Monday, March 2, 2009

Look Closely and See The Future

Nano Nano

The Future In Miniature

Computer graphic of nano gold capacitor (photo-UTS)
Here In Redding;

Hold on to your hat, it's windy today. 2/2/09
I am finding my research into scientific progress keeps leading me away from America. For the past 8 years, the republican anti-science agenda may have stifled progress in our country, but other countries have been moving ahead with scientific discovery and breakthroughs.

I am glad the Obama administration
realizes we have fallen behind the rest of the world and is investing in higher education.

"It's our desire that the Republicans would work with us and try to be constructive, rather than adopt the philosophy of somebody like Rush Limbaugh, who is praying for failure," says chief of staff Rahm Emanuel.

Meanwhile, Elsewhere, Progress;

1st Zero Emission Polar Station

Princess Elisabeth base, Antarctica...2/15/09

The Belgium research station uses the latest in green technology.

I must admit
that I never considered Belgium to be a leader in cutting edge environmentally correct solutions for the future, but I found the article about "Belgium's Respect for the Environment", in a Chinese newspaper.

It's only words

Early wordsmith
The IBM ThamesBlue supercomputer has been searching for our earliest words and language.
'I,' 'we,' 'who' and the numbers '1,' '2' and '3' are amongst the most ancient across all Indo-European languages. Comically enough, it was also found that words like 'squeeze,' 'guts,' 'stick,' 'throw' and 'dirty' were also markedly archaic.


how does it do that?!!?
Tesseract . Just fun to look at.

Here is a new idea for making TV screens with nano particles, based on the way coffee stains dry to form an edge.
Coffee stains lead to nano TV screen
Fungal Vandals Attack Cave Art

"A hunting we will go, a hunting we will go."-Elmer Fudd

Inside Lascaux
This 2008, file photo shows part of Lascaux famed cave drawings in southwest France. Geologists, biologists and other scientists convened in Paris Thursday, Feb. 26, 2009, for a conference on how to stop the spread of fungus stains, aggravated by global warming, that threaten France's famed Lascaux cave drawings.

Super Comic

First Superman comic.

$126,000 dollars or more.

The owner,
who has not been identified, bought the comic in 1950 when he was 9-years-old after begging his father for 35 cents.

When I was 11 years old, (1956), and living in Northridge, CA, one of the kids in our neighborhood had a Batman comic collection going back to the first issue.
Chinese Probe Lands On Moon

Chang'e-1 coming in for landing

BEIJING, March 1 (Xinhua)
-- Chang'e-1, China's first lunar probe, impacted the moon at 4:13 p.m. Beijing Time (0813 GMT) Sunday, said sources with the State Administration of Science, Technology and Industry for National Defense.

Chinese News Website.
This opens up my world to more sources of information.
It is important to keep expanding ones view.

Slow boat to China. (photo

Today's Relatively Appropriate Song;

Slow Boat to China
-Homer and Jethro

Enjoying God's Universe

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