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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Deadliest Sniper Scope Ever!

How do you create the Deadliest Sniper Scope ever? Just add heat


Badass as they are, military snipers are sometimes humbled by heat haze, which can make a clear target look like murky soup. If the boys at DARPA have their way, though, a new kind of sniper scope could turn that haze problem into a hot benefit.

The Super-Resolution Vision System (SRVS) works like this: for fleeting moments, heat haze actually works as a kind of super lens, sharpening and magnifying the object on the other side of it. The SRVS watches for areas of the image that are experiencing this kind of lensing, discarding the rest and assembling a complete picture as it scans the area from moment to moment. The sniper’s eyeball sees only a clear picture, one that’s no longer restricted to the diffraction limit inherent to the scope itself.

An SVRS prototype should be ready by next year, with production units getting to Special Ops units by 2011 — possibly too late to see any real action in Iraq. But if the Super Scope, like other military technologies like GPS before it, eventually trickles down to civilian use, expect to someday see some amazing Discovery Channel specials about animal mating habits in the desert.

New Scientist, via Danger Room.

Article Source: http://dvice.com/

VENGABOYS - The Party Album (1998)

Vengaboys is a Eurodance pop group based in the Netherlands. The brainchild of two Dutch producers Wessel van Diepen and Dennis van den Driesschen (Danski and Delmundo), they enjoyed big commercial success in the late-1990s and early-2000s. They are best known for their two UK number one singles, "Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom!!" and "We're Going to Ibiza."

Track Listing:

  1. "We Like to Party! (The Vengabus)" - 3:42
  2. "Boom, Boom, Boom, Boom!" - 3:22
  3. "Up and Down" - 3:59
  4. "Ho Ho Vengaboys!" - 3:41
  5. "To Brazil" - 3:07
  6. "We're Going to Ibiza" - 3:38
  7. "Vengababes from Outer Space" - 3:26
  8. "Superfly Slick" - 5:21
  9. "Movin' Around" - 3:48
  10. "The Vengabeat" - 4:09
  11. "You and Me" - 5:24
  12. "Paradise..." - 7:07





NoPass. Enjoy :)


On Aquarium, Aqua were "Barbie Girls"; now they're "Cartoon Heroes." A slight change in context for their second album, but, essentially, it's business as usual. And let's not forget that Aqua do this slapstick kiddie-pop thing with a lot more panache than their shamelessly novelty Euro-goons peers. The relentless zaniness of Aquarius may sometimes be cloying, especially those too-chirpy chipmunk voices on "Cartoon Heroes," but there's no denying that this is a pop group that really lives this pop lark--shaved-headed frontman Rene really does talk in that comedy growl and frontwoman Lene really doesn't wear more than a stretched scrap of PVC whenever she leaves the house. This makes Aquarius quite likeable, actually--especially on the slapstick-trance workout of "Around the World," which even manages to squeeze in a brief geography lesson.

Track Listing:

  1. "Cartoon Heroes" (Claus Norreen, Søren Rasted) – 3:29
  2. "Around the World" (Norreen, Rasted) – 3:29
  3. "Freaky Friday" (Norreen, Rasted) – 3:45
  4. "We Belong to the Sea" (Norreen, Rasted) – 4:18
  5. "An Apple a Day" (Norreen, Rasted) – 3:38
  6. "Halloween" (Norreen, Rasted, René Dif)– 3:51
  7. "Good Guys" (Norreen, Rasted) – 4:00
  8. "Back from Mars" (Norreen, Rasted) – 4:05
  9. "Aquarius" (Norreen, Rasted) – 4:22
  10. "Cuba Libre" (Norreen, Rasted, Dif) – 3:38
  11. "Bumble Bees" (Norreen, Rasted) – 3:53
  12. "Goodbye to the Circus" (Norreen, Rasted) – 4:00






NoPass. Enjoy :)