Archive for ‘engineering’

February 16, 2019

Astronaut trivial pursuit

by allthoughtswork

Hint: You will lose. Accept it and move on.

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February 13, 2019

Ever wanted to see air?

by allthoughtswork

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You know you have. Go to Simscale.com and try not to spend hours staring at buildings being hit by hurricanes.

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January 19, 2019

Leap of Faith

by duncanr

using space technology, a russian company has designed a compact parachute type device to allow folk to jump safely from a tall building to escape fire – http://tinyurl.com/y83fdjfo

the device, which looks like an ordinary backpack, is fastened to a person’s back in an emergency

they then sit on window ledge, back facing out, and pull a ring which inflates the backpack – it is self-righting to ensure a safe and soft landing on the ground below


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a clever idea, but while might work well if only one or two folk trying to escape a burning multi-storey building, not sure how effective it would be in real-life situation, e.g., Grenfell Tower where many folk are jumping simultaneously – can picture folk falling on top of one another before the first jumpers have had a chance to clear the ‘landing area’

January 10, 2019

She Bon Project

by duncanr

Sarah Petkus is designing and engineering devices that attach to the body to monitor and manipulate female arousal – boing, boing


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next, her thigh-gap and hot spot generator . . .

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October 19, 2018

D.I.Y. Off Road Electric Wheelchair

by duncanr

if I ever lose the use of my legs, I want one of these – would need to come fitted with some kind of storage facility though, e.g., basket, or pannier to carry essential supplies like wine, samosas, and dog food