
Smoothie button is pushed. You will be amazed at the outcome.
give a video tribute to Ham radio. You know him as Walter Cronkite. ...and that's
the way it is.
Micro Air Vehicle has a curious
resemblance to the
Imperial Probe Droids in Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back. The
MAV is basically a ducted fan with a 10,500 foot service ceiling, 50 kt airspeed,
up to 100 waypoints.
I have never really understood why Macs
languish so far behind PCs when they seem to be much more user friendly. I must
admit, however, to having never owned one. That is primarily because PCs have dominated
my places of work. Anyway, these Mac vs. PC commercials are extremely clever. If
Macs really do suffer user assaults like PCs do, Apple does a good job of keeping
This video of an overcharged lithium-polymer (Li-Po) battery will
make you worry just a little about the one sitting inside your cellphone, camera,
or laptop computer. I use them in my R/C airplanes. Li-Po cells are generally considered
safer than lithium-ion (Li-Ion) cells, but they can - and do - still catch fire
in the wrong conditions.
Pedro the Voder - the world's first electronic
speech synthesizer. Bell Telephone Laboratory's Voder was a sensation at the 1938
New York World's Fair. The "girls" who worked this modern wonder used hands and
feet to generate vowels, consonants, stops, and inflections of any language.