Sunday, August 25, 2013

Floating In Sound? -- Mind Blow #50

If you "need more input", here's a variety of interesting and, at times, beautiful "input".

Friday, August 16, 2013

Hydrofoils, From DIY to....?

Hydrofoil transportation is fairly complex and finicky while underway but Ray Vellinga has info to help improve your design time.  Tinkerers from all walks of life have attempted to beat gravity, even Leonardo Da Vinci!  Where would we be without tinkereres?

One of the most basic hydrofoils is the Aqua Skipper from Washington State.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Loopy? No, it’s Hyperloopy

Elon Musk's ideas float in rarified air, but unlike other dreamers, he has a way of making them real!  How
refreshing it is when most of us are, in the words of Lewis Carol, "Running as fast as we can to stay in the same place."  Now there's some vision for you.  Even in the times of the author of "Alice In Wonderland" he was able to stay ahead of his "stuff" enough to pack in enough time to write one of the most fanciful books of the century, to keep the dreamer in us alive and not merely relegated to childhood fancy.

On August 12th of this year his new idea to transport people from LA to SF in 30 minutes will be announced.

Loopy? No, it’s Hyperloopy

Elon Musk has proven himself over and over from the invention of "paypal" to the totally electric Tesla Roadster to his SpaceX exploration of redesigning spacecraft flight as a private non governmental effort, thus more fluid in redesign capability.

I sure would like to see a forward looking solution to the high speed rail project that has excited our political figures in our bankrupt state of California.  August 12th sounds like the right time!