engineeringisawesome:

Lockheed Martin announced this week the Skunk Works division is working on the SR-72, son of the SR-71 Blackbird. A presumed unmanned aircraft with top speeds of up to Mach 6 and paired with hyper-sonic weaponry, it has the capability to strike a target anywhere across a continent in under an hour. 
Full press-release and additional concept renders here

engineeringisawesome:

Lockheed Martin announced this week the Skunk Works division is working on the SR-72, son of the SR-71 Blackbird. A presumed unmanned aircraft with top speeds of up to Mach 6 and paired with hyper-sonic weaponry, it has the capability to strike a target anywhere across a continent in under an hour. 

Full press-release and additional concept renders here

(Source: defensematters)

matthen:

Draw a perfect triangle on a piece of paper, and then draw around the triangle free-hand. Try to make each new shape closely match the previous one, including its imperfections. You’ll find wavy patterns developing (just like doing the same with straight lines) which makes a nice picture.  But can you manage to do all this, with the ultimate goal that after 50 lines you will reach a perfect square?  This animation shows a computer program having a go. [code]

matthen:

Draw a perfect triangle on a piece of paper, and then draw around the triangle free-hand. Try to make each new shape closely match the previous one, including its imperfections. You’ll find wavy patterns developing (just like doing the same with straight lines) which makes a nice picture.  But can you manage to do all this, with the ultimate goal that after 50 lines you will reach a perfect square?  This animation shows a computer program having a go. [code]

(via visualizingmath)

(Source: defensematters)

physicsphysics:

utilitarianthings:

The Float Table is a matrix of “magnetized” wooden cubes that levitate with respect to one another. The repelling cubes are held in equilibrium by a system of tensile steel cables.

It’s classical physics applied to modern design. Each handcrafted table is precisely tuned to seem rigid and stable, yet a touch reveals the secret to Float’s dynamic character.

Magnets, bitch!

(Source: rockpaperrobot.com)

futuramb:


Whoa: Boston Dynamics Announces New “WildCat” Quadruped Evan Ackerman, ieee.org
Boston Dynamics has just updated its YouTube channel with some new videos. One of them is an update on Atlas. Another is an update on LS3. And the third is this: WildCat, a totally new quadruped robot based on Cheetah, and out of nowhere, there’s…

Another step for machine-kind…

futuramb:

Whoa: Boston Dynamics Announces New “WildCat” Quadruped
Evan Ackerman, ieee.org

Boston Dynamics has just updated its YouTube channel with some new videos. One of them is an update on Atlas. Another is an update on LS3. And the third is this: WildCat, a totally new quadruped robot based on Cheetah, and out of nowhere, there’s…

Another step for machine-kind…

alexanderhking:

Edgar Martins | The Time Machine 2011

I listened to Edgar Martins give an overview of his practice and introduce his latest project, The Time Machine, at Photofusion yesterday. This work see’s Martins access Hydro-electricity plants across Europe. In doing so, he explores the desertification of these spaces, which when set-up were once teeming with a busy workforce, and are instead now manned and operated (automated) by only a handful of staff; including the cleaners.

(via architectureofdoom)

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