With his tethered quadcopter Fotokite, Russian-born inventor Sergei Lupashin plans to put aerial photography and the power of unmanned aerial vehicles in the hands of of journalists, architects and artists. Interestingly, this device was actually inspired by a 2011 protest in Russia. We talked to Lupashin to find out more about this inciting moment, and about how [ … ]
Death, it seems is an immutable fact of life. We are tethered to it, destined for it, and indeed fearful of it. Throughout history mankind has sought to cheat this inevitable end. It seems we have a very strong urge to stave of death’s grip or at...
Two US astronauts on Sunday made speedy work of their third spacewalk to get the International Space Station ready for the arrival of more commercial spacecraft in the coming years. Tethered to the outside of the orbiting outpost, space...Show More Summary
Tether anchors, a critical part of a car's Latch system, often go unused by parents and caregivers. In sedans, where the tether anchors are easy to find on the rear shelf behind the head restraints, they're used only 52 percent...
When you've got a fever and the only prescription is... regular medicine, a wearable from the University of Tokyo could help. Researchers developed a flexible, printable, autonomous armband that notifies doctors when you have a fever or erratic heart...
It's all-too-easy to see your mother as a woman whose life exists only within visible proximity, her life inexorably tethered to yours. The first time I realized this notion is a fallacy -- that my mother's life extends far beyond the...Show More Summary
Since the incorporation of the iPad and others into your workflow, the biggest issue has been the best mounting system to use. It could be a tethered screen, or camranger, or shooting notes or lighting sketches you need to have in front of you Whether you need to access the tablet on a light stand, […]
Here is a video from a local news station in Toowomba, Australia. Due to the stringent gun control in Australia it took a bit of hoop jumping to get the go ahead to build an indoor range as part of a gun store. One of the major problems was to mitigate any chance of accident […] Read More … The post Tethered Guns at Indoor Range appeared first on The Firearm Blog.
Usually, puzzle platformers feature a single protagonist, as the player guides him through environments filled with perils. In some cases, as with Ilomilo or ibb and obb, two are tethered to one another by the common goal of touching a thing and/or getting to the exit. Show More Summary
Fujifilm is to release a new version of its Raw File Converter EX at the end of the month, bringing the film simulation modes used in its X-series cameras to the Silkypix-based desktop software package. Initially the new feature will...Show More Summary
The NFL's franchise tag is a sinister beast. It takes human beings playing our most violent sport and tethers them to a franchise without one iota of their input regarding a contract that allows them to be dumped 12 months later without...Show More Summary
Hey there, mortal earth creatures. While you were busy being bound by the tethers of normality and your petty 9-t0-5 concerns, two transcendent artists—she of the cemetery and he of something far worse (a college MFA writing program)—have been collaborating with the intention of creating something truly remarkable and awful. Show More Summary
The consumer world is becoming powered by mobile devices, but those devices are still powered by being tethered to a wall or a reserve power pack. What if you could generate power for your mobile devices simply by moving your body, and the power source was almost unnoticeable?
3D Printers are super convenient when you need a part quickly. However, they can be seriously inconvenient if the 3D printer has to be tethered to your computer for the duration of the entire print. [Matt] purchased a Makerfarm i3v printer and has been using it a bunch. Show More Summary
Bluetooth-enabled speakers are useful – as you do not need to get tethered to a particular device, and not only that, this means that there are no wires for you to trip over – literally speaking. However, when you take a shower and would...Show More Summary
Tethered to your laptop at home, unable to venture out into the snowy world? If you’re looking for something to read, we’ve got a few ideas. Here are a few Nieman Lab stories from recent weeks and months you might enjoy — if you didn’t catch them the first time around. What does Facebook’s new...
While 1.6 billion people around the world take the latest and greatest smartphones for granted, many in emerging markets remain tethered to older devices. That's likely why Facebook quietly rolled out Facebook Lite, a lightweight Android version of the full app, to eight countries last week. Show More Summary
The company’s drone-on-a-string provides an extra pair of eyes in tight spots
Like a teenager going off to college, DARPA's Atlas robot has cut the tether and is walking on its own without a safety line. The centerpiece of this year's DARPA Robotics Challenge (DRC), the upgraded Atlas robot was unveiled to the...Show More Summary
It was the subtitle of Amy Fusselman's new book, Savage Park, that got my attention: A Meditation on Play, Space, and Risk for Americans Who Are Nervous, Distracted, and Afraid to Die. As a restless American who is tethered to her chirping...Show More Summary