Wierd Science and Technology

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Wierd Science and Technology

Post by Mad Monk » Thu Feb 11, 2010 12:16 pm

Well, since at least part of Fel's work is Science fiction, why not have a cool Gadgets thread?

I'll start with this device: The Nasa "Puffin" personal transporter

http://www.wired.com/autopia/2010/01/nasa-puffin/
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Re: Wierd Science and Technology

Post by nicolai » Thu Feb 11, 2010 5:19 pm

It looks intriguing, but it has the same problem that all tail-standers have: it'll be a first class bitch to land. With some decent range, though (more than the current 50 miles), I just might be interested.
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Re: Wierd Science and Technology

Post by dellstart » Thu Feb 11, 2010 10:43 pm

nicolai wrote:It looks intriguing, but it has the same problem that all tail-standers have: it'll be a first class bitch to land. With some decent range, though (more than the current 50 miles), I just might be interested.
true that!


Ok MM. more in the line of amazing useless innovations da da! http://weburbanist.com/2009/09/29/alarm ... rm-clocks/

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Re: Wierd Science and Technology

Post by ANTIcarrot » Fri Feb 12, 2010 6:05 am

nicolai wrote:It looks intriguing, but it has the same problem that all tail-standers have: it'll be a first class bitch to land.
Well, technically unstabble aircraft are a first bitch to fly too - which is why the pilots don't do so. That's what flight computers are for! :wink: Radar ranging systems are cheap enough to be fitted to cars now. If it ever gets built, landing may be as simple as pressing the 'stop' button.
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