What is this incredible material being used, for all things, to package potato chip-like crunchy snacks called “Pop Chips”?
This is a flexible, but incredibly sturdy material. If you try to open a bag with your bare hands, you’ll likely as not be met with frustration, and if you do succeed, a bag full of crushed chips.
NASA ought to investigate this – it seems like it’d be a great protective covering for space shuttles and other vehicles! Perhaps police departments could use it to make thinner/lighter bulletproof vests (so much for Kevlar).
Remember a while back I was complaining about the brain-dead power button placement on HP Desktops? (they put it on top)
Well, they fixed it!! The power button is now in a good location! Here's what the new line of desktop machines looks like:
French pilot Yvess Rossy strapped a small wing and a jet engine to his back, launched from a helicopter at 8,000 feet and overflew the grand canyon about 200 feet above the rim. His flight reached speeds of 190 mph and lasted for more than 8 minutes! He then deployed his parachute and landed on the canyon floor.
Click on the picture to view an article in AOPA’s online magazine, complete with video footage!
Many people refer to complicated processes as “Rube Goldberg” devices, but a lot of folks haven’t actually seen Mr Goldberg’s cartoons. They are admittedly a little dated these days, but still definitely a lot of fun and quite amusing.
Check out www.rubegoldberg.com and see for yourself!
Check out our latest video & music this is our self-titled track called “The Strange Game”
We’re also now on Jango: http://www.jango.com/music/The+Strange+Game