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AKULA Ballistic - Concept Design ~ EDONGURAZIU

Concept Design of a futuristic weapon platform using case-less ammunition, heavy CHF-B (cold hammer forged barrel), NRPC (nylon reinforced polymer chassis), ergonomic extendable stock with integrated monopo. Modular for either Human and Non-Human use. Chassis can be attached to frames of choice with the rail-track on the bottom side. Using EOI (External Optic Interface) it can be suited to fulfil multiple roles with few adjustments of optics, barrel and ammunition.

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Reinventing the wheel: Part 3 Mazda MX-03 Concept, 1985. Mazda really had it in for steering wheels in the 1980s, the MX-03 had a go at replacing one with a yoke-like steering mechanism with thumb controls for indicators and lights and a fully-digital dashboard. The car also featured 4 wheel drive, 4 wheel steering and a triple-rotor engine

You like castles, don’t you?

WHAT IS ‘MEMORY CASTLE’?

Memory castle is a virtual place for you to build room by room on your PC, Mac or mobile device.
In this place, you can collect your ideas and write notes while navigating freely throughout the tridimensional space you created. 

THE IDEA

While studying for my finals I needed a solitary and calm place where I could focus without any distraction from the outside world: I began to imagine myself in an old medieval castle, in front of my desk, with my notes and books. Immersing myself into this alternate world really helped me not only to stay focused but also to remember what I was studying because I could visualize it mentally in my medieval study.
With this idea in mind, I started very recently this project using the game engine Unreal Engine 4 so that I and other people could create a virtual castle.

WHAT CAN  I USE THIS FOR?

As a visual tool Memory Castle allows its users to:

  • take notes and write down ideas in a new and compelling way that takes advantage of the tridimensional space;
  • create a memory palace to memorize anything through visualization and spatial memory;
  • concentrate while studying;
  • explore other people castles and read their stories;
  • relax and look at every nook and corner of your creation.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

You start by building your castle room by room: choose the style and the shape of each room, there will be a wide range of options and customizable characteristics. 
Once you chose your room, which might be a cozy medieval study, a busy kitchen, a dungeon or a lush courtyard garden, you can furnish and decorate placing any kind of 3D object. 
Every object can store a text or a picture: you write a note and associate it with an item. 
When you need a new room you can place a ‘door’ item, which can be anything from a real door to a mousehole, and use it to create and go to a different space.
You can expand your castle or create multiple ones: in one of them you could keep your ideas; you could use the next one to learn a new language etc.
At this point, you might consider sharing your castle and your stories with others.

WHAT IS A MEMORY PALACE?

As humans, we are not good at remembering complex historical events, series of numbers or the periodic table, but we are good at remembering places. Memory palaces, also known as mind palaces or memory journey are a mnemonic tool that allows practitioners to memorize complex pieces of information taking advantage of spatial memory. You can create one by navigating a familiar place in your mind and choosing several loci (latin for places) you can later use to store what you need to remember through visual association.

More on the subject here

This is relevant to the Memory Castle project because it can actually be a great tool you can use to build palaces. In fact, many people are using video games as memory palaces and find them really helpful given their nature and memorability but this places are not personal or customizable, and can often be problematic to use and this is where the memory Castle project comes in.


That’s all, thank you, everyone, we hope you will find this project interesting and entertaining. 
Please let us know what do you think, we will be glad to hear your thoughts.

–IdeaThing

lovepinkmochi  asked:

hi there! i want to ask, which are the super sentai team concepts that you found most odd or made you go "what the heck?" when you saw them? (or to keep it simple, which are the silliest?)

There are three that leap immediately to mind.  One of them is a very old series and two are much more recent.  I would have included Gekisou Sentai Carranger but the concept of a car-themed Sentai isn’t that weird and as we’ll see, their weirdness got eclipsed by another, similarly themed series.

Let’s start with the oldest.  That would be Battle Fever J.

Battle Fever is a team composed of heroes from various countries, all portrayed by Japanese people. They are also dance-themed (which we will see again on this list) because Saturday Night Fever was a big deal at the time. Aside from the nightmare that is Miss America’s wig, the thing that gets me most is that every member of the team save one, is named for the country they are either from or were trained in.  That one is Battle Cossack, who represents the Soviet Union.

This is a poor choice at best.  I understand with tensions in the world at the time it might not be a good idea to call him Battle Soviet or even Battle Russia but the Cossacks as a people were an oppressed minority in the Soviet Union. So, it comes across as just a wee bit insensitive.

My second choice is Engine Sentai Go-Onger.

This was the third major car-themed Sentai series after 1996′s Carranger but it took it in an entirely different direction. I have a theory about this show that I have yet to verify but I suspect may be true that this show was inspired by the success of the Disney/Pixar movie Cars. There are a lot of similarities with the car beings that give our heroes their powers hailing from a world without people, where vehicles are the dominant form of life.  They are also exceedingly cute:

They look exceptionally toyetic and their animated forms, move and talk like cartoon characters. The Disney film had come out in 2006, which would have been the year before Toei began work on Go-Onger.  It was a massive worldwide success and was hugely popular with the same demographic Super Sentai aims for, little kids. Toei has never shied away from chasing a trend, after all Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger was inspired by the then upcoming Jurrasic Park and I don’t think anyone can deny that Mahou Sentai Magiranger took a great deal of inspiration from the success of Harry Potter.

