Tagged: flight

MH17 tragedy – 2 years on - Open Parachute

Ken Perrott Jul 19, 2016

Two years on and there has yet to be a a decision on who was responsible for shooting down Malaysian Airlines MH17 over Eastern Ukraine.   This video shows the local memorial meeting held near the crash site. We often forget that the locals in such tragedies also suffer as they have to deal with the destruction and death … Read More

The personal jetpack – who will get there first? - Griffin's Gadgets

Peter Griffin Dec 10, 2015

It has been a rollercoaster of a year for Martin Jetpack, the innovative Christchurch company that for years has been chipping away on developing a “practical” personal jetpack.  Glenn Martin In June, the company’s founder, Glenn Martin, abruptly quit, seemingly dismayed at the direction the company that bears his name was going in. You see, Martin’s original vision, over 35 … Read More

TOSP Episode 7: October 25th 2011 - The Sciblogs Podcast

Aimee Whitcroft Oct 25, 2011

Featuring (very) bright sparks, biomimicry and flight, Dance Your PhD, NASA inventions, carbon nano-onions, Iceland’s renewable internet, spider silk, zoned-out rats, forecasting with Twitter, autistic facial characteristics, a new superconductivity, the geek book list, Tell Us A Story 2011 winners, and the economics of milk. Also featuring some Interesting Things, including a comment on a paper showing how cats lap … Read More

Man-made bird flies - Code for life

Grant Jacobs Jul 18, 2011

I want one of these. Way better than those little rubber-band powered balsa and polystyrene gliders we had as kids. Of course what these people have developed is a little more advanced than a bit of wood and foam - and a whole lot more fun to watch. This … Read More