Applied Technotopia

Oct 01

Another anniversary! Happy birthday to Japans bullet train!

The bullet train is a Japanese trademark. It is, in other words, a landmark in motion. Today, 50 years to the time it made a trip for the first time, between Tokyo and Osaka, Japan is celebrating a major milestone in the history of its beloved bullet-shaped train. (via The Big Picture)

Another anniversary! Happy birthday to Japans bullet train!

The bullet train is a Japanese trademark. It is, in other words, a landmark in motion. Today, 50 years to the time it made a trip for the first time, between Tokyo and Osaka, Japan is celebrating a major milestone in the history of its beloved bullet-shaped train. (via The Big Picture)

Innovation comes in all shapes. “With this doodad, you’ll never have to tie your shoelaces again” (via CNET)

Innovation comes in all shapes. “With this doodad, you’ll never have to tie your shoelaces again” (via CNET)

Happy Birthday NASA!

#OTD 1958 the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics was preparing for a change. On Oct 1 it would become NASA. pic.twitter.com/2mUuxQIQN0
— NASA History Office (@NASAhistory)
September 30, 2014

Happy Birthday NASA!

#OTD 1958 the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics was preparing for a change. On Oct 1 it would become NASA. pic.twitter.com/2mUuxQIQN0

— NASA History Office (@NASAhistory)
September 30, 2014

Wind energy in Europe.
mapsontheweb:

Wind Power Capacity in the European Union

Wind energy in Europe.

mapsontheweb:

Wind Power Capacity in the European Union

(Source: reddit.com)

Sep 30

A rather true gif about asteroids.
spaceplasma:

What’s six miles wide and can end civilization in an instant? An asteroid — and there are lots of them out there →

A rather true gif about asteroids.

spaceplasma:

What’s six miles wide and can end civilization in an instant? An asteroid — and there are lots of them out there

(via sagansense)

MITs Cheetah finally runs untethered.

"A lot of robots in development are able to perform amazing feats in a laboratory setting when they’ve got plenty of tethers and cables keeping them perpetually powered and safe. The real test of their capabilities is when they’re forced to explore and interact in a real-world environment, like the robot cheetah that researchers at MIT are developing, which recently took its first untethered steps outside.” (via Gizmodo)

MITs Cheetah finally runs untethered.

"A lot of robots in development are able to perform amazing feats in a laboratory setting when they’ve got plenty of tethers and cables keeping them perpetually powered and safe. The real test of their capabilities is when they’re forced to explore and interact in a real-world environment, like the robot cheetah that researchers at MIT are developing, which recently took its first untethered steps outside.” (via Gizmodo)

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