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”

My 27th Year Celebrated Today

How do you celebrate your own birthday on a blog?  In the real world (or in real life, or IRL), there are cards, drinks, cakes, singing, laughing, and well-wishes from your friends and family (by the way, BIG THANKS to my friends and family for the birthday wishes).  I also realize that I have already covered much of my childhood, adolescence, teenage years, college days, and professional experience in the 110+ blog entries I’ve made.   I guess rather than find another way to wedge other personal stories and details into yet another blog entry, I’d do this:

PICTURES OF CAKES AND  A SONG!!

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