Archive for June, 2014

Test flight shows balloon space tourism no flight of fancy – Arizona-based company World View Enterprises says it has taken a major step towards launching commercial balloon flights to the edge of space, with a successful unmanned test flight that reached an altitude of about 23 miles. The company hopes to begin taking tourists to near space in 2016 with advanced technology it says will open up a new view of the Earth. Sharon Reich reports.

Pies fly in Russia with pizza delivering drones – A pizza chain in northern Russia begins to deliver pizza by Russian-made drones. Elly Park reports.

Raptor robot gives Usain Bolt a run for his money – June 18 – A bipedal robot modelled on the now extinct Velociraptor, can run faster than Usain Bolt, according to its developers. The Jamaican sprinter holds the 100 metres world record with a time of 9.58 seconds but South Korean researchers say their robot could leave him in the dust. Rob Muir reports.

Environmentalists shine World Cup spotlight on “vulnerable” mascot

Indonesian villagers cooking with gas – from garbage – June 15 – A community in East Java, Indonesia, is turning methane from the local garbage dump into gas for more than 400 homes. Local authorities have set up a system where methane produced by rotting waste is extracted and pumped to villages nearby, turning greenhouse gas emissions into useful energy. Tara Cleary reports.

Cardiopad brings heart health to remote Cameroon communities

Scientists hail 3D table top as “mist” opportunity – June 12 – Researchers in the UK have developed a prototype three dimensional screen made of mist, that will allow multiple participants to interect with shared images. The MisTable’s inventors say their water-based technology could prove transformative in the business and education sectors. Jim Drury reports.

June 10, 2014 at 04:51PM

Posted: June 10, 2014 in instagram, News
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Temploy founder mark (#hawkerize) and the #kluje team at their booth in #echelon2014 #hawkerize while #temploy matches part timers and casual workers, they find quality contractors and there is alot to learn from them. Yes i used the selfie stick! Dont hate, appreciate hehe

Cyborg prosthetic lets drummer find his rhythm – June 4 – An Atlanta drum student is breaking new rhythmic ground with a robotic prosthetic fitted to replace his amputated lower right arm. Jason Barnes lost the arm in an accident two years ago, but with his specially designed prosthetic, the young musician is grooving to a new beat. Ben Gruber has more.

June 02, 2014 at 01:33PM

Posted: June 2, 2014 in instagram, News
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#hawkerize was invited to attend the judging for #ideasinc 2014 by my own dear mentor Mr Ooi. He’s on the panel today with judges Betty of #mercatus capital and alaxys of #vsc – 8 excellent pitches today and we are halfway through. Im helping out with tech support and photography on my allegedly lousy d3300 but its working great 🙂