Friday, January 25, 2013

A Moment of Levity

WATCH This little amusing song got my attention.  It was sent to me by a friend (no it wasn't a suggestion that I was getting old) and it was fun.  The bit about the refrigerator door caught me since I do that every morning, opening it up for the bacon, getting an egg, getting the bacon fat can to pour the grease into and I often find myself pausing ... now why did I open the fridge this time?  I suppose that means the senior moments will be increasing before long.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

3D Printing With Something Like Marble

SEE HERE This is just an amazing idea.  Building a Moebius Strip building made with a 3D printer using sand and binder.  D-SHAPE

DNA for Archival Data Storage? Really?

SEE  HERE I've given up making technological predictions.  I've been wrong every time and the technology that developed has always been far more impressive than I could have imagined.  Does this make sense?  DNA?  On the face of it I'd say no, but no doubt someone will come up with a quick way to encode and decode DNA and then I'll be wrong again.

Speaking of James Bond

Now that's useful if you want to watch TV outside while lazing on the lawn.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Is Asteroid Mining In Our Future?

SEE HERE  I am working on a sequence of science fiction novels of the near future in a technological background I call "Sutter's Mill" which is a large asteroid processing plant in the asteroid belt.  One of the problems with near term science fiction is that there is always the possibility that you'll be overtaken by reality.  It should be interesting.