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Canadian engineers make history with first human-powered helicopter
15-07-2013, 04:58 PM.
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Canadian engineers make history with first human-powered helicopter
Similar achievement will ever occur in Singapore... In Singapore term, it is a "wrong answer" to start with...IMO...Big Grin

Canadian engineers make history with first human-powered helicopter

NEW YORK - Engineers at the University of Toronto have won a prize that has been unclaimed for 33 years by building the world’s first helicopter powered only by human muscle.

The Igor I Sikorsky Human Powered Helicopter Competition was launched in 1980 by the American Helicopter Society (AHS). The rules stated that the US$250,000 (S$316,000) prize could only be won by a human-powered machine capable of hovering for at least 60 seconds, reach at least 3 metres in height, and stay within an area 10 metres by 10 metres.

On Thursday, the award was handed over to the AeroVelo project, led by Todd Reichert and Cameron Robertson. Their winning flying machine, called Atlas, has a set of 20-metre rotors at each corner of a square frame 50 metres on each side, and is powered by a bicycle at the centre of the square.

http://www.todayonline.com/daily-focus/s...helicopter
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15-07-2013, 05:12 PM.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=syJq10EQkog

its awesome

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15-07-2013, 05:36 PM.
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Quote:Similar achievement will ever occur in Singapore... In Singapore term, it is a "wrong answer" to start with...IMO...Big Grin

In the first place, this kind of project in Singapore will not get any funding..haha.
And.. for students aiming to get first class, this project is a no-no.
And.. for Asst professors aiming to get tenure, it is also a no-no.

http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/wo...ing-and-IT

luckily, this university is ranked higher than NUS.

So cool. one project to put your university into spotlight.

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15-07-2013, 05:58 PM.
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(15-07-2013, 05:36 PM)yeokiwi Wrote:
Quote:Similar achievement will ever occur in Singapore... In Singapore term, it is a "wrong answer" to start with...IMO...Big Grin

In the first place, this kind of project in Singapore will not get any funding..haha.
And.. for students aiming to get first class, this project is a no-no.
And.. for Asst professors aiming to get tenure, it is also a no-no.

http://www.timeshighereducation.co.uk/wo...ing-and-IT

luckily, this university is ranked higher than NUS.

So cool. one project to put your university into spotlight.

Your link is for 2010-11. Latest 2012-3, NUS is ranked higher as Univ of Toronto ranking had dropped a fair bit to 22...
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15-07-2013, 06:20 PM. (This post was last modified: 15-07-2013, 06:21 PM by yeokiwi.)
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(15-07-2013, 05:58 PM)KopiKat Wrote: Your link is for 2010-11. Latest 2012-3, NUS is ranked higher as Univ of Toronto ranking had dropped a fair bit to 22...

Thanks for the update... even worst than I expect.
I cracked my head and I could not think of any famous engineering or persons or whatever projects that NUS had done that inspired the next generation.
The only things that I can remember are
1) Some FT student called us dogs.
2) law lecturer taking advantage of students

At least for ngee ann poly, they still got Sim Wong hoo.

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15-07-2013, 06:28 PM.
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(15-07-2013, 06:20 PM)yeokiwi Wrote:
(15-07-2013, 05:58 PM)KopiKat Wrote: Your link is for 2010-11. Latest 2012-3, NUS is ranked higher as Univ of Toronto ranking had dropped a fair bit to 22...

Thanks for the update... even worst than I expect.
I cracked my head and I could not think of any famous engineering or persons or whatever projects that NUS had done that inspired the next generation.
The only things that I can remember are
1) Some FT student called us dogs.
2) law lecturer taking advantage of students

At least for ngee ann poly, they still got Sim Wong hoo.

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