Thursday, December 20, 2012

Wind-powered mine clearing

Damn, we're an ingenious animal! We make horror and we invent ways to abate our horrors.

Mine Kafon | Callum Cooper from Focus Forward Films on Vimeo.

A boy from Kabul grows up to be an engineer in the Netherlands … and comes up with an ingenious device for making his country and other combat zones livable again.

H/t Afghanistan War.

Incongruously, this clip is available thanks a contest sponsored by the military contractor General Electric. They made the problem; they expect to profit from the solution?

1 comment:

Seth S said...

Sadly this device will not work!
This article explains why.
http://www.statisticsblog.com/2013/01/simulation-of-landmine-clearing-with-massoud-hassanis-mine-kafon/

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