Monday, July 28, 2014

Ocean Influences On Our Weather

Great video on the oceans.  Great visuals!

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Picam ... A New Paradigm In Compact Imaging Technology

Array image processing in a tiny flat array with amazing capabilities.  Check it out!

Thursday, July 17, 2014

The Proper Word For This Is "Amazing"!

Pit stops at the Indianapolis 500 in 1950 and in 2013 — The Contrast Is Amazing.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Clipping Application

Links to this and other information about "clipping" arrived in my email basket this morning. This is just one more step on a long process that will slowly evolve a follow on to paper books. Paper books evolved over many centuries first no doubt from notes on clay tablets to papyrus to scrolls in papyrus or parchment, to the codex format and then through printing first by woodcuts and finally moveable type. The flexibility of the underlying medium, paper, allowed readers to take notes easily and associate them with the text they were reading. Digital and electronic media are in their infancy so have not evolved the convenience of paper, and frankly have a long way to go. Just the human machine interface is still quite clumsy with the keyboard, generally no graphical interface so you can't make little helpful sketches in the margins, and so forth. Over time we can expect all that to change and that will be interesting.

Saturday, July 5, 2014

Fireworks From The Inside With A Little Drone

Awesome ... great fun and not at all dangerous except to the little drone.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

The Robots Are Coming, The Robots Are Coming

Back in the 1970s I worked for a while on UAVs (Unmannded Autonomous Vehicles), basically drones used for surveillance. They have been developed far more now than they were then, but the ideas are the same. The UAV doesn't require all the equipment that supports the pilot and so can be much more weight efficient and also they can be built to have higher performance than a man can handle. As technology gets smaller, more powerful, and cheaper the capability of UAVs just gets better and better. This video shows some of Israeli drone technology. There is of course much much more.