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Inside Information On Space Travel was published by Benwig Books in 1970 as part of a series of factual information books for children.

Shiny

Shiny

What would a Starship look like? Obviously this….
I keed I keed.

What would a Starship look like? Obviously this….Jefferson

I keed I keed.

Zha’s bidirectional flying wing kicks the general concept up a notch by essentially laying two flying wings on top of one another at a 90 degree angle, so that the aircraft faces one way for subsonic flight and rotates another way for supersonic flight. 


http://www.livescience.com/22828-supersonic-flying-wing-nasa.html?FB
http://www.myscience.us/wire/aerospace_engineer_s_supersonic_futuristic_flying_wing_design_wins_prestigious_nasa_grant-2012-miami

Zha’s bidirectional flying wing kicks the general concept up a notch by essentially laying two flying wings on top of one another at a 90 degree angle, so that the aircraft faces one way for subsonic flight and rotates another way for supersonic flight. 

flying wing

http://www.livescience.com/22828-supersonic-flying-wing-nasa.html?FB

http://www.myscience.us/wire/aerospace_engineer_s_supersonic_futuristic_flying_wing_design_wins_prestigious_nasa_grant-2012-miami

What is Tek RMD from Tek RMC on Vimeo.

Brilliant design.  Tek RMD (Robotic Mobilization Device)

Based upon the Computer-Braille input method. I think this is mad brilliant. I certainly would like to see how accurate I could become with practice. One flaw I can imagine, since my phone is having this precise issue; what happens when part of the touch screen fails? Obviously there is a feedback response but suppose the input is only slightly off, we’d misspell some serious odd words using only 6 points of input. Oh well I can’t wait to see what happens.

Braille Touch would change that. It is based on Computer Braille, a system of typing that allows users to input up to 63 characters through pressing different combinations of just six buttons — three on each side of the phone. Users of this new typing system hold the phone facing away from the body, using the middle three fingers of each hand to chord in letters, numbers and characters such as exclamation points and the “at” sign. Spaces and backspaces can be entered through gestures of flicking left or right on the phone.
In user tests conducted by the Georgia Tech researchers, some visually impaired people were able to reach up to 32 words per minute with 92% accuracy with a prototype app for the iPhone.

Based upon the Computer-Braille input method. I think this is mad brilliant. I certainly would like to see how accurate I could become with practice. One flaw I can imagine, since my phone is having this precise issue; what happens when part of the touch screen fails? Obviously there is a feedback response but suppose the input is only slightly off, we’d misspell some serious odd words using only 6 points of input. Oh well I can’t wait to see what happens.

Braille Touch would change that. It is based on Computer Braille, a system of typing that allows users to input up to 63 characters through pressing different combinations of just six buttons — three on each side of the phone. Users of this new typing system hold the phone facing away from the body, using the middle three fingers of each hand to chord in letters, numbers and characters such as exclamation points and the “at” sign. Spaces and backspaces can be entered through gestures of flicking left or right on the phone.

In user tests conducted by the Georgia Tech researchers, some visually impaired people were able to reach up to 32 words per minute with 92% accuracy with a prototype app for the iPhone.

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transavia pl-12 airtruk :: wikipedia

The Transavia PL-12 Airtruk is a single-engine agricultural biplane aircraft designed and built by the Transavia Corporation in Australia. The Airtruk is of all-metal construction with the cockpit mounted above a tractor engine and short pod fuselage with rear doors. It has twin tail booms with two unconnected tails. Its first flight was in 22 April 1965, and was certified on 10 February 1966.[2]

[h/t neogaf forums]

ultralaser:

transavia pl-12 airtruk :: wikipedia

The Transavia PL-12 Airtruk is a single-engine agricultural biplane aircraft designed and built by the Transavia Corporation in Australia. The Airtruk is of all-metal construction with the cockpit mounted above a tractor engine and short pod fuselage with rear doors. It has twin tail booms with two unconnected tails. Its first flight was in 22 April 1965, and was certified on 10 February 1966.[2]

[h/t neogaf forums]