Solar Eclipse

Today for the first time in 38 years the United States got to view an amazing event, “A Solar Eclipse.” Now to most people, they might just ignore the event because no one really cares about staring at the Sun. But this is a must view and it only comes by every so often.

Meaning the next Solar Eclipse will be April 8, 2024 8 years away

“ATTENTION”- (DO NOT LOOK AT THE SUN WITHOUT PROPER EYE PROTECTION) YOU WILL GO BLIND!

Info: To start taking photos or even video of the sun is tricky and very important. Starting with knowing what types of filters to use plus getting the focal length correct so that your image will be viewable. The photo taken above was shot with a none expensive camera so don’t get discouraged by outrages prices of equipment. 

Filters used above:

  • B+W IR Filter 830
  • B+W IR Filter 695 20x-40x
  • B+W 040 4x E (orange tint filter)
  • Vivitar UV Filter

Now this is a simple set up. Most rigs for this type of photography requires 400mm-1200mm+ focal length scopes/lens and special H-alpha, Mylar, or ND filter to block out the harsh rays of the sun. Find what works for you but be sure you know what you’re doing when it comes to the setup. 

Note: Some filters block out visible light but not harmful Ultra violet light, which can burn an image on your cornea with no pain or feeling at all. Please be careful and enjoy the science of space.

Solar Eclipse Full Collage 

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Pavegen

Where Does Power Come From And Where Is It Going?

 

“Left, left, left right left.” A song we Americans know all to well. As soldiers fall in line, train, singing a song, making them synchronize with each other. They create a symbolism of unity that is far greater and more important then one man could do by himself in the military.

That unity helps build something that is more then just a march. 

We don’t think about light much as millennials because from birth it’s always been there. Electricity lighting up every corner of the United States that if you drive now, it would take you a hour or more to get to a place where there is no electricity. No light to guide your way. Yet even then you probably have a flash light in your car or even a cell phone to help you out. Well now you might not need anything but your feet to light your way.

“My idea was a floor tile that would convert the kinetic energy from a footstep into electricity,” Laurence Kemball-Cook

 

Take a step, take two or three. Start walking by lighting the future

Product Specifications


Pavegen
is a storing device that converts kinetic energy into electricity to power devices of all types. By adding pressure to the device implanted in the ground. The Pavegen creates a pulse or energy that creates 7 watts of power. Simple enough. Now by adding multiple set points, say through a walk way or on the sidewalk in the park. You could use this technology to light up the way along the sidewalk as people walk by, pedipower.

 

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Take a look at some installations already being put to work…

 

Nigeria

People Powered Football Pitch                                   


England

Simon Langton School

Terminal 3, Heathrow Airport

The Crystal

Heathrow Airport     

Renaissance Works Offices, London

West Ham Station, London 2012 Olympics


Brazil     

Shell, Rio de Janeiro


South Africa   

Samsung


France

St. Omer Train Station


Australia

Federation Square, Melbourne


USA

Bloomington School, USA

Flyboard Air

 


How many times a day do you look up at the sky?

Once…twice…three times…a lot…to much?

At one point or another we find ourselves staring at the sky. As if we have this spiritual connection to it. Over thousands of years the fascination never stopped. We observe it, study it, even dream about the mystical blue wonder. Yet most humans in history never had the chance to witness it first hand. To feel the breeze of air on your face. To see a cloud for what it truly is. Even touching it as you sit in the cockpit of a biplane. Why?


Does our obsession have to do with the fact that at we remain grounded on a daily basis?

 


 

Now that might change! With advances in modern techniques in UAVs (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle). Their has been a big push to find more applications for drones. Right now most drones are smaller then a cardboard box and can only fly for a limited amount of time.  Other then the military types. But the thing that most of us don’t realize is we only fly it around in our backyards. This doesn’t put us in the sky and without VR headsets it’s only a extension of our site. But what if someone found a way to change that. To help you bring your childhood dream to life. 

“I personally dreamed for this day to happen and I am excited to tell you that personal flight may soon be possible.” Meet Zapata Racing

Flyboard Air is an idea that every child has imagined, but till recently no one has been able to manifest into reality. It took advances in water hoverboard technology and UAV turbine technology to influence Zapata Racing to create something extraordinary. Although it’s still in the early stages of testing. Flyboard Air has already started to make strides in the hoverboard/jetpack industry.

Guinness Book World Record

7,388 feet 

which surpasses the old distances record of (905 ft 2 in) Link

Flyboard Air

Features:

 Four 250-horsepower turbo engines

Jet A1 kerosene fueled

10,000 feet

Up to 93mph (150km/h)

10 min autonomy

Recently, some companies are starting to take interest in Zapata’s technology. Implant Sciences being a big player, has already submitted a letter of intent. Meaning soon Zapata Racing could be purchased by the leader in machines for explosives detection. Link

 

 

Last Edit: 9/05/2017