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!
is now putting Minority Report display technology on your coffee table. This is a must-see
to conference rooms and navigation systems near you.
Microwave fireworks 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."
Morse Code vs.
Text Messaging (SMS) contest on Jay Leno. Which do you think won? The audience chose SMS. Thanks to Cornell D. for sending this.
According to this YouTube
video, here is how a REAL engineer cooks a hot dog.
Sure, it is a sales pitch for Blendtec
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.
Watch KB2GSD give a video tribute to Ham radio.
You know him as Walter Cronkite. ...and that's the way it is.
Honeywell's Micro Air Vehicle has a curious
resemblance to the
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
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
Meet 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.