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Christmas Cheer

Submission + - Crazy Carbon Neutral Christmas Lights (matthewjamestaylor.com)

HyperOgga writes: "This year we decided to do something completely different. Instead of wasting electricity we devised a way to power our Christmas lights with people power! To do this we attached a handle to our front fence which, when wound, generates electricity through a dynamo. Not only is this environmentally friendly but it's interactive and lots of fun. Everyone in our street seems to like it — every evening we get a steady stream of visitors winding it up and watching the lights glow."
Transportation

Submission + - Russian SU-30 Jet Stops in Mid-Air without Stalls (air-attack.com)

zygote writes: From BoingBoing.net
"The fighter can stall from high speed, stopping in less than a second. Then it demonstrates an ability to descend tail first without causing a compressor stall. It can also recover from a flat spin in less than a minute."

Link to video of the jet at air-attack.com: air-attack.com

So, will the Russians sell it to the Chinese? Why don't we [the U.S.] have one? Or do we...?

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