This massive rocket creates a fireball as it launches, and that’s by design

About five seconds before liftoff, fire consumes the Delta IV Heavy rocket cores. [credit: United Launch Alliance ] Anyone who watched the launch of United Launch Alliance’s Delta IV Heavy rocket on Saturday was treated to an up-close view of the liftoff. This vantage point, showing the three-core rocket taking off beneath blue skies, offered […]

‘Shame on Boeing’: Elon Musk hails Russian-made rocket engine’s design as ‘brilliant’

SpaceX founder Elon Musk praised the Russian-built RD-180 rocket engine for looking awesome but said his bitter rivals Lockheed and Boeing ought to be ashamed of using it during their launches. The eccentric tech billionaire said a few nice words about the RD-180 on Twitter, while mocking his competitors at the same time. “It’s embarrassing […]

Trump tweeted a design for ‘steel slats’ along the border with spikes on top — and called it ‘totally effective while at the same time beautiful’

Associated Press/Jacquelyn Martin President Donald Trump on Friday tweeted what he said was a design for a “Steel Slat Barrier” for the border, calling it “totally effective while at the same time beautiful!” The design appears to feature metal spikes at the top. In the last two days, Trump has been demanding that Congress approve […]

Can the design of a running shoe help prevent injury? A B.C. researcher says he has the answer

For years, runners have received conflicting advice about what style of running shoe is best for preventing injuries. So a physiotherapist from UBC decided to review the strongest research on the topic. His blunt assessment has reignited one of the fitness world’s fiercest debates.

War Stories: Thief’s intuitive stealth system wasn’t intuitive to design

Video shot by Justin Wolfson, edited by Lee Manansala. Click here for transcript. Update: On November 30, 1998, gamers began to learn that being stealthy could be a viable strategy, too—that’s because game developers at Looking Glass released the landmark first-person sneaker, Thief: The Dark Project. As writer Richard Moss outlined in his history of […]

The Morning Watch: The Sound Design of Harry Potter, ‘Robin Hood’ Teaches Medieval Slang & More

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows. In this edition, a video essay dives into the difficult task […]

Lucid Software raises $75 million to grow its web-based design and diagramming software

Lucidchart has raised $ 72 million to grow its web-based design and diagramming tool. Web-based visual design platform Lucid Software has raised $72 million in a round of funding from Meritech Capital, Iconiq Capital, and Spectrum Equity. Founded in 2010, Lucid Software is best known for its flagship Lucidchart product, which is kind of like a Microsoft Visio-style […]

Next-gen Porsche 911 to go all widebody design

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Filed under: Porsche,Convertible,Coupe,Luxury,Performance Expect improvements to the powertrain and the chassis. Continue reading Next-gen Porsche 911 to go all widebody design Next-gen Porsche 911 to go all widebody design originally appeared on Autoblog on Sat, 13 Oct 2018 10:20:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink |  Email […]