Death Green Museums vs The World – WIRed #121

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It’s time for Episode 121 of WIRed, where Montez McCrary discusses the design & engineering of the Death Star, the Rockefeller’s move to green energy, the Videogame History Museum in Frisco, Texas, and how WCW took on the WORLD…in a video game! Welcome to WIRed, bringing you the nerdy-geekery on architecture, technology, gaming, and pro wrestling. Continue reading “Death Green Museums vs The World – WIRed #121”

Seriously, I Want To Discuss the Architecture of the Death Star

An Architect's Guide to Famous Villain's LairsNo joke… Fellow Star Wars nerds (like myself) recognize the Death Star as an awesome symbol of the crookedness and brutality of the Galactic Empire.  That statement kind of goes without saying since it’s called the DEATH Star, but as Esther Inglis-Arkell from io9 points out, it’s also an “absolute miracle of plumbing,” architectural design and engineering.  The point of reference to that claim lies in imagining just how much tubing is required and the possible number and sizes of the water tanks necessary to maintain the water pressure for a small moon. You could also ask yourself, since the Death Star is a VERY LARGE space station, how its artificial gravity is set up; I’m in the group of fans that believe that — similar to Earth — the artificial gravity on the Death Star goes top to bottom, pulling you towards the center of the ship.  If that is the case, you’d need either one huge water tank at the top, with numerous smaller water tanks at regular intervals over the ship’s entire surface.

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Thanks Duke Engineering for this Weird, Yet Efficient & Light, Engine…

This is the weirdest engine I have ever seenAccording to the crew of Duke Engineering (the company, NOT the university with the recently impressive football program and detestable basketball fan base), their axial engine is the most efficient and lightest engine you can install in boats, small aircrafts, and power generators. In fact, this new axial engine can become THE mechanical engine of the future; a future that could truly be nigh! Now, you can take that with a grain of salt (because it’s the internet) or you can get 1000% percent behind this claim (ALSO because it’s the internet), so here’s a GIF above this text and there’s a video to watch after the break. ENJOY! Continue reading “Thanks Duke Engineering for this Weird, Yet Efficient & Light, Engine…”

Tech Island Cyberdyne for Black Gamers at WM 30- WIRed #35

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This week on WIRed, a state-of-the-art engineering campus on an island in New York City, evil sci-fi tech shows its soft side by helping others, an effort to get African-Americans into the gaming business, and Drew Brees spoils the WrestleMania 30 location announcement. Also…NO MORE SLAVERY IN MISSISSIPPI!!!!!111!!!

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Cornell’s Amazing Science Island of Manhattan!

Manhattan has something very interesting to look forward to in the next few years. Roosevelt Island will be receiving a state-of-the-art engineering campus extension of Cornell University. Nowadays, it is becoming near impossible to forget this tiny strip of an island named after one of two of the most awesome U.S. Presidents in history that lies between Manhattan and Queens (F.Y.I., it’s named after Franklin Delano Roosevelt, a.k.a., “American Ironsides,” a.k.a. “Mr. New Deal” a.k.a “Senor Got-Us-Out-Of-The-Great Depression,” a.k.a “Our Fearless WW2 Leader).
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