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Geek Humor

In case anybody was wondering.

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Things That Go Zap

At the High Energy Amateur Science gathering in Richmond , VA.

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It Was 80 Years Ago Today…

…that Townsend Brown and Josephine Beale were married in Zanesville, Ohio. Here’s an excerpt from Chapter 18: Wagner in the Trees to mark the occasion: On September 8, 1928, the one-hundred or so guests at a Thursday afternoon gathering at … Continue reading

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RIP John Henry Reitmann 1920-2008

John Henry Reitmann b. June 21, 1920 in Red Wing, MN to the late Mary Buchholtz and John H. Reitmann, died September 2, 2008 in Dallas, TX.  Preceded in death by Francis Dean Reitmann.  Survived by their three children, John … Continue reading

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The Book Marketing Committee…

….has just held their first "meeting"

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Zoom Zoom

During a phone conversation over this past weekend, I was for some reason reminded of this opening sequence from the movie "Contact," based on Carl Sagan’s novel and starring Jodie Foster.  This has got to be the greatest "pull out" … Continue reading

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Celebrate “Brute Force”

Starting Sunday night June 8, The Discovery Channel will begin a weekly documentary series observing the 50th Anniversary of NASA: When We Left Earth is the story of mankind’s greatest adventure, leaving the earth and living in space. For the … Continue reading

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This Sure Looks…

….more civilized than the aluminum tube I’ll be stepping into on Sunday. As discussed a while back in the forums: Since ion propulsion involves the manipulation and acceleration of plasmas, I started to wonder just what one of the An … Continue reading

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OK, You Can All Come Back Now

…from forum withdrawal rehab. The forums are restored at their familiar location.  I hope everybody has got their groove back after the…. uh… experience of the past weekend. When you do visit the forums, the first thing you are going … Continue reading

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Be The First on Your Block

I got a heads-up the other day from (Naudin’s) Yahoo Lifters Group about a new patent: Link: Personal flight vehicle and system – Patent 7182295. Various methods, apparatuses, and systems in which an electric-energy lifting panel levitates a user secured … Continue reading

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