Area 51 UFO Kit

A sleek spaceship that hearkens back to the infancy of science fiction. This Area 51 UFO plastic assembly kit comes with a clear saucer, three alien figures, and a large full-color decal sheet.

Inspired by classic TV shows and movies. Includes LED lights, a nice interior cabin, photo backdrop, and stand for display.

Flying Saucer

For more than half a century the distinctive shape of a flying saucer has exerted a powerful grip over popular culture. From the eponymous 1956 film Forbidden Planet to the gleamingly jet-propelled spacecrafts of Nasa’s future, it’s become visual shorthand for our postwar optimism about interplanetary travel.

The saucer motif has also pervaded design, from the futurist prefabricated houses of Finnish designer Matti Suuronen to the ubiquitious flying-saucer-shaped kettles, phones and irons. It has anchored countless B-movies and even been used as a knowing visual gag in the 1996 spoof Mars Attacks!

This week Parrot unveiled a drone called the Flying Saucer, which it says “looks like something out of a sci-fi movie but won’t transport you to another world.” The rotor craft uses an omnidirectional camera and can be controlled using your voice or hand gestures. It will go on sale this December. More information can be found on the Parrot website. It will cost £250.

Triangular Craft

Formed by compositions of small triangles, these wall decorations add dynamism and richness to any room. They are also suitable for breaking the monotony of a single wall covering, and are available in various shapes and sizes.

NIDS files contain hundreds of reports of large, silent-running triangular aircraft. These crafts appear primarily adjacent to population centers and along Interstate Highways, with clusters of sightings on both coasts. In addition, a number of these Triangles are brightly lit.

The UFO’s triangular shape is a result of an invention called the “triangular spacecraft”. The craft’s hull has vertical electrostatic line charges on each corner that produce a horizontal electric field parallel to the hull sides. This field, interacting with a plane wave emitted by antennas on the side of the hull, generates a force per volume that combines both lift and propulsion.

Many Triangles are spotted near military bases. One sighting, in Miami, Florida, occurred on November 11, the day before a Goodyear blimp was scheduled to fly over the city during an NBA game.

Luna Concept

A year ago, Dell announced Concept Luna, a laptop prototype that was designed to be easier to fix and more sustainable. It was meant to be a major win for sustainability and right-to-repair advocates, but it never made it to market.

But the company is trying again with a new iteration of the project that’s still very much a concept. It uses a pin tool to unlock the chassis, which is then easily removed to access the keyboard, display, speakers, fans, battery, and motherboard.

During a demonstration, a Dell representative was able to pop open the laptop by hand and remove all of the components without issue. It’s possible the idea could be used in a real product one day, though Dell didn’t mention any such plans. The company’s CTO of client solutions said it hopes to use the design to reduce the amount of plastic and e-waste that ends up in landfills. The concept will also allow it to monitor individual components and harvest them for reuse or recycling.

Octopus

A beautiful and affecting documentary about the complex relationship between humans and the octopus. Using a narrator and film maker/scientist pair as the main characters, the director draws us into their intimate experiences and observations of this remarkable animal. It is a personal and engaging account without the fillers and pointless flourishes of many documentaries.

An octopus can change color and skin texture to blend in with its surroundings. It can also send out a cloud of ink that blinds predators, garbles their sense of smell, and irritates them with chemicals like tyrosinase.

Octopus is the first CD tool to add first-class runbook automation. Automated tasks get deployed to dev, test, and production environments – no manual steps needed. And you can schedule those tasks and view their results on a central dashboard. Easily manage and control all of your deployments, changes, and ongoing scheduled operations with Octopus. And it all works with your existing infrastructure.

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