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Liquid Crystal Phonon Lenses

Liquid crystals are substances that have some form of crystalline structure and exhibit some characteristics of crystals but flow like a liquid. They form long thin molecules that have either some electromagnetic component or an optical component such as light polarization. Liquid Crystal Displays (LCD) use these electrical and optical qualities of liquid crystals to […]

Kardashev Scale Meets Fermi Paradox

for background info, SEE ALSO: The Kardashev Scale Singularity Theory May Explain Fermi Paradox The Evolution of Civilization The Kardashev scale describes the evolution of civilizations according to a grand scale of energy consumption. Stage I civilizations can consume energy on a planetary scale, Stage II on a stellar scale, and Stage III on a […]

Search for Old Intelligence

Our Search for ExtraTerrestrial Intelligence (SETI) programs scan the cosmos for tell-tale electromagnetic traces of other civilizations. They hope to find a beacon announcing the presence of an intelligent species out among the stars, but they also are looking for any signal that might indicate intelligence even though it is not intended as an announcement. […]

Dimensionality Is Not Digital

Events in the “real” world take place in an analog fashion. That means they move and grow and change smoothly instead of in digital jumps. In order to understand them and manipulate our understanding more easily, we like to represent them with digits and whole number integers, but that is an incorrect semantic mapping and […]

World Builder

Bruce Branit shows us how we will create virtual worlds: World Builder – [youtube.com] A strange man uses holographic tools to build a world for the woman he loves. This is a short by filmmaker Bruce Branit known also as the co-creator of 405. BRANITFX – [branitfx.com] 405 – [405themovie.com]

Polarizing Gamma Ray Bursts

Gamma rays are a form of electromagnetic radiation, or waves of photons, that have a very short wavelength and corresponding high frequency. They are associated with the decay of high energy states in atomic nuclei and are considered to be a high energy form of radiation. When stars that are burning out at the end […]

Physics of Superheroes

Welcome to The Physics of Superheroes By James Kakalios! – [physicsofsuperheroes.com] In The Physics of Superheroes: Spectacular Second Edition, Professor James Kakalios explains in a fun and accessible manner a broad range of physics, from Isaac Newton to the transistor — but there’s not an inclined plane or pulley in sight! Rather, all of the […]

Cradle

The cradle is a modular “body support” system that is a hybrid of ideas found in the designs of an acceleration couch, exoskeleton frameworks, and nanotechnology spacesuits. Acceleration couch – a couch designed to absorb acceleration forces and protect the human reclining in the couch. The most advanced forms use liquid gel nano-foams that can […]

Mote Net Computing

Mote Net Computing (MNC) was developed out of swarm technology. As self organizing swarm-nets of motes became more available, they started being used for background computational purposes. Each mote generally has a low level of computational power, but because there are so many of them, as the net becomes large, the power also scales well. […]

Commerce in Space

Commerce in space will be driven by the demands of exchange and the economic factors involved. Raw Materials: Air and water are likely to be in high demand and even if they become somewhat abundant, will always remain treasured for their inherent importance. Food will be mostly manufactured locally, assuming you have the raw materials […]