Truss collapsing in Xuchang City, killing one and injuring 5.

One Dead, Five Injured in China Truss Collapse

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I'm not surprised, but it definitely sucks.  One person was killed and at least five others were severely injured when an upstage truss tipped...

Brazilian Man Killed in Arc Flash at Music Festival

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It's pretty cut and dry - a Brazilian man climbed up some truss, barefoot, and while traversing his way, barefoot, across the downstage truss,...

Retinal Orgasm – NASA’s Releases of the Lagoon Nebula

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Oh my goodness, watch this: The Lagoon Nebula. Media server folks, want some amazing content? Holy crap. This is incredible imagery. From the Hubble site: At the...

The Daily Lamp – Dror Caspi and HELIA, Ardoma Design

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These things are made of concrete.  Concrete shade-style fixtures...  the manufacturer includes two materials, concrete and metal fittings.  Let's just say you're ordering the extra-strength...

The Daily Lamp – RLON’s L3 Lamp

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It's been a long time since I've been able to look at non-entertainment fixtures, but...
entropy, all of it

Overunity Systems, Perpetual Motion, Zero Point Energy

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What is this nonsense? Breaking the Laws of Thermodynamics?! You are CRAZY, JimOnLight! You nutjob, those are LAWS!

HELIOS is the US Navy’s New Laser Weapon

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The personification of the sun... a laser that can knock a drone dead out of the sky, somewhere between 60kW and 150kW. That's tremendous.

Wires Above Cities, Then and Now

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Before we had rat nests of death in the air through cities across the world, we had beautiful rat nests of death across the air in our cities. Notice the difference?

Event Horizon Telescope – Capture the Edge of Light

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Imagine something so powerful that not even light can escape -- and then imagine that we have no way to see it, because not even light can escape it.

Argentinian Dude Photographs Exploding Star

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Thanks to Victor Buso, we now have photographs of the supernova explosion in the spiral galaxy NGC 613 -- a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.

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