Monthly Archives: August 2008

Where’s Paul?

Well kids, he’s in Texas — again. Here’s why. No telling when I’ll be back to my garret, but I’ve got my laptop, I found a place that’s got WiFi, and I brought my red-penciled hard copy of the book … Continue reading

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Tesla’s Spirit Lives On

One of the lasting legacies of Nikola Tesla is his quest to deliver electrical power wirelessly.  Now Intel says they’ve achieved just that, although without giant tower on Long Island… Intel on Thursday showed off a wireless electric power system … Continue reading

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Elephants Master Math

Maybe this one can tell us what happened to those cowboys’ missing dollar: Add elephants to the growing menagerie of animals that can count. An Asian elephant named Ashya beat this reporter at a devilishly simple addition problem. When a … Continue reading

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“Amateur Fusion” makes the Wall Street Journal

After months in the making, this morning’s Wall Street Journal offers a front page story featuring the "amateur fusion" community hosted here at our companion website, fusor.net: Many of these hobbyists call themselves "fusioneers," and have formed a loosely knit … Continue reading

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Hang 10 in Space

This has a certain familiar ring to it, i.e. "surfing a wave" of spacetime: "Think of it like a surfer riding a wave," said Gerald Cleaver, a physicist at Baylor University. "The ship would be pushed by the spatial bubble … Continue reading

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The Universe Is Filled…

….with Magical Things. It was a documentary called “Isaac Newton and Me” where I first heard the line “The universe is filled with magical things, patiently waiting for your wits to grow sharper.” Unfortunately, the producers of that documentary did … Continue reading

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Remember the Women

This might not have anything to do with Townsend Brown (you never really know…), but it has been brought to our attention in a post to the forums from Mikado14, and here is one of a number of You Tube … Continue reading

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Big Scientific Discovery!

Ohmigod, a miraculous new element has been added to the periodic table: Research has led to the discovery of the heaviest element yet known to science. The new element, Governmentium (Gv), has one neutron, 25 assistant neutrons, 88 deputy neutrons, … Continue reading

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