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Art Thompson, Red Bull Stratos’ technical project director, talks circuit breakers, wind shear and biomedical data
While Felix Baumgartner landed safely on the ground simply a matter of hours ago, the internet is still resonating with the sound of tweets, status updates and YouTube clicks, all thanks to what was among the most incredible human ventures in current history. The objective was simple, to send a guy up in a balloon higher than previously before, and have him securely leap to the ground. This kind of “easy” is typically anything but– if you simply look past the well-manicured exterior. Which, as luck would certainly have it is precisely what we did.
With the cheers of success still buzzing in his ears, we got some quality time with Art Thompson, the technical project director, and Baumgartner’s earliest collaborator on the Stratos objective. We needed to know a little bit more about what went on behind the scenes, and Thompson was more than delighted to oblige. They’re understandably proud of just what they just attained.
Continue reading Art Thompson, Red Bull Stratos’ technical project director, talks circuit breakers, wind shear and biomedical dataFiled under: Misc, AltArt Thompson, Red Bull Stratos’ technical project director, talks circuit breakers, wind shear and biomedical data initially appeared on Engadget on Tue, 16 Oct 2012 17:53:00 EDT
We have lift off: Felix Baumgartner and Red Bull Stratos launch for record breaking space jump, watch right here (video)
Talk about accumulating the tension! Yep, our favorite Austrian daredevil is back out on the New Mexico desert, hoping the weather condition will hold, and he can finally come under the record books. Remember, you can catch up on Felix Baumgartner’s long trip to Roswell in our project overview, however if you’re simply here for the jump, no problem, as you could enjoy right here too. Presently conditions are appearing like they may simply go in Baumgartner’s favor, in spite of some preliminary issues about wind levels. However, as we located out earlier in the week, anything could alter in an instant. Hold on to your hat (and your breakfast), and hop past the break to see the occasions unfold live.
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Bull On Fire, an original composition from their CD “Myriad” available at www.candyrat.com amazon.com and itunes Guitar Tabs available at www.candyrat.com Ross Hunter and Owen Van-Larkins are Hunter Van Larkins. These two incredibly talented and gifted young musicians met while studying music at Southbank College in Brisbane and soon afterwards began writing and performing their own unique brand of Celtic, Folk and Spanish flavoured acoustic guitar music. From their early compositions it was clear an extraordinary new talent had arrived on the Australian music scene. visit Hunter Van Larkins at www.facebook.com
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Red Bull X-Fighters brings together the world’s top FMX riders and the world’s most celebrated bull-fighting arenas to create the most intense freestyle motocross event on the planet. Check out all the details for 2008 at www.redbullxfighters.com
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Jordan was wrong. Oh how she was wrong. She though that being a native Texan she could beat me, a manly man on a mechanical bull. Neither of us had ever rode one of these fictitious creatures so we hoped on one while browsing the wares at Pepcom’s Digital Experience.
These mini tradeshows are popular at CES. They bring together just venders and press where CES mixes in salesmen, marketing types and general weirdoes. But you have to entertain the press. We tend to have short attention spans hence gimmicks like the cowboy them and mechanical bulls. I like it. And I won.
What’s that noise? The sound of a thousand synth-lovers’ hearts melting. Why? Because the godfather of bass, Moog, has just raised the muleta on its forthcoming analogue Minitaur bass synth. Inspired by the legendary Taurus range of pedals, the Minitaur (get it?) doles up low-frequency loveliness via two square / saw oscillators and Moog’s notorious “ladder filter,” imparting its distinctive character on all that passes through it. The retro pots and metal casing scream vintage authenticity, but it’s not all about looking back. Sure, the Minitaur might accept old skool CV signals, but it also does MIDI over USB, so its small understated footprint will fit-in just fine, whatever your set-up. With a $ 679 price tag when it launches in spring, it’ll cause more damage to your bass cones than your wallet. Check the videos after the jump to see the beast in action.
It’s amazing that in 2011, roughly 1,000 years after the earbud was originally created, a model could come along that’s actually innovative. But Bowers & Wilkins actually did it. The C5 in-ear headphones debuted several weeks back and I’ve been testing a pair for a while. In short: I’m in love. Oh, it’s not just that they sound great; they’re made by B&W so I would expect nothing less. It’s their design that makes me smile.
Bowers & Wilkins has long made some of the very best loudspeakers on the planet. A few years ago they dove into the world of iPod docks with the Zeppelin and then a short while later, the Zeppelin Mini. This move frightened some in the snobby world of audiophiles, but B&W did fine job maintaining their trademark high-end feel with their general consumer line. Enter the C5 in-ear headphones.
These in-ears are not the company’s first attempt at headphones, as they also sell the over-the-ear P5s. Those retro cans cost $ 299 and more than hold their own at that price point dominated by hip-hop-endorsed headphones.
The C5 in-ear headphones are more of the same. They’re a great value at $ 179 and can easily rival in-ears costing north of $ 200. They don’t sound as good as the P5s, but they feel great and are much more versatile than the over-the-ear set.
Most in-ears either just rest in your ear canal or have a sort of hook that wraps around your ear, but not the C5s. The headphone wire expands through the earbud itself into the inner ridge of your ear’s outer cartilage, providing a secure and surprisingly comfortable hold. This causes just the slightest amount of pressure, but it’s on the outside of your ear, rather than inside the ear canal. The tungsten earbud itself is weighted more towards the tip, which helps further anchor them in place.
You can’t knock these things out. They’ll likely withstand bouncing on a pogo stick during an earthquake — not that I tested it as such. Still, they stayed put during a quick test involving jumping jacks, running in place, and eventually lots of heavy breathing. Unlike other so-called athletic earbuds, the C5s don’t look like they’re a Nike design experiment from the year 2050, and they even work well with glasses.
B&W clearly designed these in-ears for digital media: there’s an in-line controller and the cable is appropriately short. I can’t test a B&W product with just Pandora though — these are Bee and Dubyas, man — so I broke out the ol’ Pioneer turntable and The Beatles’s classic White Album. Using the much more expensive Beats Pro over-the-ear cans as a reference, the B&W C5s held their own with solid mid-range response and a full sound. The clarity is surprising and the low-end sufficient but not overpowering — at least with The Beatles.
Circle of Animals’ Destroy The Light vinyl turned out to be too much for the C5s. The little earbuds simply couldn’t reproduce the sustained low-pass tones or the extremely tight electronic static resulting in a much flatter sound than I’m used to hearing.
It was clear after a few more vinyl records that the C5s aren’t designed for audiophiles — not that I’ll ever claim to be one — so I turned to Rdio and the C5s started to shine. B&W managed to pack an incredible amount of sound into these little guys. They light up once they’re fed music compressed for portability. The C5s even sounded better than the more expensive Shure SE315 in-ears. The sound was fuller even though the bass response wasn’t as powerful, while the highs were much sharper. Plus, the C5s are so much more comfy.
The C5s are excellent mid-range earphones for the digital medium. I wish they featured active noise canceling, as the soft tip only cuts out some ambient noise. Still, at $ 179, you’ll be hard pressed to find a better sounding or fitting earphones. Buy these.
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