Monthly Archives October 2012

US MILITARY TO PLAN ANOTHER SUPERSONIC UNMANNED FLIGHT

UNMANNED SUPERSONIC FLIGHT YET AGAIN AFTER INITIAL ATTEMPT

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The US military says it is planning another unmanned hypersonic flight in the wake of a failed attempt.

The flight, scheduled for next US spring or summer, would be the fourth test of the experimental X-51A Waverider designed to reach Mach 6, or 5793 km/h, after being dropped by a B-52 bomber.

The US Air Force has been studying hypersonic technologies with the hopes of deploying fast strikes around the globe.

Two months ago, a problem with a control fin during the third flight caused an X-51A to lose balance and crash off the Southern California coast.

Though the aircraft successfully detached from the B-52 and ignited its rocket booster to fly to Mach 4...

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SPY ON YOURSELF WITH GO-PRO HERO CAM GEAR OR USE FOR YOUR FACEBOOK PROFILE

 

Record your adventure or extreme sport activity on video.

SELF HERO CAMS FOR THE LONE ADVENTURER OR EXTREME SPORTS ENTHUSIAST

GoPro 3 ... competitors may be a decade too late.

There have been two major milestones in narcissistic photography in the past century. The first was the invention of the self-timer, which Kodak began selling during World War I. The second came a few years ago, as teenagers stood before mirrors taking pictures of themselves with camera phones to share online.

The camera phone is perfect for the social networking era, but even smartphones have a limitation: you need to hold them.

As the smartphone has pushed some camera companies off a cliff, a tiny, ultra-high-resolution camera that can record that very feat has taken off into the stratosphere, figuratively and literally.

The GoPro, which costs $200 to $40...

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