Geoengineering involves changing our environment to suit human needs better. This article looks at ways geoengineers have thought about reducing global warming by not reducing greenhouse gasses, but by proactively doing something about it. Some pretty far out ideas, such as floating white plastic islands in oceans, space mirrors and lacing the atmosphere with sulphur Read more about Geoengineering[…]

Computers reading emotions

Our faces express our emotions – apparently there are around 20 key facial movements expressed around 24 facial feature points, which betray our emotions. By scanning these points intelligently, and detecting things such as facial form, computers can read the emotions of those using them. Ideas posited in the article: websites advertising products directed at Read more about Computers reading emotions[…]

Boys from Bahrain

A 1990 Gulf War I home video made by RAF fighter boys flying Tornadoes. Tres inspirational. Apparently the full version is around 15 minutes long. On pprune a guy is offering that version for sale on E-Bay with the proceeds going towards the RAF Benevolent Fund.

Giant crossbow to shoot man 20 miles into the air

Brian Walker, mad scientist and all around crazy person, plans to shoot himself 20 miles into the air in a homemade rocket launched from the world’s biggest crossbow. The rocket, which has a jet turbine with 1,350 pounds of thrust, will shoot off the track of the giant crossbow shown above, which is equipped with Read more about Giant crossbow to shoot man 20 miles into the air[…]

SSTAR – small, sealed, transportable, autonomous reactor The aim is to create a sealed reactor that can be delivered to a site, left to generate power for up to 30 years, and retrieved when its fuel is spent. The developers claim that no one would be able to remove the fissile material from the reactor because its core would be inside Read more about SSTAR – small, sealed, transportable, autonomous reactor[…]