Tech Tuesday on Wednesday July 8th, 2015

This week the physics of sparklers, custom 3D printed cars (for the road), and you don’t have to travel to a galaxy far far away – hoverbike technology is here.

Hoverbikes are real:  The United States Army Research, Development and Engineering Command has commissioned two companies to develop hoverbike technology. Malloy Aeronautics earlier this month demoed a working hoverbike at the Paris Air Show.

Customize your own 3D Printed Car: The new car is an EV and Local Motors hopes that the car will be able to be 3D printed on demand and it is intended to allow the customer to add custom colors and trim pieces to the car.

The Physics of Sparklers:  It depends on the kind of sparkler, but the temperature of these sparks can be anywhere from 1800°F to 3000°F (1000°C – 1600°C).


Tech Tuesday on Wednesday July 1st, 2015

This weeks less than typical tech news includes battling drones (as a hobby), a “camera”(or is it an accessory) from OLYMPUS for your smartphone, and IKEA scries the connected kitchen of the future.

Game of Drones “…aerial sports — drone fighting and racing — seem primed to become a major new driver of consumer drone sales, and Cornblatt is sitting atop a deranged and delightful empire in the making.”

OLYMPUS ups your selfie game: “Officially called the Olympus Air A01, the 16-megapixel camera is more of smartphone camera accessory than a typical mirrorless camera. Olympus has managed to cram the sensor, storage, battery and other camera functions into a handheld body that is about the same size as an average DSLR lens.”

IKEA explores the concept kitchen of 2025: “Ten years in the future, the world will be a very different place. (Read how). What does that mean for us, for the design of kitchens, and the people who make them – and how will we be able to live a sustainable life at home?”