Floating Homes on the Ocean

April 29th, 2016

If you ever want to get off the grid or just live in the ocean, here is your chance. There is this new design UFO Floating house that is supposed to cater to your  need. The UFO homes is intended for ability to be off the grid and travel around the world. This is possible with the usage of  a waterjet-propelled “ Torqeedo Deep Blue 1800 electric motor”. The company also says an onboard water generator would be used for converting rain or seawater to fresh drinking water, as well as watering a vegetable garden located on a deck that encircles the structure and measures 41 feet in diameter.

 

The fiberglass make up an equivalent to two stories of the inside, with flexible floor plans for various changes. That consists of a transformable kitchen and dining/living area on the top level, with stairs leading down to submerged lower level with bathroom and bedroom surrounded by a large window so you can have sea animals watch you watch them.

 

Jet Capsule’s livable UFOs are also designed to make use of all the surrounding environment to produce and store energy. For instance, the company intends to “install wind and water turbines to generate power” while also installing solar panels on the vessel to harness solar energy. Talk about extreme green conservation. If the vessel takes in more energy than it uses, the excess is simply sent to an internal battery fitted in the base of the UFO. Owners will also have the ability to control an electric anchor from inside the ship, which is used to keep the UFO in one position. This as the dream design for any adventurer and can be worthwhile investment. However, it is not very cool to those with fear of water or travel since this adventure can turn into complete nightmare.

HoverBoard Slide by Lexus

April 22nd, 2016

SLIDE, a hoverboard seen in Back to the Future II is worthy but, the Slide is getting there with a few  more improvements that can meet the same stylistically expectations. However the science bringing this science fiction invention to life is still pretty cool. As Lexus mention,  their new design is specialized and is still slowly in development.

The hoverboard hype does not exactly meet the expectations of hovering over ground but the Lexus Slide can. Although, the design is still being remodeled to be able to hover streets, it is in need of magnets and a specialized metal park to hover. According to Lexus,  the design consists of  bamboo and carbon fiber skateboard, with wisps of smoke, levitating around inch or two off the specially made ground.

According to the company’s briefly stated the materials, the device has its own “magnetic levitation” to maintain lift-off, which can be a form of levitating. The surface trickery for the hoverboard to operate is magnets or steel mixed in underneath the concrete, to give the hover in Lexus Slide. This is how the hoverboard relies on superconductors and magnets, which combines to repel the force of gravity and lift the board up in the air. Although the safety varies, it is quite new and can be mastered for skaters and such.

Is it A Bird. Is It a Plane. No Its the FlyBoard Air

April 15th, 2016

The Flyboard was invented with a sole purpose of racing.  This revolutionizing idea is making it big with its water jet hoverboard. Invented by Frank Zapata, it has grown from a simple project into a full-fledged idea to a competitive sport. The Zapata Racing is prepared to revolutionize the sport, but this time with the FlyBoard Air, a hover board that gets rid and uses only air to zip you across the sky. If you ever dreamed about being a bird, look no further, a solution has come upon you.

 

The original design was groundbreaking, but its success was limited. It used a stream of high pressure water that pushed the rider multiple feet in the air to allow them to move up water. In order to generate this powerful thrust, the rider had to be connected to a personal long hose that carried the high-pressure water stream from the hose to the nozzles underneath the fly board. The pressure was adjustable, providing riders with control over the thrust so they could move themselves higher or lower as desired. The system was very maneuverable with advanced riders able to perform acrobatic maneuvers like flips, twists and turns in mid air.

 

In a demonstration video, Zapata is shown flying effortlessly over a body of water, reaching a height of 30 meters during the 3.5 minute flight. The project is still in its prototype stage and will continue to undergo testing and finalization for 2016. With a successful public flight, Zapata is now on par with two other engineers, who last year showcased their JB-9 jetpack by flying around the Statue of Liberty to continue on the Flyboard Air.

 

Engineering Skills needed to Stand Out

April 8th, 2016

Modern day gives no certainty for young engineering’s that hope to work in one place to actually go through with it, because there is no guarantee an employer would want that let alone support retirement. In the engineering field, it’s no different, despite a history in which Baby Boomers were able to forge long, stable careers in the big-four engineering disciplines (civil, mechanical, industrial, and electrical). Engineering opportunity, of course, is still there.There is even a  huge demand for engineers is expected to grow by eleven percent, according to the National Association of Colleges and Employers that report engineering majors as rank second in the most in-demand skill sets. However, It’s not just a about the technical skills anymore even if it still holds an importance. Across all industries today, every employer looks for candidates with the more elusive soft skills.

To start, there must be a fundamental shift in the way we understand how work is getting done in the engineering environment today. Even with an abundance of jobs, this new dynamic is making the engineering labor market competitive, as we begin to understand that a job well done often requires far more changeable inputs in the way we relate to people and circumstances. So if engineers can master a dynamic set of both technical and soft skills, employers will consider them as a valuable team member and job candidate.

There are important movements that needs to always be updated in he engineering field, including an increasingly multi generational workforce and a global business climate in which project work with mobile teams.Baby Boomers that are more likely to be far more traditional in keeping their work and social lives separate, while new young workers are far more likely to think of work as an extension of their lifestyles. Employees who can bridge their communication styles with all kinds of colleagues are valuable to employers, who are equally challenged by this dynamic, multi generational mix of workers as well.