Sunday, December 14, 2014

Shroud of Turin 101: Fifteen Minutes with Russ Breault

Great summary provided by Russ Breault, a friend of mine.  Check out his website HERE

The Fate of Pompeii ... Museum Animation

A Day in Pompeii, a Melbourne Winter Masterpieces exhibition, was held at Melbourne Museum from 26 June to 25 October 2009. Over 330,000 people visited the exhibition -- an average of more than 2,700 per day -- making it the most popular traveling exhibition ever staged by an Australian museum.

Zero One created the animation for an immersive 3D theatre installation which gave visitors a chance to feel the same drama and terror of the town's citizens long ago, and witness how a series of eruptions wiped out Pompeii over 48 hours.

This video is available in full HD stereo. Please get in touch with Zero One through their website for licensing information for exhibitions, television and other media or to discuss 3D Visualisation solutions. Copyright 2010 Zero One Animation and Melbourne Museum.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Statesmen? Are There Any Of Those Left?

Fine Tuning The Universe For Life — Ridiculous Did You Say

SEE HERE The article points out the ridiculously low probability of life given the size of the possible configuration space of the hypervolume of possible universal constants. Here's what the author says:

"The probability of the existence of life is thus calculated by dividing the volume of configuration space compatible with the existence of life, between the volume of the total configuration space (the infinite continuum). ... Some scientists believe that the probability that the universe fulfills all the necessary conditions could be between 0 and 10^-500."

In short them there seems little doubt that the universe is fine tuned for life.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

My Paper At The Shroud Of Turin Conference In October

For videos of all the papers given at the conference (well most of them anyway) can be found HERE.