Posts Tagged ‘Flying’

The Bug Highway

Thursday, March 31st, 2011

Right above you, totally invisible, is an enormous herd of animal life — tiny bugs riding the wind currents. Found at Vimeo from npr.

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:

How To Quit Your Job: The Jet Blue Slide

Thursday, August 12th, 2010

Jet Blue flight attendant Steven Slater’s memorable tarmac meltdown at J.F.K. airport has made him a hero among flight attendants online. Michelle Miller reports. Found at YouTube from CBSNewsOnline.

The Coolest Way To Mow The Lawn

Monday, January 4th, 2010

The world’s most expensive lawn mower.

Amazing, Massive Cloud Of Birds Swarm Denmark

Saturday, November 14th, 2009

This amazing footage shows a flock of 3000,0000 birds swarming Denmark in on massive, shape-shifting cloud. Fout at Holy Kaw! via Huffington Post via BuzzFeed via LiveLeak.com.

Laser-Propelled Flying Saucer

Monday, November 9th, 2009

The “Lightcraft” is a laser-propelled spacecraft concept that could ultimately run on other beamed energies, such as microwave. Found at YouTube from SpaceRip via Current.