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MTSI Announces Rapid Aerial Extraction System – Modern Technology Solutions, Inc.
Kinda like those old missionary aerial postal mail pickup tricks doing a pylon turn, but, uh, getting dragged into the sky and towed externally until some dropoff point where they parachute back down seems, skeezy, and potentially very cold...
military  downed  aircrew  recovery  rapid  soldier  pilot  extraction 
july 2019 by asteroza
The genomic landscape of rapid repeated evolutionary adaptation to toxic polluti...
Apparently the Atlantic Killifish has some sort of rapid evolution gene quirk, which has allowed it to adapt quickly to human polluted waters fast.
fish  biology  DNA  gene  rapid  accelerated  evolution  research  Delicious 
december 2016 by asteroza
Rapid, Puncture-Initiated Healing via Oxygen-Mediated Polymerization - ACS Macro Letters (ACS Publications)
Hole filling polymer structure that reacts with oxygen may be suitable for spaceship hull breaches by space junk, provide the rapid polymerized plug doesn't get blown out by the vacuum pressure of space.
rapid  puncture  self  healing  polymerization  oxygen  polymer  reaction  materials  science  research  technology  space  armor  defense  Delicious 
august 2015 by asteroza
TOSA buses power up for less
Interesting arm mechanism and bus stop overhead design for the flash charger system. Overhead fast recharge is somewhat attractive from an installation standpoint (no road ripping for a embedded inductive charger), but like any flash system, requires high power delivery equipment. Also, paired flywheels sound like a better mechanism for the bus energy storage, and perhaps the bus stop's buffer bank
switzerland  europe  bus  rapid  transit  research  economic  modeling  virtual  line  flash  fast  charge  stop  overhead  contact  station  recharge  EV  Delicious 
june 2014 by asteroza
re:char | shop-in-a-box
A compact 20 foot ISO (TEU) Shop-in-a-Box, basically a portable prototyping factory. Features a plasma cutter/wood router CNC table, assorted welding tools, a generator+solar panels, a 3D printer, and hand tools Intended for East Africa, but now opensourced for regular folks, though if you are in a hurry they can make a compete one for you in 3 months.
portable  factory  rapid  prototyping  metal  plasma  cutter  containerized  shop  ISO  TEU  container  hardware  Delicious 
september 2012 by asteroza
Achieving the next level of economic growth rate will take more than a manufacturing revolution
Nice fusion of technologies being pursued by DARPA. The idea of a general manufacturing plant, complete with general purpose robot arm manipulators so the production line can be reconfigured quickly, a vehicle part design library called vehicleforge, and the META metalanguage for virtual vehicle prototyping has huge implications for modern manufacturing.
DARPA  META  vheicle  design  metalanguage  iFAB  instant  foundry  adaptive  bits  FANG  GCV  crowdsourcing  vehicleforge  rapid  mudlar  manufacturing  production  virtual  prototyping  prototype  military  ground  combat  vehicle  Delicious 
november 2010 by asteroza
3D Printing Service i.materialise
google sketchup models can be printed with this service apparently
i.materialise  DIY  sketchup  google  service  fabrication  printing  3D  fabbing  prototyping  rapid  bureau  Delicious 
may 2010 by asteroza
3D Systems | Rapid Prototyping, Advance Digital Manufacturing, 3-D Modeling, 3-D CAD
They bought up the Desktop Factory low cost 3D printer tech, so this should get interesting...
3D  printer  rapid  prototyping  fabbing  stereolithography  laser  Delicious 
september 2009 by asteroza
Desktop Factory: 3D Printers
Uses a halogen lamp rather than a laser for sintering/heating the material, but apparently suffers from an overhang support substrate problem (not that big a deal)?
halogen  lamp  3D  printer  rapid  prototyping  fabbing  Delicious 
september 2009 by asteroza

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