Speaking of dinosaurs, my last slot goes to Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger which combined the prehistoric theme with Samba Dancing.

Though this seemed like a REALLY bizarre combination to start with, it worked (for me and apparently the kids in Japan at least) to create a fun, popular series.  Heck, it’s the first to get a direct sequel created in a country other than Japan so the strange idea had to have some universal appeal. 

So, those are the three that made me take a second glance, wonder what they were thinking and try to come up with some kind of an answer.

anonymous asked:

your writing gives me life 😍 how would rfa + v + saeran react to MC being an engineering or physics major? I hope this isn't too weird, I'm just curious how they would react to MC having a tight and stressful work schedule to due to assignments and exams (currently in exam hell and it wrecks me), MC being a total science nerd and making bad physicist jokes lolol (guilty of that) and sometimes just totally engrossed in science I'm a huge dork hahah

Thank you :) Hope everything goes well for you! Good luck!



Zen:

  • Kind of insecure at first
  • Cuz he didn’t go to school
  • But supportive as heck
  • Makes sure you’re still healthy
  • Offers to make dinner a lot–especially during exams
  • He’s busy with rehearsals too, so he makes sure you eat together for quality
  • He’ll practice his singing while you’re studying
  • It actually helps a lot
  • You shoot out your physics puns
  • And he shoots right back with some pick up lines
  • It’s a good time, fam

Yoosung:

  • He’s right in the exam boat with you
  • You guys make a study fort
  • Spend more time on the fort than studying
  • He’s really good about making sure you both eat well
  • You take turns cooking to give each other a break
  • He leaves love notes on pink sticky notes on all your textbooks
  • He’s one of those people who will say candy is your reward for each problem
  • Puts gummy bears on the different sections
  • Sometimes you trade candy for kisses
  • Blushy Yoosung

Jaehee:

  • She finds your major very impressive
  • Always encouraging you to keep pursuing your passion
  • Will make sure your coffee is always filled
  • She’s also drowning in work
  • So, very sympathetic
  • Helps you make flashcards to study
  • It’s so neat…a lot neater than yours
  • The type to give you healthy snacks
  • “Jaehee…I want chocolate, not carrots.”
  • Is actually supportive of your all-nighters
  • Makes sure you have a blanket if you fall asleep while studying
  • Doesn’t always get your science jokes
  • But she does buy you a shirt with a physics joke on it

Jumin:

  • Has Edibles Fruit Basket delivered to your house
  • Knows you want some quiet time, so he offers to take care of your other business
  • Of course you refuse
  • Offers to get you tutors if you need any sort of help
  • Makes your favorite pancakes for snacks
  • Occasionally stops at your desk to give you a kiss on the cheek
  • Makes Elizabeth stay with you so you have some comfort
  • Has the chefs make you whatever you want whenever you want
  • Has a huge white board brought in and helps you organize your notes
  • Will quiz you harshly...but you’re thankful anyway

Seven:

  • He’s so ready to help you
  • He studied some of that in college too…
  • To help you with engineering concepts, he builds different contraptions and explains his process
  • He’s the worst at quizzing you though…gets too distracted
  • But sometimes you don’t mind…cuz he gives kisses as rewards
  • You both forgot about studying at one point. Oops
  • Offers to make your flashcards…puts little spaceships on them
  • If you pull an all-nighter, he will pull all-nighter with you
  • Snacks are always in stock
  • If you’re on your computer too long, he’ll hack it and remind you to take a break
  • You start spitting out science jokes 
  • “You want to outjoke the jokester, MC? Ha!” You both go back and forth for hours

Saeran:

  • Like Seven, he’s pretty good at these things too
  • But he refuses to help. Says you need to learn on your own.
  • Has his…own special way of encouraging you
  • “If you don’t pass this test, you won’t get a job.”
  • “You’re not helping…”
  • “My point is work hard!”
  • Doesn’t like you pulling all nighters
  • If you fall asleep while working, he’ll totally wrap you in a blanket
  • Not
  • Shakes you awake “Are you planning to learn the textbook by osmosis?”
  • More of coach than an encourager
  • Will treat you to anything you want afterwards

V:

  • Tried to help you once
  • But couldn’t decipher anything
  • He’s a photographer, not a physicist
  • He does explain angles really well….thanks to photography
  • He’s super supportive during exam season
  • Makes sure you get some peace and quiet
  • Gives you any photos to encourage you
  • Coffee is made, tea is made…he even bought you cookies
  • He picks you up from university when your exam is over
  • So you guys can go any place you want as a treat

Power Mower Deluxe

The ’Power Mower of the Future’ is demonstrated in Port Washington, Wis., Oct 14, 1957. The lawnmower has a five foot diameter plastic sphere in which the rider sits on an air foam cushioned seat. It has its own electric generating system for operating running lights, a radio telephone, air conditioning and even a cooling system to provide a chilled drink on a hot day. It can be used for many purposes. It can mow the lawn, weed it, feed it, seed it, spray for insects, plow snow and haul equipment. It can even be used as a golf cart. (AP Photo)

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Lotus Etna, 1984, by Italdesign. Giugiaro’s proposal for a second generation Lotus Esprit, the Etna was powered by Lotus’s then experimental 4.0 lire V8 engine. When General Motors took a controlling interest in Lotus at the beginning of 1986 the project was cancelled thought they did proceed with the V8 Esprit, based on the first generation model