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Hide from the Color Blind

Isi sends me updates from the science department regarding cloaking. Apparently, it is relatively simple to obscure objects from specific wavelengths – like a copper disc surrounded by an electromagnetic field. Unfortunately, the only thing that’s particularly useful for is hiding from someone who, say, can only see in a…Continue Reading

Metaphysiology: My Word, not Theirs

I thought I invented the word metaphysiology just now. Meta- being the state of something being in an advanced or super state, physique/physical representing the anatomy, and finally -ology being the study of. Together that gives you the “scientific study of superhuman qualities or powers.” Alas, the New Age folks…Continue Reading

Think You’re Hot, Check This Out…

Scientists just created (and recreated) the hottest temperatures in this solar system. Our sun is luke warm compared to the 3.6 billion degrees Fahrenheit reached within Sandia National Labratory’s Z Machine. This is hotter than the interior of our sun, which is about 15 million degrees Kelvin, and also hotter…Continue Reading

Cyberhand Touches and Feels

I put my order in today for a new Cyberhand to replace this 30-year-old model I’m using. Talk about out-dated! The new hand is controlled via an internal wireless receiver/transmitter (Telemetric Link). It includes Force Feedback (efferent and afferent response), which is a huge boon to amputees, I’m sure. I’m…Continue Reading

Creation Museum

I have mixed feelings about this one. The Answers in Genesis group is working to put together the funds for the “Creation Museum” in Cincinnati. On the one hand, it seems really cool that a creationists natural history museum includes such things as dinosaurs in their perspective. I may not…Continue Reading