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This one is not easy… this is at the level of what +Mike Elgan posts……
it does resemble the inside of a ratchet, but that is a stange gear. Could be a custom wrench for anexpensive car or something.
Or underside of a kitchen spray faucet
looks like some kind of laser… is it something that reads a CD or something?
Not going to tell yet……
some sort of wrench that fits all kinds of… stuff.
The camera sensor out of a cell phone
A socket wrench used on the space station.
so far I can say it has to do with lasers – but it is not a laser…
it looks like it could be some kind of fan or pump maybe? It reminds me of a magnetron a bit.
A target capsule used in an experiment by the National Ignition Facility?
oh that's a good one Neil!
and we have a winner… !!!! +Neil McAliece – see I had faith that we have the smartest people on the web right here…
Now the real question is how did you know?
looks like a new kind of ratchet
+Brent Burzycki Google Image Search is surprisingly useful sometimes 🙂 Click the camera icon in the search box and paste an image url (or upload an image). Is that cheating………
+Neil McAliece yep…but there are no limits on ingenuity…
lol – it is useful, but I still don't know what it is!!
+mark young NIF featured on BBC "Horizon"
+mark young Maybe this will help: https://lasers.llnl.gov/newsroom/project_status/2013/april.php
I'm not sure that I really understand after reading it though. I think it's related to measurement of a laser or photon beam.
lol – it may be English but I still don't understand!
(a little extra clarification on the video) The target is actually inside the center which is a specially shaped gold tube, which is used for it's reflective properties.
NIF didn't meet their goal last fall of ignition (creating more energy than they used to ignite the target) so their funding was reduced this year and they now have to share the facility with other projects that mostly revolve around nuclear decay last I heard.
you can see updates here also: https://lasers.llnl.gov/newsroom/project_status/
Like how NIF was the backdrop for the new Star Trek Movie:
+Brent Burzycki if we're ever going to get to warp speed we're definitely going to need fusion power to do it so it seems pretty suitable 😀
I want a replicator….
I think that's gonna take some quantum computing… or some really good 3D printing. haha
I used image search and didn't find that. Weak