This collection of video and a few audio files represents files that have been featured on the RF
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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
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!
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.
KB2GSD give a video tribute to Ham radio. You know him as Walter Cronkite. ...and that's the way it is.
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.
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."
Micro Air Vehicle has a curious
to the Imperial Probe
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.
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 it quiet.
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.
to this YouTube video, here is how a REAL engineer cooks a hot dog.
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
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.