Tag Archive: Innovation


Sig And ATF Submit Final Arguments In Silencer Lawsuit

 

 

 

” Is Sig Sauer trying to wiggle around regulation or are regulators ruling on arbitrary and capricious logic? Those are the questions Sig and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives answer in their final motions in a lawsuit over classifying a Sig muzzle device.

  On paper, the New Hampshire-based company claimed the item was a muzzle brake, but the ATF classified it as a silencer, which would subject ownership and manufacturing of the item to strict regulations.

  Sig filed suit in a New Hampshire federal court April 2014 after contesting the ruling for a year. Although legal arguments quickly plateaued, public interest in the case grew as some gun rights advocates began to see the case as corporate advocacy — an effort to undermine laws regulating silencers.

  However, Sig’s attorney, Stephen Halbrook, said the company aims to simply challenge a regulator that “overreaches” how it interprets legal definitions.”

More at Guns.com

Bombardier’s Ideas For The Future Of The Snowmobile

 

 

 

 

 

” Do you love the feel of gliding over soft powder while astride your favorite snowmobile? Have you spent the winter helping out friends and family thanks to your trusty Ski-Doo? Whether it is outdoor sporting activities or participating in search and rescue, snowmobiles provide a critical function in our lives during Canadian winters. Building off existing models and considering concerns raised by snowmobile enthusiasts, I bring you a list of nine concept ideas about the future of the snowmobile.”

 

”  Wireless heat & power

This idea could take the form of inductive plates embedded in the footrest of the snowmobile that would create a magnetic field to transfer electricity wirelessly to the boots of the driver and passenger. The boot would then use this electricity to generate heat. The electricity could also be transferred to heated socks or to the rest of your suit, gloves and helmet using a similar hidden and wireless process.”

 

 

”  Integrated rear trunk

When you’re leaving for a weekend ride, there never seems to be enough space on snowmobiles for cargo. Sure, you can buy portable bags or luggage as accessories, but maybe it’s time to design a snowmobile with an actual rear trunk large enough to carry gear for two. This compartment could also be heated (at least above the freezing point) so that your liquids (like contact lens fluids) would not freeze during. With 48 inches to spare, I am sure designers can think of clever ways to integrate this.”

 

 

”  Warning sensors

Another desirable feature would be infrared sensors that could detect humans, animals, and other vehicles in front of you and around corners. Basically, sensors in front of your sled would detect and interpret information using the onboard computer. The results could appear on a display in the dashboard and be sent as a warning (using digital voice technology) to your helmet.”

 

 

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Watch A Drone Take Off From Another Drone

 

 

 

 

 

 

” In this video, a drone aircraft carrier takes off into the sky with another drone on top of it. That second, more normal airplane drone, then takes off from a runway that is itself already flying. It’s like something straight out of The Avengers, but instead of a fictional platform costing untold billions of dollars, this is a real thing that someone made and flew in their backyard:

  This isn’t the first homemade remote control helicarrier. A hobbyist built one in 2012 but that carrier didn’t also launch drones.

  This working model, made by hobbyists at Flite Test, is less stylized but more functional. The carrier looks like a modified quadcopter, with four rotors balanced two to a side along its rectangular length. It hovers a few feet of the ground, before a very small drone takes flight, dipping a little as it falls off the end before flying around towards the camera. It’s a neat feat, and one that’s probably confined to toy robots for now.

  What’s the likelihood of a human-sized version? Not great without some kind of major innovation. The energy needs for such a craft are tremendous, requiring the same amount of force as that generated by some 70 Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Boosters to lift it into the air. For now, it seems the Navy is content with floating runways instead of flying ones. And when an idea is so expensive that the Pentagon dismisses it, it’s really too expensive. “

 

Thanks to Popular Science

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A Biometric Gun Lock That Even The NRA Might Like

 

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Omer Kiyani’s hands still shake when he remembers the day that changed the course of his life.

  He was 16 years old, riding in a car with a group of friends, when someone started firing a gun outside the car. Kiyani — who never identified the shooter and has trouble remembering the incident — was shot in the mouth. After several surgeries, his physical problems faded away, but the shooting left an indelible impression on his psyche.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

” Yes, he believes in making guns safer, but he’s not your typical safety advocate. He’s a gun owner himself, and he wants to control firearms in the most practical of ways. That’s why he founded Sentinl, a Detroit-based startup that’s designing a biometric gun lock called Identilock. Attaching to a gun’s trigger, it unlocks only when the owner applies a fingerprint. Now that he’s a father, Kiyani says, he’s even more motivated to keep guns out of the wrong hands and prevent his kids from having to go through the trauma he experienced. “I understand what can happen when you’re on the wrong side of a firearm,” he explains.

  His creation is different in three ways: it’s optional, it’s detachable, and it’s quick. Unlike biometric gun safes and other locking mechanisms, Kiyani says, the Identilock makes it as easy to access a firearm as it is to unlock an iPhone. He pitched hundreds of gun owners a variety of ideas over the course of his research, but it was the biometric lock they inevitably latched onto. “That was the key motivator for moving forward,” Kiyani remembers. “As I kept talking to people, not only did the idea get refined, but it was clear people wanted it.”

  Today, the Identilock is designed using entirely off-the-shelf components that have been proven effective in other industries. The biometric sensor, for example, has been used in other security applications and is approved by the FBI. Cobbling the sensor together from existing technologies was both a cost-saving endeavor and a strategic way to prove the product’s effectiveness more quickly. “If I were to go out and get one black eye, that would be it,” Kiyani says. “The goal was to take something that has already been validated, not have to reinvent the wheel.” “

 

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Bears On Stairs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

” DBLG’s in-house studio projects are a platform for us to experiment with creative ideas and above all have fun. For this project we wanted to explore and combine 3d animation, 3D printing with stop frame animation.”

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   ” Massive thanks for Blue Zoo for the character animation blue-zoo.co.uk and Resonate resonatemusic.co.uk for the audio mix and sound design.”

HT/The Verge

Gun And Accessory Makers Getting Creative To Sidestep New York Laws

 

 

 

 

” Several companies out there are currently working on innovative ways to allow New Yorkers to own things they should be able to own anyway.

  Keep in mind, practical and useful may not always mean beautiful or perfect.

  First off, and I’m sure you’ve seen this by now, we have a New York SAFE Act legal “AR-15″. The savvy gun owner can make their gun SAFE Act compliant by removing “military features” from the rifle.”

 

 

 

    The politicians will never learn that private industry will always be more capable than them . For every idiotic action from the state house you’ll get an equal or greater reaction from warehouse . LOL 

 

Guns Save Lives has more

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The World’s Youngest Billionaires: 29 Under 40

 


 Dustin Moskovitz, the world’s youngest billionaire.

” There are 1,426 billionaires in the world this year. They are the wealthiest of the wealthy. But only 29 members of this elite list are under 40 years old, with that exciting combination of money and youth.

Those 29 have a total of $119 billion between them. Ten come from the technology sector, including four from social networking giant Facebook. Eleven come from the United States, the rest from countries abroad. Five are newcomers to the billionaire ranks. Read the full list below.”

 

 

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 The Future Of Rapid Transit As Envisioned By SpaceX

 

 

” Taking to the stage at this year’s Economist Innovation Awards, Elon Musk of SpaceX let slip a few more choice details about his “Hyperloop” high-speed transportation system that would see commuters travel between Los Angeles and San Francisco in a mere 30 minutes, describing the concept for the first time as a cross between Concorde and railgun.”