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Star Wars LEGO World’s Largest X-WING New York Times Square Yoda Chronicles Behind The Scenes

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Star Wars LEGO World’s Largest X-WING New York Times Square Yoda Chronicles Behind The Scenes

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Yodasnews gets an exclusive early look at the World’s Largest X-WING ever constructed – debuted May 23rd in New York Times Square to promote The Yoda Chronicles. Filmed in New York on May 16th with full permission of LEGO – All rights belong to Yodasnews.com.

US Navy Laser Cannon Shoots Down Drone - Laser Weapon System (LaWS)

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US Navy Laser Cannon Shoots Down Drone - Laser Weapon System (LaWS)

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Footage of the Laser Weapon System (laWs) test which took place last year, has recently been released. The US Navy installed this laser device on-board the USS Dewey destroyer ship. The United States government is already starting to deploy this technology to the Persian Gulf. (SAN DIEGO, Calif. Jul. 30, 2012)

LaWS is built by the Naval Sea Systems Command from commercial fiber solid state lasers, utilizing combination methods developed at the Naval Research Laboratory. LaWS can be directed onto targets from the radar track obtained from a MK 15 Phalanx Close-In Weapon system or other targeting source. The Office of Naval Research’s Solid State Laser (SSL) portfolio includes LaWS development and upgrades providing a quick reaction capability for the fleet with an affordable SSL weapon prototype. This capability provides Navy ships a method for Sailors to easily defeat small boat threats and aerial targets without using bullets.

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Thumb Snatchers From the Moon Cocoon

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Thumb Snatchers From the Moon Cocoon

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This 100% hand-made, action-packed short film tries to keep up as a Texas Sheriff hilariously massacres a race of clumsy aliens.

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The iPad Document Scanner

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The iPad Document Scanner

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The iPad Document Scanner

 

This is the device that scans documents directly to an iPad. The scanner automatically feeds pictures and documents up to 8 1/2″ x 14″ and converts them to JPEGs that are stored on a docked iPad. Eliminating the need to scan documents to a computer before transferring them to an iPad, the device saves scanned images directly to the iPad’s camera roll. The scanning progress appears in real time on the iPad and images are scanned at 300 dpi, ensuring documents are preserved as clear, full-color digital photos. The scanner charges an iPad while it is docked and includes a clear plastic sleeve for protecting documents and photographs while they are scanning. Requires a free app. Compatible with iPad 2 and iPad. 12″ L x 4 1/2″ W 2 3/4″ D. (1 1/2 lbs.)

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The Petersen Automotive Museum Vault - Coolest Celebrity Cars of All Time

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The Petersen Automotive Museum Vault - Coolest Celebrity Cars of All Time

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The Petersen Automotive Museum, based in Hollywood, opens its vault to present some of the most prized automobiles. Due to the size of the 400 car collection, only about 150-175 of the cars can be on display at a given time.

Csaba Csere of Car and Driver Tested and curator of the museum Leslie Kendall show a variety of vintage models and cars that reach as far back into the history of the automobile as the late 1800s. The show also introduces some of the most famous cars in Hollywood history.

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Festo - BionicOpter

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Festo - BionicOpter

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Festo – BionicOpter

With the BionicOpter, Festo has technically mastered the highly complex flight characteristics of the dragonfly. Just like its model in nature, this ultralight flying object can fly in all directions, hover in mid-air and glide without beating its wings.

The robotic’s unique way of flying is made possible by the lightweight construction and the integration of functions: components such as sensors, actuators and mechanical components as well as open- and closed-loop control systems are installed in a very tight space and adapted to one another.

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Festo - BionicOpter

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Festo - BionicOpter

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Festo – BionicOpter

With the BionicOpter, Festo has technically mastered the highly complex flight characteristics of the dragonfly. Just like its model in nature, this ultralight flying object can fly in all directions, hover in mid-air and glide without beating its wings.

The robotic’s unique way of flying is made possible by the lightweight construction and the integration of functions: components such as sensors, actuators and mechanical components as well as open- and closed-loop control systems are installed in a very tight space and adapted to one another.

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Festo - BionicOpter

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Festo - BionicOpter

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Festo – BionicOpter

With the BionicOpter, Festo has technically mastered the highly complex flight characteristics of the dragonfly. Just like its model in nature, this ultralight flying object can fly in all directions, hover in mid-air and glide without beating its wings.

The robotic’s unique way of flying is made possible by the lightweight construction and the integration of functions: components such as sensors, actuators and mechanical components as well as open- and closed-loop control systems are installed in a very tight space and adapted to one another.

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April Fools to the World… Nerd Style!

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April Fools to the World… Nerd Style!

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April Fools to the World… Nerd Style!

The biggest companies in the world prank the world with epic April Fools campaigns. April Fools 2013 includes: Introducing Google Nose, Explore Treasure Mode with Google Maps, YouTube’s ready to select a winner, Introducing Gmail Blue.

Sunken Observation Platform

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Sunken Observation Platform

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Sunken Observation Platform

Located in one of Vöcklabruck’s parks in Austria, this clever observation platform allows visitors to walk below the water’s surface without getting them wet. Well, maybe except when it rains, and the water level rises a bit.

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