The Glass Bridge Construction of the Skywalk began March of 2004 and is estimated
to be completed by 4th quarter of 2006.
Glass Bridge will be suspended 4,000 feet above the Colorado River on the very edge
of the Grand Canyon. On May 2005, the final test was conducted and the stucture
passed engineering requirements by 400 percent, enabling it to withstand the weight
of 71 fully loaded Boeing 747 airplanes (more that 71 million pounds).
The bridge will be able to sustain winds in excess of 100 miles per hour from 8
different directions, as well as an 8.0 magnitude earthquake within 50 miles. More
than one million pounds of steel will go into the construction of the Grand Canyon
sky walk...



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posted by Ammie @ 1:31 AM, ,

Where is our world going to?

Israeli children send gifts to Lebanese children

Israeli girls write messages on a shell at a heavy artillery position near Kiryat Shmona, in northern
Israel, next to the Lebanese border, Monday, July 17, 2006. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
Lebanese children received them
If this photo would turn you off ... Go back to the first two... It might cheer you up a bit!!


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posted by Ammie @ 10:50 PM, ,

Mental typewriter' controlled by thought alone

What do u think about this guy wearing a helmet and sitting before a computer, can u guess about this picture....This is a mental type writer, no need to use ur hands, just have to think what u want to do, by sitting before the computer, it will be automatically done by this mental type writer, so do u need keyboard or mouse anymore,,
yesterday in Germany IT exhibition ( Hanover) they have exhibited this one.

* 18:35 09 March 2006
* news service
* Will Knight

A computer controlled by the power of thought alone has been demonstrated at a major trade fair in Germany.
The device could provide a way for paralysed patients to operate computers, or for amputees to operate electronically controlled artificial limbs. But it also has non-medical applications, such as in the computer games and entertainment industries.
The Berlin Brain-Computer Interface (BBCI) – dubbed the "mental typewriter" – was created by researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute in Berlin and Charité, the medical school of Berlin Humboldt University in Germany. It was shown off at the CeBit electronics fair in Hanover, Germany.
The machine makes it possible to type messages onto a computer screen by mentally controlling the movement of a cursor. A user must wear a cap containing electrodes that measure electrical activity inside the brain, known as an electroencephalogram (EEG) signal, and imagine moving their left or right arm in order to manoeuvre the cursor around.
"It's a very strange sensation," says Gabriel Curio at Charité. "And you can understand from the crowds watching that the potential is huge."
Learning algorithms
Curio says users can operate the device just 20 minutes after going through 150 cursor moves in their minds. This is because the device rapidly learns to recognise activity in the area of a person's motor cortex, the area of the brain associated with movement. "The trick is the machine-learning algorithms developed at the Fraunhofer Institute," Curio says.
John Chapin, an expert in using implanted electrodes to control computers, agrees EEG sensing technology is advancing rapidly. "There's been a lot of progress on the non-invasive side in recent years," he told New Scientist.
The German researchers hope to develop a commercial version of the device as an aid for paralysed patients and amputees.
Chapin adds that brain-computer interfaces could have a range of uses beyond the medical. "Signals from the brain give you a fraction of a second advantage," he says. The device could make a novel game controller and be used in other ways. The researchers have even begun testing the machine as a driving aid, as it can sense a sudden reaction and control a vehicle's brakes before even the driver can.
The next stage is to develop a cap that does not have to be attached directly to the scalp. This should make the device easier to use and cause less skin irritation for the wearer.


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posted by Ammie @ 11:59 AM, ,

Unusual promoting idea

Lamborghini gallardo against the Chinese porcelain

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posted by Ammie @ 1:35 PM, ,

Amazing Run Ways

sigurdur benediktsson

DicKson Ching

Darre Howie

Dan Macdonald

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posted by Ammie @ 12:41 AM, ,

Clever Crows

Some crows in Japan come up with a clever way to eat food that they naturally wouldn't be able to. David Attenborough narrates.

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posted by Ammie @ 4:33 AM, ,

Its Only The Power Of Human Imagination

'F1' is not only just 'F1'

à F1 car is made up of 80,000 components, if it were assembled 99.9% correctly, it would still start the race with 80 things wrong!

à When an F1 driver hits the brakes on his car he experiences retardation or deceleration comparable to a regular car driving through a BRICK wall at 300kmph!!!
à F1 car can go from 0 to 160 kph AND back to 0 in FOUR seconds!!!!!!! à F1 car engines last only for about 2 hours of racing mostly before blowing up on the other hand we expect our engines to last us for a decent 20yrs on an average and they quite faithfully DO....that's the extent to which the engines r pushed to perform...

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posted by Ammie @ 1:47 AM, ,


Don't know how many of you have seen photos of aircraft "breaking the sound barrier" but it is a strange phenomenon, and interesting how it clings to the aircraft until you can increase your speed to go thru that zone. These pictures do a good job of showing how the "barrier" flows around the plane, although it does not show how the front of the aircraft, typically the nose, or on some fighters, the engine nacelle, hits the front of the "barrier", then slowly leaves the aircraft, and when it does, there is a large "boom", known as "breaking the sound barrier", which some of you have obviously heard.
The Boom happens because the plane catches up to and passes the sound it already has produced. At that point there is a collision between the vibrating air (sound) it has produced and the current sound it is making. Faster than this point, the plane arrives to strike before the warning of it's sound does.

These are actual photos of aircraft breaking the sound barrier.

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posted by Ammie @ 1:25 AM, ,

Work At High

And you think your job is tuff !

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posted by Ammie @ 2:33 AM, ,

Extreme Sports Stunts

Real stunts


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posted by Ammie @ 1:37 AM, ,

A female tiger plays with bay pigs at a thia zoo (RARE SNAPS)

Thailland May08,2003
sai mai, a 26-month old female tiger, plays with baby pigs at a zoo chonduri province,80km(50 miles)east of bangkok on may 07,2003...
The Royal bengali tigress was born in captivity and breast-fed by a female pig for four months after her birth..

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posted by Ammie @ 9:42 PM, ,