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JoeBananas
05-09-2005, 12:22 PM
A one-person vacuum elevator that slots into buildings with a minimum of fuss has gone on sale in the US.

The tube-shaped transporter carries a person upwards at a steady speed of 15 centimetres per second using turbines to suck air out of a pressurised chamber above the passenger capsule. The capsule is lowered when the pressure in the upper section is returned to normal.

http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn7353

francomanko
05-09-2005, 12:45 PM
im getting me 3 of them...1 for me , 1 for my missus and 1 for my cat

PhilOsirus
05-09-2005, 03:18 PM
What if it mulafunctions when the capsule is over 30 meters off the ground?:p

gardocki
05-09-2005, 03:25 PM
What if it mulafunctions when the capsule is over 30 meters off the ground?:pFrom the article:

"a series of mechanical brakes will activate should there be a sudden loss of pressure, to prevent the capsule falling"

Q_B
05-09-2005, 04:45 PM
What if it mulafunctions when the capsule is over 30 meters off the ground?:p

You have a pipe; if it starts falling, you can blow on the pipe and try to fill the vacuum beneath you before it crashes.

rstratton
05-09-2005, 06:50 PM
what next then will someone create actual suicide booths and drinking robots...that would be so cool..the robot part...

Para
05-09-2005, 07:14 PM
what next then will someone create actual suicide booths and drinking robots...that would be so cool..the robot part...

The relative drive engine of their transport ship is cool too. "It doesn't actually make the ship move in space but instead it moves the space around it!" (or something like that)

rstratton
05-09-2005, 07:57 PM
time altering cronotrons (would that be how you would spell it.??) would be nice also, so everyone could use them to grow their own group of mutants....:twisted:

resurepus
05-09-2005, 08:11 PM
A one-person vacuum elevator that slots into buildings with a minimum of fuss has gone on sale in the US.

The tube-shaped transporter carries a person upwards at a steady speed of 15 centimetres per second using turbines to suck air out of a pressurised chamber above the passenger capsule. The capsule is lowered when the pressure in the upper section is returned to normal.

http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn7353
I don't really get what this news has to do with computer graphics...

cookepuss
05-09-2005, 08:34 PM
Sounds more like the Jetsons to me. :)

http://images.usatoday.com/life/_photos/2004/2004-05/11-dvd-jetsons-inside.jpg

AJ
05-09-2005, 10:47 PM
I don't really get what this news has to do with computer graphics...

The first person who used the tube invented polygons

(This may not be true)

L.Rawlins
05-09-2005, 10:58 PM
I don't really get what this news has to do with computer graphics...

Read the thread title. Yes, its vague... but it is a connection. :)

Per-Anders
05-09-2005, 11:23 PM
Also reminds me of Brunels atmospheric railway... http://www.thehistorynet.com/bh/blbrunelrailway/
...hope it's a little bit more successful.

oh and of course of those message capsule tubes.... so what happens if something blocks the air intake tube at the bottom for a while? sudden jumps?

ernest
05-10-2005, 09:08 AM
what about air support if your going to get stuck there for a few hours?
how are you going to breath in this airtight capsule?

but at least it looks cool and so its worth the money :thumbsup:

-Vormav-
05-10-2005, 09:12 AM
I'm quite certain that this will forever be the greatest invention of all time.

Q_B
05-10-2005, 09:36 AM
The first person who used the tube invented polygons

(This may not be true)

:thumbsup:

RobW720
05-10-2005, 12:57 PM
The first person who used the tube invented polygons

(This may not be true)

thats great.... still laughing.


NOW..... where is my damn hover car. getting closer to that future that i have been promised all throughout the 80's and 90's.... LETS GET SOME FLYIN' CARS

Peddy
05-10-2005, 01:20 PM
OH god yes! we were supposed to have those 5 years ago!

Q_B
05-10-2005, 01:26 PM
thats great.... still laughing.


NOW..... where is my damn hover car. getting closer to that future that i have been promised all throughout the 80's and 90's.... LETS GET SOME FLYIN' CARS

Oh they fly allright ... problem seems to be ... landing...

http://67.19.177.10/newphotos/weird/weird449.jpg

http://67.19.177.10/newphotos/weird/weird520.jpg


EDIT: And don't forget about the pro-flying teams...

http://67.19.177.10/newphotos/weird/weird073.jpg

rstratton
05-10-2005, 03:32 PM
those pictures are awesome....:scream:

Pin_pal
05-10-2005, 06:54 PM
I wonder if this thing can be turned into a gaint bong....

stenosis|kill
05-10-2005, 07:24 PM
lol, very funny :)
thx for the link.

runejw
05-10-2005, 07:49 PM
$20K and only 15 cm per second ??? :rolleyes:

A Harley still looks better, drives faster, costs less and is probably more fun (http://www.harley-davidson.com/cp/TVcommercials/en/TVcom_QT.asp?locale=en_US&bmLocale=en_US&video=parked&band=high) than that :cool:


Cheers,
Rune

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