|This is how uberRFEngineers spend their off-time.|
Hanford Site B Reactor, a 1500-square-kilometer plutonium-production complex in the state of Washington, built for the Manhattan Project. The three-story-tall front face is covered by 2004 metal nozzles for loading 200 tons of uranium.
IIR GPS satellite antenna farm built by Lockheed Martin.
Finally, a present for the NASCAR fan who has everything: The V4 Movement replaces the pinions of the traditional mechanical movement with a relay of 13 drive belts whose tension is controlled by turnbuckles and whose gauge measures a slender 0.50 x 0.45 mm. Cost: a mere $6k-$12k, depending on options.
This is "The World's Biggest Hole," located in Eastern Siberia near the town of Mirna.
Far from just being a stupid-human-tricks story on the Internet about a fool floating into the path of a 747 while strapped to his lawn chair, Cluster Ballooning is a real sport!. Learn about it here.
Image by a scanning tunneling microscope of a gold ion and its neutral form. A single electron was transferred to a gold atom to created the charged version at the IBM Zurich Labs.
Turning radius of an F-16 Fighting Falcon (17000 lbs) compared to an F-4 Phantom (29,000 lbs). Look about half-way down the page.
Optical Camoflage - this cloaking cloak developed by a University of Tokyo professor permits "seeing through" its wearer. Click on the videos - you won't believe it!
|The world's first integrated circuit, by Jack Kilby, at Texas Instruments.|
The power of an impulse - awesome!
Professor Loc Vu-Quoc and his students at U. of FL developed this battlefield sticky sensor that is fired froma paintball gun. It contains a transmitter for use with a camera, bio-sensor, audio pickup, radiation sensor, etc. Pretty cool!
Collapsed cell tower in MN - sent by Mark S.
|Penny structures - finally, a use for pennies.|
Something old, something new...that's what this tube-based amplifier for the iPod gets you. All for only around $1,100US.
No, this isn't from a 1968 edition of Popular Mechanics - it's the Gibbs Aquada. MSRP sticker price: about $240k - the cost of a good Aston Martin, Lamborghini, or Ferrari. There's a cool video of it on the site.