On March 3, 1969, the United States Navy established an elite school for the top one percent of its pilots. On February 8, 2015 Geekhack member Data came up with a design for keycaps inspired by Top Gun and the Blue Angels.
It wasn’t all that long ago that GPS technology was a rare commodity. These days, nearly every handheld device has GPS-powered navigation and tracking technology built into it. But now global positioning systems have the potential to impact our lives in ways we couldn’t have dreamed of 10 years ago.
Despite tremendous technological advancements over the last several decades, there are still numerous challenges which face the world every day. The Air Force has just launched a new website to encourage collaborative problem solving, and to create solutions which could someday be used in the field to help save troop and civilian lives or improve operational efficiency.
Of all the gadgets and gizmos that Batman uses to fight crime, one of the ones I always thought was most interesting was his grappling hook gun that he can fire up onto ledges or the top of buildings to climb.
There’s a reason why video game consoles like the Sony PS3 are restricted to some countries. It’s because if you have enough of them, you can build your own supercomputer. The Condor Project is a supercomputer made out of 1,716 PS3 networked together for the US Air Force.
I’ve heard my share of horror stories of people dropping their iPhone 4 out of their pocket and having the screen shatter on impact. That’s why I was amazed when I read about this iPhone 4 which was accidentally dropped out of an airplane – and survived with nary a scratch.
Tonight’s nightmare is brought to you by the US Air Force Research Laboratory and their Playstation 1 – era CG presentation of the Micro Air Vehicles project. Narrated by someone who sounds almost exactly the same as Metal Gear Solid’s Col.
The Blue Hawk’s got nothing on this one. ICON’s Warthog motorcycle is based on a US Air Force fighter jet bearing the same nickname. It has an 800-watt MTX Audio system, an 8″ LCD Screen, and a rear view camera.