Tag Archives: flying

This Architect was TOO EAGER for Flying Cars to be a Thing…

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However, maybe it is Jetsons ready…

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“Oases” Pays Tribute To A Grandfather Lost In a Plane Crash

Beautiful Game Pays Tribute To Grandfather Lost In a Plane Crash

This is Oases, a game about flying along the pulsing music and beautiful colors appearing all around you. The game comes off as simplistic, personal, and it serves as an interpretation of what may have happened to the developer’s grandfather after his plane disappeared back in 1960.

The game’s designer, Armel Gibson, gives the full setup:

“My grandfather’s plane was reported lost in 1960 during the Algeria Independence War, days before the birth of his first child. This is what I like to think happened to him.”

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Oh God! Crocodiles Are Advancing Past Us…

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‘Jet Swapping’ in Battlefield 4 Shows Teamwork Making the Dream-work

Sometimes the darndest things can happen in a round of (insert first-person shooter game here) online multiplayer match.  Case in point: in Battlefield 4, one guy flies in low with his jet, and as he jumps OUT of the flying machine, one of his nearby teammates jumps INTO the temporarily-abandoned plane and moves on (check out the GIF that shows the point-of-view of both players). Being able to pull off a move like switching jets — especially as smooth at this — must requires superb hand-eye coordination, muscle-memory, and just overall FPS skills and teamwork.

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Helicopter Fueled by People-Power Reaches New (literal) Heights

A few months ago (June, to be exact), a pilot was able to keep the human-powered Gamera II in the air for a 50 seconds. While that sounds very impressive (and it is), it only soaring slightly over the ground.  However this flight, while shorter in duration, achieved a record by hovering 8 feet in the air.  More information and a video of the demonstration after the break.   Continue reading Helicopter Fueled by People-Power Reaches New (literal) Heights