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  • Published: Oct 25th, 2014
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  • Published: Oct 25th, 2014
  • Category: cars, video

FAST autopilot on the race-track

Behind the wheel of Audi’s autonomous RS7 Piloted Driving Concept.
Audi showcased its new Audi RS7 without a driver at high speeds by having it circle the Hockenheim race track.

Norwegian Prison

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  • Published: Oct 25th, 2014
  • Category: space, video

Supersonic Skydiver

Skydiver Goes Supersonic in Record-Breaking ‘Near-Space Dive’

Google executive, Alan Eustace, broke the world record for the highest-altitude skydive on Oct. 24. Wearing a custom-made pressurized spacesuit, Eustace was lifted into the air this morning by a high-altitude, helium-filled scientific balloon. After a trip that lasted 2 hours and 9 minutes, he cut himself loose at an unprecedented altitude of 135,890 feet (41,419 meters). He reached a speed of 822 mph (1,322 km/h). That sent Eustace through the sound barrier, and he reached Mach 1.23 at his fastest speed. Eustace’s body set off a sonic boom that could be heard by the recovery team on the ground, said Grant Anderson, CEO of Paragon. [photos of StratEx's near-space dive]


Filmed in 4K and adjusted to 1080p. Best on Full Screen @ 1080p on full HD monitor (native resulution) Awesome video, even if not 4K yet. Word is they will re-release the footage once 4K up becomes available online / on youtube. MOMO SlowMO – Enjoy!

Inventables Launches 3D Carving Machine on Kickstarter, Reaches Funding Target in Minutes!


“These are exciting times for those looking to get into digital fabrication, as the technology really is starting to trickle down. With MakerBot the go-to for desktop 3D printing and ShopBot cornering the shop-based prototyping and production market, Inventables reckons there’s room for something in-between: A machine it’s calling Carvey, designed by Scott Wilson and MNML.”

Kickstarter Project info: Carvey: The 3D carving machine for the maker in all of us

Source Core 77 – Posted by hipstomp / Rain Noe | 21 Oct 2014

How I went from Gran Turismo to Le Mans / DRIVE

“In 2011 Jann Mardenborough became the best Gran Turismo player in the world. He had won the GT Academy competition, beating 90,000 contestants. His prize was a driver’s seat for Nissan at the Dubai 24 Hour.”

Volvo Trucks: Designing the new Volvo FH

Why Design is Important: “Truck design is about much more than just picking out attractive colours and shapes. Behind the new, safer, larger and more ergonomically optimised Volvo FH lies a significant design challenge. “Coming up with solutions where design and function go hand in hand was one of our most important tasks,” says Rikard Orell, Design Director at Volvo Trucks. Here you can learn more about the challenging design process behind the new Volvo FH.”

Car Design: The Making of an F1 Car [Pt. 1 Design and R&D]

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  • Published: Oct 20th, 2014
  • Category: books, cars

McLaren F1 Owner’s Manual

Drawn From Memory – McLaren F1 Owner's Manual

Velociraptor Suit by Fábio Silva

I made a Velociraptor Suit by Fábio Silva – YouTube.

Subaru WRX STI Isle of Man: Flat Out – The Full Lap

Check out the Full Lap of the WRX STI at Isle of Man.