Archive for March 27th, 2011

Two Suns In The Sunset

Sunday, March 27th, 2011 asked Jim Kaler, a University of Illinois astronomer, about the two suns phenomenon. Kaler explained that the double sun image is an effect of optical refraction that is not fully explained by science. Found at YouTube from asnavas via

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SmartBird: Mechanical Bird That Actually Flies

Sunday, March 27th, 2011

This is insane. Festo’s SmartBird, which is inspired by the herring gull, can start, fly and land autonomously with no additional drive mechanism. Its wings not only beat up and down, but also twist at specific angles. Found at YouTube from FestoHQ via technabob.

This animation demonstrates how the mechanics of the SmartBird works:

Escaping Death

Sunday, March 27th, 2011

This is one lucky dude. A skier loses his footing and falls off a cliff rock face while his wearable camera captures it all, down to his relief at remaining unharmed. Found at YouTube from donnellyAF.