Flight Schedule Paris Air Show. Screenshot: Paris Air Show.
As you know we’re at the Paris Air Show this week (June 17 to 23 · Hall 4, booth B17). Here in Le Bourget it’s all about flying and aerospace technology. I have just spotted an interesting service from the organization team: The Official Flight Schedule for the Paris Air Show. So if you don’t want to miss some spectacular flight demostrations check out the schedule online here.
Speaking of flying. Here is my colleague Thomas Bader doing some nice stunts with his Pitts. So when Thomas speaks about grinding complex aerospace components on our Multigrind® grinding centres he sure knows what he is talking about.
Looking forward to see you here at the Paris Air Show or, if you can’t make it, in Trossingen in our show room.
A couple of years ago we used a picture of the Hubble Space Telescope in one of our ads for our grinding machine Multigrind ® CB. Now here is a wonderful picture that Hubble has recorded with it’s wide field camera in 2009. What you can see is a so-called Butterfly Nebula with a wingspan of more than 3 light-years and a surface temperature of 250,000 degrees Celsius. NGC, the correct name for this outer space beauty, is about 4,000 light-years away from us.
Of course you don’t have to travel that far to see us at the PARIS AIR SHOW (June 17 to 23). You’ll find us in hall 4, booth B17 and we’ll show you some quite attractive grinding solutions for the aerospace industry and some beautiful components.
As a manufacturer of high precisioin grinding machines, we have high expectations when it comes to precision in the µm area. But when I watch that IMB movie here, I have to admit: I am impressed. The engineers and scientists at Big Blue have created a little stop-motion movie with carbon monoxide atoms. At a temperature of 4-5 degrees Kelvin (–268° Celsius) they took these atoms and arranged them for the film. The result is a lovely story about a little boy and his atom pet. One of the main aims of this project is to show people the importance of science, math and technology.
Als Hersteller hochgenauer Schleifmaschinen bringt uns eigentlich nichts aus der Ruhe, wenn es um Präzision im µm-Bereich geht. Wenn ich mir aber diesen Film von IBM anschaue, muss ich zugeben: ich bin beeindruckt. Die Ingenieure und Wissenschaftler von Big Blue haben einen Stop-motion-Film mit Kohlenstoffmonoxid-Atomen gedreht. Bei einer Temperatur von –268° C wurde einzelne Atome Bild für Bild bewegt und zusammengesetzt. Herausgekommen ist eine nette Geschichte über einen Jungen, der mit Atomen spielt. Eines der Ziele dieses Projekts ist es, den Menschen die Bedeutung von Wissenschaft, Mathematik und Technologie zu zeigen.
Coolest Nerdl! Bob Ferdowsi Flight Director at Nasa interviewed by Emily Shao. Image Credit: NASA/Bill Ingalls
You have probably heard about the ”Mohawk Guy“ who works at NASA as a Flight Director. His name is Bobak Ferdowsi and he did nothing less spectacular than landing the Mars rover curiosity on Mars last year August 5. And since that day Bobak has become extremely popular. American journalists voted him ”sexiest NERD of NASA“, he has more than 50000 followers on Twitter and the nice thing about him, if we understand the Magazin Jetzt.de correctly, is, that he is cool, friendly, open and he can explain his work:
”In this TED Youth 2012 Talk, Bobak Ferdowsi, the mohawked member of that team, outlines various aspects of a Mars landing, including the Seven Minutes of Terror.“ (Source: TEDEd)
We wish all our business partners and Schleifblog readers a happy, healthy and successful new year!
Enjoy a smooth start to the new year with the January page of our The Art of Grinding 2013 calendar. The calendar is unfortunately no longer available, but you can download and print the pages individually. The calendar pages will be made available on Schleifblog at the start of each month. So keep an eye out for them! Download January calendar page now.
And if you know what kind of component part is shown in the photo above, send us your comment!