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It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Fotokite! TED Fellow Sergei Lupashin brings aerial photography down to Earth

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 [ … ]

The Dark Quest to Reanimate the Dead

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...

U.S. astronauts speed through spacewalk

3 days agoNews : The Newsroom

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

Trucks' Tether Anchors Are Often Tricky to Find, Use

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...

Light-powered armband monitors your vitals without tethering you

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...

I Owe My Life to My Mother's Abortion

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

Octa : Tablet Mounting System – Packs Small, Plays Big

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, […]

Tethered Guns at Indoor Range

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.

Shiftlings follows two space janitors as they try not to be F.I.R.E.D.

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 adds film simulation to Raw File Converter EX 2.0 and tethered shooting for X-T1

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

2015 NFL Free Agents: Predicting Likeliest Players to Receive Franchise Tag

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

James Franco and Lana Del Rey Want to Make Insufferable Movie Together

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

Flexible nanogenerator harvests muscle movement to power mobile devices

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?

Dumpster Dive Results In 3D Print Server Project

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 Suction Cup Speaker plays back music while you take a shower

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

Tied up at home? Have some Nieman Lab #BlizzardReads

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...

Facebook quietly rolled out a bare-bones app in emerging markets

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

Redesigned Atlas robot can walk tether-free

last monthTechnology / Gadgets : Gizmag

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

Playing With Fire and Facing Death in Savage Park

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

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