Saturday, November 7, 2009

The Teacup Stirling Engine

"There's energy all around us, just waiting to be tapped. Whether it's a hot cup of coffee on a cold day, light from the sun, scented candles, or waste heat wafting from electronics, it's all potential power waiting to be harnessed! This is the world of the Stirling engine."

Via Makezine

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Boeing 777 engine replacement (Russian vs American's way)

Via English Russia, the coldest way of replacing one Boeing 777 engine:

and via Youtube, an amazing video about the same issue but done in one of the American Airlines' hangar:



English Russia

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Where are we in our Galaxy?

NASA's researchers has mixed data from the IBEX , the two Voyagers and Cassini spacecrafts in order to study the heliosphere and its surrondings.

The heliosphere by NASA
"For the first time, we're sticking our heads out of the sun's atmosphere and beginning to really understand our place in the galaxy,"
David J. McComas, IBEX principal investigator

Amazing Video:

Monday, May 11, 2009

Gmail's procrastinators VS. Gmail's anti-procrastinators

Two options with which Google's Gmail guys let you choose if you want to be more or less productive.

From The-Proc(r)astinator, I recommend you to choose the first one (Warning: Your boss may not choose the same ;-) )


Myself discoveries/Daily Procrastinations

Saturday, May 2, 2009

All about Boeing 727

I've found this very complete web about the Boeing 727. Although info is quite old, it is up-to-date.

Detail of the stabilizer trim system. Image by "Benson",

...just another web where do your 'procrastinations'..

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

It's curious

It's curius that from 10 p.m. to 10 a.m. there are only 6 hours
meanwhile from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. there are 12 hours...

...things are sometimes curious

Thursday, March 5, 2009

SpaceSheep One rocket on-board cam

This is the result of a Rocket Model Workshop that we made as a subject of a Bachelor degree of Aeronautical Engineering at EPSC (UPC), in Castelldefels (Barcelona).

It is the first time in the subject that a cam is load as payload (it used to be an altimeter).

(As a good procrastinator, I post it with a pair of months of delay. Jan 15 was the launch day) :-)

More news will be available at:

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Strange aircrafts...(Tailsitters)

A tailsitter is a type of VTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Landing) aircraft that launches and lands on its tail.

One example of this kind of aircrafts is the Convari XFY-1 (Pogo), which is also the faster Turboprop* aircraft.

*(only in the theoretical world, the faster Turboprop ever made is the Tu-114)

Another example of this kind of aircrafts is the Lockheed (this guys are in all the strange topics)

More at:



Lockheed XFV:

Another famous Tailsitter, the X-13:

Tu-144, the comercial version of the famous Tu-95:

Always is recommended to make a visit at Loockheed Martin webpage:

Monday, February 23, 2009

Did you know...(Victor airways)

...that Victor (V in aeronautical alphabet) airways connect VOR, VORTAC, and VOR/DME stations and are predicated on VOR signals?

Read at:

Did you know...(NAVAIDs)

...that the aircrafts are able to surf the skies or do an accurate approach to the airport due to some kind of radio-beacon navigation aids (NAVAIDs)?

Some of them are: NDB, VOR, VOR/DME, DME, ILS and MLS.

learn more:

If you want more info, please, ask me with a comment.

Did you know...

Much of the things that I found and I want to share with all of you are very long to write (or aren't long enough to write a post) so I procrastinate them.
My way to avoid procrastinating this kind of things is this section, where I'm going to explain things with a sentence or two and I would place here (as I ussualy do) from where I take the info.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Make your blog flourish

'Make your blog flourish' is an initiative propoused by '' (Spanish) so we could made our blogs flourish. Here I left the-procastinator's one.

This java applet is made using a tool which is being more and more seen on the net. I've been procrastinating to write a post about that tool, that's Processing, a java-based development interface which meet maths with art giving awesome results.

I've done a course about Processing last fall. In groups of two people we made different projects, since a video game to a 'Dress the doll' game. Going throught an mp3 player (our case) or different animations that variate in function of the music. I've been waiting the professor to upload all the works in order to offer all them for you, but I'm losing the hope on this upload.

More info

Make your blog flourish
via (spanish)

project site
more info (spanish)

Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Man Who Sweats Blue: Yann Marussi

I can't find the words to describe what I feel each time I see these pictures.

Yann Marussi inyects in his body Methilene blue and then exposes itself closed in a glass jail at high temperature (in order to swept that methilene blue) in a museum so all the people who wants to contemplate his 'performance' could do it.

Is very hard to see. Is very hard to my mind to accept a man placed in a glass jail in a museum sweating some kind of death-blue with his body discussing itself between life or death while healthy people goes to see that performance.

It's highly toxic and I've read somewere that after all his performances he's carried to a hospital so medicians could extract all this toxic component from his body.

This performance transmits something very hardly...but I could not say what.

I've done this post to reflexionate about the art. Is there a line which art must not go through?


More info: