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The original digital watch button foretold the battery life struggle of modern smartwatches

In hindsight, it sounds almost ridiculous. An expensive watch with technology that’s never been put on your wrist before that costs hundreds of dollars more than a traditional timepiece. And get this: this fancy, futuristic gadget cant even continuously show the time.

No, I’m not talking about the original Apple Watch. I’m talking about the Pulsar Time Computer, the first commercially sold digital watch, which was released back in the 1970s by Hamilton. But despite the 50-year difference, the Pulsar foretold the same issues that we still struggle with today on our modern smartwatches — and fixed them the way we do, too: with a button.

The original Pulsar was a revolutionary device, so cool and futuristic that it appeared in Live and Let Die on the wrist of Roger Moore’s James Bond. But it had a big

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The F-117 Nighthawk: The First Modern Stealth Plane

Here’s What You Need To Remember: In addition to its reflective surfaces, the Nighthawk sported other design features now standard in stealth aircraft, including the use of radar-absorbent iron-ball paint magnetically charged so as to reduce the reflection of electromagnetic waves. The F-117’s slit-shaped exhaust ports for its F404 turbofan engines minimize the infrared signature of the exhaust.

The F-117 Nighthawk, America’s original stealth plane with a deeply sinister appearance, is an example of a weapon system designed around the limitations imposed by a promising new technology. The Nighthawk was revolutionary when it entered service in 1983—not that many could appreciate that, as the plane was kept secret from the public for five years.

Ironically, the Pentagon had a Russian researcher named Pyotr Ufimtsev to thank for first elaborating in a 1964 paper the concept that visibility on radar was not based purely on the size of an object, but

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Why modern engines overheat

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Modern technology has made engines lighter and more efficient in comparison to older ones that were made of cast iron. Most modern engines are made of aluminium alloy.

This makes the process of manufacturing it simpler and faster.

Besides, recycling it is far much easier since aluminium melts at about 4370C. Aluminium is a good heat conductor and dissipates heat faster.

However, aluminium is sensitive if the temperature regulation is not done well.

If the cylinder head and block buckles or cracks, in most cases, the bolts that tighten the cylinder head on the block lose grip.

In engines, where the block is made of cast iron, it is only the cylinder head that gets affected.

Resurfacing the head and re-installing it with another head gasket, can solve the heating problem.

For modern engines, such as that of the new model Toyota Harrier, Wish, Noah or Voxy, once the

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Girl Scouts redesign uniforms with ‘modern, fashionable twists’

The Girl Scouts announced today a redesign of the uniform that includes classic elements along with “modern, fashionable twists to ensure that every girl can express her unique style.”

The Girl Scouts collaborated with the Fashion Institute of Technology for the new wardrobe. The uniform includes a new vest and sash as well as “an official apparel collection of 18 new interchangeable pieces for girls in grades 6–12.

In the past the Girl Scouts have collaborated with other designers including “Mainbocher in the 1950s, Halston in the 1970s, Bill Blass in the 1980s, and Diane von Furstenberg earlier this year,” the Girl Scouts said in a news release.

The Girl Scouts said the new apparel was created by Fashion Institute of Technology class of 2020 students Nidhi Bhasin, Jenny Feng and Melissa Posner.

The new line includes T-shirts, sweatshirts, jogging pants, spandex leggings with pockets, cargo pants, a knit skater

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Turkey’s New Akinci Drone Is Impressive, But It’s No Substitute For Modern Fighter Jets

The Bayraktar Akinci drone is the most sophisticated built by Turkey to date. However, Ankara cannot count on the Akinci to serve as a substitute for its air force either acquiring or developing a fifth-generation fighter jet sometime in the next decade. 

The second Akinci (Turkish for ‘raider’) prototype completed a 62-minute flight test in August, according to its manufacturer.

The Akinci has a 65-feet wingspan, is designed to have an impressive 24 hours of endurance and to fly as high as

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33 obsolete technologies that will baffle modern generations

(Pocket-lint) – Advancements in technology come in leaps and bounds, meaning it doesn’t take long for new gadgets to become obsolete shortly after they reach their target market. Several modern technologies, such as mobile phones and computers, offer the ability to do many of the same things that these older gadgets were capable of, but in a smaller and more portable forms. 

That’s why we’re taking a nostalgic walk down memory lane, looking at some of the biggest, best and most memorable gadgets from the last century that have been outdated, outmoded or just forced into irrelevance by better, modern technologies.

You might remember many of these, but there are plenty of the younger generation that don’t.

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Public telephone booths

The iconic phone booth; essentially a monument to telephone’s history and now just a tourist attraction or somewhere to shelter from the cold.

The public phone booth has

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CLMBR Introduces the First Connected Vertical Climbing Machine With On-demand Instructor-led Classes and a Modern, Ergonomic Design

DENVER, Aug. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — CLMBR, a leader in connected fitness technology, today unveiled two new vertical climbing machines that combine state-of-the-art design and cutting-edge technology: CLMBR Connected for the home and CLMBR Pure for commercial use. As at-home fitness continues to flourish, both CLMBR machines are the first to offer a state-of-the-art companion app to display key metrics, including vertical feet climbed and workout targets reached, to maximize the user’s experience.” data-reactid=”13″DENVER, Aug. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — CLMBR, a leader in connected fitness technology, today unveiled two new vertical climbing machines that combine state-of-the-art design and cutting-edge technology: CLMBR Connected for the home and CLMBR Pure for commercial use. As at-home fitness continues to flourish, both CLMBR machines

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Roadmap to a Modern Analytics Platform

FAIRFAX, Va., Aug. 12, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Even before COVID-19, federal government agencies recognized the need to modernize their outdated applications and technology and transform to improve services to citizens.  The challenges of COVID-19 have magnified the need for government agencies to modernize and transform because citizens rely on the government services, now more than ever. Government delivery of timely, high-quality citizen services has never been more essential. A modern analytics platform that delivers real-time “at the speed of business” responsiveness is a critical part of any successful IT transformation. Yet, traditional platforms and technologies have limitations that result in latency and “after the fact” analysis which hinders and delays key decisions. 

To learn more about how to accelerate modernization using a modern data analytics platform, Cynthia Walker, Salient CRGT’s VP of Data Analytics Innovation Center along with their new strategic technology partner ThoughtSpot, will present “IT Transformation:

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Lunaz Is Transforming Classic Rolls-Royce Phantoms Into Modern EVs

Trendy plug-in vehicles are the new storm headed the way of the auto industry and are beginning to take shape beyond the average consumer’s driveway. But a car doesn’t have to be new in order to be trendy—it can pass simply by being rare or expensive, and that’s exactly what is attracting the ultra-wealthy collectors to retrofit their classics with a sense of modern splendor.

Lunaz knows this. The classic design company hails from Silverstone in the United Kingdom, and it has made its mark by retrofitting EV drivetrains into luxury and classic British cars, namely Rolls-Royce. On Friday, the bespoke shop showed the world its latest project: a battery-powered 1961 Rolls-Royce Phantom V.

Before we get into the beautiful design bits, let’s take a moment to talk about the technology that went into making this project. This is the very first restomod to be fitted with Lunaz’s new proprietary

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