Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Bloom Box: Promise of Energy Generation at Point of Use

SEE HERE I'm always a bit leery of fuel cell technology. There is no doubt that it works but the history has been of very expensive cells that are easily poisoned by impurities and use exotic metals and hydrogen. Not exactly something everyone can afford to put in their back yard. This is something different they say ... we'll see of course.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Too Good ... You Gotta Watch This

SEE HERE A friend of ours pointed here Facebook at this and it is just so much fun. Great!
Watch and see, it's less than three minutes. Give yourself a treat!

Monday, February 15, 2010

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Sometimes You Have to Laugh

The web site for this stuff is and you have to check it out especially if you're a programmer, but even if you're not. Funny stuff! I ran into it on the ACM's SIGCSE (Special Interest Group Computer Science Education).

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Shroud Interview of John Heller on Merv Griffin Show

Some of you may not know that I'm a Shroud of Turin researcher. John Heller wrote a very interesting book about the research of the Shroud of Turin Research Project (STURP) when went to Turin in 1978 and investigated the shroud. It was the most significant scientific research ever done on the Shroud of Turin. While we're at it here's an O'Reilly piece on the shroud. SEE HERE
HERE is another YouTube, this one shows a morph between the shroud image and an artist's conception of what the man may have looked like. It's quite effective.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

And the Winner Is ...

SEE HERE If you saw Avatar you know that fantasy and reality were mixed pretty thoroughly. The technology that made that possible brings an academy award to Paul E. Debevec later this month. Given how effective the technology is, it's only a matter of time before you won't be able to tell if the actors in your movies are real people at all.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Cars Cars Cars

SEE HERE This is a really really fun site ... it's hard to believe these are all models they are so realistic and the sets are so good. But seeing is believing.