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Darkflame 2012-10-29 15:43

"the futures already here, its just not very well distributed"


Also been watching this:
About a solar-powered city being built, mostly recycled and has a underground electric car network O_o

Darkflame 2012-11-28 18:30

Major progress towards single stage space flight:

I been following this awhile, while its slow going, this really seems a really good chance of vastly cheaper space flights within the decade.

Darkflame 2013-01-21 15:37

Samsung Flexible screen:

+Awesome tech
-Windows 8 urg

LtDemolition 2013-01-21 16:06

Wow awesome, with these screens perfected, everything could be a screen :p

Darkflame 2013-01-23 22:54

:D :D
Justifys the whole cost of the ISS for me that :D

Streg 2013-01-24 00:24

Double-J! Sandwich joke, NOW!

Double-J 2013-01-24 15:46


Originally Posted by StreGGy (Post 429418)
Double-J! Sandwich joke, NOW!

How the hell can I make a sandwich joke out of a NASA threesome? The closest I could probably get would be a lame reference to tang or a comment on the Sea of Tranquility. :lol:

Carajo 2013-01-27 20:18

Didn't know where else to put this and I didn't want to make a new thread. Though I should.

But this is cool.

Polaris 2013-02-04 15:52

That is just so horrible/over the top/stupid !!!

(I guess it's not the reaction you were expecting |)')

Streg 2013-02-04 22:44

The commercial is cool... Too bad it's for internet explorer :P

Darkflame 2013-02-05 20:48

Not really tech news, but one cool space picture from the ISS:
(taken by the guitar guy, incidentally, he tweets from space a lot)

Polaris 2013-02-05 22:35

Where on earth is that ?

Darkflame 2013-02-06 00:52

Polaris 2013-02-06 01:02

So, it's the sea further away ? Anyway, beautiful :)

Darkflame 2013-02-06 01:03

I think so yes, the pacific.

Darkflame 2013-04-07 14:48

I wasnt aware we had this tech already:

Basically Samsungs new phone can detect fingers above the screen without touching.
It also knows where you are looking via eye-tracking.

SpaceGuitarist 2013-04-08 22:17


Originally Posted by Darkflame (Post 429409)

:D :D
Justifys the whole cost of the ISS for me that :D

I'm always amazed how the human body can function at zero gravity, considering the human being was never made to/evolved from/etc exist in such conditions.

Does all animals survive in zero gravity as well? none of them make use of gravity for their internal organs to function properly?

Polaris 2013-04-08 22:31

I believe the blood flow uses gravity somehow... Anyway you're right, it's strange that we can function...

Darkflame 2013-04-08 22:50

Our bones and muscles deteriorate a bit, which is why those on the ISS have to exercise 2 hours a day.

But really, yes, its astonishing how well we deal with zero-g.

I guess we do so well as a side effect of being able to jump, roll, fall over, swim etc. Our bodys arnt too angle sensitive.

Darkflame 2013-04-16 12:18

Win a trip into space :

Nice to see the competition for space tourism is picking up. $100,000 is a lot cheaper then virgins $200,000.

Polaris 2013-04-16 12:30


Darkflame 2013-04-24 11:26

Speaking of wow...this is just $80 and out very soon:

Comes with free SDK too.

Darkflame 2013-04-24 13:47

This is pretty cool too; wringing out water on the ISS:

Looks really alien the way it goes around his hand.

Polaris 2013-04-24 14:27

Zero gravity is just so awesome.

"Bags can't hold water in space." Never thought of that :lol:
Funny how our everyday life reflexes don't apply up there.

That leap motion thingy is interesting aswell, but isn't it the exact same thing as the kinect ?

Darkflame 2013-04-24 14:32

Yes, its next gen Kinect basically - same company behind it.
Frankly amazed microsoft didn't buy them out.

What excites me is the hacking/homewbrew possibility - there was all sorts of stuff made for the Kinect despite it being designed for the xbox. This time you got a tiny, pretty cheap device with much better specs and they are positively encouraging developments.

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