Testing a vehicle for the Army isn’t all race tracks, explosions and trips to Wendy’s. Even more technical stuff like fuel consumption and highway use is taken into consideration. APG is home to a test highway where the JLTV can stretch its legs a bit to its top speed of 64 mph. It’s here where ATEC can observe more mundane aspects like road vibrations and noise. While it’s not a Lexus, the JLTV still needs to be smooth enough to
The JLTV has to run these tests hundreds or thousands of times and have every little problem documented so Oshkosh knows exactly what to improve on. Automakers should take a page out of the Army’s book when it comes to testing. I’d like to see an Alfa Romeo or a Tesla take a few laps around APG.
It’s tests like these that ensure that the vehicles used by today and tomorrow’s military protect soldiers and get their job done. While Chevy has been seemingly working on a mid-engine Corvette forever, that’s nothing compared to military development cycles. They have to be absolutely sure that their vehicles meet stringent criteria and pass whatever test they can come up with.
Immune cells within the perilymphatic space of the inner ear of several zebrafish embryos 80 hpf showing: MIP view of two immune cells (orange), one of which has ingested dextran particles (blue), before and after AO plus deconvolution for 438 time points at 13 sec intervals; volume rendered view in another embryo, showing a migrating immune cell and a dividing endothelial cell; and tracking of the position and velocity of an immune cell in a third embryo (c.f., Fig. 6E,F, figs. S13-15).
A robot that turns itself into a car like something from Transformers has been unveiled by a team of engineers in a world first
J-deite RIDE can transform from a standing 12ft robot into a sports car with two people on board.
The transformation, which takes about a minute to complete, is the brainchild of a team from Japan who have been working on its development for three years.
J-deite RIDE can technically walk at a speed of 100 metres per hour (0.06 mph) or run on its four wheels at about 60kph - about 38mph- but developers said they've never really tested it outside the factory cargo bay area.
USAF Captain Cody “ShIV” Wilton, A-10C Thunderbolt II Demonstration Team commander/pilot, performs strafe runs during a demonstration exercise in Arizona. Although he is assigned to the A-10 Demo Team, Wilton still maintains his combat mission readiness.
A brave diver took on the inhospitable waters beneath Russia's polar ice caps to reveal a stunning array of rarely seen creatures, including a sea butterfly elegantly gliding in the darkness below.
Alexander Benedik submerged himself in the -1C White Sea water in search of life below the ice.
Accompanying the stunning ice formations, the veteran diver was greeted by a host of striking sea life, including a rare sea butterfly - a type of arctic nudibranch - fluttering past his camera lens.
Diving for up to 70 minutes at a time, Alexander - who opted not to wear heated equipment in the sub-zero conditions in order to get the 'perfect shot' - was left 'in awe' of the bustling life around him.
Special Warfare Combatant-craft Crewmen (SWCC) with Special Boat Team 20 personnel execute the insertion of two Combatant Craft Assault (CCA) vehicles using the Low Velocity Airdrop Delivery System (LVADS) from a C-17 cargo aircraft during a training exercise.
Scientists have discovered that moth larvae could have a major role in solving the global pollution crisis.
A chance discovery from the University of Cambridge showed that the worms bodies produce an enzyme that degrades polyethylene-based shopping bags. The grubs - normally used for fishing bait - will hopefully be put to good use in the future to fight plastic pollution, which can take up to 400 years to biodegrade naturally.
Virgin unveils a prototype of pods that will carry passengers at speeds of up to 760mph. Hyperloop's low friction design means that passengers will be able to travel 87 miles between Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
History was made March 25, 2017 at the Monster Jam World Finals XVIII (18) in Las Vegas, when VP Racing Fuels Mad Scientist driver Lee O'Donnell completed the first-ever front flip in a Monster Jam truck during competition.
Transporting yourself into a video game, body and all, just got easier. Artificial intelligence has been used to create 3D models of people’s bodies for virtual reality avatars, surveillance, visualizing fashion, or movies. But it typically requires special camera equipment to detect depth or to view someone from multiple angles. A new algorithm creates 3D models using standard video footage from one angle.
The system has three stages. First, it analyzes a video a few seconds long of someone moving—preferably turning 360° to show all sides—and for each frame creates a silhouette separating the person from the background. Based on machine learning techniques—in which computers learn a task from many examples—it roughly estimates the 3D body shape and location of joints. In the second stage, it “unposes” the virtual human created from each frame, making them all stand with arms out in a T shape, and combines information about the T-posed people into one, more accurate model. Finally, in the third stage, it applies color and texture to the model based on recorded hair, clothing, and skin.
The researchers tested the method with a variety of body shapes, clothing, and backgrounds and found that it had an average accuracy within 5 millimeters, they will report in June at the Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition conference in Salt Lake City. The system can also reproduce the folding and wrinkles of fabric, but it struggles with skirts and long hair. With a model of you, the researchers can change your weight, clothing, and pose—and even make you perform a perfect pirouette. No practice necessary.