Humans CAN fly.

If this doesn’t make you want to fly, maybe you are not human.

Experience Human Flight from Betty Wants In on Vimeo.

Experience Human Flight with the Melbourne Skydive Centre.
http://www.melbourneskydivecentre.com.au/

In February 2011, the five times world champions Fred Fugen and Vince Reffett from Soul Flyers were invited to Melbourne to provide advanced 3D coaching to some of Australia’s leading Skydive athlete talent.

The goal of the Training camp and the production were:

1. To increase participation in our sport.
2. Provide greater pathways for our elite athletes.

Hopefully this video will give everyone a different perspective of what skydiving can offer. Hopefully it will provoke some necessity to learn to fly in our wonderful three dimensional environment- The Sky!

Shot on a GoPro

Produced: "Betty Wants In" , www.bettywantsin.com

Music: "She is" – Salieri Music Inc
http://itunes.apple.com/ca/album/she-is-from-experience-human/id433729395?i=433729430

Discovery shuttle blasts off with”One last reach for the stars”

The shuttle Discovery blasted off Thursday on its final odyssey into orbit, marking the beginning of the end for what has been a central mission of the US space program for three decades.

Note: Cross posted from nutzworld.com.

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Our Unbelievably Beautiful Solar System

This is NOT an artists rendering. This video shows the superbly clear sky of the Chajnantor Plateau, at an altitude of 5000 meters in the Chilean Andes. 

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As the night proceeds, the starry sky displays its beauties, including the outstanding shape of the Milky Way; just below the horizon, headlights of cars pass by, as astronomers and engineers on the site are busy working and driving from one facility to the other and further down, to the ALMA Operations Support Facility (OSF), the base camp for the everyday, routine operation of the observatory, located at an altitude of 2900 meters.

Credit:

ESO/S. Guisard (www.eso.org/~sguisard)

Note: Cross posted from nutzworld.com.

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Deal of the Day: Robonica Roboni – I Programmable Gaming Robot just $59.99

imageMeet Roboni-i, a highly-intelligent robot that fuses interactive, remote-controlled gameplay with advanced robotic technology. Operated wirelessly using a handheld controller and featuring four processors and 16 sensors, Roboni-i can sense and respond to his environment, explore the room on its own, and even engage in games with other Roboni-i units. A great toy for young robotics enthusiasts, Roboni-i can also be linked to your computer, allowing to reprogram his behavior and upload customized games.

Get your Robonica Roboni – I Programmable Gaming Robot Just $59.99

Cutting-Edge Robotic Technology
With his futuristic architecture and space-age silver color, Roboni-i would fit right at home in a science fiction movie. He features a durable plastic chassis that protects his intricate inner technology.

Inside of Roboni-i are 12 infrared sensors, which the robot uses to sense his surroundings, "talk" to other robots and communicate with the included BaseStation. He also features highly-sensitive touch sensors on his front and back bumpers, allowing him to sense even the slightest physical contact.

When Roboni-i senses something, he responds immediately by executing complex behaviors. For instance, if he collides with a wall, he’ll whistle with displeasure, turn around, and proceed in the opposite direction. If he spots his BaseStation or another Roboni-i unit, he might fire off his laser. If left by himself for more than 30 seconds, he may even begin to explore the environment on his own. He’ll always remain near his BaseStation, though, so you don’t have to worry about him wandering off by himself.

Get your Robonica Roboni – I Programmable Gaming Robot Just $59.99

imageFast, Nimble Remote-Control Action
With a full, 360-degree range of motion, Roboni-i is incredibly agile. You control Roboni-i using a comfortable handheld controller, which communicates wirelessly with the robot. The controller’s LCD screen displays various aspects of the robot’s status, such as his level of "happiness," his battery life, current game mode, and so on.

The robot is surprisingly fast, and he’s even capable of stunts and loops. Keep in mind that his plastic frame houses complex electronics, so don’t get too wild with your stunts. He’s by no means an all-terrain vehicle and is best driven on a hard, flat surface.

Loaded with Personality
Roboni-i isn’t just a mindless automaton that you control. He is a moody, sensitive robot that seems to have a mind of his own! He is at his happiest when he gets lots of attention, and when he is in close vicinity to his BaseStation.

If you switch his BaseStation off or move it out of reach, he will have a robotic "freak-out" and begin frantically searching for it. When he’s in a good mood, he will randomly fire off his laser, run away and "hide" from you, and perform other playful acts.

When you pay close attention to Roboni-i, you earn "RoboTX" levels — a measure of how much your robot trusts you. As you earn more and more RoboTX levels, your robot will gain access to more advanced actions and movements. This is a fun feature that allows your robot to grow dynamically with you as its owner. However, it also requires you to invest time in playing with your robot in order to get the most out of the toy.

Reprogram Roboni-i with Your Computer

Using the included Command Center program, you can customize the way your Roboni-i reacts to different stimuli. The program is very easy to use, although it does take some degree of computer competence (which younger kids may not have.) A drag-and-drop menu lets you easily program your robot to reverse, spin around, crabwalk, flash its activity LEDs, and more. The program also comes with a comprehensive tutorial, making it easy to learn how to use your robot.

The Command Center program is compatible with Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7. It is backed by a 1-year limited warranty.

Get your Robonica Roboni – I Programmable Gaming Robot Just $59.99

Cool optical illusion

I watched this several times to see if I could catch this stuff even knowing the explanations. The cloud trick will amaze you. It’s an old video, but a good one.


Cool Optical Illusions – Watch more Funny VideosNote: Cross posted from nutzworld.com.

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Jet Powered VW Beetle

This guy is either a genius, or completely insane, we just are not sure which. He took a VW Beetle and put a jet in it, FOR STREET driving!

Click on the Beetle for the full story.

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Note: Cross posted from nutzworld.com.

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Halo Reach – Stronger, Harder, Faster

Better game play, a darker story, and no more loose ends. Halo gets a 9 out of 10

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image "Halo Reach,”  the fourth in the popular series that pits the player against murderous aliens in a variety of settings, is available now in stores across the United States.

Halo has sold more than 34 million copies in the nine years of its life — boosting the popularity of Microsoft’s Xbox console — helping the world’s largest software company grab a large slice of the $20 billion U.S. video game business.

The new "Halo: Reach," technically a prequel to the main Halo narrative, has better graphics, more complex fighting scenarios and new ways of playing with others online, which analysts say could bring some excitement back to the slack video game business.

Available now from $59.99

Note: Cross posted from nutzworld.com.

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Live Small

You have heard of living large, here we have the opposite. Jay Shafer lives in 89 square feet and it worked out so well he now makes a living building tiny houses for regular sized people.

Note: Cross posted from nutzworld.com.

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You too can send stuff into space

Cool video as a guy sends stuff into space with video proof. And no he does not work for NASA

Pacific Star II from Colin Rich on Vimeo.