"Irv is most notably known for his recording series, Environments (TM) which was the first publicly-available psychoacoustic recording series. His company, Syntonic Research, Inc. was the first corporation to use the concept of acoustic noise masking via recorded sound, utilizing the myriad subtle sounds of nature."

"Atlantropa, also referred to as Panropa,[1] was a gigantic engineering and colonization project devised by the German architect Herman Sörgel in the 1920s and promulgated by him until his death in 1952. Its central feature was a hydroelectric dam to be built across the Strait of Gibraltar, which would have provided enormous amounts of hydroelectricity[2] and would have led to the lowering of the surface of the Mediterranean Sea by up to 200 metres (660 ft), opening up large new lands for settlement, for example in a now almost totally drained Adriatic Sea."

A drone hybridized with an amphibious hovercraft has been presented at the Innoprom-2014 technology exhibition in Russia’s Yekaterinburg. This unique UAV doesn’t need an airfield to launch, so the only alternative is a helicopter.

Russia’s Rostech state corporation presented the first-ever drone that can land on any terrain, whether hummocky land, loose snow, sand, water, or swampland – any relatively flat surface will do.

"Below, you’ll find an interactive map charting the growth of the modern fibre optic network between 1989 to the modern day, and including cables to be completed in the next few years. You can select a country to see all connections to and from that nation, or specify a provider to see the parts of the network owned by that company."

The Digital Fob Watch

The Digital Fob Watch

There was a day when, to learn the time, people would take a fob watch from a pocket and read it.  Then came the wristwatch.  Just a small turn of the wrist and a flick of the eye to learn the time.  Many of us today take out our phones, as we once did a fob watch, to learn the time and the information pushed to us by digital services.  The promise of the smartwatch is that with a small turn of…

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Lowing

The weirdest difference is the sound of the trains.  British train horns have a surging sound.  It’s the sound of a hundred and eighty five tons of metal hurling itself towards the future.  It’s a lie, but it’s a bright one.  Here we come.  We’re good at this.  We leap into the future at a hundred and twenty five miles an hour.

American train horns are so different.  I’d lay in bed at night and…

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